World Jan 01With Brexit complete, UK exits European bloc
Britain left the European bloc’s vast single market for people, goods and services at 11 p.m. London time on New Year's Eve, in the biggest single economic change the country has experienced since World War II.
World Dec 31New Year’s marks UK’s final Brexit split from EU
At 11 p.m. London time, Britain will economically and practically leave the 27-nation EU bloc, 11 months after its formal political departure.
World Dec 29British officials consider tougher rules as hospitals struggle with COVID-19 variant
Authorities are blaming a new, more transmissible variant of the virus, first identified in southeast England, for the soaring infection rates.
World Dec 24UK and EU reach post-Brexit trade agreement
Britain and the European Union have struck a provisional free-trade agreement that should avert New Year chaos for cross-border traders and bring a measure of certainty for businesses after years of Brexit turmoil.
World Dec 24UK, EU on cusp of striking Brexit trade deal at last
Negotiators from the European Union and Britain worked through the night and into Christmas Eve to put the finishing touches on a trade deal that should avert a chaotic economic break between the two sides next week.
World Dec 23With time running out, EU and UK near post-Brexit trade deal
After resolving a few remaining fair competition issues, negotiators were down to dealing with fishing quotas and transition terms Wednesday as they worked to secure a deal for a post-Brexit relationship by an end-of-year deadline.
Arts Dec 13Master of espionage John le Carre dies at 89
In classics such as “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold,” “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “The Honourable Schoolboy,” Le Carre combined terse but lyrical prose with the kind of complexity expected in literary fiction. His books grappled with…
World Dec 10U.K. Prime Minister Johnson say “strong possibility” Brexit talks will fail
The U.K. and the EU have given themselves a deadline of Sunday to unlock their gridlocked trade talks. Both sides told their citizens to brace for a New Year's shock, as trade between the U.K. and the 27-member bloc would…
World Dec 08U.K., EU leaders to meet Wednesday as year-end trade deal deadline approaches
The leaders of Britain and the European Union will meet in the next 24 hours for a final push at a Brexit deal, as the two sides warned that the chances of a post-Brexit trade deal by a year-end deadline…
World Dec 04U.K. says E.U. trade talks at tricky point as hopes of deal dim
Britain’s business minister said Friday that U.K.-EU trade talks are at a “difficult” point, as British officials poured cold water on hopes of an imminent breakthrough — and France said it could veto any agreement it didn’t like.