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    UK lawmakers poised for pivotal vote on May's Brexit deal

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:23am on March 29, 2019

    MPs are set for a momentous third vote Friday on prime minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, which could end a months-long political crisis or risk...

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    EU lawmakers back ban on single-use plastics, set standard for world

    Reuters . Strasbourg | Updated at 01:44am on March 29, 2019

    Single-use plastic items such as straws, forks and knives as well as cotton buds will be banned in the European Union by 2021 following a...

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    May seeks third vote in Brexit crisis

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 01:18am on March 29, 2019

    The British government said it intended to put prime minister Theresa May’s twice-rejected Brexit deal to a third parliamentary vote on Friday to avoid a...

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    Global database maps fashion factories to crack down on slavery

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:49am on March 29, 2019

    A fashion data organisation aims to crack down on slavery and worker abuse by mapping every clothing and footwear factory in the world, with a...

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    UK PM says she will quit if Brexit deal passed

    Reuters . London | Updated at 02:04am on March 28, 2019

    British prime minister Theresa May said on Wednesday she would quit if her twice-defeated EU divorce deal passes at the third attempt, making a last-ditch...

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    May says she will quit if Brexit deal passed

    Reuters . London | Updated at 11:50pm on March 27, 2019

    British prime minister Theresa May said on Wednesday she would quit if her twice-defeated EU divorce deal passes at the third attempt, making a last-ditch...

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    British MPs scramble for alternative Brexit plan

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on March 28, 2019

    Britain’s divided parliament holds a flurry of votes Wednesday seeking a last-minute alternative to prime minister Theresa May’s unpopular Brexit plan.Three years of political turmoil...

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    German city halls evacuated after bomb threats

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 11:39pm on March 26, 2019

    Several city halls in Germany were evacuated on Tuesday over emails threatening bomb attacks, police said.Police confirmed that the city halls in Chemnitz, Augsburg, Kaiserslautern,...

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    Parliament plots Brexit Plan B after sidelining PM

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on March 27, 2019

    Britain’s parliament sought a new Brexit strategy Tuesday after seizing the initiative from prime minister Theresa May in a historic vote, with the risk of...

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    British MPs vote for bigger role in Brexit process

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:15am on March 26, 2019

    British MPs voted on Monday to play a bigger role in Brexit, giving themselves the power to express their preference for different options in an...

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