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    Brexit: Article 50 Triggered

    The UK has triggered Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, thereby signaling its intention to leave the European Union.

    According to the rules set out by Article 50, any country which wishes to withdraw from the bloc has to do so two years after the official notification. Therefore, the United Kingdom has signaled that it will leave the European Union on March 29, 2019.