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May asks EU for Brexit extension until June 30

After a series of defeats and rebukes in the House of Commons, thus far preventing any deal with the continent, UK Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the EU to extend article 50's due date until late June. This could improve the chances of striking a digestible Brexit deal.

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Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the European Union for an extension to the Brexit deadline until June 30, she told lawmakers in the House of Commons. It increases the chances that the U.K. could crash out of the bloc at the end of June, and could make for a tense meeting with European leaders on Thursday.

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