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U.K. Election Delivers New Variable for Uncertain Global Economy

LONDON — In a global economy amply stocked with anxiety-provoking variables, Britain just added another. An election designed to bolster the government’s mandate instead yielded fundamental confusion over who is in charge as the nation prepares for fraught negotiations in its pending divorce from the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa ...

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Theresa May in Danger of Losing Her Majority in U.K. Parliament

LONDON — After a tumultuous, unpredictable election on Thursday, Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain appeared in danger of losing her parliamentary majority, throwing her government into uncertainty less than two weeks before it is scheduled to begin negotiations over withdrawing from the European Union. Mrs. May, the Conservative leader, ...

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Donald Trump effigy burned during U.K. Bonfire Night

Masked protesters pose in front of the Houses of Parliament during the Million Mask March in Trafalgar Square on Nov. 5, 2015 in London. The anti-establishment protest is organized annually by the hacktivist group Anonymous.(Photo: Ben Pruchnie, Getty Images) England’s Guy Fawkes Night, an annual event that includes protest marches, ...

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‘Brexit’ Will Require a Vote in Parliament, U.K. Court Rules

LONDON — The British government’s plan for leaving the European Union was thrown into uncertainty on Thursday after the High Court ruled that Parliament must give its approval before the process can begin. The court’s decision seemed likely to slow — but not halt — the British withdrawal from the ...

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