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U.K. Parliament Soundly Rejects Theresa May’s Brexit Plan

U.K. Parliament Soundly Rejects Theresa May’s Brexit Plan

The path of Britain’s exit from the European Union as well as the United Kingdom were thrown into chaos late Tuesday after the Bri
The path of Britain’s exit from the European Union as well as the future of the United Kingdomwere thrown into chaos late Tuesday after the British Parliament overwhelmingly rejected a proposed Brexit deal just ten weeks before it is scheduled to leave the bloc.
tish Parliament overwhelmingly rejected …

Drone Sighting at London Heathrow Halts Flights

Drone Sighting at London Heathrow Halts Flights

London Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, was temporarily closed on Tuesday after a drone was sighted in the vicinity.
The incident comes after several such occurrences at nearby Gatwick Airport last month, where flights were repeatedly halted, in one case for over a day.
“We are responding to a drone sighting at Heathrow,” the airport said in a statement. “As a precautionary measure, we have stopped departures while we investigate. We apologize to …

London’s Gatwick Airport Shut Down by Drone Flights, Stranding Thousands of Travelers

London’s Gatwick Airport Shut Down by Drone Flights, Stranding Thousands of Travelers

London’s Gatwick Airport remains closed after drones were spotted flying over airport grounds including for a brief time its runway.
Terming it a “flight disruption,” the airport said on its website that “Gatwick’s runway remains unavailable because of continued drone sightings.”
Officials at the airport termed it “a deliberate attempt to disrupt flights” and said that the flight disruptions would continue on Friday.
The airport is the second busiest in the United Kingdom …

American Express Plans Centurion Lounge for London Heathrow

American Express Plans Centurion Lounge for London Heathrow

American Express said it will open a new Centurion Lounge at London Heathrow International Airport as well as one at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina.
The Heathrow location will be the company’s first airport lounge in Europe and second outside of the United States.
The 7,000-square-foot (650-square-meter) Centurion Lounge in London will be located in Terminal 3 after security.
Visitors to the lounge, which will open in 2019, will have access …

U.S., U.K. Reach New Air Travel Agreement for Post-Brexit Era

U.S., U.K. Reach New Air Travel Agreement for Post-Brexit Era

The United States and the United Kingdom reached an accord on a new open skies agreement that will govern air travel between the two after Britain exits the European Union, the two countries said on Wednesday.
Under the new treaty, aircraft flying from the United Kingdom will maintain the same access to the United States as under the current U.S.-European Union air treaty.
The agreement “will guarantee the continuation of the vital …

EU Leaders Approve UK Brexit Plan, But the Road Ahead is Paved with Potholes

EU Leaders Approve UK Brexit Plan, But the Road Ahead is Paved with Potholes

European leaders approved on Sunday an agreement governing the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union and future relations between the two.
Approved unanimously by leaders of 27 EU member nations, the deal will leave the United Kingdom in a kind of limbo in which it will be obligated to comply with most EU rules and laws through 2020 even though it will no longer be a member as of March …

U.K. Brexit Plan Gets Green Light From Cabinet

U.K. Brexit Plan Gets Green Light From Cabinet

A rare cliffhanger in British politics ended Wednesday afternoon when a five-hour meeting of the country’s 21 cabinet ministers and the prime minister. Theresa May, at 10 Downing Street to consider a draft agreement of May’s Brexit plan, negotiated by British and EU officials.
The prime minister emerged from the meeting looking rather tired and announced to waiting reporters that her cabinet had approved the plan.
The agreement, which still requires ratification …