Articles by Ian Wishart, Nikos Chrysoloras and Tim Ross

Brexit Deadlock Deepens as Hopes Fade for Breakthrough During Crucial Week

The U.K. and the European Union are on course to miss this week’s key milestone on the road to a Brexit deal after talks broke up in stalemate on Sunday, people familiar with the matter said. A weekend of intense …

Brexit Divorce Talks Edge Toward Compromise but Obstacles Remain: UK, EU Officials

Brexit negotiators are edging toward a compromise on the thorniest issue in talks, even as officials on both sides warned that obstacles still stand in the way of a deal. EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Wednesday that a …

Brexit Divorce Stalemate: EU Leaders Reject UK Blueprint as Deadline Looms

Theresa May promised fresh plans to break the stalemate in Brexit negotiations after European Union leaders bluntly rejected her blueprint and warned that time is running out for striking a deal. A two-day summit in Salzburg, Austria, broke up without …

UK, EU Officials Drop October Deadline for Brexit Divorce Deal: Sources

The UK and the European Union still say in public they want a Brexit deal wrapped up in the next seven weeks. Behind the scenes, though, senior officials on both sides admit this is unlikely. They now aim to finalize …

There Is ‘Real Risk of Brexit No-Deal by Accident,’ Warns UK Foreign Secretary

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the U.K. will not “blink” in Brexit negotiations, as he warned the European Union it risks forcing the country to crash out of the bloc with no deal. On his first trip to Berlin …

UK, EU Agree to 21-Month Brexit Transition Period; Clock Starts Ticking in March 2019

The U.K. clinched a deal that will buy it time in Brexit talks in a move the European Union’s chief negotiator hailed as a decisive step. But it’s all still contingent on finding a solution to the most intractable issue …

Update: UK Prime Minister Rejects EU Draft Brexit Deal as Unacceptable

The European Union presented the U.K. with a draft divorce deal that Theresa May said no British prime minister could ever accept. The pound fell. Brexit talks once again look to be stuck around the intractable issue of the Irish …

Basic IT Best Practice Would Have Limited WannaCry Cyber Attack: UK Report

The U.K. government holds North Korea responsible for the global WannaCry ransomware attack that crippled parts of the state-run National Health Service as a damning report highlighted its weak defense against such attacks. While the rogue Asian state has long …

Brexit Critics Now Emboldened to Block Prime Minister’s Plans for ‘Hard Brexit’

When she called a snap election in April, Theresa May said she needed voters’ backing to silence rivals in Parliament who were trying to frustrate her plans for Brexit. Instead, the British prime minister’s electoral humiliation seven weeks later weakened …

London Blaze-Tower Built with Cladding Used Across England

About 600 high-rise apartment blocks in England have been fitted with cladding similar to that used on the London tower in which 79 people died in a devastating fire last week, Prime Minister Theresa May’s office said. Tests are being …