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Brexit talks move to London after tough week in Brussels

London - Britain's separation talks with the European Union resume Monday with few signs of compromise on a new trade agreement and time running out to avoid a messy split.

EU, Britain intensify talks on post-Brexit future

Apo - The EU and Britain launched Monday an intense five weeks of negotiations on a deal to define their post-Brexit relations, with London keen to wrap things up quickly.

France won't rule out 'no deal' on UK future ties

Paris - France does not rule out Europe failing to reach a deal on its post-Brexit relationship with Britain but very much wants to avoid such an outcome, its foreign minister was quoted as saying Tuesday.

More 'oomph': UK's Johnson eyes Brexit trade deal by July

London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he believed stuttering post-Brexit trade talks could conclude by as early as next month, after a meeting with EU chiefs that saw both sides commit to ramping up negotiations.

Post-Brexit trade talks resume but little sign of breakthrough

Apo - Trade negotiators from Britain and the EU embarked on a fourth round of post-Brexit negotiations Tuesday but no-one in London or Brussels expects a breakthrough this week.

Bad tempered post-Brexit talks enter crucial phase

Apo - 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.

UK holds firm on Brexit extension

London - Despite the deadlock in post-Brexit EU trade talks and the disruption of coronavirus, London still refuses to consider delaying a December deadline -- and the outbreak may even have toughened its stance.

Britain, EU in post-Brexit trade talks stalemate

Apo - The EU and Britain ended their latest round of post-Brexit trade talks in a state of deadlock on Friday, with both sides urging the other to fundamentally change its strategy.

Brexit talks resume under coronavirus cloud

Apo - British and EU officials resumed Brexit trade talks Monday after a break because of the coronavirus, which is making an end-of-year deal look even more unlikely.

After Barnier, UK Brexit negotiator shows virus symptoms

London - Britain's lead negotiator for post-Brexit trade talks with the European Union is self-isolating after showing mild symptoms of coronavirus, a spokesman said Friday -- the day after his EU counterpart said he had the virus.

EU Brexit chief warns of 'serious divergences' with UK

Apo - The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Thursday warned that major differences remain between Britain and Europe after a first round of trade talks ended in Brussels.

EU and UK begin talks on post-Brexit relationship

Apo - With Brexit "done" as far as London is concerned, UK and EU negotiators on Monday begin talks aimed at forging a future relationship -- while brandishing red lines that may yet prove to be irreconcilable.

UK talks tough on EU post-Brexit trade deal

London - Britain put the prospect of a chaotic Brexit back on the table on Thursday as it set out its red lines for upcoming trade talks with the European Union.

UK must accept 'common' standards for deal with EU: Barnier

Apo - The EU's chief negotiator with the UK, Michel Barnier, emphasised Wednesday that Britain must accept standards on a par with the bloc's if it wants a post-Brexit deal to kick in from next year.

EU warns Britain to keep to Brexit promises

Apo - EU ministers gathering Tuesday to adopt a joint negotiating stance on future ties with Britain warned London it must first respect a treaty struck last year that eased the terms of its Brexit.

EU envoys meet to seal Brexit talks red lines

Apo - EU envoys meet on Monday to finalise a negotiating mandate for Brexit trade talks with Britain, with France insisting on strict red lines to uphold European standards.

Op-Ed: UK 2021 meltdown — Boris vs food and food shortages

London - Will the UK have enough food in 2021? Apparently not. While also ditching EU food safety standards, food industry sources say the UK could experience significant problems in 2021.

Macron says 'not sure' EU-UK trade deal possible before end of 2020

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday said he was "not sure" it would be possible for the European Union and Britain to reach a trade deal by the end of the year.

Critics slam UK post-Brexit immigration plans

London - Britain's government on Wednesday faced a backlash over its new post-Brexit immigration plans, which are designed to cut "cheap Labour from Europe" in favour of high-skilled English speakers.

France warns of bloody Brexit talks battle

Munich - France on Sunday warned Britain to expect a bitter, bloody battle in Brexit trade talks with the EU, saying the two sides would "rip each other apart".

Brexit robs German village of Scottish mayor

Deutschland - The tiny village of Brunsmark, an hour outside Hamburg in the lush north German countryside, might seem an unlikely spot to suffer a sudden Brexit shock.

France to spell out post-Brexit nuclear weapons strategy

Paris - France, the European Union's sole nuclear power since Britain's exit from the bloc, will unveil Friday how it intends to use its atomic arsenal as a deterrent in an increasingly unstable world.

Johnson, Barnier trade blows over post-Brexit ties

London - Britain and the EU laid down Monday their red lines for post-Brexit trade talks, offering contrasting visions for their future relationship that raise the prospect of clashes to come.

Britain's Johnson to detail tough stance in EU trade talks

London - Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Monday outline a hardline stance in post-Brexit negotiations with the European Union, arguing Britain does not need to follow various EU rules to strike a trade deal.

Sad Britons mourn Brexit in French region that became home

Verteillac - "Shameful!" "A sadness!" "Disgusting!" In Verteillac, a small village in southwest France's picturesque Dordogne region that has become a home for many Britons, emotions may vary over Brexit but all share a sense of bitterness and worry for the future....

Get post-Brexit budget done quickly, say 15 EU states

Beja - EU countries need to reach a swift agreement on the bloc's next budget after the loss of Britain and its hefty financial contribution, 15 member states agreed in Portugal Saturday.

Brits in Spain react with sadness, worry to Brexit

Torrevieja - British retirees living on Spain's sunny eastern coast expressed resignation and worry over their futures on Saturday after Britain became the first country to quit the European Union.

'Optimism and regret': UK papers rejoice, mourn Brexit Day

London - Britain's partisan papers met Brexit with the same unbridled joy and tearful anguish that was felt across the streets and pubs of Britain on Friday night."Rise and shine...

'Very depressing': No fans of Brexit on Calais-Dover crossing

On a ferry from Calais to Dover, the moment of Britain's dramatic exit from the European Union arrived without fuss.

Brexit supporters say 'see EU' with a bang

London - Thousands of pro-Brexit supporters in central London erupted in cheers, sent balloons into the sky and sang "Rule Britannia", as Britain left the European Union on Friday.
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