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Big Brexit day in Brussels for May

  • UK Prime Minister Theresa May will meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels on Monday in what could be a “make-or-break” session. With the December Brexit deadlines set by the EU-27 now dominating UK politics, May is seeking desperately to break the negotiating logjam...

Despite German setback, EU has new spring in its step

  • European leaders met on Friday at a key summit of presidents and prime ministers. While the collapse of German coalition talks, Brexit and Catalan political unrest in Spain formed the backdrop to the meeting, EU politicians have a new spring in their step as the overall political and economic...

Why Beijing and Moscow are close and getting closer

  • Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev arrived in China on Monday for a three-day visit and talks with President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. The visit, just before US President Donald Trump’s trip to Asia and following last week’s significant Chinese Communist Party congress, underlines...

Brexit means UK deals more, not less, with EU

  • The European Council of presidents and prime ministers concludes on Friday its latest summit, with UK Prime Minister Theresa May on the Brexit back foot. Despite a recent diplomatic charm offensive in Brussels, she is little closer to unlocking the second phase of EU exit talks, which will see...

16 years after US invasion, Afghanistan at a crossroads

  • Sixteen years after the US-led invasion, and the beginning of America’s longest war, Afghanistan stands at a critical crossroads. While fragile gains have been made since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, the nation still faces a daunting array of economic, security, and political risks. ...