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EU nations agree to Brexit extension until January 31: Donald Tusk

"The EU27 has agreed that it will accept the UK's request for a Brexit flextension until 31 January 2020," Tusk said in a tweet

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson
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Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson poses for the media with fundraisers outside 10 Downing Street on Monday Photo: PTI

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The European Union on Monday agreed a 3-month flexible delay to departure from the bloc as Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushes for an election after opponents forced him to request an extension he had vowed never to ask for.
 
Just three days before the United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on Oct. 31 at 2300 GMT, Brexit is hanging in the balance as British politicians are no closer to reaching a consensus on how, when or even if the divorce should take place.

Johnson, who became prime minister by pledging - "do or die" - to deliver Brexit

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First Published: Oct 28 2019 | 3:16 PM IST

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