Europe Edition: France, Brexit, Steve Bannon: Your Wednesday Briefing Express News

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Good morning. France makes a concession, Theresa May suffers defeats and Italy arrests mobsters.

Here’s the latest:

They voted to give Parliament more control over the Brexit process should her plan be rejected. This could allow them to avoid a disorderly and economically damaging “no-deal” Brexit.

Lawmakers also voted that the government was in contempt of Parliament for failing to publish its full legal advice on Brexit — a text explaining the legal implications of the deal. That document will now be published, the government said.

A crushing defeat in the vote on Dec. 11 could force Mrs. May to abandon her deal, break up her government or even leave office. Above, anti-Brexit demonstrators outside Parliament in London.


Eighty-five years ago today, America once again stepped up to the bar.

On Dec. 5, 1933, Utah, of all places, became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment, enough to end national Prohibition.

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