EU's Tusk, Britain's May meeting for Brexit talks in London
EU's Tusk, Britain's May meeting for Brexit talks in London
PM suggests free movement extension
16 April, 2017, 02:57
Barnier said Prime Minister Theresa May's letter a week ago to trigger the two-year exit process was clearly a call for two parallel negotiations, one on how Britain quits the bloc and another on its future trade relationship with the EU.
To the surprise and dismay of ministers, his draft negotiating guidelines called for Spain to be given a veto over post-Brexit decisions about the Rock.
"Without an economic impact assessment of "no deal" and without evidence that steps are being taken to mitigate the damaging effect of such an outcome, the government's assertion that "no deal is better than a bad deal" is unsubstantiated", said Hilary Benn, chairman of the Committee on Exiting the EU.
"You will set the tone for Britain", the bloc's Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told MEPs in Strasbourg, France, just before the vote.
But speaking during her trip to Saudi Arabia, May insisted Britain would be controlling its own immigration policy.
European Union lawmakers also called for phased negotiations, in which divorce terms are settled before a new trade deal is secured.
But Tusk has said he won't allow it to be a bargaining chip for a trade deal.
May and Tusk also discussed the upcoming Brexit negotiations, which will begin in earnest next month.
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They had a son in 1937, but the baby died after just six months and the following year Morano kicked out her abusive husband. Emma later moved to Verbania on the shores of Lake Maggiore in Italy where she spent the majority of her life.
The guidelines to be voted on Wednesday already have the support of not only the EPP but also of the Socialists and Democrats alliance, as well as the ALDE liberals, the Greens and the leftist parliamentary group GUE.
"She said the United Kingdom looked forward to formally beginning negotiations once the 27 member states agreed guidelines", he said.
The EPP's German leader Manfred Weber told the assembly "we want a fair and constructive atmosphere", but warned Britain can not get a better deal leaving than staying inside the bloc.
Mr Tusk's response to the letter caused anger after he suggested that Spain - which claims sovereignty of Gibraltar - should be able to veto its inclusion in any future trade deal between the European Union and Britain.
But no reference to Gibraltar was contained in the adopted resolution.
The move caused fury in Gibraltar - which accused the European Union of "bullying" - while former Conservative Party leader Lord Howard even suggested Mrs May could go to war to defend the Rock. "You think we are a hostage, we are not, we are free to go".
The parliament's Italian chief Antonio Tajani interrupted Farage to say it was "unacceptable" for him to compare the parliament to the mafia.
Mr Farage also told MEPs that if the EU tried to impose tariffs on exports from the UK, Britons could boycott European goods.
In a stark warning to Trump, Mr Lavrov said Russia, Iran and Syria have "common procedures against any aggression" from the US. The U.S. says it has images proving the bomb left a crater in a road rather than hitting a building.
In Tokyo, Abe said Trump had reaffirmed that all options are available in dealing with North Korea's nuclear and missile programs. Others attribute North Korea's unsuccessful launches to poor-quality missiles, unreliable equipment, and incompetence.
Modi's party won Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand with three-fourths majority, retained Goa and snatched Manipur from the Congress. According to Prasad, Shah said that the BJP's golden time would come when it won in Karnataka, Odisha and West Bengal.
Tony Allen is one of the best defenders in the league and will likely have a matchup with MVP candidate Kawhi Leonard . He went 9 of 14 from the field and 11 of 14 from the free-throw line and added 16 rebounds and eight assists.
April 16, 5:50 a.m. sunrise service at Stage Fort Park (meet at cannons), followed by 8 a.m. breakfast at church; and 10:30 a.m. Gather with Community Church at Bass Rocks, followed by 7 a.m. pancake breakfast at the church, 7 Chapel St.
The American Heart Association set up the first meeting and the two families have gotten together several times since. The former big leaguer's name was atop the priority list after the heart attack was deemed life-threatening.
Ambassador Matthew Rycroft of being far more interested in regime change in Syria than in seeking to bring peace to the country. But Tillerson repeated the administration's new belief that "the reign of the Assad family is coming to an end".
Goals by Robert Huth and Jamie Vardy put them 2-0 ahead but Palace hit back through Yohan Cabaye and Christian Benteke. Long-time leaders Chelsea are away at Manchester United on Sunday for what looks the toughest fixture of their run-in.
Hong said his family lives hundreds of miles from The North Korean capital, but he worries nuclear weapons could reach them. The US Vice President Mike Pence will be travelling to Asia - including South Korea - for a 10-day trip starting on Sunday.
In his new book, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly says he is reaching out to a generation of Americans he believes are under siege. Carlson and the attorney who represented her, Nancy Erika Smith, spoke at the Women in the World conference in New York City.
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Sergio Garcia wins the Masters, ends drought at the majors
Indeed, everywhere Garcia walked at Hazeltine, he heard chants from the home crowd reminding him of his failure to win a major. Garcia said he thought of the late Seve Ballesteros while overcoming setbacks that would have derailed his less confident self.
Janet Jackson Tweet First Photos Of Her Baby Eissa
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Carrie Fisher will not be in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
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Trump praises Gorsuch after confirmation
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