EU's Brexit extension unlikely to be enough to resolve the crisis

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk hold a news conference after an extraordinary European Union leaders summit to discuss Brexit, on April 11, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS
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LONDON - European Union leaders have agreed to give Britain extra time to complete the arrangements for its departure from the union.

Huddled in an emergency summit in Brussels which morphed into intense and often heated discussions lasting into the early hours of this morning, the EU's remaining 27 member-states have told British Prime Minister Theresa May that she now has until Oct 31 to get the treaty for Brexit ratified by her country's deadlocked Parliament.

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