Boris Johnson’s father seeks French citizenship

PARIS: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s father Stanley confirmed plans to seek French citizenship on the day the United Kingdom broke up with the European Union under the Brexit pact delivered by his son. If his application is accepted, he

Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

LONDON: Britain has finally severed its turbulent half-century partnership with Europe, quitting the EU single market and customs union four-and-a-half years after its shock vote to leave the economic bloc. Brexit became a reality as Big Ben struck 11:00 pm

UK parliament approves Brexit trade deal with EU

LONDON: British lawmakers approved Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union, as both sides looked to begin a new chapter of relations. Britain and the European Union signed the deal on Wednesday and the British parliament

EU and Britain clinch narrow post-Brexit trade deal

LONDON: Britain and the European Union struck a trade deal after ten months of intense negotiation allowing them to soften the economic shock of Brexit, just seven days before it exits one of the world’s biggest trading blocs. When the

Pakistan, UK signs MoU to continue air services after Brexit

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United Kingdon signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) today (Monday) to allow air services to continue between two countries after UK leaves European Union (EU) in December. According to details, the MoU was signed by Federal

Goodbye, Europe

After almost half a century, the United Kingdom is finally out of the European Union. The Union Jack has been removed from the regional bloc’s headquarters in Brussels. Now Britain has embarked on an uncertain future outside Europe. Britain became

Pakistan welcomes Maldives on rejoining Commonwealth

MALE: Maldives has rejoined the Commonwealth just an hour after United Kingdom left the European Union, bringing the total number of nations in the global organisation to 54. Pakistan has welcomes the readmission of Maldives to the Commonwealth and congratulates

The story of Brexit

The United Kingdom has officially left the European Union (EU) after 47-year of membership, embarking upon a new but still uncertain future. The UK becomes the first country to leave the EU since joining it in 1973. The exit was

Brexit: UK officially leaves EU after 47 years

LONDON:: Britain officially left the European Union at 11:00 pm (2300 GMT) on Friday after 47 years in the fold – the last three dominated by wrangling over when and how the kingdom would eventually leave. Emotions were running high

European parliament approve Brexit deal with United Kingdom

LONDON: The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to endorse the Brexit deal with London, removing the last barrier to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. Despite half a century of sometimes uncomfortable participation, the United Kingdom would leave the

Brexit confirmed

After nearly three years of political divisions and bitter disputes, which saw two prime ministers being pushed from office and a divisive general election last month, the UK is finally expected to quit the European Union on January 31. UK

UK election: Boris Johnson wins huge majority

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party won a majority of parliamentary seats and a mandate to deliver Brexit in Thursday’s general election. Mr. Johnson’s Conservatives secured a majority in Britain’s 650-seat House of Commons, on course for its strongest

British elections

The UK is holding snap elections that could pave the way for Brexit under Prime Minister Boris Johnson or propel Britain towards another referendum that could reverse the decision to leave the European Union. The elections – the third in

U.K. Election: Voters again to decide fate of Brexit today

LONDON: Voters go to the polls on Thursday in an election that will pave the way for Brexit under Prime Minister Boris Johnson or propel Britain toward another referendum that could ultimately reverse the decision to leave the European Union.

UK parliament elects new Speaker for Brexit hot seat

LONDON: British lawmakers elected Labour’s Lindsay Hoyle as Speaker on Monday to take on the role of refereeing the next parliamentary installment of the protracted struggle over Brexit. In the three years since Britain voted to leave the European Union,

British PM Johnson ‘sorry’ for Brexit delay

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday apologised for not taking Britain out of the European Union by October 31, while Brexit figurehead Nigel Farage said he will not stand in next month’s general election. “It is a matter

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage will not run in UK election

LONDON: Nigel Farage, the leader of Brexit Party, said he would not stand in next month’s election, choosing instead to campaign countywide against Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s EU divorce deal. “I have thought very hard about this: How do I

Donald Trump hails ‘unstoppable force’ if Johnson and Farage unite

Mississippi: President warns prime minister about his Brexit deal, urging him to “get together” with Nigel Farage. The President blindsided Downing Street by giving an interview to the Nigel Farage that overshadowed the prime minister’s efforts to sell his withdrawal

Brexit in limbo as British PM pushes for election

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday told opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn to “man up” and accept a snap election as EU members delayed a decision on how long to postpone next week’s Brexit deadline. Britain is currently scheduled

EU debates Brexit delay as Johnson eyes election

LONDON: European leaders were deciding whether to postpone Brexit and for how long on Wednesday, while Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s eyes turned towards a snap general election. In tense parliamentary votes on Tuesday, Johnson won preliminary backing for the divorce

British PM sends unsigned letter seeking Brexit delay

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reluctantly wrote to Brussels late on Saturday asking for a Brexit extension after MPs voted to force him into seeking a delay beyond October 31. But Johnson, who has pinned his premiership on getting

British parliament force Johnson to  seek Brexit delay

LONDON: British parliament voted on Saturday to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask the European Union to delay Brexit yet again but he insisted Britain must leave on October 31. In a day of high drama in the House

Britain and EU strike Brexit deal ahead of summit

BRUSSELS: Britain and the European Union reached a last-ditch Brexit deal on Thursday, just hours before an EU summit that is expected to give it a seal of approval. Prime Minister Boris Johnson will still have to take the accord

EU, Britain scramble to reach Brexit deal before summit

LONDON: British and EU negotiators on Tuesday scrambled to put together a draft text for a Brexit deal with just two days to go before a key European summit. Both sides voiced cautious optimism that an outline agreement could be

EU tells British PM to stop playing Brexit blame game

LONDON: The European Union accused Britain of playing a “stupid blame game” over Brexit on Tuesday after a Downing Street source said a deal was essentially impossible because German Chancellor Angela Merkel had made unacceptable demands. With just 23 days

Brexit saga continues

It seems that Brexit, now the longest British soap serial, will continue and might be renewed for a new season. Britain’s top court has ruled that the suspension of parliament was unlawful, and will now reconvene to discuss the lingering

UK PM Boris Johnson suffers triple defeat on Brexit

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday called for parliament to vote in favour of holding early elections after Member of Parliament (MP) dealing with a major blow against his Brexit defeat. Supporters of Boris Johnson ended a night-long