EU ambassadors are to meet in Brussels on Wednesday after the British House of Commons rejected Boris Johnson's bid to set a tight three-day schedule to approve a Brexit bill this week.
With just 10 days to go until the UK is due to leave the EU on October 31, UK PM Johnson's government planned to ask for a "straight up-and-down vote" on the EU divorce agreement.
In a major blow to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's standing, UK lawmakers vote to delay the final Brexit decision again after a revised last-minute deal was presented.
The British pound spiked briefly against the US dollar after UK PM Johnson and EU Commission President Juncker UK, EU reached a tentative Brexit deal.
European Union and British negotiators failed to get a breakthrough in the Brexit talks during an all-night session and continued on Wednesday to seek a compromise before a crucial EU summit on Thursday.
The EU Brexit negotiator's statement came ahead of a two-day summit in Brussels starting Thursday. Brexit will top the agenda as the October 31 Brexit deadline looms. EU ministers insisted it was for PM Boris Johnson to make the next move.
The main sticking point in the Brexit deal is how to keep open the border between the British province of Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, a member of the EU.
Talks between Britain and the EU teetered on the brink of collapse on Tuesday with tit-for-tat claims of intransigence ahead of the October deadline for Brexit. Bank of England warned despite preparations, no-deal Brexit will hit UK households hard.
Britain published "no-deal readiness" plans to reassure businesses and voters and suppliers of medical goods. Meanwhile, EU Council President Donald Tusk accuses PM Boris Johnson of "stupid" Brexit blame game.
With the EU asking for reworked proposals within days, French President Emmanuel Macron told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a phone call on Sunday that a crunch decision was looming fast.
UK PM Johnson's offer focuses on a complicated proposal for preserving a free-flowing border between British-run Northern Ireland and EU member state Ireland after Brexit.
At the beginning of his party's annual conference in the northern city of Manchester, Johnson wants to rally his party with the "do or die" message that he will deliver Brexit by the end of October, with or without a deal.
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