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EU accepts Brexit extension deal, 3 percent of Brits want to cancel it

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European Union's (EU) 27 members unanimously agreed to Art. 50 extension until May 22 if Withdrawal Agreement is approved next week by Britain's House of Commons, President of the European Council Donald Tusk said on Twitter Thursday.

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If the Withdrawal Agreement is not approved next week, then extension will go to April 12, said Tusk.

The EU 27 also approved the Strasbourg Agreement on Thursday and will continue no-deal preparations, said Tusk.

A national petition to the British Parliament calling for Brexit to be cancelled received more than 2 million signatures by Thursday night.

The petition has called on Prime Minister Theresa May's government to cancel Britain's departure from the European Union (EU) and to revoke Article 50 process.

Under parliamentary rules, public petitions almost guarantee a debate in the House of Commons if no less than 100,000 people sign on it.

However, leader of the House of Commons Andrea Leadsom said the petition would only be meaningful if it reached 17.4 million, the number of people who voted Leave during the 2016 referendum.

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