Brexit stalled by parliamentary vote

By Helene Fung British MPs in the House of Commons had passed a motion to ask the European Union to postpone the Brexit deadline from the original 29th of March, 412 votes to 202. Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to travel to Brusselsto ask the EU whether they can extend the deadline – at…

MPs Reject No-Deal Brexit in Vote

UK MPs will vote on a Brexit delay after Parliament ruled out a “no deal” exit from the European Union. MPs voted to reject the no deal Brexit under any circumstances by a narrow 312 to 308 margin, just 16 days before the country is due to leave the EU. Previous votes had indicated only…

May hits ‘impasse’ with UN in Brexit negotiations

British Prime Minister Theresa May has hit an ‘impasse’ in her negotiations with the European Union on Brexit. Ms May challenged the EU to come up with its own Brexit plan after they rejected her “Chequers” plan. The EU wants Ms May to relent on her position on trade and customs arrangements for the UK…

US official criticises EU aid for Iran as “sending the wrong message”

The European Union’s decision to give $US20.7 million in aid to Iran has been met with criticism from the top US envoy on Iran, who said it sends “the wrong message at the wrong time”. “Foreign aid from European taxpayers perpetuates the regime’s ability to neglect the needs of its people and stifles meaningful policy…

Over 100 migrants feared drowned near Tripoli coast

More than 100 migrants are still missing and feared to have drowned after an overloaded boat headed for Europe capsized off the western coast of Libya. 16 survivors have been picked up from the boat, joining more than 300 other migrants that had been brought back to shore from at least two other boats. The…

May reaches Brexit agreement before deadline

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has reached an agreement with Brussels regarding what will happen on ‘Brexit day’, March 29, 2019. Details of the agreement were leaked hours after the announcement that the deal was done. The deal will see Britain leave the EU, but remain part of the Customs Union and Single Market, as…