A man who lost his son in the Northern Ireland conflict wants to block the UK's exit from the EU. He argues Brexit could undermine the Good Friday peace agreement, which is based on European law, and has taken his case to Britain's Supreme Court.
In nearly 48 hours the petition has gained more than 3 million signatures. That's well over the 100,000 needed to trigger a parliamentary debate.
Britain will have to decide if it wants to take the deal, request a longer extension, or crash out of the bloc. One option could see the UK participating in the European elections.
Leaders of EU states are willing to push the Brexit date to May 22, just ahead of European elections, according to a draft statement. This still hinges on the UK Parliament accepting Theresa May's Withdrawal Agreement.
The German chancellor has said she is open to a "short extension" to the Brexit deadline on certain conditions. She told the German parliament that the EU is committed to close cooperation with the UK in the future.
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