Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations discuss global trade woes on the second day of their annual summit on Sunday, likely laying bare a yawning divide between US President Donald Trump and his Western allies.
The newly-elected top European Union (EU) leaders who take office on Nov.1 are no more likely to adopt and implement region-friendly policies than their predecessors were.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson failed to convince EU leaders on Monday he has a serious plan for a Brexit deal, then ducked out of a planned news conference under a chorus of abuse from protesters.
Brexit has felt a little like Meghan and Harry’s decision to stay linked to the Royal Family but “financially independent” of it. It has been hard to imagine what the new order will look like, but it’s obvious that getting there will be messy.
Johnson had previously said he would rather be "dead in a ditch" than ask for any extension to the Oct. 31 deadline.
About 200-300 pro-European Union supporters were mocked by pro-Brexit supporters as they walked from Downing Street to the office of the European Commission in London. Police formed a line to keep the two groups apart.
The historic legislative act — the last for the 72 remaining British MEPs who will leave afterwards — will allow Brexit to officially take effect on Friday at 2300 GMT, midnight for most of continental Europe and 11pm in Britain.
The new proposals reduce the proportion of straight-out grants in the rescue package and raise the proportion of loans that will need to be paid back, in an apparent nod to a group of "frugal” nations led by the Netherlands, the diplomat said.
Acrimonious European Union talks over an unprecedented $2.1 trillion (1.85 trillion euro) EU budget and coronavirus recovery fund entered a third day on Sunday.