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Montevideo, March 24th 2019 - 23:42 UTC

Tag: European leaders

  • Wednesday, January 9th 2019 - 08:41 UTC

    Brexit plan's five-day debate takes off; Westminster shuts off “no-deal option”

    The PM cancelled the original vote on 11 December as opposition from Tory MPs and Labour pointed to a heavy defeat

    MPs will begin debating Theresa May's Brexit plan again on Wednesday, nearly a month after she postponed the crunch Commons vote on her agreement. There will be five days of discussion on the terms of the UK's withdrawal and future relations with the EU ahead of an expected vote next Tuesday.

  • Wednesday, December 12th 2018 - 08:21 UTC

    Tory Brexiteers confident they can force a no confidence vote in Theresa May

    Mrs May has spent Tuesday meeting EU leaders and officials in The Hague, Berlin and Brussels, in efforts to salvage her Brexit deal

    Tory Brexiteers are increasingly confident they have enough support to trigger a no-confidence vote in Theresa May as party leader. If 48 Conservative MPs submit letters to say they no longer support her, a leadership challenge will be launched. There is no confirmation but sources, including a cabinet minister, have said they believe 48 letters have been sent.

  • Thursday, November 22nd 2018 - 08:16 UTC

    Theresa May moves to Brussels to iron out withdrawal deal ahead of Sunday's EU summit

    After a two-hour meeting with EU officials, prime minister May said progress was being made on the future shape of EU-UK relations

    Theresa May will return to Brussels for Brexit talks this weekend as the UK and EU strive to do a deal in time for Sunday's summit of European leaders. After a two-hour meeting with EU officials, the prime minister said progress was being made on the future shape of EU-UK relations.

  • Thursday, May 17th 2018 - 08:53 UTC

    Brazil reacts strongly to EU ex-leaders asking for Lula to run for office

    French ex-president Francois Holland and Spanish former PM Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, called Lula's imprisonment for corruption “hurried”

    Brazil on Wednesday lashed out at a demand by former European leaders for disgraced ex-president Lula da Silva to be allowed to take part in elections this year. A group of former EU left leaning leaders, including French ex-president Francois Holland and Spanish former prime minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, called Lula's imprisonment for corruption “hurried” and said he should be “free to present himself before Brazilian voters.”

  • Wednesday, April 25th 2018 - 09:18 UTC

    Trump/Macron summit: much personal chemistry but not so in the Iran issue

    Macron: “It’s not a mystery we did not have the same starting positions or stances, and neither you nor I have a habit of changing our stances or going with the wind”

    President Trump vowed Tuesday to look for common ground with his French counterpart in dealing with Iran but made no commitment to stick with the nuclear agreement he described as “insane” and “ridiculous.” Receiving French President Emmanuel Macron for a state visit at the White House, Trump repeated his criticism of the agreement to freeze Iran's nuclear program, saying it doesn't address Tehran's missile program or its attempts to foment unrest in the region.