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UK threatens to tear up key part of Brexit deal over Northern Irish tensions

LONDON — The British government threatened on Tuesday to tear up a major part of its Brexit divorce deal with the European Union, saying it was causing political paralysis in Northern Ireland.

In a move that risks fueling a trade war with the EU, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said on Tuesday the government plans in the coming weeks to introduce legislation allowing it to unilaterally change the terms of a deal concluded in 2019 with its European counterparts which governs the movement of goods between Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, and the rest of the United Kingdom


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