CARL AZUZ, CNN 10 ANCHOR: Hi, I'm Carl Azuz for CNN 10. In just two days, the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union. No country's done that since the EU was formed in 1993. Britain's exit, the Brexit, would leave 27 countries in the economic and political cooperative. But it doesn't look like it's going to happen by Friday. Britain's parliament has rejected the terms of the agreement between its government and the European Union and a Brexit without an agreement also called a No Deal Brexit or a crashing out by Britain has a lot of opponents because it would come with uncertainty about issues like trade, immigration, borders, laws; and it could lead to a temporary downturn in the British economy.
British Prime Minister Teresa May has requested that the EU extend the Brexit deadline again. It did that once earlier this year and the new Brexit deadline would be on June 30th. But will European Union leaders agree to it? European Council President Donald Tusk who heads up the political wing of the EU has suggested offering Britain a flexible extension of the Brexit deadline. It could last as long as a year. President Tusk says he wants to avoid an ongoing series of shorter deadlines and emergency meetings. The EU is holding a summit on Wednesday to discuss these proposals and figure out a way forward. Meantime, Britain's leader continues to battle an ongoing series of challenges.
英国首相特蕾莎·梅再次请求欧盟延长英国脱欧的最后期限 。今年早些时候，欧盟曾批准过一次延期，梅这次请求的脱欧最后期限是6月30日 。但欧盟领导人会同意吗？欧洲理事会主席唐纳德·图斯克领导这一欧盟政治机构，他建议允许英国“弹性延期脱欧” 。这一延期可能长达一年 。图斯克主席表示，他希望避免目前一系列的短期延期和紧急会议 。欧盟计划在周三举行会谈，商讨这些提议并确定解决方法 。同时，英国首相仍在继续对抗不断出现的各种挑战 。
1. be scheduled to do sth. (在时间上)安排，计划；
The convicted murderer and rapist is scheduled to be executed next Friday.
2. lead to 招致；致使；导致；
He warned yesterday that a pay rise for teachers would le ad to job cuts.
3. agree to 同意；应允；答应；
The management is understood to be very unwilling to agree to this request.
4. head up 领导；主管；负责；
Judge Frederick Lacey headed up the investigation.