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15 Jul 2018

Trump asked me to sue EU over Brexit: Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May today revealed that US President Donald Trump suggested her to "sue" the European Union instead of negotiating with the economic bloc on Brexit.

May said, she probably found that suggestion "brutal" and "too tough".

"He told me I should sue the EU not go into negotiations," May told the BBC, on being asked what that suggestion was.

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Trump suggested to sue EU over Brexit: May

House of Commons to vote on trade and customs policy

Theresa May's message comes ahead of crucial votes in the House of Commons on trade and customs policy in the coming week, during which the government is likely to be under pressure to get them through Parliament.

British PM defended her controversial White Paper for Brexit

White Paper for Brexit

British PM defended her controversial White Paper for Brexit

The British PM went on to defend her controversial new White Paper for Brexit, which has shaken up her government with high-profile Cabinet resignations and urged critics, both in and out of her Conservative party, to back it.

"Interestingly, what the (US) President also said was, 'Don't walk away.' I want us to sit down to negotiate the best deal for Britain," she added.

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Trump to hold talks with Russian President tomorrow

Trump, who began a four-day visit to the UK on Thursday, will conclude the private leg of his tour in Scotland today to head to Finland for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki tomorrow.

He played a few rounds of golf at his Turnberry golf course on the Ayrshire coast, where he arrived on Saturday after tea with Queen Elizabeth II.

Thousands of people demonstrated against Trump in Edinburgh


Thousands of people demonstrated against Trump in Edinburgh

In Edinburgh, thousands of people marched through the city in a demonstration against the US President and waved placards as they gathered in the Scottish capital's Meadows, where two giant nappy-clad baby Trump balloons were inflated.

Police Scotland are on the hunt for a protester who paraglided into the no-fly zone just yards from Trump.

Environmental group Greenpeace has claimed responsibility for the stunt.

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