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Ireland expresses ‘frustration’ at Brexit deal delay

AFP | Ireland's deputy prime minister expressed annoyance on Monday at Britain's continued failure to ratify a deal on its orderly withdrawal from the European...

New-look Burberry tops the bill at London Fashion Week

AFP | After New York, the fashion world descends on London Friday for more than 80 catwalk shows over five days -- just weeks before...

Brexit and its fallout effects

Asif Haroon Raja | On June 23, 2016, the majority of the British citizens voted in favor of Brexit believing that migrants are eating away...

Support for US Iran policy out of left field: China dramatically...

Dr James M Dorsey | China has dramatically reduced its trade with Iran in line with US sanctions, raising questions whether Iran will remain committed to...

Brexit deal not open to renegotiation: EU leaders

AFP | European leaders moved quickly Tuesday to reject an attempt by Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May to re-open talks on the Brexit divorce deal,...

Hard, soft and Brino: The Brexit glossary

AFP | Britain's long goodbye to the European Union often seems to be spoken in unintelligible code. Most know the process as Brexit a child...

Brexit: What is the Irish backstop?

AFP | How to keep the Irish border free-flowing has proved to be the toughest issue to resolve in negotiating Britain's exit from the European...

10,000 ‘red scarf’ protesters march against ‘yellow vest’ violence

AFP | More than 10,000 people wearing red scarves marched through Paris on Sunday in protest at "yellow vest" violence during the anti-government demos that...

France tells firms to look beyond Brexit Britain

AFP | The French government on Friday urged companies to start planning in earnest for Britain to crash out of the European Union without a...

Asian markets boosted by fresh China-US trade hopes

AFP | Asian markets rallied Friday as another broadly positive week drew to a close, with investors cheered by a report that the US was...

Brexit deadline could be pushed back on UK request: French minister

AFP | The European Union could push back the looming March 29 Brexit deadline if London made such a request, France's Europe Minister Nathalie Loiseau...

British PM faces confidence vote after Brexit humiliation

AFP | Prime Minister Theresa May will on Wednesday face a confidence vote after MPs overwhelmingly rejected her deal to leave the European Union, leaving...

Erdogan, Trump consider creating security zone in Syria

AFP | Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US counterpart Donald Trump mooted Monday the creation of a "security zone" in northern Syria as tensions...

Brexit in dates: From leave shock to parliament’s historic vote

AFP | From the shock Brexit referendum result to Tuesday's momentous vote on Theresa May's unpopular divorce deal with the European Union, here are the...

UK on knife edge as Parliament debates May’s Brexit deal

AFP | MPs will on Wednesday begin five days of debate ahead of a historic vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal, which faces...

What next for Brexit? Three main scenarios

AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a dwindling number of options over Brexit ahead of a crucial vote in parliament later this month...

UK universities would take ‘decades’ to recover from no-deal Brexit, leaders...

AFP | British university leaders warned on Friday that leaving the European Union without an official deal would be "one of the biggest threats our...

London’s Gatwick airport sold to French Vinci conglomerate

AFP | French conglomerate Vinci said Thursday it had bought control of Gatwick airport, Britain's second-busiest, for nearly three billion pounds only months before Brexit....

JS bank to continue investing in climate centric initiatives after COP24

News Desk | The 24th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) conference (COP24) concluded earlier this week in Katowice, Poland. Parties to the...

US accepts Assad staying in Syria — but won’t give aid

AFP | The United States said Monday it was no longer seeking to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but renewed warnings it would not fund...

Oceans of garbage prompt war on plastics

AFP | Faced with images of turtles smothered by plastic bags, beaches carpeted with garbage and islands of trash floating in the oceans, environmentalists say...

US sanctions are ‘economic terrorism’: Rouhani

AFP | Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said US sanctions were "economic terrorism", as he sought to foster a united front from visiting regional officials on...

Asian markets mixed as Trump threatens to ramp up trade war

AFP | Asian markets were mixed Tuesday as dealers focused on crunch G20 talks between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, with the US president warning...

Khashoggi affair: Will Erdogan be meeting MBS?

AFP | Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan could meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina...

British PM using Brexit for political survival

AFP | Lurching from crisis to crisis and fending off coup plots while navigating Britain's most important peacetime negotiations, Theresa May has defied the odds...

US Treaty pullout: EU urges talks to “preserve” nuclear treaty

AFP | The European Commission on Monday urged the United States and Russia to pursue talks to preserve a nuclear weapons treaty after President Donald...

US sanctions key Iranian paramilitary force

AFP | The US Treasury Department slapped sanctions Tuesday on an Iranian paramilitary group along with a network of businesses that were providing it financing,...

#NoTimeToSleep: Play shows problems of Death Penalty convicts

AFP | How does a condemned person feel in the 24 hours before execution? In Pakistan, one of the world's top executioners, an unprecedented artistic...

UK says differences remain, as hopes rise of Brexit breakthrough

AFP | Britain warned Monday there were still "big issues" to resolve in Brexit negotiations with the European Union, even as hopes grow in Brussels...

Rifts between “Middle East Allies” rising – James M. Dorsey

James M. Dorsey | A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn, and Tumblr. Three recent developments lay bare the fragility...

US-EU rift cracks wide open over Iran sanctions

AFP | Tensions between the United States and the European Union over Iran soared into the open Tuesday after the Europeans announced plans for a...

Anti-Brexit campaigner seeks to ‘end the chaos’

AFP | Leading anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller launched an information campaign Friday to help "end the chaos" surrounding Britain's looming departure from the European Union....

After Canada-Saudi row, West confronts risk of speaking up

AFP | Saudi Arabia's diplomatic brawl with Canada has exposed what Western officials call "new red lines" in their engagement with the oil-rich kingdom, deterring nations...

Massive corruption scandal rocks Belarus healthcare

AFP | A massive corruption scandal has rocked the health service of ex-Soviet Belarus, leading even officials in the country dubbed "Europe's last dictatorship" to...

France adopts law on asylum, immigration

AFP | France's parliament Wednesday signed into law a controversial asylum and immigration bill -- despite opposition on the left which decried an effort to...

Trump, Italy’s Conte cement populist front

AFP | US President Donald Trump traded smiles, handshakes and compliments with Italy's populist leader Giuseppe Conte Monday, as the two rightists presented a united...

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