Will Biden give the U.K. a free trade deal?

Nov 16, 2020
President Donald Trump promised Britain a free trade deal after Brexit; Joe Biden's administration may be less forthcoming.
Britain may face a much harder task extracting a trade deal from Joe Biden's administration than Donald Trump's. Above, the president-elect speaks at a press conference on Nov. 9 in Wilmington, Delaware.
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Britain risks trade deals with EU, U.S. with unilateral Brexit change

Sep 11, 2020
Northern Ireland border comes back as a stumbling block for British-EU relations.
Michel Barnier, the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, arrives with members of his team for more Brexit trade talks on Sept. 9, in London, England, as anti-Brexit protesters follow him.
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Wine industry braces for more EU tariffs

Aug 11, 2020
Tariffs on European imports have been in place since October. More could be on the way.
Wines imported from Spain and Italy for sale at a Whole Foods outlet in California. U.S. tariffs on European wine and liquor may increase.
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Implications for U.S. tech companies as EU eyes AI regulation

Feb 19, 2020
The EU wants to be sure there’s human oversight of artificial intelligence, and that AI systems use high-quality data.
European Commission vice president in charge for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova shakes hands with Mark Zuckerberg in Brussels, on Feb. 17, 2020.
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UK's Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority

Dec 13, 2019
With the stunning victory of Boris Johnson's Conservative Party, will they finally be able to "get Brexit done"?
An arrangement of UK daily newspapers photographed as an illustration in London on December 13, 2019 shows front page headlines reporting on the projected election result based on exit polls in the UK general election.
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EU grants new Brexit delay to Jan. 31

Oct 28, 2019
European Council president Donald Tusk said on Twitter that the EU’s 27 other countries agreed to accept “the UK’s request for a Brexit flextension until 31 January, 2020.
Talks between the U.K. and the European Union to work out a free trade deal by Oct. 15 have not gone smoothly. Above, an employee hangs a Union Jack at EU headquarters in Brussels in 2019.
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UK, EU reach tentative Brexit deal; still needs ratification

Oct 17, 2019
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker tweeted: "We have one! It’s a fair and balanced agreement for the EU and the UK and it is testament to our commitment to find solutions."
EU and Union flags flutter in the breeze in front of the Victoria Tower, part of the Palace of Westminster in central London on October 17, 2019.
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Surviving Brexit, one seed at a time

Apr 29, 2019
In response to anxieties, Paolo Arrigo of Franchi Seeds is selling Brexit "survival kits." They're a hit.
Paolo Arrigo is the director of Franchi Seeds.
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Brexit is the leading source of frustration in the U.K., says Gymbox's Rory McEntee. "We wanted to provide an outlet for all the pent-up emotion."
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The London choir singing out against Brexit

Apr 1, 2019
Raised Voices sings its opposition.
The Raised Voices political choir taking part in the anti-Brexit "People's Vote" rally in central London on March 23, 2019.
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