Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson
Leaders of the European Union have approved a plan for the United Kingdom to leave the EU. The U.K.'s parliament must still vote on the Brexit deal.
Officials from the United Kingdom and the European Union on Thursday approved a draft agreement on their future relationship — for when the U.K. leaves at the end of March 2020.
Merkel had told her party she won't run for re-election as its chairwoman. Her decision comes after the CDU suffered heavy losses in regional elections. She's held the chancellor post for 18 years.