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Round Four: UK and EU back in the Brexit ring

Brussels, Belgium | AFP |  Trade negotiators from Britain and the EU embark on a fourth round of post-Brexit negotiations Tuesday but no-one in London or Brussels expects a breakthrough. Instead, once the latest cross-Channel video conferences are over, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU chief Ursula von der Leyen will …

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Britain takes its biggest step yet out of lockdown

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Younger children went back to schools in England on Monday and parliament geared up to resume normal service, as the world’s second-worst-hit country in the coronavirus outbreak took its biggest step yet out of a lockdown that police warned was becoming difficult to enforce. Outdoor …

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Bad tempered post-Brexit talks enter crucial phase

Brussels, Belgium | AFP |  Britain and the EU will attempt to revive their imperilled trade talks on Tuesday, entering a crucial week of negotiations that could mark the final hope for a deal. Hundreds of officials will hold video talks all week from London and Brussels, the fourth and last …

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UK minister quits over Cummings lockdown trip

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government was hit by its first resignation on Tuesday over the controversy surrounding his top aide Dominic Cummings’ cross-country trip during the coronavirus lockdown. Undermining attempts by ministers to try and move on from the crisis which has dominated British …

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UK PM’s top aide Cummings defies calls to quit

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top aide Dominic Cummings defied calls to resign on Monday over allegations that he broke coronavirus rules and undermined the government’s response to the health crisis. The Brexit campaign strategist told reporters he had acted “reasonably and legally” when he …

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UK PM defiant as political scandal rages over aide

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday failed to draw a line under a scandal over his top aide Dominic Cummings allegedly breaching coronavirus rules as pressure mounted on the Brexit mastermind to go. Johnson faces the threat of his government’s authority being undermined in …

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UK set to scale back Huawei role in 5G network: report

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain will reduce Chinese tech giant Huawei’s controversial involvement in its 5G network in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the Daily Telegraph reported Saturday. Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave the green light to Huawei’s participation in January, despite widespread domestic opposition and pressure from the United States. But …

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UK pubs try to avoid last orders as virus crisis deepens

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The French House survived two world wars and global recessions. Charles de Gaulle is said to have frequented it and Dylan Thomas once left his manuscript for “Under Milk Wood” at the bar. But the 129-year-old pub in Soho, central London, is under threat because …

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