08 Apr 2021

Bus torched in more Northern Ireland violence as British and Irish leaders call for calm

In Northern Ireland, people took to the streets for the sixth consecutive night of violence as unionists and nationalists clashed with both each other and the police. The unrest began last week due to rising tensions relating to Brexit, including unionist anger over a decision made by law enforcement agencies

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10 Dec 2020

UK and EU extend Brexit talks to Sunday

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson have decided to extend Brexit trade talks until Sunday following an extensive in-person discussion in Brussels. The conversation occurred on Wednesday evening and concluded with the idea that the two entities must find common ground. The future

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07 Apr 2020

OODAcast – A Conversation with David Bray of the Atlantic Council Geotech Center (Part Two)

This is part two of our series with Dr. David Bray of the Atlantic Council’s Geotech Center. This second of two parts covers questions businesses should be asking about today’s global risk environment and approach to knowing what comes next. The session is full of important advice on how to survive and thrive in and after the current crisis.

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17 Feb 2020

Brexit: France warns UK of bitter trade negotiation

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned Britain to expect bitter trade negotiations following Britain’s exit from the European Union earlier this month. The Drian made it clear at a recent conference in Munich that Brussels would defend its best interests when talks over trade negotiations begin next month. He

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03 Feb 2020

U.K. Companies Brace for Bumps on Brexit Homestretch

The UK exited the European Union on Friday, leaving the country’s economic relationship with Europe unclear. After a three year spell of uncertainty regarding Brexit, with investment declining and economic growth slowing, executives are unsure over essential tariff and regulation laws. London and Brussels have agreed that their commercial relationship

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31 Jan 2020

Pompeo reassures Britain on US relations after Brexit

The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reassured Britain that the US would continue and enhance their relationship with the UK once they depart from the European Union today. Pompeo also stated that the US’s discontent with the British decision to allow Huawei to operate its 5G network within the

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30 Jan 2020

European Parliament Overwhelmingly Approves Brexit Divorce Deal

On Wednesday, lawmakers in the European Parliament voted in support of Brexit, a deal in which the UK will leave the European Union. This means that the country will depart from the bloc on Friday, fulfilling the outcome of a 2016 vote on EU membership. When the European Council approves

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23 Jan 2020

Brexit Divorce Deal Clears U.K. Parliament

As of Wednesday evening, the Brexit deal has passed through the UK Parliament. This confirms that the UK will leave the European Union at the end of the month. The deal only requires the signature of the Queen to become British law, after passing through both chambers of the parliamentary

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13 Dec 2019

Boris Johnson Secures a Convincing U.K. Election Win

In Thursday’s general election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a decisive majority, paving the way for the UK parliament to finalize a long-delayed split with the EU. Johnson, a Brexit proponent, achieved an overwhelming victory, securing a majority in Britain’s 650-seat House of Commons for his Conservative Party. This exhibits

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21 Jun 2018

UK releases Brexit residency rules for EU citizens

The UK has released plans for one of the most contentious elements of Brexit, the residency rules for EU citizens. The new system details the options for the over 3 million EU citizens currently residing in the country and promises to make an easy transition to residency under the new

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