Articles by Guy Faulconbridge, Elizabeth Piper and John Chalmers

EU and UK Clinch Narrow Brexit Deal, Just Days Before Transition Period Expires

Britain clinched a narrow Brexit trade deal with the European Union on Thursday, just seven days before it exits one of the world’s biggest trading blocs in its most significant global shift since the loss of empire. The deal, agreed …

Tortuous Brexit Trade Talks Get New Breath of Life but Next Few Days Are Critical

BRUSSELS/LONDON – European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday that sealing a trade pact with Britain was still possible before the country’s final break with the 27-nation bloc on Dec. 31 but the next few days of negotiations …

No-Deal Brexit Grows More Likely as UK-EU Trade Talks Remain Deadlocked

Britain is likely to complete its journey out of the European Union in three weeks without a trade deal, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday. Britain quit the EU in …

Fears Grow of No-Deal-Brexit Chaos as EU-UK Standoff Continues

BRUSSELS/LONDON – Post-Brexit trade talks hung in the balance on Monday as Britain and the European Union made a last-ditch attempt to bridge significant differences and reach a deal that would avoid a disorderly exit in just 24 days. With …

No-Deal Brexit Is Still Possible with Trade Talks Remaining Snagged

A senior British minister said on Tuesday there was still a chance of a turbulent Brexit without a trade deal as talks with the European Union had snagged on fishing, governance rules and dispute resolution. Just 30 days before Britain …

Allianz CEO Cautions European Governments on Spending for Coronavirus Recovery

Allianz CEO Oliver Baete said on Tuesday that European governments needed to be careful about spending record amounts on the COVID-19 crisis as many ordinary people would be angry when they were handed such a vast bill. The coronavirus pandemic …

Eateries Face Restrictions, Workers Return Home as England Faces Virus Resurgence

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell people on Tuesday to work from home where possible and will curb timings for bars and restaurants to tackle a fast-spreading second coronavirus wave, but the opposition accused him of losing control. With …

Fears of Brexit With No Trade Deal Rise Over State Aid Dispute

The chances of Britain leaving the European Union without a trade deal have risen sharply as negotiations have been threatened by London’s insistence that it have full autonomy over its state aid plans, negotiators and diplomats said. The United Kingdom …

Some Facts About London’s Role in Insuring the Slave Trade

London is facing up to its role in insuring the slave trade as part of a sweeping global reassessment of history and racism. This reappraisal was triggered by the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a …

Update: Lloyd’s of London Apologizes for Its ‘Shameful’ Role in Atlantic Slave Trade

The Lloyd’s of London insurance market has apologized for its “shameful” role in the 18th and 19th Century Atlantic slave trade and pledged to fund opportunities for black and ethnic minority groups. About 17 million African men, women and children …