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Why 2020 underlines UN’s enduring relevance 

  • The United Nations building in New York, U.S., September 24, 2018. (Reuters) The UN is making final preparations for the forthcoming September celebrations of its 75th birthday. While the international body is much criticized, this landmark anniversary shows that it continue...
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Surging Scottish support for independence threatens UK union

  • While the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and Brexit are top of mind for UK policymakers, another interrelated political and economic earthquake may be on the horizon. Support for Scottish independence is surging and the UK is facing into perhaps the biggest ever threat to its long-standing terr...
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Europe sets out big goals for year ahead

  • European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gives her first State of the Union address, Brussels, Belgium, September 16, 2020. (Reuters) Ursula von der Leyen gave her first “state of the union” address as European Commission president on Wednesday. Nine months into her new...
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Securing a Brexit breakthrough only half the battle

  • UK PM Boris Johnson meets European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen at 10 Downing Street, London, Britain, January 8, 2020. (Reuters) A new, potentially final, round of Brexit talks start on Monday, with a breakthrough still proving elusive. However, even if a deal is ag...
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Foreign policy to the fore at EU summit

  • U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis at Souda Bay, Crete, Greece, September 29, 2020. (Reuters) While the coronavirus disease pandemic remains the big focus in Europe, attention this week has also turned to foreign policy. Not only is U...
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British premier plans for post-Brexit ‘Global Britain’

  • Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a news conference on the novel coronavirus, London, Britain, March 3, 2020. (Reuters) With the EU-UK Brexit talks finally coming to a head, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning a big year for UK foreign policy. Stung by cr...
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Perfect winter storm puts UK at risk of post-Brexit meltdown

  • The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives at St Pancras station ahead of Brexit negotiations, London, Britain, Nov. 27, 2020. (Reuters) New OECD data on Tuesday showed that the UK has been hit hardest by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, economically speaki...
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Will ‘Little England’ or ‘Global Britain’ prevail in 2021?

  • Whether “Global Britain” or “Little England” becomes the more powerful political narrative across the UK post-Brexit will help define the country’s politics in 2021 and beyond. There were diverse and sometimes divergent views expressed by people voting to exit the EU. Some more isolationist l...
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How the US could lead a carbon revolution

  • While Joe Biden’s first 100 days will be driven by tackling the coronavirus crisis, his long-term presidential legacy is as likely to be shaped by climate change. That is why one of his first acts as president was an executive order to restore the US to the Paris climate change treaty.  ...
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Are the wheels coming off  the Brexit train?

  • With the UK Parliament heading into another big week of Brexit votes, fears are growing in Brussels about the slow pace of exit negotiations with London;  so much so that there is growing speculation within the EU 27 about whether the UK’s formal leaving date may be postponed from Mar...
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