The signature comes nine months after voters in Britain decided to leave the European Union. The process could take up to two years.
Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, operated a complex and opaque network of businesses on Cyprus, an island long known as a hub for moving money in and out of Russia, an NBC News investigation has found. According to banking sources with direct knowledge of the transactions, Manafort was associated with at least 15 bank accounts and 10 companies on the island. At least one of those companies was used to receive millions of dollars from a billionaire Russian oligarch who is a Putin ally, according to court documents. In 2012, an anti-money-laundering audit flagged some accounts and the bank asked for more information. Manafort subsequently closed the accounts and the information was not provided, according to banking sources. Manafort has repeatedly denied he ever worked for the Russian government. He has also agreed to appear before the House Intelligence Committee, which is running an inquiry into whether there were ties between Russia and Trump. Read more at NBCNews.com or tune-in tonight to "NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt" to see Richard Engel's full report.
The British government immediately rejected the proposal, however. The standoff comes as Britain prepares to exit the EU.
A 23-year-old Oklahoma man used a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle to shoot and kill three intruders who broke into his home Monday afternoon in a suburb of Tulsa.
The legislation would grant compensation to transgender men and women who had to undergo mandatory sterilization to have their gender legally changed.