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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.
World Aug 20UK and EU harden their positions on Brexit as G-7 nears
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office said that unless the trade backstop on the Irish border was abolished "there's no prospect of a deal."…
World Jul 24EU braces for Boris Johnson, Brexit supporter, as new UK leader
Three decades ago, journalist Boris Johnson wrote stories for London's Daily Telegraph— articles the European officials deemed to be so false that they coined the word "Euromyth" to describe them. Now, he is Britain's prime minister.
World Jul 16Von der Leyen confirmed as new European Commission president
She became the first woman to hold one of the most prestigious positions in the European Union and who will be one of the most prominent faces from the bloc on the world stage.
World Jul 02German minister nominated to become first woman in top European Union post
German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has been tapped to become the new president of the bloc's powerful executive arm, the European Commission.
World Jul 02EU leaders in a deadlock over top posts
The leaders are looking to name a new president of the EU's powerful executive arm, the European Commission, a president of the European Council and a foreign policy chief.