A sculpture showing the Euro currency in front of ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany. Reuters
The 28 EU leaders are trying to agree on who will steer the bloc over the coming years through the looming challenges of Brexit and the rise of populist parties in Europe.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “climate cabinet” meets Wednesday to discuss combatting global warming as her government struggles to convince voters it is willing and able to address the crisis.
Britain is a leading member — of Nato. It is something Tory MPs never forget and avidly support. Nato is a multi-national organisation where each country gives up part of its sovereignty to provide security for all. It was created in 1949 with a single purpose — to prevent Russia, then in the form of the Soviet
Europe's biggest bank said it had been hit by falling interest rates disruption caused by the coronavirus and political tensions between the US and China.
Brent crude futures slid 27 cents, or 0.6%, to $43.25 a barrel by 0642 GMT. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were down 34 cents, or 0.8%, at $39.93.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index were up 0.1% at 0714 GMT, with technology, automakers and oil & gas firms leading the gains.