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World Jan 31Britain leaves the European Union and leaps into the unknown
With little fuss and not much fanfare, Britain left the European Union on Friday after 47 years of membership.
World Jan 31UK prime minister hails ‘new beginning’ as Brexit day arrives
Britain officially departs the EU at 11 p.m. local time Friday.
World Jan 30Brexit finally arrives Friday: A momentous yet quiet moment
A few Union Jack flags will be lowered from EU buildings in Brussels on Friday. Some more will be waved in jubilation by Brexiteers in London.
World Jan 09Lawmakers approve Brexit bill putting UK on course for Jan. 31 exit
Lawmakers voted by 330-231 to pass the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which sets the terms of Britain’s departure from the 28-nation bloc.
World Dec 16WWII allies and Germany mark 75th Battle of the Bulge
During a ceremony in Belgium, U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper paid tribute to over 19,000 U.S. troops who died in one of the bloodiest battles in the nation's history.
World Oct 17Boris Johnson strikes Brexit deal with EU
The deal must still be formally approved by the bloc and ratified by the European and U.K. Parliaments.
World Oct 16Brexit talks soldier on, summit looms
The European Union and Britain saw their chances of reaching a full Brexit divorce deal by Thursday's EU summit diminish by the hour Wednesday as legal issues centering on the Irish border frustrated negotiators.
World Oct 14Queen addresses Parliament while Brexit talks make little progress
Britain trotted out a horse-drawn carriage and a diamond-encrusted crown so the queen could read out the government's post-Brexit plans to Parliament. Government critics called the speech a stunt.
World Oct 08U.K. says chances of Brexit deal slim; E.U. chides ‘blame game’
In a statement to British media, Downing Street said Merkel had told Johnson that "a deal is overwhelmingly unlikely" unless the U.K. agreed to allow Northern Ireland to continue to follow EU customs rules in order to maintain an open…
World Sep 24EU court rules in favor of Google on search engine issue
The case stems from a 2014 ruling that said people have the right to control what appears when their name is searched online. The court said that right does not extend beyond the European Union.