Boris Johnson announced today that a “great new” Brexit deal had been agreed between UK and EU "which takes back control”. Shortly after European Commission President Jean Claude-Juncker also confirmed the two sides had finally reached a “fair and balanced” agreement only hours before the EU leaders’ summit begins in Brussels.
Embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been formally referred for potential investigation about his alleged ties to a US businesswoman. The country's police watchdog was asked on Friday to decide whether there are grounds to investigate Johnson for misconduct in public office and a conflict of interest with the tech entrepreneur Jennifer Arcuri while he was mayor of London.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday backed holding further talks to avoid Britain crashing out of the EU without a deal but rejected major concessions, as he hosted Prime Minister Boris Johnson just over two months ahead of the planned British exit.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is on a visit in Paris today for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron who is expected to rebuff his last-ditch efforts to renegotiate the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Berlin on Wednesday to kick off a marathon of tense talks with key European and international leaders as the threat of a chaotic no-deal Brexit looms. On his first foreign visit since taking office, Johnson will seek to convince German Chancellor Angela Merkel to renegotiate elements of the UK's impending divorce from the European Union - something the EU leaders have already ruled out.
Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, jamming ports and requiring a hard border in Ireland, official government documents leaked to the Sunday Times show.
Gibraltar announced it is releasing an Iranian oil tanker it detained in July despite an eleventh-hour efforts by the United States to block the move to release it. Gibraltar’s chief minister said Thursday that the release of the vessel, Grace 1, was approved after receiving written assurances from Tehran the ship would not be used to violate sanctions.
The top Democrat in the US Congress Nancy Pelosi warned Wednesday that lawmakers would block any trade pact with Britain if its exit from the EU undermines Northern Ireland's peace accord, which has brought the 30-year conflict in the region to an end.
Washington would enthusiastically support a no-deal Brexit if that is what the British government decided to do, US National Security Advisor John Bolton said during a visit to London. He also assured that the UK is “first in line” for signing a trade deal with the US in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit.
British diplomats are planning on pulling out from the EU’s institutional structures of power in Brussels within days under plans being drawn up by Downing Street, The Guardian reports citing unnamed sources. The move under discussion is said by UK officials to be in line with Boris Johnson’s first statement in the House of Commons, in which he said he would “unshackle” British diplomacy from EU affairs.