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French President Emmanuel Macron Hopes Brexit Talks to Start as Soon as Possible


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French President Emmanuel Macron said that negotiations about the future of the United Kingdom must start as soon as possible.'Brexit Talks'

Negotiations about the future of the United Kingdom must start as soon as possible, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday.

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Chance of smooth Brexit fades after British election chaos


Chance of smooth Brexit fades after British election chaos

Theresa May's insistence on starting Brexit negotiations next Monday is questioned by Britons who think the prime minister's calamitous election setback means she should now seek to stay in the EU single market.

However, in the year since Britain voted to leave the European Union, the other 27 EU states have hardened their common position and narrowed British options for avoiding a "hard Brexit".

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British Prime Minister Theresa May under pressure after hung UK results; Brexit dilemma loom


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British Prime Minister Theresa May faced mounting pressure today to resign after her Conservative party failed to muster a simple majority in the crucial polls she had called three years ahead of schedule hoping to boost her negotiating powers during the complex Brexit talks.

Though the Conservatives emerged as the single largest party in the election for Britain's 650-seat parliament, the impressive show by the opposition Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn is seen as a humiliation for May to continue in her position.

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British PM Theresa May Discusses Brexit With French President-Elect Emmanuel Macron: Downing Street


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British Prime Minister Theresa May discussed Brexit with French president-elect Emmanuel Macron following his election victory on Sunday, her Downing Street office said.

"This evening the Prime Minister spoke to President-elect Macron to warmly congratulate him on his election victory," a spokesman said, after centrist Macron triumphed over his far-right rival Marine Le Pen.

"The leaders briefly discussed Brexit and the Prime Minister reiterated that the UK wants a strong partnership with a secure and prosperous EU once we leave," the spokesman added.

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From Macron to Le Pen, EU woes to Islamic terrorism. Everything you need to know:French presidential elections 2017


French presidential elections 2017,De Macron à Le Pen, les malheurs de l'UE au terrorisme islamique. Tout ce que vous devez savoir: élections présidentielles françaises 2017

The 2017 French presidential elections is significant for many reasons. The fight between independent centrist leader Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist candidate Marine Le Pen is in itself a deviation from the traditional fight between the center-left Socialists and center-right Republicans. With opinion polls giving an easy 20 per cent lead to Macron, writing off Le Pen would be a mistake considering  the outcomes of US elections and Brexit. As French voters decide on their next leader, here’s all you need to know about French elections:

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Britain Awaits Vote Results As Brexit Tensions Rise


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Theresa May was awaiting the results of her first nationwide electoral test as Britain's prime minister on Thursday, as the Brexit debate grew increasingly bitter just weeks away from a crucial general election.

British voters went to the polls to choose thousands of new local councillors, with the outcome set to be closely watched for proof of the strength of May's Conservatives ahead of the June 8 parliamentary elections.

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Germany and France 'want €100bn from UK'


Germany and France 'want €100bn from UK'

It is widely believed in Whitehall that the leak to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of the supposedly car-crash Brexit dinner between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker was a German government initiative to put the UK on the back foot and show who is in charge.

But why and why now?

Well all the talk in Brussels is that the Germans and French have upped the money they expect from us in the divorce settlement from €60bn (£50bn) - already seen as steep in Downing Street - to an eye-watering €100bn (£84bn).

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Former British PM Tony Blair Announces Return To Politics To Fight Brexit


Former British prime minister Tony Blair

Former British prime minister Tony Blair said Monday he was plunging back into domestic politics in order to fight against Brexit. Blair, who led the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007, will not be standing in the June 8 general election. But he said he wanted to build a political movement to shape the policy debate as Britain starts its negotiations to leave the European Union. Blair, 63, who was prime minister for a decade from 1997 and whose legacy has been defined by the Iraq war, said he knew he would face intense criticism for doing so.

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Turkey won't wait at Europe's door forever:Erdogan


rkey won't wait at Europe's door forever

Turkey will not wait at Europe's door forever and is ready to walk away from EU accession talks if rising Islamophobia and hostility from some member states persist, President Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters in a wide-ranging interview on Tuesday.

Speaking at the presidential palace less than two weeks after winning sweeping new powers in a referendum, a relaxed Erdogan said a decision by a leading European human rights body to put Turkey back on a watch list was "entirely political" and that Ankara did not recognize the move.

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French expats line-up to vote at embassies and consulates


French expats line-up to vote at embassies and consulates

From London to Berlin, Washington to Tel Aviv, French voters lined up at polling stations abroad at the weekend to cast ballots for one of the closest presidential elections in years back home.

French citizens, who reside in Tunisia, line up to cast their votes for French presidential election, at a polling station in Tunis, Tunisia

Around 1.3 million French people abroad are registered to vote -- representing around two percent of the total electorate.

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