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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday that he doesn't want an election amid the Brexit crisis and issued a rallying cry to lawmakers to back him in securing a Brexit deal. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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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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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is determined to bring the U.K. out of the European Union at the end of October, deal or no deal. Dominic Lipinski/AP hide caption

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Can U.K.'s New Prime Minister Pull Off Brexit? Here's What To Know

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An Amazon warehouse in Leipzig, Germany. The European Union's antitrust arm will evaluate the company's role as both a retailer and a marketplace for other retailers. Jens Schlueter/Getty Images hide caption

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EU Investigates If Amazon Hurts Competition By Using Sellers' Data

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French Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne says a new tax on airfares "is a response to the ecological urgency and sense of injustice expressed by the French." She's seen here with Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition Francois de Rugy. Ludovic Marin/Pool / Reuters hide caption

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"I think Mexico will step up and do what they should have done," President Trump said at a press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May after a meeting with her at 10 Downing Street. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump and May give a joint press conference at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London on Tuesday. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Praises Theresa May's Likely Successors, Says He Would Have Sued EU Over Brexit

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A man walks past a board announcing elections at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday. Some 400 million Europeans from 28 countries are eligible to vote. Francisco Seco/AP hide caption

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European Elections Will Be A Test For Nationalist Parties Hoping To Remake The EU

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A protester waves the European Union flag during the pro-Europe demonstration "One Europe for All: Your voice against nationalism," a week before Sunday's European elections in Berlin, on May 19. Omer Messinger/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Threat Of Nationalist Wins In EU Vote Tests Germany, A Country Built On Alliances

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Nigel Farage (left, with megaphone), leader of the new Brexit Party, which went into Thursday's European elections ahead in the opinion polls, addresses crowds in Clacton-on-Sea, England, last month. Farage routinely excoriates the European Union in his stump speeches. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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U.K. Votes For European Parliament, Even As Many Long For The Day Outside The EU

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Pro-European Union demonstrators march in Berlin on March 31. Adam Berry/Getty Images hide caption

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Here's Why Brexit Wasn't Followed By Frexit, Swexit Or Nexit

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A new Airbus A320neo aircraft is presented by the Spanish airline Vueling at Barcelona's airport on Sept. 27, 2018. The Trump administration is preparing to slap tariffs on imports from Europe, citing subsidies of Airbus jets. Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The EU will offer visa exemptions to U.K. travelers, even if Brexit takes place without a deal. But the law would require the U.K. to offer reciprocal visa-free travel to all EU nations. Here, customs signs are seen in London's Stansted airport. Nicolas Economou/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May walks out 10 Downing street in London on Wednesday. She announced that if her Brexit deal is approved by Parliament, she will step down from her post. Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the European Parliament have voted to abolish daylight saving time in the EU. Here, workers remove the calendar dial of Prague's astronomical clock during a renovation of the building in 2017. Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban delivers a speech in front of the National Museum during Hungary's National Day celebrations on Friday in Budapest. Hungary's National Day celebrations commemorate the 1848 Hungarian Revolution against the Habsburg monarchy. Laszlo Balogh/Getty Images hide caption

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EU Struggles To Rein In Hungary's Hard-Line Government

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An anti-Brexit activist demonstrates outside of the Houses of Parliament in London on Thursday, before a vote on whether to postpone Britain's exit from the European Union. Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Boeing 737 Max 8 flown by Southwest Airlines sits at the gate at Baltimore Washington International Airport on Wednesday. Per the FAA order, Southwest said it has removed its 34 Max 8s from service. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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FAA Grounds Boeing 737 Max Planes In U.S., Pending Investigation

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Members of the ground crew chat near a Boeing 737 Max 8 plane operated by Shanghai Airlines and parked on the tarmac at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport in China. On Monday, the Civil Aviation Administration of China ordered all the country's airlines to ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after Sunday's fatal crash of the same model plane in Ethiopia. AP hide caption

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