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    Brexit pressure rises, but UK government says no to second vote

    Brexit pressure rises, but UK government says no to second vote


    Prime Minister Theresa May delayed a vote last week on her agreement to leave the European Union because she was set to lose in parliament and has tried to secure "assurances" from the bloc to try to better sell it to sceptical lawmakers. Brussels said...

    Prime Minister Theresa May delayed a vote last week on her agreement to leave the European Union because she was set to lose in parliament and has tried to secure "assurances" from the bloc to try to better sell it to sceptical lawmakers. Brussels said last week it was ready to help but warned her that she could not renegotiate the deal.

    Visitors evacuated, animals moved after fire at British zoo


    Witnesses said the blaze broke out about 11.30am in the Monsoon Forest habitat area, with winds fanning flames in the building's inflatable roof. The zoo, which is near Chester, south of the English city of Liverpool, did not give a cause for the...

    Witnesses said the blaze broke out about 11.30am in the Monsoon Forest habitat area, with winds fanning flames in the building's inflatable roof. The zoo, which is near Chester, south of the English city of Liverpool, did not give a cause for the fire.
    British minister warns Brexit is stuck as no-deal or referendum loom

    British minister warns Brexit is stuck as no-deal or referendum loom


    Britain's exit from the European Union was heading for an impasse, one senior minister said on Saturday, after a week in which Prime Minister Theresa May failed to win EU assurances on her deal and pulled a vote because UK lawmakers would defeat...

    Britain's exit from the European Union was heading for an impasse, one senior minister said on Saturday, after a week in which Prime Minister Theresa May failed to win EU assurances on her deal and pulled a vote because UK lawmakers would defeat it.
    UK's Theresa May returns to face EU leaders after Brexit deal rebuff

    UK's Theresa May returns to face EU leaders after Brexit deal rebuff


    May had sought to persuade her 27 colleagues she could overcome huge opposition to the divorce deal among British MPs if they gave her some assurances over the thorny problem of the Irish border. But they were not convinced, and European diplomats said...

    May had sought to persuade her 27 colleagues she could overcome huge opposition to the divorce deal among British MPs if they gave her some assurances over the thorny problem of the Irish border. But they were not convinced, and European diplomats said May had been unable to explain what she wanted or how she could deliver a British parliamentary majority to endorse the deal.
    Britain's May sees no 'immediate breakthrough' at EU

    Britain's May sees no 'immediate breakthrough' at EU


    Emphasising the social justice aspect, the apex court said that state is obligated to ensure that right to live with dignity, shelter and health of citizens, including the elderly, are not only protected but also...

    Emphasising the social justice aspect, the apex court said that state is obligated to ensure that right to live with dignity, shelter and health of citizens, including the elderly, are not only protected but also enforced.
    May Day: British leader's respite won't end Brexit mess

    May Day: British leader's respite won't end Brexit mess


    UK lawmakers were supposed to approve the plan, painstakingly worked out by May and the European Union for Britain's orderly departure from the 28-nation bloc, in a vote that had been scheduled for Tuesday, but May postponed it rather than face certain...

    UK lawmakers were supposed to approve the plan, painstakingly worked out by May and the European Union for Britain's orderly departure from the 28-nation bloc, in a vote that had been scheduled for Tuesday, but May postponed it rather than face certain defeat.
    Weakened May turns to Brussels for help on Brexit

    Weakened May turns to Brussels for help on Brexit


    Theresa May won the backing of 200 Conservative members of parliament in the high-stakes secret vote while 117 dissented, far from the robust affirmation she needs as she heads to Brussels to ask for an improvement to the Brexit divorce...

    Theresa May won the backing of 200 Conservative members of parliament in the high-stakes secret vote while 117 dissented, far from the robust affirmation she needs as she heads to Brussels to ask for an improvement to the Brexit divorce deal.
    British Prime Minister Theresa May wins no-confidence vote

    British Prime Minister Theresa May wins no-confidence vote


    Theresa May won the secret ballot by 200 to 117 after Tory MPs voted on Wednesday. The vote had been triggered after at least 48 Tory MPs had submitted letters of no confidence in her leadership following her decision to cancel Tuesday’s crunch vote...

    Theresa May won the secret ballot by 200 to 117 after Tory MPs voted on Wednesday. The vote had been triggered after at least 48 Tory MPs had submitted letters of no confidence in her leadership following her decision to cancel Tuesday’s crunch vote in the House of Commons on the UK’s EU withdrawal agreement, which was seen as the final straw for many rebel MPs.
    British PM Theresa May survives party confidence vote but 117 dissent

    British PM Theresa May survives party confidence vote but 117 dissent


    Britain's March 29 exit has been plunged into crisis by parliamentary opposition to the divorce deal she struck with the EU last month, which has opened up possibilities including a delay to Brexit or even another referendum on...

    Britain's March 29 exit has been plunged into crisis by parliamentary opposition to the divorce deal she struck with the EU last month, which has opened up possibilities including a delay to Brexit or even another referendum on membership.
    UK disarray: Theresa May to face no-confidence vote from her party

    UK disarray: Theresa May to face no-confidence vote from her party


    May vowed to fight for the leadership of her party and the country "with everything I've got" after opponents who have been circling for weeks finally got the numbers they needed to spark a vote among Conservative Party...

    May vowed to fight for the leadership of her party and the country "with everything I've got" after opponents who have been circling for weeks finally got the numbers they needed to spark a vote among Conservative Party lawmakers.
    British PM May to face leadership challenge

    British PM May to face leadership challenge


    Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of no confidence on Wednesday, according to media reports. The challenge to May's position comes after the required 48 letters from Conservative MPs calling for a contest were delivered, BBC...

    Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May will face a vote of no confidence on Wednesday, according to media reports. The challenge to May's position comes after the required 48 letters from Conservative MPs calling for a contest were delivered, BBC reported.
    May said to delay key vote on Brexit deal to avoid huge defeat

    May said to delay key vote on Brexit deal to avoid huge defeat


    The vote in the House of Commons to approve the terms of the UK's divorce from the European Union was due to be held on Tuesday evening but is now due to be rescheduled, according to the person who declined to be named. It's still possible that May's...

    The vote in the House of Commons to approve the terms of the UK's divorce from the European Union was due to be held on Tuesday evening but is now due to be rescheduled, according to the person who declined to be named. It's still possible that May's Cabinet will take a different view and push the prime minister to carry on and call the vote as planned for Tuesday evening.
    Theresa May faces fight for her political life in Brexit deal

    Theresa May faces fight for her political life in Brexit deal


    The beleaguered leader's splintered government appears to be facing a heavy defeat in parliament on Tuesday on the draft withdrawal agreement she signed with Brussels last month. The text defining terms on which the island nation leaves its main trading...

    The beleaguered leader's splintered government appears to be facing a heavy defeat in parliament on Tuesday on the draft withdrawal agreement she signed with Brussels last month. The text defining terms on which the island nation leaves its main trading partner after 46 years is the most important to face the House of Commons in years.
    Fear politically motivated lack of a fair trial: Vijay Mallya

    Fear politically motivated lack of a fair trial: Vijay Mallya


    Ahead of his extradition ruling, fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya said he was willing to settle all pending dues. Asked his biggest fear about returning to India, he said, “Politically motivated lack of fair trial and the ability of politicians to create...

    Ahead of his extradition ruling, fugitive tycoon Vijay Mallya said he was willing to settle all pending dues. Asked his biggest fear about returning to India, he said, “Politically motivated lack of fair trial and the ability of politicians to create numerous new allegations that provide for pre-trial detention.”