Brexit

A waiter wearing a mask and an apron with her hair pulled back tends to a dining table.

England indoor dining resumes, but where are all the staff?

More than 1 in 10 hospitality workers in the UK have left the industry over the past year due to COVID-19. Between Brexit and the pandemic, owners are short-staffed, now that indoor dining is back.

England indoor dining resumes, but where are all the staff?
Areas of west Belfast are dominated by vivid murals depicting armed Loyalist and Republican paramilitary figures.

Is Brexit destabilizing Northern Ireland?

Is Brexit destabilizing Northern Ireland?
A blue border town sign along a road with foliage.

Concerns about an English border loom over Scottish elections

Concerns about an English border loom over Scottish elections
Scottish bass player Ben Ellis has performed with Iggy Pop for the past seven years with many concerts at festivals throughout Europe.

British musicians warn of devastating impact of new Brexit rules 

British musicians warn of devastating impact of new Brexit rules 
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is shown wearing a suit and walking with a red folder under his arm and a large Christmas tree in the background.

UK, EU leaders to meet Wednesday amid Brexit no-deal signals

UK, EU leaders to meet Wednesday amid Brexit no-deal signals
Three white men stand together outside. One wears a hat with German flag colors. One's blue shirt back reads "Dissident."

Europe’s far-right stands behind Trump in US 2020 election

Supporting an American president is highly unusual for far-right politicians in Europe, but many see Donald Trump as an anti-establishment figure who rallies against elites.

Europe’s far-right stands behind Trump in US 2020 election
Russian President Vladimir Putin is shown speaking into a microphone and wearing a dark suit.

UK officials 'avoided' looking into Russian meddling

A long-awaited report on Russian meddling in British politics criticized the UK government for failing to investigate whether Moscow interfered in the 2016 Brexit referendum, with the document's authors describing the lack of curiosity about this threat to democracy as a major failure at the heart of power.

UK officials 'avoided' looking into Russian meddling
A man wearing a red top hat with the Russian hammer a sickle is shown holding a sign that says, "Thanks for the Russian Brexit through.

Britain 'actively avoided' looking into Russia meddling; EU reaches stimulus deal; New US sanctions on Chinese companies

Britain's government failed to determine and "actively avoided" looking into whether Russia meddled in the country. And, European Union leaders reached a $857 billion deal on a massive stimulus plan. Also, the US announced sanctions against a new group of 11 Chinese companies, accusing them of alleged involvement in human rights violations against Uighurs.

Britain 'actively avoided' looking into Russia meddling; EU reaches stimulus deal; New US sanctions on Chinese companies
A man waves a British flag on Brexit day in London, Britain, on Jan. 31, 2020.

Brexit? It’s still a thing.

Thought Brexit was over, right? Wrong. Britain did leave the EU at the end of January, but in reality, nothing much has changed. The real deadline is Dec. 31, and negotiations are set to take place until then. There’s just one problem: a pandemic.

Brexit? It’s still a thing.
10 Downing Street is illuminated on Brexit day in London

With Brexit here, Poles in the UK wonder where home is

In recent years, Polish was the second-most common language in the UK. That's why in 2016, when the Brexit vote passed, the Polish community felt particularly targeted.

With Brexit here, Poles in the UK wonder where home is
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson

How will Brexit impact scientific research in the UK?

One small piece of the Brexit puzzle will be how the UK funds scientific research, and how easy or hard it will be for scientists — who traditionally are part of an international, mobile workforce — to work outside their home country.

How will Brexit impact scientific research in the UK?
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is shown standing at a lecturn with a microphone and several parliamentary members sitting behind him.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson wins vote on Brexit deal in time for Christmas

Prime Minister Boris Johnson won approval for his Brexit deal in parliament Friday, the first step toward fulfilling his election pledge to deliver Britain's departure from the European Union by Jan. 31 after his landslide victory.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson wins vote on Brexit deal in time for Christmas
A woman in a red coat poses triumphantly in front of a group of happy adults.

After UK elections, could Johnson face a 'disunited' kingdom?

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party won a decisive victory in general elections Dec. 12. But will election results in Scotland and Ireland pose problems for a "united" kingdom?

After UK elections, could Johnson face a 'disunited' kingdom?
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is shown walking down a hallway with staff applauding on either side.

Britain speeds toward Brexit as Johnson wins large majority in election

Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to end three years of political paralysis and take Britain out of the European Union by Jan. 31.

Britain speeds toward Brexit as Johnson wins large majority in election
A man is shown wearing a red and white Santa Claus hat and standing next to a white sign with the words 'polling station' printed on it.

United Kingdom votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again

Britain's election campaign has delivered funny, strange and surreal moments, from Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit-branded boxing to a stranded train full of journalists on their way to a speech about rail investment. As voters head to the polls, here are some the highlights from six weeks of cross-country campaigning.

United Kingdom votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again