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Merkel warns of Brexit economic pain before Johnson visit

Merkel warns of Brexit economic pain before Johnson visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Wednesday of the economic impact of a chaotic no-deal Brexit, hours before she was to receive British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his first foreign visit.

UK says to skip most EU meetings from Sept 1: government

UK says to skip most EU meetings from Sept 1: government

British officials will stop attending most EU meetings from September 1 except for those on ‘matters of ongoing national interest’ such as security, the government said on Tuesday.

UK may lack ships to police waters after Brexit: Govt leak

UK may lack ships to police waters after Brexit: Govt leak

Britain could struggle to stop European Union fishing boats illegally entering its waters after a no-deal Brexit due to a lack of enforcement vessels, according to a leaked government email.

EU condemns Israel's decision to build 2,300 settlement units

EU condemns Israel's decision to build 2,300 settlement units

The European Union condemned Israel for approving the construction of 2300 new settlement unit in the West Bank.

German foreign minister calls for EU observer mission in Gulf

German foreign minister calls for EU observer mission in Gulf

The German government is actively pushing for a European Union observer mission to protect shipping in the Gulf, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on a visit to the Polish border on Monday.

Johnson in Scotland as no-deal Brexit concerns grow

Johnson in Scotland as no-deal Brexit concerns grow

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday promised a bright future after Brexit on his first visit to Scotland but Britain's top business lobby said companies need to be on an ‘emergency footing’ ...

Dozens of migrants still stuck on vessel in Italy port

Dozens of migrants still stuck on vessel in Italy port

An Italian coastguard vessel stranded in the Mediterranean with more than 130 migrants aboard has been allowed to dock in the eastern Sicilian port of Augusta but Rome on Sunday ...

Brexit is a 'massive economic opportunity': PM Johnson

Brexit is a 'massive economic opportunity': PM Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday said Brexit was a ‘massive economic opportunity’ but had been treated under his predecessor Theresa May as ‘an impending adverse weather event’.

Irish PM says no-deal Brexit could lead to united Ireland

Irish PM says no-deal Brexit could lead to united Ireland

A no-deal Brexit could lead to a united Ireland as more people in Northern Ireland would ‘come to question the union’ with Britain, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has said.

EU bans cod fishing in Baltic Sea

EU bans cod fishing in Baltic Sea

The EU announced Tuesday an immediate ban on fishing cod, the staple of Britain's fish and chips, in most of the Baltic Sea in response to an impending stock collapse.

UK foreign minister says EU willing to renegotiate Brexit deal

UK foreign minister says EU willing to renegotiate Brexit deal

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, a contender to replace Theresa May as prime minister, said Sunday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel had indicated the EU would be willing to renegotiate ...

EU proposes emergency WTO dispute settlement measures

EU proposes emergency WTO dispute settlement measures

The European Union is working on alternative dispute resolution measures to get around an impending blockage in the World Trade Organization's Appellate Body, according to documents seen Thursday by dpa.