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May welcomes Brexit transition, trade talks loom

British Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed the approval by European Union leaders on Friday of a transition period to help business adapt after Brexit, telling the bloc to ride the "new dynamic" in upcoming trade talks.

From Reuters Graphics Brexit and the City Ever since Britain voted to leave the European Union there has been more debate about the future of London's large financial services industry than any other sector of the economy. So far there are signs of a slowdown, but there are no indications yet of a transformative decline. VIEW INTERACTIVE › Related Coverage:

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Commentary: Brexit reinvents the Dunkirk myth

“Darkest Hour,” the film portraying Winston Churchill as he takes the helm in a country teetering on the edge of submission to Nazi Germany, has been nominated for six Oscars, including for best leading actor and picture. The movie plays to a deep national sentiment that Britain can snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, portraying the ignominious evacuation of British forces at Dunkirk in 1940 as a triumph. In fact, the real takeaway is precisely the opposite.

Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Damian Green sits as Prime Minister Theresa...

Commentary: Britain’s mess extends beyond Brexit

Great Britain – ever ready to boast stable politics and a faultless, often-called “Rolls Royce” civil service – is in a mess. Between scandals over sex, secret meetings, political donors and the royal family, the government is melting down.

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EU leaders to warn May on Brexit backsliding - draft

EU leaders will issue a warning to Britain on Friday that it will only finally secure a Brexit transition period if it stands by its commitments on the Irish border and Gibraltar, a draft statement showed on Wednesday.

EU's Tusk confirms Brexit transition offer to London

European Union leaders will on Friday offer Britain a Brexit transition deal, the summit chair Donald Tusk said - but the deal will only be finalised if London honours its commitments on the Irish border and Gibraltar.


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