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American Airlines Inaugurates Phoenix-London Service

American Airlines Inaugurates Phoenix-London Service

American Airlines announced on Sunday the start of its non-stop service from Phoenix, Arizona, to London.
The airline had originally planned to operate this as a seasonal route but changed its mind in February, when it announced it would operate year-round.
The timing of the Phoenix flights – both the London- and Phoenix-bound flights depart in the afternoon – was designed to appeal to business travelers to maximize time on the ground …

U.K. Prime Minister Ponders Fourth Brexit Vote as EU Calls Emergency Summit

U.K. Prime Minister Ponders Fourth Brexit Vote as EU Calls Emergency Summit

Britain’s political crisis deepened after lawmakers on Friday rejected the government’s Brexit plan for a third time, leaving the country with the option of an abrupt exit from the European Union in mid April or a long delay of the exit.
Speaking in Parliament after the vote, May warned that other measures including a possible general election might be necessary.
“I fear we are reaching the limits of this process in this …

Pro-Brexit Protest Causes Gridlock in London

Pro-Brexit Protest Causes Gridlock in London

Supporters of Brexit rallied outside Parliament and marched in the streets of London late Friday following the announcement that lawmakers had rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for Britain to exit the European Union for the third time on the day that the country was originally scheduled to leave the bloc.
The rejection of the withdrawal agreement by members of parliament raised the possibility of a second referendum, a longer Brexit …

May’s Brexit Deal Rejected by Parliament for Third Time

May’s Brexit Deal Rejected by Parliament for Third Time

With Britain set to leave the European Union in two weeks, Parliament on Friday, with a 334 to 286 vote, rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to exit the bloc for a third time.
Britain was originally to leave the European Union today, March 29.
“The implications of the house’s decision are grave,” the prime minister said following Friday’s vote
With no formal agreement in place, the result could be a so-called “hard” …

Theresa May Promises to Resign as Prime Minister if Parliament Backs Brexit Deal

Theresa May Promises to Resign as Prime Minister if Parliament Backs Brexit Deal

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May told Conservative members of parliament that she would step down if lawmakers would approve her plan for the country’s withdrawal from the European Union.
The announcement came as Ms. May attempts to gather enough votes from rebelling Conservatives and the Northern Irish DUP to pass her proposed deal so that the United Kingdom can leave the bloc on May 22.
“We’re almost ready to start a new …

Britons March to Demand Second Brexit Vote

Britons March to Demand Second Brexit Vote

Hundreds of thousands of Britons marched in London in protest of Britain’s planned exit from the European Union on Saturday afternoon, calling on the government to hold a second referendum on Brexit, as it is called.
“Brexit is a complete and utter mess,“ London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan told the crowds in Parliament Square.
Protestors of all ages carried signs that carried a strong message.
“Brexit is Rubbish,” said one while another read “If …

Brexit: What Happens Next

Now that European Union leaders have agreed to give the United Kingdom an extension on the March 29 deadline for it to leave the bloc in order to give the U.K. prime minister time to win Parliament’s backing for the deal she negotiated with Brussels, the question that arises is what comes next.
The news Thursday effectively averts the possibility of a so-called “hard” or no-deal Brexit that has been predicted …