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BRUSSELS | Britain, EU decide to take some time in getting Brexit right

BRUSSELS — Leaders from the European Union and Britain shrugged off a weekend negotiating debacle and previous Brexit-related deadlines Wednesday, giving themselves several more weeks to clinch a friendly divorce deal before their separation. But British Prime Minister Theresa May’s hotly anticipated speech to the 27 other EU leaders provided warm words but none of … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Britain, EU decide to take some time in getting Brexit right

LONDON  | The Latest: ‘Intense effort’ didn’t seal UK-EU Brexit deal

LONDON  — The Latest on Britain’s departure from the European Union (all times local): 7:50 p.m. The European Union’s top Brexit negotiator says urgent talks with Britain’s point person did not result in their reaching agreement on outstanding issues. EU negotiator Michel Barnier said: “Despite intense efforts, some key issues are still open” in the … Continue reading LONDON  | The Latest: ‘Intense effort’ didn’t seal UK-EU Brexit deal

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch king and queen to travel to Britain for state visit

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands will travel to London later this month on a state visit that the Dutch government says will take them from Buckingham Palace to Brixton. The government said Monday that the first state visit to Britain by a sitting Dutch monarch since Queen Beatrix … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch king and queen to travel to Britain for state visit

MOSCOW | UK investigative group: Spy poisoning suspect is GRU colonel

MOSCOW — An investigative group in Britain said Wednesday that it has identified one of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in the U.K. as a highly decorated colonel in the Russian military intelligence agency GRU. The group, Bellingcat, said the suspect, whose passport name was Ruslan Boshirov, is in fact … Continue reading MOSCOW | UK investigative group: Spy poisoning suspect is GRU colonel

LONDON | The Latest: Britain and Russia clash at UN over poisonings

LONDON— The Latest on the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in Britain (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Britain and Russia are again clashing over the UK’s allegation that two Russian military intelligence officers poisoned an ex-Russian spy and his daughter, with Moscow’s U.N. envoy dismissing Britain’s evidence as an invention from “thin … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Britain and Russia clash at UN over poisonings