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UK-EU Brexit talks restart with just weeks to seal deal

London - Britain and the European Union will resume fraught post-Brexit trade talks on Thursday after seven days lost to threats and brinkmanship, and with just weeks left to salvage an agreement.

New urgency as UK reopens stalled Brexit talks with EU

London - Britain said Wednesday it was resuming trade negotiations with the European Union, accelerating the fraught process to round-the-clock meetings in a bid to salvage a deal within weeks.

EU's Barnier moves to break Brexit stalemate

Apo - EU negotiator Michel Barnier said Wednesday that Europe is ready to move to break the Brexit stalemate, in comments welcomed by London that raised hopes negotiations could be saved.

Brexit waves threaten to wreck Belgian fishing

Ostend - Britain's departure from the European single market will disrupt many long-standing economic relationships and could yet devastate one of the oldest -- the Belgian fishing fleet's work in UK waters.

Barnier warns 'little time left' as Brexit stalemate drags on

Apo - The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier urged Britain Tuesday to use the little time that remains to clinch a post-Brexit deal, with London refusing to restart talks until Brussels signals willingness to make concessions.

UK insists EU must go further to break Brexit deadlock

London - Britain on Monday welcomed signals that the European Union was ready to intensify stalled post-Brexit trade talks, but said its commitments did not yet go far enough to restart face-to-face negotiations.

UK, EU to discuss 'structure' of Brexit talks after walkout threat

London - European and British negotiators will be in touch Monday to discuss the "structure" of post-Brexit trade talks, despite London's threat on Friday to walk away unless there was a major shift in Brussels' approach.

EU leaders tell London to budge on post-Brexit deal, drawing UK anger

Apo - European leaders on Thursday demanded Britain urgently give ground on fair trade rules to unblock stalled post-Brexit negotiations, angering London and putting the fate of the talks in jeopardy.

UK fishermen hopeful of netting late deal in EU trade talks

Newhaven - Trawling the Channel aboard his boat "About Time", skipper Neil Whitney is hopeful the UK will net a post-Brexit trade deal with the EU that will finally favour British fishing.

Brexit talks' fate hangs in balance at EU summit

Apo - Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared himself disappointed in the progress of post-Brexit trade talks Wednesday, but he will wait for news from an EU summit before deciding whether to pull the plug.

Q&A: How technology aids Brexit and workforce planning Special

It is critical for employees and employers to know how Brexit will continue to affect the workforce and implement technology to help prepare for the changing landscape, explains a leading CSO.

EU foresees 'weeks' of talks despite UK Brexit deadline

Apo - Brussels said Tuesday that negotiations for a post-Brexit trade deal could yet take weeks, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's self-declared deadline was about to expire.

Aussie ex-PM registers as foreign agent over UK role

Sydney - Australia's right-wing former prime minister Tony Abbott registered as an agent of foreign influence Friday, after controversially taking up a role as a trade advisor to the UK government.

UK, EU leaders agree to keep talking in bid for Brexit deal

London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU chief Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday asked their negotiators to "work intensively" to overcome differences to secure a post-Brexit free trade deal.

Johnson 'optimistic' over Brexit deal ahead of talks with EU chief

London - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was "pretty optimistic" a Brexit deal could be reached as he prepared for talks on Saturday with EU chief Ursula von der Leyen to determine the next steps in the fraught negotiations.

UK looks to EU to break Brexit talks impasse

Apo - Britain and the European Union on Friday said post-Brexit trade talks remained deadlocked on key areas, as London urged Brussels to give ground to avoid a damaging "no-deal" at the end of the year.

UK expats count Brexit impact as banks shut accounts

London - For Roger Morton and his wife living in France -- and many other UK expats across the European Union -- Brexit is causing the closure of their British banking services.

EU launches legal action over UK Brexit bill

Apo - The European Union launched legal proceedings on Thursday in response to the British government's attempt to overturn parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Defying EU ultimatum, British MPs approve post-Brexit bill

London - British lawmakers on Tuesday adopted a bill to regulate the UK's internal market after Brexit, defying a looming EU ultimatum as the two sides entered a final week of tense talks.

Biden on Brexit: pro-EU and pro-Irish

Washington - Joe Biden, with his defense of the Northern Ireland peace accord, has issued a warning to Britain over Brexit and support for an EU bruised by Donald Trump while making it clear he would preside over the Atlantic alliance.

UK PM says he has 'every hope' of avoiding no-deal with EU

London - Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday said he had full confidence that Britain and the EU will avoid a potentially disastrous cliff-edge "no deal" at the end of this year.

UK MPs resume Brexit feuding as new bill faces first Commons vote

London - Britain's parliament on Monday finds itself in familiar territory -- arguing about Brexit -- with threats of rebellion and resignations over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's controversial plan for a new law that will break his EU divorce treaty.

Angry EU rounds on Johnson's claim of Brexit blockade

London - The European Union on Sunday rejected an incendiary claim by Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the bloc is plotting to destabilise the UK as another week of Brexit high drama beckoned, headlined by a stormy parliamentary debate in London.

Johnson accuses EU of plotting food 'blockade' on UK

London - Prime Minister Boris Johnson has accused the European Union of threatening to tear the UK apart by imposing a food "blockade" between Britain and Northern Ireland, throwing new fuel on the fire of simmering Brexit talks.

EU talks to resume as UK denies burning Brexit bridges

London - Britain's government vowed on Friday to press on with troubled EU talks, despite rejecting an ultimatum to withdraw Brexit legislation that has sparked a rebellion from outraged Conservatives in its own ranks.

Op-Ed: Goodbye Britain — UK to be a failed state, or non-existent?

Berlin - You can only use the word “deranged” so many times. The UK leaving the world’s biggest trading bloc was always imbecilic. Add the bungled COVID problems. Now, the UK is happily explaining how it will break international law.

UK rejects EU call to back down over Brexit bill

London - Britain's government on Thursday defied threats from the European Union of legal action over contentious Brexit legislation, and pushed back against a brewing revolt within its own ranks for violating the binding divorce treaty.

UK stands by new EU law despite 'rogue state' accusation

London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused Wednesday of presiding over a "rogue state" as his government introduced legislation that intentionally breaches its EU withdrawal treaty in the messy countdown to a full Brexit divorce.

UK admits to breaking EU treaty as top legal official quits

London - Britain will on Wednesday unveil legislation that it admits breaks international law by rewriting parts of its Brexit divorce treaty relating to Northern Ireland, sparking widespread criticism and clouding the latest round of fraught EU trade talks.

UK urges 'more realism' in crunch EU trade talks

London - Britain demanded "more realism" from the European Union ahead of crucial post-Brexit trade talks on Tuesday, but the mood was soured by reports that London was looking to rewrite an agreement the two sides had already signed.
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