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Senior US embassy diplomats in London, backed by the US national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, have directly warned the UK’s Brexit negotiator, Lord Frost, that he will inflame tensions in Northern Ireland if he does not compromise over border checks. A meeting between the US charge d’affaires Yael Lampert, currently America’s most senior diplomat in …

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods were introduced to tackle increasing traffic on minor roads, but now they are dividing communities. They use street furniture such as planters to block roads in residential areas. It lowers traffic, but can make it harder for drivers to get around. One in 20 Londoners now live in one and they are …

Christophe Fricker lectures in German at the University of Bristol and adores living in England. He was born in Germany but his anglophilia became so strong after moving here that he wrote a book called 111 Gründe, England zu lieben (“111 Reasons to Love England”) in 2018. He selected the gardens of Cornwall, the National …

Johnson, a former Member of the European Parliament, told French radio station RTL he “will always be European” in an interview aired on Thursday. “It’s not a question of becoming French. If I understood correctly, I am French,” he told RTL in French, highlighting his family’s link with the country. “My mother was born in …

LONDON (AP) — So far, the large majority of British and EU citizens have not felt the realities of Brexit. Though the U.K. left the European Union on Jan. 31, it follows the bloc’s rules until the end of this year as part of a transition period to the new economic relationship. That’s all set …

EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier will brief the Permanent Representatives Committee (COREPER), formed of ambassadors from EU nations, on the agreement, which was finalized on Thursday more than four years after the UK voted to leave the EU. The deal was reached after months of fraught negotiations and just days before the December 31 deadline …

A deal is expected to be announced on Christmas Eve, a UK government source and a European diplomatic source told CNN. News of a potential deal was also reported by the UK’s PA Media news agency. The announcement would come ahead of the December 31 deal deadline. A senior source at No. 10 Downing Street …

LONDON — European markets were mixed on Friday morning as British and European leaders strike pessimistic tones about the prospect of agreeing to a post-Brexit trade deal. The pan-European Stoxx 600 hovered either side of the flatline in early trade, with travel and leisure stocks sliding 0.8% while basic resources added 0.7%. British Prime Minister …

Here’s what you need to know: Trucks approaching Dover, England, for passage to France on Friday. It’s still uncertain if Britain and European Union can reach a trade deal by Jan. 1.Credit…Frank Augstein/Associated Press As Britain approaches yet another new deadline to strike a trade deal with the European Union on Sunday, the pound is …

LONDON — With time running out and the gaps still wide in Brexit negotiations, Prime Minister Boris Johnson took personal control Monday, declaring that he will travel to Brussels later this week for a last-ditch effort to strike a trade agreement between Britain and the European Union. Johnson’s announcement, after a 90-minute phone call with …