A view of the Houses of Parliament in London on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE

EU agrees to Brexit extension but sets no date as Britain squabbles over election

  • Decision on length of delay pushed back to next week as France seeks to put pressure on UK
  • EU diplomats joke about British PM still seeking extension in the year 2192
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A view of the Houses of Parliament in London on Friday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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A sign points to a polling station in London in May 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE

Boris Johnson seeks December 12 election to break Brexit deadlock

  • Prime minister pledged ‘do or die’ departure from bloc by October 31, but British lawmakers rejected accelerated timetable for his withdrawal bill
  • EU is widely expected to grant a three-month Brexit extension when ambassadors meet in Brussels on Friday
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A sign points to a polling station in London in May 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
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