Top court in Europe rules that Britain can cancel Brexit

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By Alexander Smith

LONDON — As the U.K. nears its slated Brexit due date, the country’s messy divorce from the European Union has threatened to consume all aspects of public life.

Many friends and relatives remain bitterly divided, lawmakers are mired in political deadlock, and economists warn any independence gained will likely come with a serious financial cost.

On Monday, the E.U.’s top court ruled that the United Kingdom can change its mind and forget the whole thing — if it wants to.

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