Elizabeth Piper

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10 Oct 2018 | 2:14 AM

Britain sees Brexit progress, again calls on EU to "meet us halfway"

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Brexit minister Dominic Raab voiced confidence on Tuesday that Britain and the European Union would make progress on their divorce at a summit next week, but again asked the bloc to meet London "halfway" on the most difficult areas.

2 Oct 2018 | 7:09 PM

Beyond the rhetoric, Britain and EU preparing to move on Brexit

BRUSSELS/BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - "Unworkable", "unacceptable", "impasse" - the words used to describe Brexit talks between Britain and the European Union do little to temper concerns that the two are heading for a chaotic divorce.

7 Jun 2018 | 10:57 PM

Britain proposes one-year Brexit backstop plan to EU

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled a one-year backstop plan for the Irish border after Brexit on Thursday, finding a compromise that may paper over differences in her government but may also struggle to win over the European Union.

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.