The devil is in the details, but EU leaders this week will wrangle a deal which might be a starter’s pistol for Brussels to fall on its sword.
In Brussels, EU Council President Charles Michel and Commission leader Ursula von der Leyen are due to sketch out the first steps as a bloc of 27, rather than 28. UK PM Boris Johnson will meet his Cabinet in the pro-Brexit town of Sunderland.
Britain's divorce from the EU is the natural culmination of a long and uneasy membership.
The "Operation Yellowhammer" worst-case assumptions published on Wednesday were prepared on August 2, nine days after Boris Johnson became prime minister, and form the basis of its no-deal planning.
The 328 to 301 vote, made possible by fellow Conservatives who turned their back on Johnson's pleas, cleared the way for Johnson's opponents to introduce a bill that seeks to prevent Britain from leaving the European Union without a deal October 31.
Anti-Brexit protesters gathered outside Britain's parliament chanting slogans condemning Prime Minister Boris Johnson after his request to suspend parliament was approved by the Queen.
Von der Leyen will address the 751-member European Parliament at 0700 GMT, to be followed by a debate and a secret ballot at 1600 GMT.
The Identity and Democracy Party, formerly known as the Europe of Nations and Freedom Party, becomes the assembly's fifth-biggest bloc, immediately after the Greens.
An arch Eurosceptic who promises to liberate the UK from the EU with Brexit, Nigel Farage has managed to upend the British political establishment, but who is this chain-smoking, beer-drinking everyman?
With the appointment of the next European Commission president in the balance, the centrist bloc will need to find a new coalition partner.
The Dutch party and movement Denk is making its debut in the European Parliament elections with an inclusive agenda of fair distribution of refugees, an anti-racism tax law and countering Euroscepticism.
Activists in an affluent German region have been fighting misinformation propagated by national far-right groups to help voters make an informed decision in the ongoing European Union elections.
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