UK's Labour Party is facing allegations that anti-Semitism was allowed to fester under the 2015-2019 leadership of former leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and UK Trade Minister Liz Truss sign agreement in Tokyo, which is touted to boost trade between the two countries by $19.5 billion.
British PM Boris Johnson earlier said the EU has refused to negotiate seriously for an agreement on the future relationship between Brussels and London.
With both sides digging in their heels as another deadline passed Thursday, the EU and Britain demanded concessions from one another in talks on a basic trade deal that would soften the economic blow of the coronavirus pandemic for all.
EU chief Ursula von der Leyen will hold video talks with Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson as they seek a breakthrough in post-Brexit trade negotiations after the EU launched legal action
The move underscores worsening relations with Britain. Both sides are trying to forge a rudimentary free trade agreement before the end of the year but the fight over a controversial UK Internal Market bill has soured relations this month.
Several of Johnson's own Conservative MPs express alarm about breaking international law, while every living former prime minister of Britain also warned of the risk to Britain's global reputation.
Former British leaders have joined those slamming PM Johnson's government for trying to rewrite the Brexit withdrawal treaty.
Prospects of a trade deal between Britain and the European Union look to be dimming.
The warnings came as the UK government published legislation that it admits breaks international law.
A staunch Eurosceptic and Atlanticist, Fox is one of eight nominees to replace outgoing director general Roberto Azevedo.
The two nations hope to clinch a deal before Britain's transition out of the European Union concludes at the year end, to avoid any gaps in bilateral trade arrangements.
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