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British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (left) and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen shake hands after a news conference at Windsor Guildhall, Windsor, England, Monday. The U.K. and the European Union ended years of wrangling, sealing a deal to resolve a dispute over Northern Ireland. Dan Kitwood/AP hide caption

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Why Brexit's back in the news: Britain and the EU struck a Northern Ireland trade deal

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (left) and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak meet Ukrainian troops being trained to operate Challenger 2 tanks at a military facility in Lulworth, Dorset, England, on Wednesday. Andrew Matthews/Pool via AP hide caption

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Why Zelenskyy visited the U.K. nearly 1 year into Russia's war on Ukraine

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British nurses picket outside St. Thomas' Hospital in London on Thursday. The nurses' union is asking for a 19% pay raise. Nurses, as well as postal workers, rail workers and some airport immigration officers, are staging walkouts over the holiday season. They are asking for pay increases as the U.K. faces nearly 11% inflation. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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Britain is seeing a wave of strikes as nurses, postal workers and others walk out

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Rishi Sunak waves outside the door to No. 10 Downing Street on Tuesday after delivering his first speech as prime minister. Daniel Leal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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