The second extension to the Brexit deadline agreed by EU leaders makes it likely that we will never leave the EU. There are two questions about the new deadline of 31 October.
Brexit is a black hole. For the past three years, it has been swallowing up politicians’ attention, parliament’s time, public money and the bulk of the news agenda. And it’s far from over.
Elections can be energising, they can be bruising, and over the past few years the public have been to the ballot box far more often than expected.
This week, we have seen protesters led by activist group Extinction Rebellion cause disruption to London commuters as they try to wake everyone up to the fact that climate change is happening and that we’d probably better do something about it before we all drown with our eyeballs on fire.
If Boris Johnson becomes Britain’s next prime minister, as seems likely, there will be two “Anglo” clowns on the world stage. The US’ Donald Trump being the first to appear.
BERLIN: Dutch central bank Governor Klaas Knot expects the eurozone economy to recover speed in the second half after a sluggish start to the year, but in an interview with Handelsblatt the noted hawk was distinctly dovish on long-term interest rates. Knot, one of the most prominent hawks on the European Central Bank’s rate-setting committee told the German paper
The European Union (EU) signed a landmark free trade deal with Vietnam on Sunday, the first of its kind with a developing country in Asia, paving the way for tariff reductions on 99% of goods between the trading bloc and Southeast Asian country.
European firms are “caught in the crossfire” of the US-China trade war and fewer are optimistic about their future in the world’s second-largest economy, a business survey showed on Monday.
The US special representative for Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, will meet with Chinese, Russian and European Union diplomats on Afghanistan on Thursday as he tries to forge a peace deal with the Taliban to bring an end to America’s longest war.