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Kylie MacLellan

Britain, on trade collision course with EU, says it could walk away

28 Feb 2020

LONDON Britain unveiled a negotiating mandate on Thursday for talks with the European Union that puts it on a collision course with Brussels, saying it was ready to walk away if "good progress" was not made by June. | Video

UK heralds end of 'cheap labor from Europe' with post-Brexit immigration system

19 Feb 2020

LONDON Britain will prioritize access for high-skilled workers from around the world in its post-Brexit points-based immigration system, the government said on Tuesday, setting out its plans to put an end to a reliance on "cheap labor from Europe". | Video

UK seeks to attract high-skilled workers with points-based immigration system

18 Feb 2020

LONDON, Feb 18 Britain will prioritise access for high-skilled workers from around the world in its post-Brexit, points-based immigration system, the government said on Tuesday, setting out its plans to put an end to a reliance on "cheap labour from Europe".

Johnson's adviser chides critics after aide's resignation

18 Feb 2020

LONDON British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's senior adviser on Tuesday hit back at "political pundits" who had questioned the appointment of an aide forced to resign over racist remarks.

Johnson asserts control over UK government, finance minister quits

14 Feb 2020

LONDON Boris Johnson forced the resignation of his finance minister on Thursday for refusing to toe the line, a sign the prime minister was tightening his control in a government reshuffle designed to deliver his vision for Britain beyond Brexit. | Video

Britain tells business: get ready for post-Brexit border controls

11 Feb 2020

LONDON Britain plans to introduce import controls on European Union goods at the border after its post-Brexit transition period ends on Dec. 31, potentially disrupting trade worth more than half a trillion dollars.

Flights axed and floods feared as Storm Ciara clobbers Europe

10 Feb 2020

LONDON Storm Ciara lashed Britain and northern continental Europe with heavy rain and wind speeds that reached more than 90 miles an hour (145 kph) in places on Sunday, forcing the cancellation of hundreds of flights, train services and sports matches.

Briton in French Alps may have spread coronavirus to others across Europe

09 Feb 2020

LONDON/MADRID A British man who contracted the new coronavirus while attending a conference in Singapore may have led to seven other people catching the disease when he stopped off at a chalet in a French mountain village on his way home, health experts said on Sunday.

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