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EU mulls using disaster funds in 'no deal' Brexit

EU mulls using disaster funds in 'no deal' Brexit

Senior European officials are considering making an EU disaster contingency fund available to any member states hit by the economic fallout of an eventual ‘no deal’ Brexit.

UK lawmakers opposed to no-deal Brexit to bring forward legislation

UK lawmakers opposed to no-deal Brexit to bring forward legislation

British lawmakers opposed to no-deal Brexit will attempt to pass a law this week to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson allowing Britain to crash out of the European Union on October 31

Britain's Labour vows to use parliament to thwart no-deal Brexit

Britain's Labour vows to use parliament to thwart no-deal Brexit

The opposition Labour Party said on Thursday it would trigger an emergency debate in parliament next week to try to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson taking Britain out of the European Union without a withdrawal deal.

EU says Britain must pay Brexit divorce bill even if no deal

EU says Britain must pay Brexit divorce bill even if no deal

Britain must pay its Brexit divorce bill even if it crashes out of the bloc without a deal, the EU said Monday, warning that future ties would be threatened if London failed to honour its commitments.

Trump backs Johnson as 'right man' for Brexit

Trump backs Johnson as 'right man' for Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday held his first face-to-face talks with Donald Trump since taking office, with the US President backing him as the ‘right man’ to deliver Brexit for Britain.

UK PM Johnson to tell Trump to de-escalate trade tensions

UK PM Johnson to tell Trump to de-escalate trade tensions

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday he would tell President Donald Trump at this weekend's G7 summit to pull back from a trade war

France, Britain aim to show unity on Iran as G7 looms

France, Britain aim to show unity on Iran as G7 looms

France and Britain aimed on Friday to present a united front on how to deal with Iran, where they have been at odds with the United States

Merkel warns of Brexit economic pain before Johnson visit

Merkel warns of Brexit economic pain before Johnson visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Wednesday of the economic impact of a chaotic no-deal Brexit, hours before she was to receive British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his first foreign visit.

China says detains employee of British consulate in Hong Kong

China says detains employee of British consulate in Hong Kong

A Chinese national working at Britain's Hong Kong consulate has been detained in China's border city of Shenzhen for violating the law, the Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday, likely worsening already strained ties between Beijing and London.

UK says to skip most EU meetings from Sept 1: government

UK says to skip most EU meetings from Sept 1: government

British officials will stop attending most EU meetings from September 1 except for those on ‘matters of ongoing national interest’ such as security, the government said on Tuesday.

UK faces food, fuel and drug shortages, says contested leaked document

UK faces food, fuel and drug shortages, says contested leaked document

Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, according to leaked official documents

Iran tanker in limbo off Gibraltar as US issues warrant

Iran tanker in limbo off Gibraltar as US issues warrant

A last-minute US warrant to seize an Iranian tanker preparing to leave Gibraltar after weeks of detention cast doubt over its departure on Saturday, prolonging a diplomatic spat between Tehran, London and Washington.