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What Is the Northern Ireland Protocol That Britain and the E.U. Are Squabbling Over?

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — For months, a battle over the status of Northern Ireland has been the thorniest legacy of Brexit, even sparking a conflict known as the “sausage wars.” Now, Britain has upped the ante by demanding that post-Brexit......

Britain to push need for ‘significant change’ in Northern Ireland protocol

Reuters
A ‘No Hard Border’ poster is seen below a road sign on the Irish side of the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland near Bridgend, Ireland October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) – Britain will tell the European Union again next week that “significant change” to......

Britain deploys its army to deliver fuel as panic buying and shortages continue

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here British army personnel at the BP fuel terminal in Hemel Hempstead, U.K., on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. Chris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — British soldiers have begun delivering fuel in the U.K., as panic buying of gasoline......

India retaliates against Britain by requiring U.K. visitors to quarantine.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here India said on Friday that it would require visitors from Britain to quarantine regardless of their vaccination status — a retaliatory measure after weeks of talks to reverse a similar move by Britain appeared deadlocked. The British government......

Gas Shortages Awaken Britain to Some Crucial Workers: Truck Drivers

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — For more than three decades David Carden drove across England’s Midlands, transporting tens of thousands of liters of fuel from holding tanks to service stations. The flammable liquid made it a dangerous job requiring skill and......

Britain puts military on standby as panic buying leaves pumps dry

Reuters
Army tanker drivers to be deployed if needed Trucker shortage has hit supply chains Britain says will extend some HGV licences Industry says hopes situation will stabilise LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – Britain put the army on standby to deliver fuel from Tuesday after an acute shortage of truckers triggered......

China condemns Britain for Taiwan Strait warship mission

Reuters
Officers of the Indonesian Navy greet the crew of the visiting British Royal Navy ship HMS Richmond docked at Tanjung Priok harbour in Jakarta May 22, 2011. REUTERS/Supri/Files BEIJING, Sept 27 (Reuters) – China strongly condemned Britain on Monday for sailing awarship through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, saying it was......

Britain expected to ease visa rules as truck driver shortage bites

Reuters
LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Britain is expected to announce plans to issue temporary work visas to truck drivers to ease an acute labour shortage that has led to fuel rationing at hundreds of gas stations and long queues to fill up – with pumps running dry in some places.......

Britain has 10 days to save Christmas, retail sector says

Reuters
Retail industry warns of significant disruption Queues form at some petrol stations – Reuters reporters Britain to boost HGV driver testing British ministers to meet on easing rules Hauliers: there is no quick fix LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) – Britain’s retail industry warned the government on Friday that unless it......

Britain tells its food industry to prepare for CO2 price shock

Reuters
CO2 prices will rise sharply, minister says UK pays fertiliser maker CF to reopen plants Poultry plants would have closed, Britain says Iceland says 3-week deal will not save Christmas Poultry industry says turkey production will still fall LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Britain warned its food producers on Wednesday......

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