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    • Theresa May resigns as party leader, race for successor starts

      Theresa May resigns as party leader, race for successor starts

      British PM Theresa May steps down as leader of her Conservative Party today, formally triggering the race for a successor who will try where she failed to deliver Brexit, news wires reported. May will remain prime minister until a new leader is chosen, likely in late July. May will formally relinquish her leadership in a private letter to her party on Friday, but no official events are planned to mark the day.

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    • May to launch new Brexit accord push

      May to launch new Brexit accord push

      British PM Theresa May will make yet another attempt early next month to have her Brexit deal approved by parliament, news wires reported. She will try to get the deal approved before the summer break, setting a new deadline for her Brexit plan and a potential timetable for her own departure.

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    • UK falls straight into its own trap

      UK falls straight into its own trap

      British PM Theresa May has written on Friday to European Council President Donald Tusk, asking the EU for a further Brexit delay to 30 June, news wires reported. The prime minister has said she was still hopeful of leaving the bloc earlier and asked for the right for the UK to exit if a withdrawal deal is approved by parliament in that time. But she said the UK would prepare to field candidates in EU elections, in case they do not reach agreement.

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    • May seeks Brexit breakthrough through talks with Labour

      May seeks Brexit breakthrough through talks with Labour

      British PM Theresa May will ask for another Brexit delay and meanwhile will try to sit down with the opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in a last-ditch effort to break the deadlock over Britain’s EU exit, news wires reported. Nearly three years since the United Kingdom voted to leave the EU in a shock referendum result, it is still unclear how, when or if it will ever indeed quit the Union.

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    • Brexit in deadlock, no consensus found

      Brexit in deadlock, no consensus found

      Brexit process last week leaned further towards abyss as PM Theresa May failed to sway hardline opponents of her EU divorce deal with an offer to quit, while parliament's bid to agree an alternative fell short, news wires reported. In a last-ditch bid to win over eurosceptic rebels, May told her Conservative lawmakers she would step down if her Brexit deal was finally passed, but many were unmoved and the Northern Irish party said it would reject the deal again.

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