United Kingdom

EU demands access to UK waters in order to sign trade deal

BRUSSELS — The European Union will link any access to its market for British products directly to the access that EU boats will be given to U.K. water...
9:50 3 February 2022

Let’s move on: EU wants to keep big role after Brexit

BRUSSELS — As the United Kingdom prepared to bring to an end its 47-year EU membership, the bloc's top officials on Friday pledged to continue playing...
10:33 31 January 2022

The end is nigh: European Parliament to approve Brexit

BRUSSELS — The European Parliament on Wednesday is set to overwhelmingly approve the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union — the fin...
12:15 29 January 2022

Ringing in Brexit? Plans to celebrate UK exit divide country

LONDON — With Brexit just days away, Britons are fighting over the chimes of Big Ben. And the White Cliffs of Dover are a battleground.
12:30 26 January 2022

Spirit Tourism: Britain sees spike in visits to distilleries

Many people these days are thirsting not just for a drink but for knowledge about where it comes from. ``Spirit tourism’’ is booming across the United...
15:38 22 January 2022

Archives reveal details of alleged informers killed by IRA

LONDON — Rory Finnis was only 21 when he was killed in 1991 by the Irish Republican Army. Accused of informing the Northern Ireland government of the ...
1:24 30 December 2022

Stocks rise on Wall Street as rally stretches to fourth day

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rallied in morning trading on Monday, rising with European and several Asian markets after China reported surprisingly strong s...
16:06 16 December 2021

Johnson’s win may deliver Brexit but could risk UK’s breakup

LONDON — Leaving the European Union is not the only split British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has to worry about.
14:30 14 December 2021

Independence not on ballot but on voters’ minds in Scotland

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland — Ask voters in this picturesque university town in eastern Scotland how they're voting in next week's election, and they’re lik...
11:03 6 December 2021

Study: Half Europe’s unauthorized migrants in Germany, UK

BERLIN — At least 3.9 million unauthorized migrants — and possibly as many as 4.8 million — lived in Europe in 2017 with half of them in Germany and t...
15:11 13 November 2021

Tech companies rush to fight misinformation ahead of UK vote

LONDON — Facebook is opening up a war room to quickly respond to election hoaxes. Twitter is banning political ads. Google plans to crack down on bogu...
7:57 8 November 2021

Early elections in UK have mixed fortunes for key parties

LONDON — After more than three years of Brexit stasis, stalemate, gridlock and increasingly toxic divide since the United Kingdom narrowly voted to le...
14:08 29 October 2021

Johnson’s NIreland allies vow to keep rejecting Brexit deal

LONDON — Boris Johnson's allies in Northern Ireland vowed Saturday to keep rejecting the British prime minister's divorce deal with the European Union...
17:17 26 October 2021

Global shares mixed amid uncertainty over trade, Brexit

TOKYO — Global shares were mixed Friday, with U.S.-China trade tensions and Britain's unruly process toward leaving the European Union weighing on inv...
12:17 25 October 2021