UK Ambassador Says Integrated Review Responds to ‘Nasty Age in the 21st Century’
Foreign Affairs
UK Ambassador Says Integrated Review Responds to ‘Nasty Age in the 21st Century’
2021-05-07 17:43:50
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON — Following its recent withdrawal from the European Union, the United Kingdom published an Integrated Review setting out a vision for a renewed role in the world. This comprehensive document also underlines that the U.K. and the U.S. take... Read More

Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Dies Aged 99
International
Prince Philip, Husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Dies Aged 99

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip, the irascible and tough-minded husband of Queen Elizabeth II who spent more than seven decades supporting his wife in a role that both defined and constricted his life, has died, Buckingham Palace said Friday. He... Read More

China Derecognizes British National Overseas Passport
Foreign Affairs
China Derecognizes British National Overseas Passport

BEIJING (AP) — China said Friday it will no longer recognize the British National Overseas passport as a valid travel document or form of identification amid a bitter feud with London over a plan to allow millions of Hong Kong... Read More

UK Warns of 'Bumpy' Post-Brexit Transition Despite Deal
Foreign Affairs
UK Warns of 'Bumpy' Post-Brexit Transition Despite Deal

LONDON (AP) — First came the Brexit trade deal. Now comes the red tape and the institutional nitty gritty. Four days after sealing a free trade agreement with the European Union, the British government warned businesses to get ready for... Read More

UK and EU Reach Post-Brexit Trade Agreement
Foreign Affairs
UK and EU Reach Post-Brexit Trade Agreement

BRUSSELS (AP) — Just a week before the deadline, Britain and the European Union struck a free-trade deal Thursday that should avert economic chaos on New Year's and bring a measure of certainty for businesses after years of Brexit turmoil.... Read More

UK Holds Crisis Talks as France Closes Border on Virus Fears
Foreign Affairs
UK Holds Crisis Talks as France Closes Border on Virus Fears

LONDON (AP) — Trucks waiting to get in and out of Britain backed up for miles and people were stranded at airports Monday as many countries imposed stringent travel restrictions over concerns about a new strain of the coronavirus that... Read More

Brexit Talks Given Fresh Impetus by High-Stakes Diplomatic Push
Foreign Affairs
Brexit Talks Given Fresh Impetus by High-Stakes Diplomatic Push

The topsy-turvy trade talks between the U.K. and the European Union took another somersault on Sunday when Boris Johnson and Ursula von der Leyen opted to ignore a self-imposed deadline and give negotiators another shot at closing a deal. After... Read More

UK’s Truss in Washington to Press for Post-Brexit Trade Deal
Trade
UK’s Truss in Washington to Press for Post-Brexit Trade Deal

U.K. International Trade Secretary Liz Truss will meet with her U.S. counterpart Robert Lighthizer in Washington on Monday as part of the third round of talks to reach a trade deal between the two countries. Prime Minister Boris Johnson put... Read More

Permanent Closings Possible as UK Arts Sector Faces Ongoing Crisis
Arts
Permanent Closings Possible as UK Arts Sector Faces Ongoing Crisis
2020-07-28 20:36:24
by Sara Wilkerson

As the United Kingdom sets out its plan of guiding and supporting its arts industry amid the pandemic, the sector remains in a state of crisis as freelancers in the British theatre sector consider leaving the profession and theatres face... Read More

UK Says Russians Are Trying to Steal Vaccine Research
Intelligence
UK Says Russians Are Trying to Steal Vaccine Research

Russian state intelligence is hacking international research centers that are racing to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, the U.K., U.S. and Canadian governments said. It is unclear whether research facilities have been damaged or if the vaccine programs have been set... Read More

Outdoor Entertainment Returns to UK This Weekend
Entertainment
Outdoor Entertainment Returns to UK This Weekend
2020-07-10 19:25:48
by Sara Wilkerson

As governments and businesses across the U.S. continue to struggle with the question of when and how to resume outdoor sports and entertainment events, the United Kingdom is moving ahead with plans to restart this segment of its economy. If... Read More

US-UK Free Trade Agreement Stalled Over Ag Disputes
Trade
US-UK Free Trade Agreement Stalled Over Ag Disputes
2020-06-22 19:35:10
by Sara Wilkerson

Trade agreement talks between the United States and the United Kingdom have been tabled for the foreseeable future over a disagreement concerning agricultural practices. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer revealed the impasse during testimony before the House Ways and Means... Read More

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

Amid Trade Disputes and Reform Demands: WTO Stands at a Crossroads
Foreign Affairs
Amid Trade Disputes and Reform Demands: WTO Stands at a Crossroads
2019-09-06 21:51:07
by HJ Mai

WASHINGTON - International trade disputes have dominated the newscycle in 2019. Whether it’s the United States and China, the U.S. and the European Union or the EU and China, a functioning world economy needs a fair and regulated trade system. ... Read More

Defying Prime Minister, UK Lawmakers Pass Bill to Block No-Deal Brexit
Foreign Affairs
Defying Prime Minister, UK Lawmakers Pass Bill to Block No-Deal Brexit

Britain’s messy, drawn-out exit from the European Union — Brexit — has already toppled two prime ministers. Now the tenure of a third leader, Boris Johnson, is hanging by a thread, and there’s new uncertainty over when and how the... Read More

Neither EU Nor U.K. Ready For No-Deal Brexit, Study Finds
In The News
Neither EU Nor U.K. Ready For No-Deal Brexit, Study Finds

LONDON — Neither the European Union nor Britain is ready for a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31, according to a study of contingency plans by the U.K.’s biggest business lobby group. “There are no areas of relevance to the economy... 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

Leak of Diplomatic Cables Won’t Have Lasting Effect on US-UK Relationship
Foreign Affairs
Leak of Diplomatic Cables Won’t Have Lasting Effect on US-UK Relationship
2019-07-12 19:16:48
by HJ Mai

WASHINGTON - The diplomatic relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom has been rattled by the recent leak of diplomatic cables that described the Trump administration as in a state of disarray.  The leak led to the resignation... Read More

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