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EU voters elect new Parliament

by Kent Covington
Posted 5/27/19, 02:07 pm

Voters in large numbers from Thursday through Sunday in 28 European Union countries elected a new shared Parliament. Results indicate that mainstream parties will hold onto their majority in the 751-seat assembly. But populist parties calling for more sovereignty from the EU, including some calling for tighter immigration controls made big gains.

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Fourth Brexit vote scheduled for June

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 5/15/19, 11:07 am

British lawmakers will vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposed exit deal from the European Union for a fourth time during the week of June 3, ahead of the parliamentary recess. European leaders granted Britain an extension until Oct. 31 to finalize a transition plan after Parliament voted down May’s proposal three times. Lawmakers rejected the deal over a “backstop,” which would not allow any border controls between the U.K.’s Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland.

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Trump schedules state visit to Britain

by Kent Covington
Posted 4/24/19, 11:01 am

Buckingham Palace announced Tuesday that President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will travel to Britain in June for a three-day state visit as guests of Queen Elizabeth II. Though many U.S. presidents have visited the monarch, only George W. Bush and Barack Obama were honored with a state visit. Such visits typically feature ceremonial greetings, a horse-drawn carriage ride, and a banquet with the queen at Buckingham Palace. The president will also meet with Prime Minister Theresa May during the visit.

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