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Britain clinches Brexit deal, Johnson now faces parliament challenge (Thu, 17 Oct 2019)
Britain clinched a last-minute Brexit deal with the European Union on Thursday, but still faced a challenge in getting it approved by parliament.
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Northern Ireland's DUP says it can not support PM Johnson's Brexit deal (Thu, 17 Oct 2019)
Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) said on Thursday it could not support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit agreement with the European Union because the deal was not in the British province's interests.
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Bulgaria regulator sacks state radio chief in free speech row (Thu, 17 Oct 2019)
Bulgaria's broadcast regulator sacked the chief of the country's public radio, BNR, on Thursday for taking its news channel off the air for hours last month in a row with a popular presenter known for her coverage of the graft-prone judicial system.
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The Guardian

Boris Johnson and EU reach Brexit deal without DUP backing (Thu, 17 Oct 2019)
UK PM announces ‘great deal that takes back control’ despite refusal of DUP to back agreement Brexit latest - live Boris Johnson and Jean-Claude Juncker have jointly announced agreement on a new Brexit deal despite the refusal of the Democratic Unionist party to give its backing. After weeks of negotiations that went deep into the early hours of Thursday morning and with mounting pressure to have legal text ready for EU leaders to read before a summit, the two leaders said an agreement was ready. Continue reading...
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Brexit: DUP won't vote for deal that 'drives coach and horses' through Good Friday agreement – live news (Thu, 17 Oct 2019)
Jean-Claude Juncker also confirms that deal has been agreed: follow the day’s Brexit events as they happen Full story: Johnson seeks DUP backing in race against time 1.06pm BST Here is the key extract from the DUP’s statement. These arrangements will become the settled position in these areas for Northern Ireland. This drives a coach and horses through the professed sanctity of the Belfast agreement. For all of these reasons it is our view that these arrangements would not be in Northern Ireland’s long-term interests. Saturday’s vote in parliament on the proposals will only be the start of a long process to get any withdrawal agreement bill through the House of Commons. 1.01pm BST The DUP has just issued this statement. DUP statement in full: #Brexit pic.twitter.com/xNjw4iLrz0 Continue reading...
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Corbyn refuses to confirm backing for second referendum on Johnson's deal (Thu, 17 Oct 2019)
When asked about plan by MPs to force vote on latest Brexit deal, Labour leader says first priority is to vote it down Brexit latest - live Jeremy Corbyn has refused to confirm that Labour will support a bid to put Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal to the public in a referendum when MPs meet on Saturday. Expectations have been rising that Labour would work together with other opposition parties to try to secure a referendum, with the shadow Brexit minister, Jenny Chapman, telling the BBC’s Andrew Neil on Wednesday evening: “Should a deal be tabled on Saturday, I’m as sure as you can be that there will be an amendment tabled that would want to see a referendum attached to the deal. I would expect us to support that.” Continue reading...
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