Brexit, Lockdown and a Vaccine: A Head-Spinning Day of Change in U.K.

Britain put millions more people under severe virus restrictions and approved a new vaccine, while Parliament approved a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union.

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As Brexit Deadline Looms, Boris Johnson Takes Personal Control of Talks

With negotiators at impasse, the prime minister hopes he and European leaders can hammer out a trade deal to replace the one that expires on Dec. 31.

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In Last-Ditch Bid for Brexit Deal, Leaders’ Theatrics Show the Stakes

Boris Johnson and the European Union’s president are preparing their domestic audiences for either a landmark accord requiring compromise or a breakdown that will disrupt cross-channel trade.

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Conservative U.K. Lawmaker Is Arrested Over Rape Accusations

The arrest of the lawmaker, who has not been publicly identified, poses problems for the government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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For Boris Johnson, Parliament Is Becoming a House of Horrors

In a mostly empty chamber, the blustery prime minister is sorely missing the usual whoops and catcalls as he is picked apart by the lawyerly new opposition leader, Keir Starmer.

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Boris Johnson Coronavirus Reopening Plans Leaves Britons Confused

Critics say the government has failed to answer some basic questions. Among them: 1) when to return to work and 2) how to get there.

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Coronavirus in U.K.: Boris Johnson’s Reopening Plans Leaves Britons Confused

Critics say the government has failed to answer some basic questions. Among them: 1) when to return to work and 2) how to get there.

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As U.K. Deaths Mount, the Political Terrain Gets Trickier for Boris Johnson

Facing off against the new Labour leader, Keir Starmer, in an eerily quiet Parliament, the prime minister seemed uncharacteristically defensive.

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For the Foreseeable Future, U.K. Parliament May Meet in Cyberspace

Few places are as ill suited to social distancing as the crammed chambers of the House of Commons, which is now looking for a digital alternative.

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