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Britain

  1. coronavirus news
    E.U. Plans to Slash Vaccine Exports for 6 WeeksThe European Union has proposed new rules to boost vaccine supply at home, which would cut exports to the U.K. and other countries.
  2. foreign interests
    Brexit Is Finally Happening on Friday, But the Drama Is Far From OverAfter their divorce on Friday, the U.K. and E.U. will have just one year to finalize a trade deal — and there may be tough consequences in store.
  3. brexit
    Tories Win Biggest Majority Since Thatcher in U.K. ElectionIt’s beginning to look a lot like Brexit.
  4. politics
    The Blundering Brilliance of Boris JohnsonBrexit has given the U.K’s self-seeking Prime Minister the opportunity to show he actually knows what he’s doing.
  5. health care
    Labour to Brits: You Don’t Want to End Up Like the Americans, Do You?The shambolic state of U.S. health care is now a talking point in British politics.
  6. foreign interests
    A NATO Summit to End All NATO SummitsYet another gathering consumed by Trump’s ego raises the question: What is the point of this alliance again?
  7. foreign interests
    A Snap Election Won’t Solve the U.K.’s Brexit CrisisEven if Boris Johnson gets everything he wants on December 12, a huge segment of the public will still be deeply unhappy with his version of Brexit.
  8. foreign interests
    Boris Johnson Finally Gets a Brexit Win — Followed by a Huge SetbackMPs approved the prime minister’s deal in principle, but rejected his timetable. Now Johnson is facing another Brexit delay, and may call an election.
  9. foreign interests
    It’s a Crucial Week for Brexit (Yes, Again)Parliament withheld support for Boris Johnson’s deal on Saturday, so now Brexit’s fate will come down to how MPs amend the terms of the withdrawal.
  10. foreign interests
    Latest Brexit Loss Leaves Boris Johnson Denying He Lied to the QueenA Scottish court’s ruling that Johnson gave the queen misleading advice could lead to the reopening of Parliament, and new calls for his resignation.
  11. foreign interests
    Boris Johnson’s Brinkmanship Can’t Solve the Brexit MessAfter Tory MPs revolt, Johnson bets early elections will give him a mandate. The likelier result: more political paralysis and no Brexit solution.
  12. foreign interests
    Britain Needs Strong Leadership. Now It Has Showman Boris Johnson.With the Brexit crisis and Iran conflict looming, the U.K.’s new prime minister must prove he’s more than just bluster – and do it fast.
  13. global politics
    Theresa May to Resign As U.K. Prime Minister After Brexit FailuresMay’s voice cracked as she announced that she will step down on June 7, after three failed attempts to pass her Brexit plan.
  14. foreign interests
    U.K. Politicians Are in Full-Blown Brexit Panic ModeDespite an escalating series of desperate moves, leaders are far from a final deal — and a crash-out next Friday looks more and more likely.
  15. foreign interests
    Brexit Guide: What Happens Now That Parliament Has Seized ControlAfter taking over for Theresa May’s government, Parliament will vote on several options — but there’s no guarantee that they’ll break the logjam.
  16. foreign interests
    U.K.’s Brexit Meltdown Morphs Into a ‘Major Constitutional Crisis’Theresa May’s position went from bad to worse — again — when the Commons speaker blocked further votes on her Brexit deal in a surprise ruling.
  17. foreign interests
    Delaying Brexit May Not Help the U.K. Avoid DisasterParliament voted for an extension, but MPs can’t avoid making a hard decision — or Brexit’s painful consequences — forever.
  18. foreign interests
    Britain Can’t Wake Up From Its Brexit NightmareAfter rejecting Theresa May’s plan once again, Parliament will vote on an extension — but MPs might be ready to crash out and put the debate to rest.
  19. foreign interests
    Political Chaos Is Driving the U.K. Off a No-Deal Brexit CliffWith today’s vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal almost certain to fail, Brexiteers have resorted to telling the public a crash-out will be manageable.
  20. foreign interests
    Theresa May Delays Brexit Deal So It Can Die Another DayWhile it’s the best deal Brexiteers can hope for, nobody likes it — and its probable failure means the U.K. is headed for a worst-case scenario.
  21. politics
    Jeremy Corbyn, 1970s Revanchist, Is Suddenly the Face of the New New LeftHe epitomizes the rebirth of socialism from the failures of capitalism after the 2008 crash.
  22. Admitting He Feels ‘Unwelcome,’ Trump Finds New Ways to Offend the BritishBy bashing Theresa May’s Brexit plan and praising her rival Boris Johnson in a Sun interview, he ensured headlines would be about him, not protests.
  23. Everything You Need to Know About Trump’s Controversial U.K. VisitFrom attacking London’s mayor to offending various royals, Trump has a contentious history with the Brits. Now they’ll greet him with huge protests.
  24. foreign affairs
    The Brexit Crisis Finally Engulfs the Party That Started ItDavid Cameron’s hubristic Brexit referendum was always bound to end with a disaster for the Tories – and Theresa May appears powerless to stop it.
  25. politics
    Top Brexit Officials Resign in Blow to Theresa MayThe man negotiating the U.K.’s departure from the E.U. quit over May’s plan for a “soft Brexit,” sparking a crisis that threatens her premiership.
  26. interesting times
    Trump Is Making Us All Live in His Delusional Reality ShowClinging to empiricism, facts, and what we see with our eyes and hear with our ears is the central and most essential task of resistance.
  27. Trump Expels 60 Russian Diplomats Over Nerve-Gas AttackIn response to Russia’s alleged poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain, Trump has shuttered Moscow’s consulate in Seattle.
  28. non-apologies
    Trump Tells U.K. He ‘Would Apologize’ for Racist Retweets, Doesn’t Quite Do ItHe mainly emphasized that he didn’t know Britain First was a far-right extremist group when he promoted their anti-Muslim videos.
  29. international relations
    London Mayor Says Trump Shouldn’t Get State Visit After False Twitter AttacksSadiq Khan said he doesn’t want to “roll out the red carpet” since Trump’s “policies go against everything we stand for.”
  30. White House Angers Britain by Claiming Obama Used U.K. Spies to Wiretap TrumpSean Spicer suggested Obama used GCHQ to spy on Donald Trump last fall. Britain told the White House to never make that “ridiculous” claim again.
  31. Trump Is Turning America’s Closest Allies Against UsThe House of Commons won’t let the American president address it, while Germany’s top newspaper calls on the free world to mobilize against Trump.
  32. Trump Is Now Trying to Appoint Ignorant Loyalists to Britain’s Government, TooTrump tweets that Nigel Farage would make a great U.K. ambassador to the U.S. The U.K. begs to differ.
  33. David Cameron to Resign Wednesday, Theresa May to Be Next U.K. Prime MinisterEnergy Minister Andrea Leadsom has dropped out of the Tory leadership race, allowing the home secretary to assume office on Wednesday.
  34. The A-Z of Brexit: A Guide to Britain’s New PoliticsU is for Unbrexit. 
  35. The Assassination of MP Jo Cox Has Intensified Britain’s Political CrisisHer suspected killer said his name was “death to traitors, freedom for Britain,” in a court appearance on Saturday, but how the tragedy will influence next week’s Brexit vote remains unclear.
  36. British MP Dies After Being Shot and Stabbed in the StreetThe suspect attacked Labour Party member Jo Cox as she was leaving a constituent meeting. 
  37. Putin Probably Approved the Assassination of a Former KGB OfficialA British inquiry finds that Putin was “probably” involved with the murder of U.K. resident Alexander V. Litvinenko.
  38. The New Face of ISIS Used to Be a Bouncy Castle SalesmanThe new “Jihadi John” has made some big changes in his life.
  39. ISIS Debuts New ‘Jihadi John’ in Latest Execution VideoThe Islamic State’s latest snuff film features a new balaclava-covered British executioner.
  40. guantanamo
    Last British Guantánamo Prisoner Freed After More Than 13 YearsShaker Aamer was never charged with a crime.
  41. gun control
    How Australia and Britain Tackled Gun ViolencePresident Obama cited the two nations in his call for stricter gun laws — but would the same strategies work here?
  42. Bin Laden Family Members Killed in Mysterious Plane CrashThe Al Qaeda leader’s stepmother, half-sister, and brother-in-law died when their private jet crashed in Britain on Friday afternoon.
  43. britain
    The U.K. May Never Be the Same After Yesterday’s ElectionDisunity looms over the kingdom.
  44. The Backlash Has Begun in London’s Hacking DeathTwo men arrested in attacks on mosques.
  45. julian assange
    Assange Promises to Release More Than a Million Documents in 2013He spoke from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy.
  46. stuck in the mittle
    Romney Gabs About His Secret Meeting With Britain’s MI6It’s “secret” intelligence, not “announce it to the world” intelligence.
  47. other countries’ embarrassments
    Would You Trade Your Freedom for Beer?People in Britain have!
  48. nazi feline puppies!!!!!!!
    Meet Kitler, the British Cat That Looks Like HitlerMan, British people really like finding things that look like Hitler.
  49. revolt like an egyptian
    Britain Kicks Out Qaddafi LoyalistsYou don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.
  50. revolt like an egyptian
    Britain and France Send Military Advisers to Libyan Rebels, Remind Everyone of VietnamCould this be Britain’s Vietnam?
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