The Washington Post: Brexit: The next big 5 things to watch

The divorce negotiations may go to the wire.

The negotiations over the British withdrawal from the European Union were supposed to be over by now. But the October European summit came and went without a deal. And a much-hyped challenge to Prime Minister Theresa May’s leadership fizzled out Wednesday, in part thanks to the reaction to the gruesome off-the-record language from critics in her party.

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EURACTIV: French businesses prepare for no-deal Brexit

With the fateful date fast approaching, the France’s Ministry of Economy and Finance is encouraging French businesses to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. EURACTIV France reports.

“Whatever happens, there will be changes. We therefore have to prepare for every scenario, including no-deal,” civil servants at the French Ministry of Economy and Finance said prior to a meeting between Minister of State Agnès Pannier-Runacher and business representatives on Tuesday (23 October).

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The Washington Post: Queen Elizabeth breaks silence on Brexit — in a very queen-like way

For the first time since the 2016 Brexit vote, Queen Elizabeth II has spoken out about the contentious issue of Britain’s upcoming exit from the European Union.

But she did it in an uncontentious way. This queen doesn’t do politics. That’s the key to her staying power: She rules by not ruling.

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