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Trump blasts UK PM May’s Brexit plan

ENGLAND: US President Donald Trump said a free trade deal with Britain might be impossible if London went ahead with Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposals for post-Brexit ties with the European Union, in damaging remarks that could widen domestic criticism of her plans. In an interview with Britain’s Sun newspaper published late on Thursday, Trump said May’s plans for a business-friendly Brexit would leave it too close to the EU to allow a new trans-Atlantic trade deal to be struck. Just hours earlier at a lavish…

Trump to avoid London protests with tour of English country homes

LONDON/WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump would like a quick trade deal with Britain once Brexit is finished, the U.S. ambassador to Britain said on Friday ahead of a presidential visit to London next week that will keep Trump largely away from planned mass protests. Trump arrives in Britain on Thursday after a NATO summit in Belgium that could turn contentious over the U.S. leader’s insistence that allies pay more for their defense and amid trade disputes between Washington and Europe. U.S. Ambassador to Britain Woody…

UK petition to stop Trump’s visit hits one million

WASHINGTON: Nearly 1 million people have signed a petition urging Britain to withdraw an invitation for US President Donald Trump to visit London and dine with Queen Elizabeth. The petition was started before British Prime Minister Theresa May extended the invitation for a "State" visit to Trump last Friday, which means he would come by invitation of Queen Elizabeth II. Trump is set to visit to Britain later in the year. But the campaign to prevent the visit to Britain gathered momentum after Trump put a four-month…