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Boris Johnson’s not-so-grand tour

LONDON — Boris Johnson is heading to Europe, but his officials are heading out. The U.K. prime minister will touch down in Berlin on Wednesday for talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as part of his pledge to work with “energy and determination” to reach an agreement with the European Union before the Brexit date…

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Merkel: No need to reopen Brexit deal to tackle Irish border

German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Iceland | Halldor Kolbeins/AFP via Getty Images Merkel: No need to reopen Brexit deal to tackle Irish border ‘It’s a question of the future relationship,’ German chancellor says. By Emma Anderson 8/20/19, 6:29 PM CET Updated 8/20/19, 6:40 PM CET The EU will consider “practical” solutions for the Irish border…

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EU rejects Boris Johnson’s Brexit backstop plan

Donald Tusk said on Twitter that the backstop is an insurance to avoid a hard border | Sebastien St-Jean/AFP via Getty Images EU rejects Boris Johnson’s Brexit backstop plan Commission task force describes UK letter as ‘misleading’ and ‘inaccurate.’ By Paul Dallison, Maïa de La Baume and Lili Bayer 8/20/19, 12:42 PM CET Updated 8/20/19,…

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Boris Johnson appeals directly to Donald Tusk to scrap Brexit backstop

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson | ulian Simmonds/WPA Pool via Getty Images Boris Johnson appeals directly to Donald Tusk to scrap Brexit backstop British prime minister attempts to open negotiations with the EU. By Emilio Casalicchio 8/19/19, 10:57 PM CET Updated 8/20/19, 1:03 AM CET LONDON — Boris Johnson appealed to European Council President Donald…

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Boris Johnson insists free movement ’will end’ October 31

The new prime minister’s tough stance has big implications for a host of industries | Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP via Getty Images Boris Johnson insists free movement ’will end’ October 31 Critics say government not prepared to implement new immigration system in less than three months. By Annabelle Dickson 8/19/19, 5:09 PM CET Updated 8/19/19, 5:20 PM…