EU pushes for October Brexit agreement, but threatens no deal

Theresa May stands by ‘Chequers’ proposals for trade with the bloc that will also resolve issues on the border of Northern Ireland

Second referendum possible if legislators reject Theresa May’s plan

May is struggling to win support at home and in Brussels for her exit plan

Debt-laden San Marino weighs seeking IMF lifeline

The tiny European state may seek about €300m and start issuing bonds after failing to recover from the global financial crisis a decade ago

Berlin seeks to curb Chinese takeovers

Chinese proposals account for 40% of the 165 reviews of foreign takeover plans in the past three years

Pound spikes as inflation in UK hits half-year high

Britian’s Office for National Statistics also says British house prices rose at the weakest annual rate in nearly five years

EU to probe Amazon’s use of merchant data

The probe comes as the world’s largest online retailer faces calls for more regulatory intervention and even its potential break-up

EU warns Britain it must ‘rework’ Brexit plans

The Irish border and future economic relationship remain key sticking points, says EU council leader Donald Tusk

Downing of Russian military plane part of a chain of tragic events, says Putin

Remarks defuse threats from Russian defence ministry to retaliate over Syrian air disaster

EU publishes WTO reform ideas to keep US on board

The European Commission’s proposals seek to tackle US concerns regarding the World Trade Organisation almost line by line

EU must speed up banking union or risk falling behind the US and Asia

Deutsche’s Sewing calls for united capital markets but ECB head Mario Draghi counters that institutions should clear up bad loans and shrink their ...

Watchdog warns Britain is breaking antislavery law by jailing human trafficking victims

Prison Reform Trust warns women are often jailed despite being recognised as trafficking victims

After dismal 2017, French winemakers celebrate ‘incredible 2018’

Besides winning the World Cup, France is also one of the big winners in the global harvest sweepstakes this year as a dry and sunny summer promises an ...

Communist Party supporters protest at ‘rigging’ in key Russian election

Kremlin-backed United Russia incumbent Andrei Tarasenko’s narrow win sparks an outcry in Vladivostok amid growing discontent

Britain’s economy will contract without a Brexit deal, IMF warns

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond says after talks with International Monetary Fund boss Christine Lagarde that London must heed the ‘clear ...

London mayor Sadiq Khan calls for second Brexit referendum

The talks are ‘mired in confusion and deadlock’ and are leading the country down a damaging path, says Khan

French senate warned against abuse of power after violent bodyguard scandal

Former bodyguard Alexandre Benalla must now face a senate inquiry on September 19 for beating a protester

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