Labour is finally backing a second referendum. Is it too little, too late?

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The unions have cornered Jeremy Corbyn into agreeing to a second Brexit vote. But, as ever, it’s not that simple. The question is whether Corbyn has left it too late to get the credit for belatedly and begrudgingly doing what … Read More

Christine Lagarde among those to take top EU jobs after marathon summit

Christine Lagarde has been proposed for the presidency of the European Central Bank ( AFP/Getty Images ) European Union leaders have agreed on who should next fill the bloc’s top positions following a marathon summit. European Council President Donald Tusk announced … Read More

EU heads back Germany’s von der Leyen to be new Commission president

The European Union’s leaders have thrown their weight behind German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen to become the new president of the European Commission, a development that came after a marathon of contentious talks that saw Europe’s political heavyweights abandon the … Read More

Europe’s historic heat wave crushed more records this weekend, but it’s finally easing

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Eight countries saw their highest June temperatures in recorded history People play as they bathe in a fountain in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Friday. (Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP/Getty Images) The second pulse of a historic heat wave scorched … Read More

What is the EU-Iran payment vehicle INSTEX?

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The special purpose vehicle INSTEX aims to facilitate trade between the EU and Iran to get around US sanctions. DW examines how it will work, the players and its possible impact. Germany, France, and Britain have launched an EU-backed system … Read More

EU mechanism for trade with Iran ‘now operational’

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The EU has created a mechanism that will allow European countries to trade with Iran despite US sanctions. The move is an attempt to show goodwill toward Iran and keep it in the 2015 nuclear deal. The European Union announced … Read More

Remainer demands Britain ‘immediately’ leaves EU as he pledges support to Brexit Party

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A REMAIN voter has demanded Britain “immediately” leaves the European Union as he ridiculed the Labour Party for “ignoring” constituents in the party’s heartlands. Lee from Cardiff, a self-titled “reluctant Remainer”, said he will now be supporting the Brexit Party because the … Read More

Boris Johnson takes lead in race for British prime minister

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Boris Johnson is the front-runner to replace Theresa May as British prime minister. File Photo by Heinz Ruckemann/UPI | License Photo June 13 (UPI) — British politician Boris Johnson took a big step toward succeeding Theresa May as prime minister, winning the first … Read More

‘Delay means defeat,’ says defiant Boris Johnson as he insists he’ll take Britain of the EU on October 31 – deal or no deal

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Former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who is running to succeed Theresa May as Prime Minister. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Conservative Politician Boris Johnson, favourite to succeed Theresa May as Prime Minister of the UK, will tomorrow commit to taking Britain out … Read More

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