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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.

Brexit is here, what changes?

Apo - At midnight on Friday -- 1,317 days after British voters decided to leave the European Union -- Brexit finally came about. So what changed?So far, not much.

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.

Fireworks and song as Brexit bastion parties

Morley - Leave voters in Brexit-backing Morley got ready to celebrate Britain's departure from the EU on Friday with fireworks and "God Save The Queen" belting out from a sound system.

Cheers and tears in UK as Brexit day finally dawns

London - Brexit supporters gathered outside parliament on Friday to cheer Britain's departure from the European Union following three years of epic political drama -- but for others there were only tears.

Goodbye. Hello: New MEPs join parliament after Brexit

Apo - For many in the EU, Brexit is goodbye. But for the MEPs elected to replace the Britons leaving the European Parliament, it is a new beginning.

EU turns page on Brexit and moves on to trade talks

Apo - A resolute European Union sought Friday to turn the page on Brexit and move on to negotiating a looser, less favourable trading relationship with its departing British partner.

Post-Brexit talks failure 'existential threat' to Ireland

Dublin - A failure by Britain and the European Union to reach a post-Brexit trade deal by the end-of-year deadline would pose an "existential threat" to Ireland, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said Friday.

For some, Brexit means nailing your colours to a new flagpole

Madrid - For years, he criss-crossed the globe almost weekly, travelling on a British passport without a second thought, raising funds for international non-profit organisations and working for the likes of Elton John and Nelson Mandela.

New era for divided Britain as it leaves EU

London - Britain on Friday ended almost half a century of European Union membership, making a historic exit after years of bitter arguments to chart its own uncertain path in the world.

'New dawn' or 'biggest gamble'? UK headlines on Brexit day

London - Britain's Brexit-day front pages expressed both joy at the country's imminent departure from the European Union and remorse and trepidation on Friday as the UK prepares to go it alone after nearly half a century as part of the bloc."Yes, we did it!

January 1973: a divided Britain joins Europe

Paris - On the first of January 1973, Britain joined the European Economic Community in festive spirits following a decade of tough negotiations, though public opinion on membership was mixed.

Brexit punches 12-bln-euro hole in EU finances

Apo - When Britain leaves the European Union at midnight on Friday the bloc loses the second-biggest net contributor to its budget, leaving a 12-billion-euro ($13-billion) hole in its finances.

Pompeo trumpets Brexit 'benefits' on eve of Britain's EU departure

London - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo predicted Thursday that Brexit would bring "enormous benefits" to the United States and the UK, during a visit to Britain on the eve of its historic departure from the European Union.

Brexit: UK fast tracks visas for researchers Special

One thing appears certain in post-Brexit Britain: there will continue to be a shortage of scientists and technologists, meaning that the nation will be dependent upon recruiting overseas talent.

Sadness and hopes for future at EU's post-Brexit centre

Gadheim - In the tiny village of Gadheim in northern Bavaria, a lovingly laid out garden marked with regional, German and European flags marks the spot that will stand at the geographic centre of the European Union after Brexit.

Post-Brexit UK faces '3D chess game' in world trade

London - The day after Brexit, "Global Britain" was meant to regain the buccaneering spirit of imperial times past and adopt a new vision for foreign trade. Reality has proven messier.
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