Straining to hold back tears, their once-white helmets and overalls smeared with dust, seven miners in Germany held the symbolic last chunk of “black gold” hauled up from 1,000 meters below. Germany closed its last black coal mine on Friday, paying an emotional tribute to a 200-year-old industry that once fuelled the country’s economic growth but lost out to foreign competitors.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Buenos Aires, Argentina and discussed ways to strengthen the India-EU relat... read more
The withdrawal treaty itself is all but final, and preparations are under way for Sunday’s summit to sign it, but there remains the matter of the parallel 20-page political declaration on future relations. read more
Neither side has much wiggle room left to polish the withdrawal treaty nor the political declaration on future relations that goes alongside it, but May must show that she has left nothing on the table if she is to convince British MPs to ratify the... read more
The European Union proposed steps to compel social media websites to remove “terrorist” propaganda within an hour of receiving the order. If they do not, companies such as Facebook and Twitter will risk massive fines. read more
Germany’s economy minister described the agreement, which means the US will not follow through with a threat to impose tariffs on autos that would hurt the dominant German car industry, as a breakthrough. read more
Both the EU and Japan have been hit with new US tariffs despite their longstanding alliances with Washington. Juncker said the deal sent a message that “trade is about more than tariffs and barriers, it is about values”. read more
Darth Vader and Chewbacca take a boat trip to the Skelligs where the first ever Star Wars festival is taking place in Portmagee, Ireland. Skellig Michael island was used extensively in Episode VII and Episode VIII of the popular science fiction saga.
Speaking to the European Parliament, where he had endorsed a statement on Tuesday by European Council President Donald Tusk that Britain would be welcome to remain Juncker said he accepted a share of responsibility for the British referendum vote in... read more
European Union President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday that the bloc’s “hearts are still open” to Britain if it changes its mind about leaving, in a fresh suggestion that Brexit could be reversed read more
The EU Commission said on Friday that Brexit talks should move on to trade talks as “sufficient progress” had been made on the first stage covering divorce issues, following talks between British Prime Minister Theresa May and Commission chief Jean-Claude... read more
After intensive negotiations in recent days, Britain made a clear commitment to keep economic rules on both sides of the new UK-EU land border across Ireland similar enough to allow no frontier. read more
Prime Minister Theresa May, accompanied by the Brexit Secretary David Davis, will meet European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker, with Downing Street saying ‘plenty of discussions’ lie ahead. read more