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Merkel Is Open to June 30 Brexit Deadline

Merkel Is Open to June 30 Brexit Deadline

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is open to supporting U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s request for a short extension of the deadline by which time the United Kingdom must leave the European Union, according to senior EU sources.
The German chancellor is doing so to press the U.K. Parliament to support May’s withdrawal agreement.
The news was first reported in the Guardian.
Ahead of an emergency EU summit on April 10 to discuss Britain’s …

Hertz to Offer Jaguars and Land Rovers as Part of New ‘British Collection’

Hertz to Offer Jaguars and Land Rovers as Part of New ‘British Collection’

Hertz announced that Hertz Europe will offer Jaguar and Land Rover automobiles as part of the new British Collection package.
The British Collection offers customers a variety of British automobiles including the Land Rover Discovery Sport, the Jaguar F Pace, E Pace, XE, and XF.
In addition, it offers a British-themed lounge upon arrival. The lounge features furniture from Tom Dixon, an interior design company, and a botanical drink from Seedlip, a …

EU to Allow U.K Citizens to Visit Without a Visa After Brexit

EU to Allow U.K Citizens to Visit Without a Visa After Brexit

The EU Parliament passed a measure Friday that will allow U.K citizens to visit the Continent without a visa after Brexit.
This puts U.K citizens in the same category as those from dozens of other countries including the United States who can travel to the European Union without the need for a visa.
“This is an important step for guaranteeing visa-free travel between EU and U.K. after Brexit, especially in case of …

Delta to Upgrade Boeing 767-400 Cabins, Will Deploy Them on Routes Linking London Heathrow with Boston and New York

Delta to Upgrade Boeing 767-400 Cabins, Will Deploy Them on Routes Linking London Heathrow with Boston and New York

Delta Air Lines announced plans to upgrade the cabins of its Boeing 767-400ER aircraft. The airline currently has 21 of these jetliners in its fleet.
The refurbished 767-400s will be used on all Boston and New York flights to London’s Heathrow Airport.
The business-class cabin will feature 34 new Delta One business-class seats that are similar to those on its new Airbus A350 aircraft.  
Each seat has direct-aisle access, sliding privacy dividers …

UK Votes to Delay Brexit

UK Votes to Delay Brexit

Parliament finally agreed on a Brexit-related measure on Thursday, after days of being unable to pass any measures related to the United Kingdom’s plan to leave the European Union.
Lawmakers in the House of Commons voted to order Prime Minister Theresa May to seek another extension of the Brexit deadline. The measure was passed by one vote, 313, to 312.
European leaders will meet in Brussels on April 10 in an emergency …

U.K. to Seek Further Delay for Brexit

U.K. to Seek Further Delay for Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday that she will reach out to the opposition Labour Party to reach an accord on a joint plan to leave the European Union and will seek an additional delay for the timing of that exit.
May made the surprise announcement following a warning from the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michael Barnier, that Britain must pass the withdrawal agreement that it negotiated with the bloc …

U.K. Parliament Rejects Brexit Alternatives Including Soft Brexit, Second Referendum

U.K. Parliament Rejects Brexit Alternatives Including Soft Brexit, Second Referendum

British lawmakers voted down a series of proposals to move forward with Brexit late Monday.
None of the four options in the non-binding vote, including a second public referendum on Brexit, a soft Brexit, or remaining in the European Union, were passed.
The closest to passing was for a soft Brexit that would create a new customs union with the European Union, which failed by three votes. The proposal to require a …