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    Theresa May Wins EU Leaders’ Brexit Plan Vote

    “It is a sad moment. It is a tragedy.” That’s how European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker greeted the unanimous vote by leaders of 27 remaining European Union nations establishing the bloc’s trade and other relationships with Britain after it relinquishes EU membership March 29. But today’s Brussels vote was a small obstacle compared to the difficulty U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May faces in winning parliamentary approval back home. May’s ex-foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, labeled the deal “complete nonsense.” It must also be approved by the European Parliament and European Council.

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