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UK government suffers new Brexit defeat as Lords demand environment safeguards

British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks as she takes part in a news conference with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, after their meeting at 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, May 15, 2018. Matt Dunham/Pool via REUTERS

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LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's government on Wednesday suffered its 15th defeat on the legislation that will end Britain's membership of the European Union when parliament's upper chamber voted in favor of adding environmental safeguards to the bill.

(Reporting by William James. Editing by Andrew MacAskill)

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