UK publishes Brexit plan that sparked rebellion Jul 13, 2018 0 192 12345 AFPLONDONTHE British government on Thursday published its long-awaited Brexit blueprint aimed at restarting stalled talks with the European Union, only for it to be panned by eurosceptics, the City of London and the US president.Prime Minister Theresa May said her plan to keep close economic ties with the EU once Britain leaves the bloc next March was"principled and pragmatic".It would see Britain follow EU rules on goods to protect cross-border trade and avoid checks on the Irish frontier, while enabling it to control migration and sign new non-EU trade deals, including in services.But the idea of staying tied to the bloc for years after Brexit prompted two ministers to quit her cabinet this week, and has revived talk of a leadership challenge in May's Conservative party.When the details were finally published in a 98-page document Thursday, eurosceptic MPs were quick to condemn the plan -- aided by Donald Trump.As he headed to Britain for his first official trip, the US president said that"I don't know that this is what [people] voted for" in the Brexit referendum in 2016.The plan won support from some business groups, but the City of London warned its provision for looser ties for financial services were a"real blow" for the all-important sector.During the launch of the plan, the House of Commons was briefly suspended by Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab due to heckling.MPs were angry they had not seen the document beforehand, prompting the speaker to give them five minutes to find a copy.Raab -- who was appointed on Monday after his predecessor David Davis quit, followed by foreign minister Boris Johnson -- then faced more jeering as he said that a"deal was within reach" with Brussels.The response from the European Union, which must ultimately agree the deal, was cautious with chief negotiator Michel Barnier saying on Twitter that he would analyse the proposals. POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES US says all eligible young migrant children reunited with parents Jul 13, 2018 0 270 UK PM praises 'dearest friend' US as Trump questions Brexit plans Jul 13, 2018 0 222 Trump claims win in NATO spending dispute Jul 13, 2018 0 506 US senators blast Trump on trade, vow to press for change in policy REUTERS WASHINGTON REPUBLICAN and Democratic US senators blasted Trump administration trade policy on Thursday and vowed to press ahead with legislation to give Congress a say in decisions to impose tariffs on .. UK PM wants to host reception for England football team LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May would like to host an event for the English football team after they reached the World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 28 years, her spokeswoman said on Thursday."We would .. Prince Harry, Elton John to launch coalition against HIV in men LONDON Britain's Prince Harry and music star Elton John are joining forces to launch a"global coalition" focused on treating HIV infections in men, the singer's AIDS charity said on Thursday. The Elton John .. Brazil's Lula absolved in 1 of 6 pending legal cases Sao Paulo Brazil's former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was absolved Thursday in one of the six pending legal cases he is facing, all unrelated to the corruption charges that have sent him to prison. Lula has been .. Toronto to deploy 200 cops to address gun violence TORONTO Canada's biggest city will deploy about 200 police officers in response to the recent spate in shootings, Toronto's mayor and police chief said on Thursday, with officials blaming the increase on gang .. Italy minister blocks migrants on ship ROME Dozens of migrants rescued at sea and brought to an Italian port on Thursday cannot disembark, the country's far-right interior minister said, reversing a decision by a fellow minister and opening a rift within .. Stormy Daniels arrested in Ohio strip club, but she denies charges WASHINGTON Stormy Daniels, the porn star who has said she had an affair with US President Donald Trump, was arrested while performing at an Ohio strip on Thursday, but the charges were dismissed and her lawyer called the .. Trump describes Putin as a 'competitor', not enemy REUTERS BRUSSELS US President Donald Trump described Russia's Vladimir Putin on Thursday as a"competitor" rather than an"enemy" and said he expected they would get along well when they hold their first summit next ..