The leading women in European parliaments

While some are in mostly ceremonial roles (as in Croatia), others are powerful and respected leaders (as in Germany)

Greta Thunberg slams climate change inaction

Young activist tells WEF gathering that very little has been done to deal with the crisis

Donald Trump dismisses climate ‘prophets of doom’ at Davos

Trump's scathing assessment follows appeals by Greta Thunberg and Swiss president's emotional appeal to save the ailing planet

World War 2 bomb to be detonated in Cologne

The controlled explosion will cause severe disruptions to road, rail and river traffic

Hard-left unions cut power in French pension protests

Power was cut for 90 minutes to world’s largest wholesale fresh food market by the energy branch of union CGT

Boris Johnson sets out stall for deeper trade ties at UK-Africa summit

The UK's leader wants Britain to be Africa's 'investment partner of choice'

Macron introduces more measures to encourage tech start-ups to ‘Choose France’

The French president has tried to lure more investors to his country since he was economy minister in 2014

New Greek ministry will make it harder to hide femicide

In the four years to 2018, violent attacks in Greece have risen 34.4%, with 66% of the victims being women

Christine Lagarde will ask ECB to question 17-year old inflation goal

The new ECB president wants to listen to citizens, so the bank is ‘not just preaching the gospel that we think we master’

Why Boris Johnson is not in Davos

Suspicions that Johnson might use his House of Commons majority to sever ties with Brexit hard-liners in his party and deliver a soft divorce appear to have ...

Foreign powers back Libya ceasefire as commander’s forces choke oil flows

Oil pipeline blockage threatens the north African country's oil output

Davos 2020: Global business and investing at ‘tipping point’

Some strategists are telling clients to brace for a 'ground-breaking peak decade' that will disrupt business and investing.

UK chancellor Sajid Javid signals further economic shift from EU

The UK government is speeding up plans for trade negotiations with the US, according to a report

Why Russia’s new prime minister is no place holder

The appointment of Mikhail Mishustin highlights the Putin system’s fundamental paradox — an antiquated, deeply corrupt model that values technocratic brilliance

EU will go to the WTO if China-US deal distorts markets

The EU says it was assured by the Chinese that the deal would ‘in absolutely no way’ affect European businesses

Ukraine asks FBI for help in Burisma hack and illegal surveillance

Ukraine is also concerned about surveillance of US ambassador to Kiev Marie Yovanovitch after recent revelations by Lev Parnas

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