Brexit showdown looks to intensify

German parties tap possibility of 'traffic light' coalition government Labor shortage may mean 100,000 UK pigs culled Bloc's leaders divided on independent defense force in the wake of subs row UK looks to cash in on student influx Europe's decision on vaccine boosters criticized UK struggles with shortages as it shakes off virus Scotland sure to leave the UK says Sturgeon More UK energy companies likely to fail due to sharp rise in wholesale prices EU divided over defense force plan EU-UK talks help ease tensions over Gibraltar Brexit showdown looks to intensify Nord Stream 2 to secure all certification before operation Europe's third-dose decision is criticized Abdulrazak Gurnah wins Nobel Prize in Literature NATO expels 8 'undeclared Russian intelligence officers' Craft artists in London as annual craft week returns WHO and UN announce new strategy to meet COVID vaccination targets British consumers warned of huge energy price rises Merkel pays farewell visit to Rome, meets PM Draghi