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Brexit Talks Resume With Just 7 Weeks Left to Reach a Deal
Brexit
Brexit Talks Resume With Just 7 Weeks Left to Reach a Deal

BRUSSELS — U.K. and European Union officials have the next seven weeks to find something that has eluded them since March: an agreement over their future relationship. After a brief summer hiatus, face-to-face discussions will resume in Brussels on Tuesday.... Read More

UK Bans Huawei From 5G Networks in Security Crackdown
Cybersecurity
UK Bans Huawei From 5G Networks in Security Crackdown

Huawei Technologies Co. will be banned from providing equipment for the U.K.’s next generation mobile networks from the end of this year, in a sweeping crackdown on the Chinese company that risks escalating tensions between London and Beijing. Under the... Read More

In Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas Address, More Than a Touch of Royal Angst
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In Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas Address, More Than a Touch of Royal Angst

LONDON — If life imitated Netflix, this year in the United Kingdom would have been fodder for a few particularly tumultuous episodes of “The Crown.” Gathering around the telly for Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas message, this one her 68th since ascending... Read More

Johnson’s Conservatives Garner Impressive Win, Paving Way for Speedy Brexit
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Johnson’s Conservatives Garner Impressive Win, Paving Way for Speedy Brexit

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party appeared to win a decisive parliamentary majority in Thursday’s election, putting the country on track for a historic rupture with the European Union early next year. With all 650 seats in... Read More

Johnson in the Lead as U.K. Election Campaign Enters Final Days
Brexit
Johnson in the Lead as U.K. Election Campaign Enters Final Days

LONDON — With four days until the U.K. goes to the polls in a general election that will determine its relationship with the European Union, polls suggest that Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on course to win a majority —... Read More

Boris Johnson’s Election Bid Casts Doubt Over EU Brexit Delay
Brexit
Boris Johnson’s Election Bid Casts Doubt Over EU Brexit Delay

LONDON — Boris Johnson’s efforts to break three years of gridlock in the U.K. Parliament with another election were thrown into doubt, after his main opponent demanded he rule out a no-deal Brexit first. Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn said... Read More

Brexit Deal Prospects Fade as Talks Stall, EU Signals Pessimism
Brexit
Brexit Deal Prospects Fade as Talks Stall, EU Signals Pessimism

LONDON — Prospects of a Brexit deal faded after talks between the two sides stalled and European leaders cast doubt on reaching an agreement in time for Halloween. Boris Johnson struck a defiant tone on Sunday, saying the U.K. will... Read More

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Suspends Parliament to Further Brexit
Foreign Affairs
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson Suspends Parliament to Further Brexit

LONDON — A scant nine weeks before Britain is due to exit the European Union, Boris Johnson has made his first big power play as prime minister — one that heightens the prospects of a chaotic departure, a bruising general... Read More

Brexit Booster Boris Johnson Wins Race to be UK Prime Minister
Foreign Affairs
Brexit Booster Boris Johnson Wins Race to be UK Prime Minister

LONDON — Boris Johnson helped sow the Brexit wind. Now, victorious in the race for British prime minister, he’ll reap the whirlwind. An eccentric and unpredictable politician with a winning populist touch, Johnson overwhelmingly won a party leadership contest on... Read More

Foreign Purchases of U.S. Homes Drop Sharply As Chinese Bolt From Market
Economy
Foreign Purchases of U.S. Homes Drop Sharply As Chinese Bolt From Market
2019-07-17 17:54:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - International investment in residential real estate in the United States plunged 36% in the past year as Chinese buyers fled the market, the National Association of Realtors said Wednesday. The sobering analysis comes via the Realtors' annual survey... Read More

British Ambassador Kim Darroch Quits After Leaked Memos Spur Trump Attack
Foreign Affairs
British Ambassador Kim Darroch Quits After Leaked Memos Spur Trump Attack

LONDON — Washington’s “special relationship” with Britain has had its ups and downs under Donald Trump. But this week, to the disbelieving eyes of many observers across the Atlantic, it seemingly was turned on its head. Britain’s ambassador to the... Read More

Theresa May to Step Down As UK Prime Minister, Eyes June 7 Departure
United Kingdom
Theresa May to Step Down As UK Prime Minister, Eyes June 7 Departure
2019-05-24 15:33:50
by Dan McCue

Theresa May announced Friday morning that she will step down as the United Kingdom's Conservative Party leader June 7, conceding defeat in her years-long attempt to take Britain out of the European Union. May's voice cracked as she made a... Read More

Farage surge heaps pressure on May, Labour ahead of Brexit talks
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Farage surge heaps pressure on May, Labour ahead of Brexit talks

LONDON — Pressure is building on Theresa May ahead of talks with the opposition Labour Party aimed at reaching a deal on leaving the European Union, as opinion polls showed support for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party soaring and members of... Read More

Now PM Theresa May Seeks Brexit Delay Till June
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Now PM Theresa May Seeks Brexit Delay Till June

After nearly three years of intense debate and talks in London and Brussels, Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday admitted that her commitment to deliver Brexit by the due date of March 29 will not happen, and sought an extension... Read More

Theresa May Wins UK Parliament’s Backing for Her Plan to Delay Brexit
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Theresa May Wins UK Parliament’s Backing for Her Plan to Delay Brexit

LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May enjoyed a rare good day in Parliament, fighting off her opponents and winning the endorsement of British politicians to seek to delay Brexit day. The result on Thursday means her Brexit plan —... Read More

UK Parliament Votes Against No-Deal Brexit
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UK Parliament Votes Against No-Deal Brexit

LONDON — Britain’s Parliament voted to avoid an economically disastrous no-deal split from the European Union, opening the door to delaying Brexit and radically rewriting the terms of the divorce. The House of Commons voted 321 to 278 to reject... Read More

May’s Deal Is Resoundingly Defeated, Putting All Brexit Options Back in Play
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May’s Deal Is Resoundingly Defeated, Putting All Brexit Options Back in Play

LONDON — U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was rejected once again by Parliament, throwing the country deeper into political crisis and raising the prospect that the divorce will be delayed or even reversed. May’s deal — renegotiated late... Read More

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