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Irish PM fights for Brexit backstop clause

How to manage the land border between EU-member Ireland and British-run Northern Ireland has proven to be Brexit's most contentious element.

Johnson commits to October Brexit deadline

Johnson says delaying Brexit will result in more losses for the Conservatives.

UK unemployment rate holds at 45-year low

British unemployment is at a 3.85% low rate arguably the lowest since the first quarter of 1974.

Britain agrees on Brexit trade deal with S. Korea

It is Britain's first post-Brexit trade deal in Asia and follows similar agreements with nations including Chile, Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.

UK PM candidate Hancock will not allow parliament suspension for Brexit

Matt Hancock says allowing the suspension of parliament would gon 'against all that people had fought for in World War Two'.

UK leadership hopefuls launch campaigns to take control of Brexit

The race to become Britain's next prime minister and take on the challenge of delivering Brexit officially begins.

Sterling jumps as dollar falls on weak US data

Sterling rises to a two-week high after weak US jobs data weighed on the dollar and bolstered the case for a Federal Reserve interest rate cut.

UK PM candidate Johnson wins bid to stop court case over...

Judges at London’s High Court throw out an attempt to prosecute Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to succeed Theresa May as prime minister, for allegedly lying about Brexit during the 2016 EU referendum campaign.

Theresa May: A legacy sunk by Brexit

Theresa May had a mission to fight Britain's "burning injustices" through strong and stable leadership – but her legacy as prime minister will be anything but.

UK opposition Labour fights off Brexit Party to retain parliament seat

Labour candidate Lisa Forbes won with 10,484 votes, a majority of 683 over the Brexit Party that came second on 9,801 votes.

IMF to warn Italy’s debt poses major risk to euro zone...

IMF believes Italy's debt is indeed a major risk to the euro zone economy alongside global trade tensions and Brexit.

Trump tells British PM: We’ll have a very substantial trade deal

UK Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain and the US should work together to keep markets free, fair and open.

France’s Macron accepts ‘bad guy’ role in Brexit talks

French President Emmanuel Macron fully accepts his "bad guy" role in insisting on a shorter extension to Britain's tortuous exit from the EU, while insisting that October 31 is the "final, final deadline."

Trump calls Queen Elizabeth a ‘great, great woman’

Donald Trump hails Queen Elizabeth II as a "great, great woman" as the British monarch threw a lavish banquet for the US president to kick off his three-day state visit.

Trump tells UK to ‘walk away’ if EU deny what it...

Trump advises the UK to walk away if it does not get a fair deal from the UK.

May’s Conservative Party faces historically worst election result in Brexit crisis

The Conservatives has only 19% of votes and would slump to third, its lowest place since the party was founded almost 200 years ago.

Ringgit terus merosot berbanding dolar AS

Impak kelembapan pertumbuhan global terus memberi kesan kepada pasaran pesat membangun, termasuk Malaysia, yang merupakan ekonomi kecil dan sangat terbuka.

EU softens post-Brexit limit on London trading

EU investors will be able to trade all UK stocks on London venues even if the country leaves the bloc without a withdrawal agreement.

Pound pressured as hard Brexiters emboldened in race to succeed May

However, the sterling's downside has been limited by the fact that parties opposing Brexit also made sharp gains in the vote.

Britain’s Hunt says ‘political suicide’ to pursue no-deal Brexit

UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt's comments puts him at odds with most other candidates including the frontrunner, former foreign secretary Boris Johnson.

UK interior minister Javid enters leadership race

Sajid Javid is viewed as a relative long-shot in a field that is expected to grow further in the days to come.

UK’s Brexit Party set for sweeping victory in EU vote

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party is set to prevail in the European Parliament elections, the one Britain was never meant to vote, should Brexit prevail.

Race to succeed May centres on ‘no deal’ Brexit battle

The candidates to succeed May have all said they are ready to exit the EU with or without a Brexit deal in place.

HSBC takes hits as Brexit Britain’s consumer casualty list grows

The closure of Jamie Oliver’s chain of restaurants means HSBC is sitting on about £30 million of potential losses.