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UK, EU to resume trade talks later this week in London

London, UK | XINHUA |    Britain announced on Wednesday that it will resume talks on future relationship with the European Union (EU) later this week in London, a few days after Downing Street said the post-Brexit negotiations were over. “We are ready to welcome the EU team to London to …

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UK farmers concerned over low quality meat imports after Brexit

London, UK | Xinhua | For Alan West, a recently retired sheep farmer and agricultural lecturer based in South East England, concern is growing over Britain’s position on the standards of imported meat and the fate of the British farm industry. Earlier this week, MPs rejected the latest attempt to require …

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EU not acting in good faith over Brexit deal

London, UK | XINHUA | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told a parliamentary committee Wednesday he did not believe the European Union (EU) was negotiating a Brexit deal with Britain in good faith. Johnson spent more than an hour being grilled by the House of Commons Liaison Committee, made up …

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UK publishes controversial Brexit bill amid growing anger from Brussels

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |   The British government on Wednesday published a controversial bill which overrides elements of the Brexit deal with Brussels, despite a senior minister explicitly acknowledging that the plan would “break international law”. The UK Internal Markets Bill is intended to ensure Northern Ireland can continue to …

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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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Britain’s post-Brexit budget to combat virus fallout

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Britain unveils its first post-Brexit budget on Wednesday, with all eyes on emergency government measures to ease the economic pain from the coronavirus outbreak. It comes the day after a minister in the health department, Nadine Dorries, tested positive for COVID-19, raising concern about whether …

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