Brexit deal: EU may threaten ‘to block’ City’s access to its markets

Croatias prime minister, Andrej Plenkovi, hinted at move to ensure level playing field The EU will be unashamedly political and block the City of Londons access to European markets if Boris Johnson tries to exempt the UK from its laws. Croatias prime minister, Andrej Plenkovi, whose country is taking over the presidency of the EU, […]

‘Immature’ No 10 briefings trigger another day of Brexit trouble

Blame game row as Downing Street turns fire on Leo Varadkar and Angela Merkel The first sign of trouble was in the dawn news bulletins. In a condemned on the airwaves as desperate and something to make the government ashamed by the recently departed cabinet minister Amber Rudd, Boris Johnson was on the phone to […]

Mike Pence backs Boris Johnson over Brexit in awkward Dublin visit

US vice-president urges taoiseach and EU to negotiate with UK in good faith The US vice-president and the taoiseach have clashed over Brexit, with Mike Pence urging Leo Varadkar and the EU to work with Boris Johnson to protect the United Kingdoms sovereignty and limit trade chaos. Pence also asked Varadkar to support the US […]

Brussels greets Boris Johnson victory by rejecting Brexit plans

EU restates opposition as Ursula von der Leyen warns of challenging times ahead Boris Johnsons Conservative leader has been greeted in Brussels with a rejection of the incoming British prime ministers Brexit demands and an ominous warning by the newly appointed European commission president about the challenging times ahead. Ursula von der Leyen, who will […]

Britain deploys new fighter jet for first time in a mission against ISIS

(CNN)Britain has successfully completed the first operational mission of its most advanced fighter jet — the Lockheed Martin Lightning F-35B. The sorties formed part of the UK’s contribution to the global coalition against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, though the jets did not carry out any strikes. According to the RAF website, the fifth-generation combat […]

Romania protests: Thousands rally against government for second night

(CNN)Tens of thousands of Romanians flooded the capital Bucharest on Saturday for a second night of anti-government protests, a day after violent clashes injured more than 400 people. In a statement issued Friday night, Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis condemned the “brutal intervention of the Gendarmerie,” saying their actions were “strongly disproportionate with the demonstrations of […]

Ireland becomes world’s first country to divest from fossil fuels

Bill passed by parliament means more than 300m shares in coal, oil, peat and gas will be sold as soon as practicable The Republic of Ireland will become the worlds first country to sell off its investments in fossil fuel companies, after a bill was passed with all-party support in the lower house of parliament. […]