Elizabeth Piper

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16 Apr 2018 | 8:38 PM

May defends British strikes in Syria against parliament critics

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May, facing a rowdy session of parliament on Monday, defended her decision to join U.S.-led missile strikes against Syria without first seeking parliament's authorisation.

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15 Apr 2018 | 8:06 PM

No new attacks planned against Syria for now, says Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - There are no plans as yet to repeat missile strikes on Syria, but Britain will consider further action if President Bashar al-Assad again uses chemical weapons against his people, foreign minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday.

28 Mar 2018 | 6:01 AM

Britain will deploy all capabilities to defeat enemies - May

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will warn those "who seek to attack us" that Britain will deploy all its capabilities to defeat them, in a national security review to be published on Wednesday addressing new, modern-world threats.

23 Mar 2018 | 9:05 AM

Seize on 'new dynamic' to agree Brexit deal, May tells EU

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged EU leaders to seize on "a new dynamic" in Brexit talks and solve differences over a future border with Ireland to agree a deal on their future partnership.

22 Mar 2018 | 7:34 AM

Britain to seek EU condemnation of Russia over nerve agent attack

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May will seek on Thursday to persuade EU leaders to condemn Russia over what London says was a nerve agent attack in England directed by Moscow but she must overcome resistance within the bloc from Russia's allies.

18 Jan 2018 | 6:02 PM

'Be my guest' - France's Macron spells out reasons for Britain to stay in EU

SANDHURST, England (Reuters) - "Be my guest," French President Emmanuel Macron told Britain on Thursday, saying he would welcome any move by Prime Minister Theresa May to stay in the European Union's single market.

10 Dec 2017 | 8:54 PM

After Brexit, UK aims for trade deal with EU that tops Canada pact

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is aiming to secure a comprehensive free trade deal with the European Union and wants it to be signed shortly after it leaves the bloc in 2019, Brexit minister David Davis said on Sunday.

4 Dec 2017 | 10:50 PM

'Tough' May holds off Brexit deal after Irish furore

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to strike a Brexit divorce deal with EU negotiators in Brussels on Monday despite earlier reports of a breakthrough agreement that would have kept British-ruled Northern Ireland aligned with EU regulations.

16 Nov 2017 | 11:05 PM

EU to press May at summit, UK dismisses Brexit offer talk

GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) - European Union leaders will press Theresa May to meet their conditions soon for launching post-Brexit trade talks when she holds talks on the sidelines of a summit in Sweden on Friday, EU officials said.

20 Oct 2017 | 9:44 PM

May wins Brexit reprieve, faces tough weeks ahead

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May won a modest reprieve in stalled Brexit talks on Friday, with European Union leaders signalling their readiness to move the negotiations forward in the coming months.