U.K.'s Parliament votes to delay Brexit

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The United Kingdom's Parliament voted on Thursday to accept a government motion to delay Brexit, approving the move 412-202.

The U.K. was scheduled to break with the EU on March 29, but members of Parliament have in recent weeks struggled to agree on an approach; rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for the trade terms of the departure, and also rejecting the possibility of exiting the EU with no plan whatsoever. Parliament will ask the EU to delay the Brexit date by at least three months, as the EU must approve the extension before anything can be finalized.

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Summer Meza, The Week US

Summer Meza has worked at The Week since 2018, serving as a staff writer, a news writer and currently the deputy editor. As a proud news generalist, she edits everything from political punditry and science news to personal finance advice and film reviews. Summer has previously written for Newsweek and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, covering national politics, transportation and the cannabis industry.