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Wednesday, February 26, 2020



Post-Brexit trade deal with India likely, says City of London official

February 24, 2020 5:01 am

The UK-India bilateral trade stands at over £20 billion. Financial services accounts for a small but growing proportion — £440 million — but there is plenty of room to grow our relationship in this area, particularly in areas like cyber, green finance, fintech and insurance, she said.

EU's agreement with Vietnam shows how it could reach a deal with India 

February 21, 2020 10:34 am

The EU wants to expand its influence in Southeast Asia and counter China's growing economic, military and political clout in the region. Until now, China has been the main focus of the EU's engagement in Asia, and the Europeans are looking to diversify by strengthening their ties to other players in the region.

EU leaders to clash over money as Brexit blows hole in budget

February 20, 2020 9:43 am

The EU budget gets money from customs duties on goods entering its single market, a cut of sales tax, antitrust fines imposed by the EU on companies, and from national contributions.

UK unveils immigration overhaul for 2021 focused on skills

February 19, 2020 9:49 am

Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative government said the new rules would ``open up the U.K. to the brightest and the best from around the world'' while ending ``the reliance on cheap, low-skilled labor coming into the country.''

Hard to Say Goodbye

February 15, 2020 12:59 pm

Hungarian author Judit Hidas and Portuguese writer Clara Macedo Cabral reveal what Brexit means to them.

UK poverty increases despite low unemployment: report

February 07, 2020 5:35 pm

Recent official data showed that Britain's unemployment rate stands at 3.8 percent, the lowest level since 1975. The employment rate is at a record-high 76.3 percent.

After leaving EU, UK hopes for early free trade deal with Australia

February 06, 2020 11:03 am

Britain formally left the EU on Jan. 31, entering a transition period which will allow it to negotiate its future relationship and begin talks with major economies like the United States.

Brexit done? Not so fast. Britain, EU enter new trade deal battle

February 04, 2020 8:26 am

In remarks in Brussels, Europe’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, adopted a steely tone, insisting that Britain must commit to preventing unfair competition if it wants access to the market of 450 million Europeans without tariffs and quotas.

'No need' to accept EU rules in post-Brexit talks: Johnson

February 03, 2020 11:00 am

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to outline an uncompromising stance on post-Brexit trade talks with the European Union. The EU and the United Kingdom have until the end of the year to seal an agreement.

'Britain will prosper': PM Boris Johnson sets out tough terms for EU talks

February 03, 2020 8:39 am

Promising to maintain "the highest standards", Johnson will suggest the EU has already offered a free trade deal along the lines of the one it has with Canada, which does not have to follow the bloc's rules.


United Kingdom votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again

December 13, 2019 7:05 am

Voting was underway across the country in a contest that pits Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who says he will take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31, against opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, who promises another referendum on Brexit.

Britain's Brexit-beaten Theresa May announces resignation

May 24, 2019 4:54 pm

An embattled Theresa May announced that she will resign as the UK's Conservative leader on June 7 "in the best interests of the country", paving the way for a contest to decide the new Prime Minister after she failed to win over her ministers with a revised strategy to withdraw Britain from the European Union.

Theresa May meets Opposition's Jeremy Corbyn to forge Brexit compromise

April 03, 2019 10:38 pm

Prime Minister Theresa May met Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn in a bid to avoids a potentially chaotic "no-deal" departure from the EU. May sought Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's support in a surprise last-minute move.

With British government, parliament and people divided, a disorderly Brexit looms

April 02, 2019 8:25 pm

The European Union said on Tuesday that Britain could be heading for a potentially disorderly exit in just 10 days time as Prime Minister Theresa May met with ministers to thrash out ways to break the Brexit deadlock.

City that voted for Brexit is still waiting

March 25, 2019 9:28 am

In Britain's 2016 EU membership referendum, Sunderland voted by 61 per cent to 39 per cent to leave a bloc from which many residents — rightly or wrongly — believe they have received little benefit

Brexit: A timeline of the UK crisis

January 18, 2019 7:03 am

Britain will leave the European Union at 2300 GMT on March 29, 2019. Here is a timeline of key events related to Britain's decision of opting out of the European Union in photographs

Stop Brexit: One man's daily protest against UK-EU divorce

December 12, 2018 9:55 am

While Brexit supporters are also regularly outside the building, Steve Bray has become well-known for his tactics.

Dogs owners march on UK parliament demanding new Brexit 'Wooferendum'

October 10, 2018 7:28 am

Around a thousand dogs and their owners marched on Britain’s parliament on Sunday demanding an end to Brexit via a second vote on the terms of the country’s exit from the European Union