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Ireland seeks post-Brexit plain sailing with direct shipping to EU

Dublin - Ireland has ramped up direct shipping routes to mainland Europe since the end of the Brexit transition period, seeking new passages to the EU bypassing freight jams feared at UK borders.

UK finance sector unsure of post-Brexit future

London - While Britain's post-Brexit trade deal with the EU has at last been reached, the future of the country's key financial services industry is uncertain ahead of bilateral talks.

UK's Brexit plans hold up as first working week of 2021 begins

Dover - UK ports on Monday sailed through the first working day since Britain left the EU's single market and customs union, with preparations for post-Brexit trade holding firm as traffic remained muted.

Covid woes, not new checks, weigh on post-Brexit passengers

Paris - Travellers braving trains between London and Paris on the first day after Britain's exit from the EU customs union experienced additional checks but were more worried by the extra rules required for travel in a pandemic-haunted world.

All quiet on cross-Channel front as new era opens in Dover

Dover - As dawn broke Friday over Dover, Britain's trading gateway to the European Union, the first ferry sailings to and from France of the new post-Brexit era left without delay or drama in holiday-thinned traffic.

'Show must go on': Smooth start for post Brexit Channel freight

Calais - A steady flow of trucks in and out of France helped dispel fears of a chaotic start to Britain's first hours outside the EU customs union, with a high-tech smart border system smoothing crossings by tunnel and sea.

New Year, new rules: UK begins post-Brexit future

London - Britain on Friday began a new year and life outside the European Union's single market, with the first trucks crossing the Channel by ferry and rail largely reporting few difficulties despite new customs rules.

Boris Johnson: Britain's 'cakeist' Brexit leader

London - Boris Johnson is an unabashed believer in having his cake and eating it, and insists his big Brexit gamble has paid off as he leads Britain into life outside the European Union.

Sceptical Isle: Britain's story foreshadowed Brexit

Apo - In September 1946, surveying the ruins of a continent ripped apart by war, Winston Churchill could see only one way to rebuild and preserve peace.

Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

London - Britain on Thursday finally severed its turbulent half-century partnership with Europe, quitting the EU single market and customs union to go its own way four-and-a-half years after its shock vote to leave the bloc.

After EU, what's next for 'Global Britain'?

London - A brave new world or a dangerous leap into the unknown? After nearly 50 years of integration with Europe, Britain starts an uncertain new chapter on January 1.- What changes on January 1?

Boris Johnson's father seeks French citizenship

Paris - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's father Stanley confirmed plans on Thursday to seek French citizenship as the free movement of Britons in the EU comes to an end under the Brexit pact delivered by his son.

Spain, UK agree 11th-hour border deal for Gibraltar

Madrid - Gibraltar will become part of Europe's passport-free zone to keep movement fluid on its border with Spain in a landmark deal reached just hours before Britain leaves the EU custom's union and single market, Spain's top diplomat said Thursday.

Post-Brexit borders to divide EU, UK citizens

Apo - From January 1 British and EU citizens will be confronted with the reality of Brexit as the transition period ends and borders that were done away with decades ago return.

Brexit to take full effect as UK leaves EU single market

London - Brexit finally becomes a reality on Thursday as Britain leaves Europe's customs union and single market, ending nearly half a century of often turbulent ties with its closest neighbours.

EU leaders sign Brexit deal as British MPs debate

Apo - EU leaders signed their post-Brexit trade deal with Britain and dispatched it to London on an RAF jet Wednesday, setting their seal on a drawn-out divorce just hours before the UK brings its half-century European experiment to an end.

Brexit deal puts UK fishermen in uncharted waters

Ramsgate - The fishermen of Ramsgate, a once thriving seaside town in southern England, had high hopes that Brexit would bring back the pre-EU glory days of teeming catches and lively fish auctions.

Brexit trade deal gets EU green light

Apo - The European Union gave the green light on Monday to its post-Brexit trade deal with the UK, clearing the way for it to come into effect in the New Year.

With Biden, Britain's Brexiteers lose cheerleader

Washington - Promoters of Britain's divorce from the European Union had said they would revitalize bonds with the United States, where President Donald Trump, with his shared disdain for multinational bodies, seemed the perfect partner.

Britain and EU release full text of post-Brexit trade deal

London - Britain and the European Union on Saturday published the full text of the post-Brexit trade agreement aimed at governing their relationship when the UK definitively leaves the bloc's single market in just five days.

Britain and EU release full text of post-Brexit trade deal

London - Britain and the European Union on Saturday published the full text of the post-Brexit trade agreement aimed at governing their relationship when the UK definitively leaves the bloc's single market in just five days.

French fishermen voice relief at Brexit deal

Lille - French fishing officials on Friday welcomed a post-Brexit trade accord that will allow them to continue plying British waters after January 1, avoiding a "no deal" that could have threatened the livelihoods of thousands.

Britain faces major Brexit challenges after last-minute deal

London - Britain is set for a new chapter Friday after securing a hard-fought post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union as EU envoys gave the accord, reached only after months of tortuous negotiations, a sober welcome.

EU and Britain seal post-Brexit trade deal

Apo - Britain and the European Union struck a trade deal Thursday after 10 months of intense negotiation allowed them to soften the economic shock of Brexit.

EU-UK poised to announce post-Brexit trade deal

Apo - Britain and the European Union were expected to announce a Christmas Eve trade deal Thursday after 10 months of Brexit talks dragged out over yet another late night session.

EU rejects UK fish offer but door still open for deal

Apo - The EU has rejected the latest UK offer on fishing but is ready to pursue a post-Brexit trade deal even beyond the end of the year, diplomats said on Tuesday.

Brexit talks flirt with failure as new deadline blown

Apo - EU and UK trade talks inched onwards under renewed pressure Monday as transport chaos triggered by the emergence of a more contagious variant of the coronavirus in Britain overshadowed efforts to reach a Brexit deal.

Fisheries dispute threatens to sink post-Brexit trade deal

Apo - The scramble for a post-Brexit trade deal headed into a new week Sunday after talks were overshadowed by the coronavirus crisis and broke up with no breakthrough on fishing rights.

Four years of brinkmanship at Northern Ireland's Brexit border

Warrenpoint - As the UK braces for the end of the Brexit transition period, the Northern Irish town of Warrenpoint reflects on four years at the heart of Britain's turbulent departure from the EU.

EU, UK each demand concessions as post-Brexit talks stall

Apo - British and EU negotiators had dug in their heels and were each demanding more concessions from the other as post-Brexit trade talks dragged on into Sunday, deadlocked on fishing rights.
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