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UK Says No-Deal Brexit Could See 7,000-Truck Border Queues

LONDON—The British government says there could be lines of 7,000 trucks at the English Channel and two-day waits to get into France immediately after the UK makes its economic break from the European Union at the end of the year. Michael Gove, the minister in…

EU to UK: Stop Playing ‘Games’ With Brexit Trade Talks

BRUSSELS—The European Union is pleading with Britain to stop playing “games” as time is running out to clinch a free trade deal over the next month. The sides committed to a new meeting to discuss Britain’s plans to disregard part of the withdrawal agreement it…

New Lockdowns Could Lead Europe to Economic Depression

Commentary The rise in COVID-19 cases in countries such as France and Spain has increased the risk of new lockdowns. Governments should understand by now that shutting down the economy is highly inefficient and devastating for jobs and business solvency. However, as we’ve seen in…

France: EU Sanctions on Turkey an Option Over Gas Standoff

NICOSIA, Cyprus—France on Friday backed Cyprus’ calls for the European Union to consider imposing tougher sanctions on Turkey if the Turkish government won’t suspend its search for energy reserves in eastern Mediterranean waters where Cyprus and Greece claim exclusive economic rights. French Minister for European…

EU Must Diversify Trade Ties, Develop Own Value Chains: German Economy Minister

BERLIN—The European Union must diversify its trade relations, become less dependent on Asian suppliers in certain areas such as medical precursors, and develop its own value chains within the 27-member bloc, German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told Reuters. “The coronavirus pandemic has taught us that…

Boris Suggest Anti-Brexit Biden Does Not Understand EU Talks

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suggested U.S. presidential hopeful Joe Biden does not understand Britain’s negotiations with the European Union, after he intervened on Brexit on the EU’s side.  0…

U.S. Accuses Hezbollah Terrorists of Storing Explosive Chemicals in E.U.

The Hezbollah terrorist group has stored industrial chemicals that can be used to make explosives across several European countries, a senior U.S. State Department official said Thursday. The warning came as pressure resumed on Europe and elsewhere to impose bans on the Iran-backed Islamist organization.…

‘Anti-British’ Joe Biden Interferes in Brexit Talks, Takes EU’s Side

Joe Biden has waded into the Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union on the EU’s side, signalling that, as President, he would punish the British for not submitting to EU control over the British province of Northern Ireland.  0…

European disarray pushes Iran, Turkey into China camp

The surprise announcement in July that Iran was negotiating a wide-ranging, 25-year bilateral deal with China has rumbled through the capitals of the Middle East and the West for two months now. So vital does Iran consider this deal for its future strategy that no…

Sorry Donald, survey says Vlad is more trustworthy

One world leader, tends to tell a lot of lies — so much so, that US media outlets are now awarding him “Pinocchio” ratings for each speech he makes. The other world leader has a bad habit of serving a nasty cup of tea to…

EU Must Be More Decisive in Calling Out Beijing’s Human Rights Abuses: EU Chief

The European Union must call out the Chinese regime’s human rights abuses and must make decisions on sanctions more efficiently, The EU’s chief executive said on Wednesday. The European Commission, the EU’s executive body, will come forward with a proposal for a European Magnitsky Act,…

The Great British Humbling

“The cretinous stupidity of it!” snaps the tragic hero in Joseph Roth’s The Radetzky March as he faces up to his likely death in a duel over his wife’s honor. He did not want the fight and no longer loves his wife anyway, but the…

EU’s position in the US-China technology samba

The relationship of the European Union with big tech may become an important geopolitical theater in the next decade. And in terms of technology, the EU is beginning to forge a path that could allow it to play both sides of the US-China equation.   On…

Pro-EU Ex-PMs Blair and Major Attack Boris over Brexit Plan

LONDON (AP) — Two former British prime ministers who played crucial roles in bringing peace to Northern Ireland joined forces Sunday to urge lawmakers to reject government plans to override the Brexit deal with the European Union, arguing that it imperils that peace and damages…

Greeks Strengthen Military Amid Increased Turkish Aggression

ATHENS, Greece (AP) – Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is preparing to outline Saturday the details of a program to boost Greece’s defence capabilities, amid heightened tensions with neighbouring Turkey over rights to resources in the eastern Mediterranean. 0…

EU and China to talk trade as tensions mount

EU leaders are due to hold video talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday hoping to make progress on trade and investment, even as tensions mount between Beijing and the West over Hong Kong and the treatment of minority Uighurs. The virtual meeting between…

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