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    • Theresa May to set resignation date next week

      Theresa May to set resignation date next week

      British Prime Minister Theresa May is likely to set a date for her resignation next week when she meets leaders of an influential group of Conservative lawmakers to address her future, the group’s chairman said on Saturday. Graham Brady, chairman of the 1922 Committee, which can make or break party leaders, told BBC Radio that May had been asked to give “clarity” at next Wednesday’s meeting after she failed to get her Brexit deal through parliament.

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    • May's government punished in UK local elections

      May's government punished in UK local elections

      The Conservatives and Labour have faced a backlash at the ballot box over the Brexit deadlock, with smaller parties and independents winning seats instead, BBC reported. Results are coming in after local elections in England and Northern Ireland were held, with national politics obviously being a deciding factor for voters.

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    • Trump to meet May, Macron on Europe visit in June

      Trump to meet May, Macron on Europe visit in June

      The US President Donald Trump will make his first state visit to the UK on 3-5 June, both the White House and the Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday. According to their statements, the visit will include an audience with the Queen and a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May in London, as well as and attendence at an event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Portsmouth.

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    • UK steps up global crackdown on social media

      UK steps up global crackdown on social media

      Britain unveiled plans on Monday to vastly increase government oversight of social media companies, with a first of its kind watchdog that could fine executives or even ban companies if they fail to block content such as terrorist propaganda or images of child abuse. The British plans would create a statutory “duty of care” for social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter to protect people who use their sites.

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    • Million people attend Brexit protest

      Million people attend Brexit protest

      Hundreds of thousands are marching through central London calling for another EU referendum, as MPs search for a way out of the Brexit impasse. According to a statement made by the organisers of the "Put It To The People" campaign, more than a million people have joined the march before rallying in front of Parliament, putting the count on a par with the biggest march of the century, the Stop the War march in 2003.

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