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EU says it is safe to eat worms
Salted mealworms served on toast
Tall Tales

EU says it is safe to eat worms

And other stories from the stranger side of life
14 Jan 2021
Who will succeed Angela Merkel?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel  arrives for the beginning of the weekly meeting of the German Federal cabinet.
In Focus

Who will succeed Angela Merkel?

German chancellor’s CDU party will elect a new leader this week
12 Jan 2021
Brexit deal done: key dates in the UK exit from the EU
Big Ben
In Depth

Brexit deal done: key dates in the UK exit from the EU

Long-awaited trade deal struck days before deadline
24 Dec 2020
Is there a Brexit fishing deal on the hook?
Boris Johnson looks to the water from a fishing trawler during a visit to Peterhead.
Today’s big question

Is there a Brexit fishing deal on the hook?

EU sets deadline of Christmas Eve as UK negotiators hint an agreement is close
23 Dec 2020
Fishing row rages on as Johnson appeals to EU
A prawn trawler lands a catch on Loch Long.
In Brief

Fishing row rages on as Johnson appeals to EU

MEPs set new deadline of this Sunday for agreeing future trade treaty
18 Dec 2020
EU leaders argue about vaccine approval delays
A scientist working on Pfizer vaccine development.
In Brief

EU leaders argue about vaccine approval delays

Angry bloc members demand to know why regulators are taking longer to approve jab than their UK peers
17 Dec 2020
Why Downing Street and the EU are out of sync
Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to Downing Street following a Cabinet Meeting at the FCO
In Brief

Why Downing Street and the EU are out of sync

Michel Barnier suggests agreement in sight as No. 10 warns of no-deal
15 Dec 2020

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What do the extended Brexit talks mean?
Boris Johnson give a thumbs-up gestures as he greets Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan.
In Brief

What do the extended Brexit talks mean?

Continuation of talks announced after half-hour call between Johnson and von der Leyen
14 Dec 2020
Why everyone’s talking about the EU’s no-deal Brexit plans
EU leaders meet for the final European Summit of the year in Brussels.
In Depth

Why everyone’s talking about the EU’s no-deal Brexit plans

Bloc publishes proposals as negotiations remain deadlocked ahead of Sunday deadline
11 Dec 2020
What a no-deal Brexit could look like for the UK
UK and EU flags
In Depth

What a no-deal Brexit could look like for the UK

Talks back in the hands of negotiators after political intervention cannot break deadlock
10 Dec 2020
What’s mood in Westminster ahead of PM’s Brussels showdown?
Boris Johnson is meeting with European Commission chief Ursula Von Der Leyen
In Depth

What’s mood in Westminster ahead of PM’s Brussels showdown?

Prime minister is meeting with European Commission chief Ursula Von Der Leyen
9 Dec 2020
What does Boris Johnson’s trip to Brussels mean for the Brexit negotiations?
Boris Johnson
In Depth

What does Boris Johnson’s trip to Brussels mean for the Brexit negotiations?

PM takes matters into his own hands after Michel Barnier sets Wednesday deadline for deal
8 Dec 2020
France vs. Germany negotiating rift revealed
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier (centre)
In Brief

France vs. Germany negotiating rift revealed

Conflict between EU power brokers triggered during Michel Barnier’s Covid isolation
8 Dec 2020
What are the odds of getting a Brexit deal?
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier returns to Brussels after the last round of negotiations in London
In Depth

What are the odds of getting a Brexit deal?

Talks enter 11th-hour phase with likelihood of an agreement hanging in the balance
7 Dec 2020
Key events to follow in crunch Brexit deal or no-deal week
Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street for parliament for the vote on the new UK tier system
In Brief

Key events to follow in crunch Brexit deal or no-deal week

Crunch talks to continue ahead of key EU meeting on Thursday
7 Dec 2020
Will Johnson face leadership challenge over his Brexit deal?
Boris virtual
In Depth

Will Johnson face leadership challenge over his Brexit deal?

Prime minister battles to quiet rumblings of discontent in his party as talks with EU falter at final hurdle
4 Dec 2020
Quiz of The Week: 28 November - 4 December
Matt Hancock has vowed to take the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine live on television to prove it is safe
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Quiz of The Week: 28 November - 4 December

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4 Dec 2020
Is EU ‘curveball’ about to trigger a no-deal Brexit?
Michel Barnier walks to a conference centre in central London
In Brief

Is EU ‘curveball’ about to trigger a no-deal Brexit?

UK officials claim the bloc’s negotiators are upping demands about state aid
4 Dec 2020
Will Macron sink Brexit deal with French veto?
Emmanuel Macron gives the opening speech of a video international donor conference for Lebanon at the Elysee palace.
In Brief

Will Macron sink Brexit deal with French veto?

Diplomats warn EU negotiators not to give too many concessions to win agreement
3 Dec 2020
Five signs that Brexit deal is on verge of being agreed
Demonstrators hold placards and EU flags as they take part in a march by the People's Vote organisation.
In Depth

Five signs that Brexit deal is on verge of being agreed

Negotiators from EU and UK are nearing finishing lap of race to reach future trade treaty
2 Dec 2020
Michel Barnier quizzed by EU over Brexit deal compromises
Anti-Brexit demonstrators hold placards as EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier walks through central London.
In Brief

Michel Barnier quizzed by EU over Brexit deal compromises

Emmanuel Macron leading chorus of ‘nervous’ European leaders
2 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: ‘Snake-oil salesmen rediscover expertise’
Michael Gove
In Depth

Instant Opinion: ‘Snake-oil salesmen rediscover expertise’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Tuesday 1 December
1 Dec 2020
No-deal Brexit would hit economy harder than Covid, says OBR
Boris Johnson returns to Number 10, Downing Street following the weekly Cabinet meeting.
In Brief

No-deal Brexit would hit economy harder than Covid, says OBR

Watchdog predicts that failure to reach trade agreement will damage sectors which are surviving pandemic
26 Nov 2020
Brexit talks take turn for wurst as sausage ban threatened
Boris Johnson poses with a string of sausages called "Boris Bangers" during a visit to Heck Foods.
In Brief

Brexit talks take turn for wurst as sausage ban threatened

Ban on bangers looms unless stalemate on food import standards is resolved
25 Nov 2020
Irish PM predicts Brexit deal success by end of week
Ireland's Prime Minister Micheal Martin arrives to address the Irish nation at Government Buildings in Dublin.
In Brief

Irish PM predicts Brexit deal success by end of week

Optimistic prediction comes despite ongoing failure to resolve ‘fundamental differences’ in negotiations
24 Nov 2020
What Joe Biden’s presidency means for the EU
Joe Biden addresses the European Council while serving as vice-president under Barack Obama.
In Depth

What Joe Biden’s presidency means for the EU

President-elect to ramp up relations with EU27 in effort to repair the damage of Trumpism
23 Nov 2020
Instant Opinion: Britain ‘needs a strong chancellor’
Rishi Sunak
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Britain ‘needs a strong chancellor’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Monday 23 November
23 Nov 2020
WHO warning of a third Covid-19 wave in Europe next year
Commuters wear face masks as they pass through Vauxhall underground station, London.
In Brief

WHO warning of a third Covid-19 wave in Europe next year

UN health agency’s pandemic envoy cautions against lifting lockdown restrictions too early
23 Nov 2020
Is it time the EU took on Hungary and Poland?
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his Polish counterpart Mateusz Morawiecki
In Depth

Is it time the EU took on Hungary and Poland?

Dispute over Covid-19 recovery package highlights divisions at heart of EU27
19 Nov 2020
EU leaders demand bloc publishes no-deal Brexit planning
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier wearing a face mask in London
In Brief

EU leaders demand bloc publishes no-deal Brexit planning

Senior diplomats warn EU27 may launch emergency plans if negotiations fail
19 Nov 2020
Boris Johnson told to expect Brexit deal ‘early next week’
Boris Johnson arrives back at Downing Street in London.
In Brief

Boris Johnson told to expect Brexit deal ‘early next week’

David Frost predicts agreement may be just around the corner despite prime minister’s red lines
17 Nov 2020
Top cabinet members urge compromise to avoid no-deal Brexit
Britain's chief Brexit negotiator David Frost walks in central London
In Brief

Top cabinet members urge compromise to avoid no-deal Brexit

Britain chief negotiator insists Downing Street’s red lines remain in place for last-ditch crunch talks
16 Nov 2020
Brexit deadline ‘will be missed’ - but talks to continue
Brexit trade talks to resume between the European Union and the UK
In Brief

Brexit deadline ‘will be missed’ - but talks to continue

Both sides are racing to reach an agreement ahead of EU leaders’ summit next week
12 Nov 2020
‘Lack of movement’ on fishing increasing odds of no-deal
EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier walks with members of the EU delegation in London.
In Brief

‘Lack of movement’ on fishing increasing odds of no-deal

EU refuses to budge on totemic issue as time ticks away on transition period
9 Nov 2020
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