Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, speaks at a session of the European Parliament. Photo: DPA

European Union agrees to Brexit extension until January 31

  • Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, said the EU’s 27 other members had agreed to the request made by British PM Boris Johnson
  • Under the terms, the UK would be able to leave on the first day of any of the next three months if a withdrawal agreement is ratified by both sides
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Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, speaks at a session of the European Parliament. Photo: DPA
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stepped up pressure for an early UK election, seeking to break the impasse over Brexit. Photo: AFP

UK: will it be a ‘Halloween Brexit’ or ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ election?

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson steps up pressure for a UK election on December 12
  • It comes as the UK looks almost certain to miss the October 31 deadline to leave the European Union
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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has stepped up pressure for an early UK election, seeking to break the impasse over Brexit. Photo: AFP
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