Boris Johnson's not-so-grand tour

BORIS JOHNSON'S NOT-SO-GRAND TOUR

LONDON - Boris Johnson is heading to Europe, but his officials are heading out. The U.K. prime minister will touch down in Berlin on...

Trump postpones visit after Denmark rejects Greenland sale

TRUMP POSTPONES VISIT AFTER DENMARK REJECTS GREENLAND SALE

President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that he was postponing a scheduled meeting with Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen of Denmark...

 
 
 

TRUMP: ‘APPROPRIATE' FOR RUSSIA TO RETURN TO G-7

Russia should be part of the Group of Seven again, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, suggesting that President Barack Obama pushed...

What happens next? 4 possible solutions for the Italian crisis

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? 4 POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR THE ITALIAN CRISIS

Over to you, Sergio. The fate of the Italian government is now in the hands of President Sergio Mattarella after Prime Minister Giuseppe...

 
 
 

TRUMP SAYS HE COULD TAP POMPEO DEPUTY TO BE NEW AMBASSADOR TO RUSSIA

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan “could very well be” his pick to be the new envoy to...

Senior Polish official quits in the wake of internet trolling allegations

SENIOR POLISH OFFICIAL QUITS IN THE WAKE OF INTERNET TROLLING ALLEGATIONS

Poland's deputy justice minister resigned on Tuesday after an investigative report accused him of using an internet troll to wage a...

 
 
 

MERKEL: NO NEED TO REOPEN BREXIT DEAL TO TACKLE IRISH BORDER

The EU will consider “practical” solutions for the Irish border after Brexit, but this does not mean re-opening the Withdrawal Agreement,...

UK OFFICIALS TO WITHDRAW FROM EU MEETINGS FROM SEPTEMBER 1

LONDON - U.K. officials will only attend EU meetings with a “significant national interest,” Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay announced...

 
 
 

ITALIAN PM CONTE RESIGNS

ROME - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has announced his resignation. Conte's move preempted a confidence vote that had been...

SURVEY: 25 PERCENT OF UK HIGH SCHOOL KIDS HAVE USED E-CIGARETTES

Use of e-cigarettes among school-age children in Britain has remained steady over the past two years with a quarter of students having...

 
 
 

TUSK SLAMS LACK OF ‘REALISTIC ALTERNATIVES' ON BREXIT BACKSTOP

Donald Tusk responded to Boris Johnson's call to drop the Irish backstop from any Brexit deal, saying that anyone “not proposing realistic...

Trump fuels outsize expectations that Russia investigators will face prison time

TRUMP FUELS OUTSIZE EXPECTATIONS THAT RUSSIA INVESTIGATORS WILL FACE PRISON TIME

To hear President Donald Trump and his allies tell it, the federal investigators who spent the past two years investigating the president...

 
 
 
Matteo Salvini's risky call

MATTEO SALVINI'S RISKY CALL

Matteo Salvini's call for a snap election earlier this month was meant to set in motion his march into Italy's highest office. The...

Macron's Eastern approach to EU power

MACRON'S EASTERN APPROACH TO EU POWER

PARIS - For Emmanuel Macron, the road to more power in Brussels involves a detour to the east. The French president has been investing...

 
 
 

MACRON, PUTIN SEEK SOLUTION ON UKRAINE, CLASH OVER SYRIA AND PROTESTS

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin raised the possibility of new negotiations to end...

MERKEL: ‘TRULY UNITED EUROPE' INCLUDES WESTERN BALKANS

Europe will only be truly united when all the countries of the Western Balkans join the EU, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday. Merkel's...

 
 
 

BORIS JOHNSON INSISTS FREE MOVEMENT 'WILL END' OCTOBER 31

LONDON - Boris Johnson's post-Brexit immigration plan is still “being developed” but he insisted today that freedom of movement “will...

JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER TO MISS G7 AFTER EMERGENCY SURGERY

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker won't attend the G7 summit at the weekend after undergoing emergency gallbladder...

 
 
 

UK FREIGHT INDUSTRY SAYS IT'S ‘SHOOTING IN THE DARK' ON NO-DEAL BREXIT

The leak of Operation Yellowhammer, the British government's no-deal planning dossier, indicates a hard Brexit would be “far, far more...

‘People don't want to be stupid twice': Foreign diplomats brace for Trump 2020 win

‘PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO BE STUPID TWICE': FOREIGN DIPLOMATS BRACE FOR TRUMP 2020 WIN

Foreign diplomats are still feeling burned after assuming Donald Trump would lose in 2016 - and they don't want to be fooled again. So...

 
 
 



Vatican's banker, Cardinal George Pell, loses child abuse conviction appeal

Vatican's banker, Cardinal George Pell, loses child abuse conviction appeal

The most senior member of the Catholic Church to be found guilty of child abuse has lost an appeal against his conviction. Read more ...

Ryan Reynolds Has a Perfect Solution for Fans Who Are Mourning Marvel's Loss...

Ryan Reynolds Has a Perfect Solution for Fans Who Are Mourning Marvel's Loss of Spider-Man

Ryan Reynolds is a man with answers! The Deadpool actor is weighing in on the recent news that Spider-Man is reportedly no longer part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe... Read more ...

Donald Trump cancels meeting with Danish PM after she refuses to sell Greenland

Donald Trump cancels meeting with Danish PM after she refuses to sell Greenland

The US President posted a picture of a golden Trump Tower in Greenland less than 24 hours ago as he ramped up rhetoric about guying the island Read more ...

UK weather forecast: Gales force winds to lash Britain before 29C heatwave

UK weather forecast: Gales force winds to lash Britain before 29C heatwave

Gale force winds and heavy rain will lash the UK today ahead of a heatwave that could break the record for the hottest August bank holiday ever Read more ...

New James Bond film title revealed as No Time To Die

New James Bond film title revealed as No Time To Die

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'Look forward to rescheduling': Trump scraps entire trip to Denmark after...

'Look forward to rescheduling': Trump scraps entire trip to Denmark after its prime minister rejected his idea of buying Greenland

President Donald Trump said in a tweet that he scrapped plans to meet with Denmark's prime minister after she rebuffed his idea of possibly purchasing the autonomous island of... Read more ...

Gary Neville makes bold Paul Pogba prediction despite Man Utd star's penalty...

Gary Neville makes bold Paul Pogba prediction despite Man Utd star's penalty miss

Paul Pogba saw his 68th-minute spot-kick saved by Wolves stopper Rui Patricio as United dropped points in the Premier League Read more ...

Cavaliers and Roundheads: four thoughts about the Article 50 litigation

Cavaliers and Roundheads: four thoughts about the Article 50 litigation

[If you value independent and reliable law and policy blogging at Jack of Kent, please support this blog at its Patreon site - many thanks.] 11th July 2016 There are three... Read more ...

The two Article 50 legal claims - the current details

The two Article 50 legal claims - the current details

[If you value independent and reliable law and policy blogging at Jack of Kent, please support this blog at its Patreon site - many thanks.] There are a couple of legal claims... Read more ...

'Spider-Man' is reportedly out of the MCU after Disney and Sony fail to...

'Spider-Man' is reportedly out of the MCU after Disney and Sony fail to reach agreement

It seems like Spidey won't feature in any more Marvel movies Spider-Man is reportedly out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Sony and Disney failed to reach an agreement... Read more ...