Britain, once a powerful empire that many immigrants wanted to be a part of, now finds its citizens seeking greener pastures in EU countries amidst the Brexit crisis.
European Union leader Donald Tusk announced that he won't run to be the president of his native Poland, saying he carries too much "baggage" from his time as prime minister.
The House of Commons on Tuesday approved the December 12 election in the hope of breaking the deadlock over Britain's departure from the European Union. Johnson's Conservative Party has a wide lead in opinion polls.
A postponement appeared inevitable after British lawmakers blocked Prime Minister Boris Johnson's attempt on Tuesday to fast-track his Brexit bill through parliament so that the UK can leave the bloc as scheduled on October 31.
EU ambassadors are to meet in Brussels on Wednesday after the British House of Commons rejected Boris Johnson's bid to set a tight three-day schedule to approve a Brexit bill this week.
With just 10 days to go until the UK is due to leave the EU on October 31, UK PM Johnson's government planned to ask for a "straight up-and-down vote" on the EU divorce agreement.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent an unsigned letter to the EU seeking a delay to Britain's impending departure from the bloc, as required by law. But he followed it with a signed letter indicating that he does not favor another extension.
Eastern European states are angered by the EU's "mistake" as Macron leads blocking EU accession membership talks for Albania and North Macedonia.
Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party says it won't support the Brexit deal proposed by Boris Johnson and the EU in a blow to the British prime minister.
Talks between Britain and the EU teetered on the brink of collapse on Tuesday with tit-for-tat claims of intransigence ahead of the October deadline for Brexit. Bank of England warned despite preparations, no-deal Brexit will hit UK households hard.
Britain published "no-deal readiness" plans to reassure businesses and voters and suppliers of medical goods. Meanwhile, EU Council President Donald Tusk accuses PM Boris Johnson of "stupid" Brexit blame game.
The 328 to 301 vote, made possible by fellow Conservatives who turned their back on Johnson's pleas, cleared the way for Johnson's opponents to introduce a bill that seeks to prevent Britain from leaving the European Union without a deal October 31.
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