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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson maneuvered Wednesday to give his political opponents less time to block a no-deal Brexit split from Europe before the Oct. 31 withdrawal deadline, winning Queen Elizabeth II's approval to suspend Parliament. Kirsty Wigglesworth/AP hide caption

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News Brief: Democracy Activists Arrested In Hong Kong, Methane Limit Rollback, Brexit

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Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney Discusses The Latest Brexit Developments

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Brexiteers Continue To Defend Their Position As October Deadline Inches Closer

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The pound was long the symbol of Britain's economic might. The chaos surrounding the country's 2016 decision to leave the European Union has sent the currency falling sharply. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Like The Empire Itself, The British Pound Is Not What It Used To Be

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Thousands of demonstrators gather outside Houses of Parliament on Wednesday in London to protest against plans to suspend Parliament. WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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News Brief: Hurricane Dorian, Democratic Debate, Ireland And Brexit

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What Parliament Suspension Means For Ireland

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British Labour MP Rachael Maskell On Johnson's Decision To Suspend Parliament Early

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Will Suspend Parliament Early In September

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Member Of Parliament Reacts To Boris Johnson's Request To Suspend Parliament

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has angered opposition lawmakers by asking Queen Elizabeth II to suspend Parliament for a time — a move that would allow him more leeway to secure a no-deal Brexit. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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Queen Will Suspend U.K. Parliament At Boris Johnson's Request

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As Brexit Deadline Nears, Johnson Requests Parliament Be Suspended

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