UK clinch narrow Brexit accord from European Union, week before deadline

LONDON/BRUSSELS: Britain clinched a narrow Brexit trade deal with the European Union on Thursday, just seven days before it exits one of the world`s biggest trading blocs in its most significant global shift since the loss of empire. The deal, agreed more than four years after Britain voted by a slim margin to leave the … Read more

Brexit trade deal sealed: EU and UK clinch narrow accord

LONDON/BRUSSELS: Britain clinched a narrow Brexit trade deal with the European Union on Thursday, just seven days before it exits one of the world`s biggest trading blocs in its most significant global shift since the loss of empire. The deal means it has swerved away from a chaotic finale to a tortuous divorce that has … Read more

UK and EU still apart on Brexit but PM doesn't want to walk yet: Minister

Britain and the European Union are still apart in Brexit trade talks but Prime Minister Boris Johnson does not want to walk away yet, Business Secretary Alok Sharma said on Monday. Britain and the EU agreed on Sunday to “go the extra mile” in coming days to try to reach an elusive trade agreement despite … Read more

No deal on Brexit trade 'very very likely', says British PM Boris Johnson

LONDON: Britain is likely to complete its journey out of the European Union in three weeks without a trade deal, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission (EU) chief Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday. Britain quit the EU in January but remains an informal member until December 31 – the end of … Read more

UK tells EU: Back down by Sunday night or we'll walk

Britain warned the European Union on Thursday that it must make significant concessions to break the impasse in Brexit trade talks by the end of the weekend to give some finality to the five year Brexit crisis. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the European Union`s chief executive gave themselves until the end of the weekend … Read more

Britain's threat of breaking Brexit treaty a 'negotiating tactic', says Ireland

DUBLIN: Britain`s plan to press ahead on Monday with legislation that would break an earlier Brexit deal is a “negotiating tactic” which should not distract EU negotiators, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Sunday. Britain`s upper house of parliament last month voted to remove the controversial clauses from the Internal Market Bill, but the … Read more

UK PM Boris Johnson's treaty-breaking Brexit laws defeated in parliament

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a heavy defeat in parliament`s upper chamber on Monday over proposed laws which would allow him to breach Britain`s EU exit treaty – a plan that has been criticised by US president elect Joe Biden. The Internal Market Bill is designed to protect trade between Britain`s four nations after … Read more

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