and Karl Maier
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson finally got his divorce deal with the European Union, but it quickly hit a snag as his Northern Irish allies in Parliament said they wouldn’t support it. In Spain, Catalonia’s separatist president pledged a new push for independence during a week of violent street protests against jail terms given to leaders of a failed 2017 succession bid.
In Hong Kong, the legislature was interrupted as pro-democracy lawmakers shouted down Chief Executive Carrie Lam, a day after their protests forced her to deliver her annual policy address by video. These were among the topics of this week’s most compelling political images.