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Time for Trump to step up on Brexit

“That concern is the primary obstacle to May’s Brexit deal winning parliamentary votes to get over the finish line” reports washingtonexaminer.com. While the president has supported British economic confidence by pledging that he wants to reach a free trade deal once Brexit occurs, he has also suggested that Theresa May’s particular Brexit deal would make a good agreement harder to reach.That would strengthen May’s hand with Conservative members of Parliament, who currently oppose her Brexit deal.So, while a trade deal would ultimately benefit both nations, the EU needs it more. Source:…

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British parliament to vote on whether to leave EU without a deal

“I think no deal is going to be very disruptive for the economy and I think no deal also has serious questions for the union,” Barclay said” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. “If you pushed me to the end point where it’s a choice between no deal and no Brexit …LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s parliament will vote on Wednesday on whether to leave the European Union in 16 days without an agreement as the government said it would eliminate import tariffs on a wide range of goods in a…

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Britain joins growing number of countries grounding the Boeing 737 Max 8 plane

“Britain joined a growing number of countries grounding a new Boeing plane involved in the Ethiopian Airlines disaster as a global team of investigators began picking through the rural crash site on Tuesday” writes Elias Meseret for sun-sentinel.com. Some airlines cited worried customers for grounding the Boeing 737 Max 8, as experts chased details on why the plane crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday, killing all 157 on board. Source: sun-sentinel.com

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Parliament to vote today on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal

“Pro-Brexit British lawmakers were deciding Tuesday whether last-minute changes to Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal were enough to overcome their opposition to her plan to lead the U.K. out of the European Union” writes Jill Lawles for sun-sentinel.com. Some British lawmakers underscored that warning, telling their Brexit-backing colleagues that rejecting the deal could lead to Britain’s departure being postponed indefinitely.”Now is the time to come together to back this improved Brexit deal and deliver on the instruction of the British people,” May said.Lawmakers defeated May’s deal by a whopping…

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Britain should walk away from these pointless Brexit talks and seize opportunities elsewhere

“Employers cannot afford to bear the uncertainty created by month after month of negotiations that will almost inevitably lead to a bad deal” writes Tom Welsh for telegraph.co.uk. A bad deal will leave us shackled to Europe’s dubious mix of rank protectionism and never-ending red tape.SIR – We run companies that manufacture hi-tech products in northern England and ship them around the world.And certainty means leaving with no deal on March 29, with no delay. Source: telegraph.co.uk

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‘Britain eager to expand trade ties with Iran’

“TEHRAN – Senior British trade commissioner, Simon Penney said the British government is attempting to expand its economic relations with Iran, IRIB reported” reports tehrantimes.com. The British official further pointed to exports to Iran and importing Iranian products, investment in various areas such as real estate, industry as well as defining terms and conditions for facilitating trade, as axes that the two countries could focus on in order to expand trade. Source: tehrantimes.com

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Climate change could bring Zika and malaria to Britain, the Department of Health fears

“Climate change could bring Zika and malaria to Britain, the Department of Health fears, and has announced a multi-million pound research fund to tackle the health effects of global warming” writes Science Editor for telegraph.co.uk. Now the Department of Health has announced up to £56 million for research into issues such as the potential health… Source: telegraph.co.uk

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