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  • *Britain to leave bloc in 2019, deal or no deal. BRUSSELS, July 20- British and EU chief negotiators laid out their opening positions in a first full round of Brexit talks that confirmed some common ground on how Britain will leave the European Union, but little compromise on key disputes. David Davis and Michel Barnier said on Thursday that four "constructive" days...

  • *Britain to leave bloc in 2019, deal or no deal. BRUSSELS, July 20- British and EU chief negotiators laid out their opening positions in a first full round of Brexit talks that confirmed some common ground on how Britain will leave the European Union, but little compromise on key disputes. David Davis and Michel Barnier said on Thursday that four "constructive" days...

  • *Britain leaves EU on March 30, 2019- with or without deal. BRUSSELS, July 17- Dozens of British officials and their EU counterparts got the first full round of Brexit negotiations under way on Monday, bringing a quiet buzz to the European Commission's Brussels headquarters. Barnier's team is known as the Article 50 Task Force after the provision of the EU treaty...

  • *Britain leaves EU on March 30, 2019- with or without deal. BRUSSELS, July 17- Dozens of British officials and their EU counterparts got the first full round of Brexit negotiations under way on Monday, bringing a quiet buzz to the European Commission's Brussels headquarters. Barnier's team is known as the Article 50 Task Force after the provision of the EU treaty...

  • By Jemima Kelly and Patrick Graham. LONDON, July 17- Sterling slipped back below $1.31 on Monday, with signs of division as the Conservative government wades into Brexit talks weighing on the currency after it soared to its highest levels in 10 months. Four days of Brexit negotiations began in Brussels on Monday with the UK papers full of warnings from academics,...

  • GENEVA, July 17- The European Union and Britain plan to put forward a joint proposal for reform of the terms of their World Trade Organization membership in September or October, an EU source said on Monday, as London negotiates to leave the EU. The joint approach would address aspects of the EU's WTO membership terms, known as its WTO "schedules", that are not easily...

  • LONDON, July 17- Sterling slipped back below $1.31 on Monday after soaring to its highest levels in 10 months at the end of last week on a broad dollar sell-off. Brexit Secretary David Davis, in the Belgian capital for talks with the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier a month after a first meeting, said on Monday that having "made a good start" during...

  • July 11- Global banks have said they could move thousands of jobs out of Britain to prepare for Brexit, the country's planned exit from the European Union. Financial services firms need a regulated subsidiary in an EU country to offer products across the bloc which could prompt some to move jobs out of Britain if it loses access to the European single market.

  • LONDON, July 6- Finance firms should not be forced by regulators to change location after Britain leaves the European Union in 2019, Andrew Bailey, chief executive of the UK's Financial Conduct Authority told a Reuters Newsmaker event on Thursday. Banks, insurers and asset managers based in Britain are already making contingency plans to shift some...

  • BRUSSELS, June 29- The European Union wants to set up a joint committee with Britain to oversee the management, implementation and enforcement of the yet-to-be-reached divorce agreement with London, documents by EU negotiators showed on Thursday. They said they would like Britain to give the European Commission full powers to monitor the implementation of...

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide a major case on whether business owners can refuse to service gay couples if they oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds involving a Christian baker in Colorado who declined to make a wedding cake for two men. The court took up an appeal by Jack Phillips, a baker who runs Masterpiece...

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide a major case on whether business owners can refuse to service gay couples if they oppose same-sex marriage on religious grounds involving a Christian baker in Colorado who declined to make a wedding cake for two men. The court took up an appeal by Jack Phillips, a baker who runs Masterpiece...

  • SUPREME COURT AGREES TO HEAR CHRISTIAN BAKER'S APPEAL OVER WHETHER HE CAN REFUSE TO MAKE WEDDING CAKE FOR GAY COUPLE.

  • *Europe sitting on nearly 1 trillion euros of bad loans. PRAGUE, June 23- With little support for a European Union- backed bad bank to clean up the huge pile of soured loans in Europe, national authorities should at least get a common blueprint to deal with the problem, the banking sector watchdog's head said on Friday. It received a cool reception, including from EU...

  • LONDON, June 20- Britain and the euro zone are on such different economic paths as they move on with their divorce proceedings, London probably wishes it had done a pre-nup. While Britain's economy is showing all kinds of strain-- as underlined starkly on Tuesday by Bank of England Governor Mark Carney-- the 19- member single currency area is more buoyant that it has...

  • BRUSSELS, June 19- Brexit Secretary David Davis arrived in Brussels on Monday to launch talks he hoped would produce a "new, deep and special partnership" with the EU in the interest of Britons and all Europeans. Beaming as he met the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier at the EU executive's Berlaymont headquarters, the veteran campaigner for...

  • LONDON, June 10- British Prime Minister Theresa May was fighting for survival on Saturday after a failed election gamble undermined her authority and plunged the country into a major political crisis days before talks to leave the European Union start. May's bet that she could strengthen her hand by crushing what she believed to be a weak opposition Labour...

  • BRUSSELS, June 9- European Union leaders fear Prime Minister Theresa May's shock loss of her majority in the snap British election will delay Brexit talks due to start this month and raise the risk of negotiations failing. Guenther Oettinger, the German member of the European Commission, said it was unclear whether negotiations could be launched on June 19, as...

  • BRUSSELS, June 9- European Union leaders fear Prime Minister Theresa May's shock loss of her majority in the snap British election will delay Brexit talks due to start this month and raise the risk of negotiations failing. Guenther Oettinger, the German member of the European Commission, said it was unclear whether negotiations could be launched on June 19, as...

  • BRUSSELS, June 9- European Union leaders fear Prime Minister Theresa May's shock loss of her majority in the snap British election will delay Brexit talks due to start this month and raise the risk of negotiations failing. Guenther Oettinger, the German member of the European Commission, said it was unclear whether negotiations could be launched on Monday, June...