EU MOVES AWAY FROM PROMISE OF POST-BREXIT TRADE DEAL IN 2020

Brussels will not commit to wrap trade negotiations with the U.K. by the end of 2020, according to the latest draft document to be...

US Democrats brace for pre-Christmas deadline crash

US DEMOCRATS BRACE FOR PRE-CHRISTMAS DEADLINE CRASH

U.S. House Democrats are hoping to accomplish in the next two weeks what would usually take an entire Congress to achieve. Speaker...

 
 
 
US and Iran agree prisoner swap

US AND IRAN AGREE PRISONER SWAP

An American graduate student detained in Iran for more than three years has been freed after the Trump administration agreed to a prisoner...

SUPREME COURT TEMPORARILY HALTS TRUMP FINANCIAL RECORDS SUBPOENA

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg temporarily blocked a lower court ruling ordering two banks to release President Donald Trump's...

 
 
 

REDDIT: SUSPECTED RUSSIAN DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN AHEAD OF UK ELECTION

The social media company Reddit said Friday that it had detected a suspected Russian disinformation campaign on the site intended to...

How a slice of rural western Ukraine became a geopolitical fault line

HOW A SLICE OF RURAL WESTERN UKRAINE BECAME A GEOPOLITICAL FAULT LINE

Ian Bateson is a journalist based in Ukraine and visiting fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences. The research for this piece was...

 
 
 
World's cartoonists on this week's events

WORLD'S CARTOONISTS ON THIS WEEK'S EVENTS

First published in Le Temps, Switzerland, December 3, 2019 | By Chappatte First published in The Economist, U.K., December 7, 2019...

5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE FINAL UK ELECTION TV DEBATE

LONDON - Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn clashed in their final head-to-head debate of the U.K. general election campaign on Friday. Less...

 
 
 

TRUMP ASKS SUPREME COURT TO HALT DEUTSCHE BANK SUBPOENA

U.S. President Donald Trump Friday petitioned the Supreme Court to block House Democrats from obtaining his financial records, according...

PROTESTS HIT MADRID AS FRUSTRATION OVER CLIMATE FAILURE BOILS OVER

MADRID - Youth activists flooded the streets of the Spanish capital on Friday - part of a global protest hoping to ramp up pressure...

 
 
 

GERMANY'S NEW SOCIAL DEMOCRAT CHIEFS SPOIL FOR A FIGHT ON DEFENSE

BERLIN - The new leaders of Germany's Social Democrats want to give peace a chance. The SPD formally voted in a fresh leadership team...

SENIOR UK DIPLOMAT IN US QUITS OVER BREXIT ‘HALF-TRUTHS'

A top British diplomat in Washington quit after saying she did not “trust” her political bosses and would no longer “peddle half-truths”...

 
 
 

MERKEL WARNS OF RISING INTOLERANCE ON FIRST AUSCHWITZ VISIT

BERLIN - On her first visit to the former Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of attacks on...

MALTESE DEPUTY PM SAYS HE WANTS TO REPLACE MUSCAT

Chris Fearne, Malta's deputy prime minister, on Friday threw his hat into the ring to replace Joseph Muscat, who has pledged to step...

 
 
 

EUROPE DEFINES WHAT FINANCIERS CAN CALL ‘GREEN'

With Europe's green push comes new business opportunities - but Brussels wants to ensure they're the right ones. EU legislators on...

Celebrity mismatch

CELEBRITY MISMATCH

Welcome to Declassified, a weekly column looking at the lighter side of politics. You can find it in POLITICO ‘s weekly print edition...

 
 
 

VĚRA JOUROVÁ: PLATFORMS ‘NEED TO OPEN UP' ALGORITHMS TO DEAL WITH DISINFORMATION

Tech platforms need to do more to prevent the spread of manipulation campaigns online, European Commission Vice President Vĕra Jourová...

REPORT: SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS FAIL TO ROOT OUT FAKE ACCOUNTS

RIGA - Social media companies from Facebook to YouTube are failing to stop people from setting up fake accounts, buying false online...

 
 
 

WHAT RICH COUNTRIES GET WRONG ABOUT THE EU BUDGET

Clotilde Armand is a Romanian MEP with the Renew Europe group. She is a member of the European Parliament's budgets committee. There's...

Scotland's long game

SCOTLAND'S LONG GAME

EDINBURGH - Subtle it wasn't. At the Scottish National Party's conference in Aberdeen in October, the yellow stars of the European...

 
 
 



Everton 3-1 Chelsea: 5 talking points as Dominic Calvert-Lewin double seals...

Everton 3-1 Chelsea: 5 talking points as Dominic Calvert-Lewin double seals Toffees win

Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored twice for Everton as Richarlison also hit the target in a 3-1 victory over Chelsea to give Duncan Ferguson victory in his first game as caretaker boss Read more ...

Dimitar Berbatov admits Liverpool worry ahead of Man City vs Man Utd clash

Dimitar Berbatov admits Liverpool worry ahead of Man City vs Man Utd clash

Manchester United can go fifth with a victory over Manchester City this weekend, but a win could see league-leaders Liverpool extend their advantage over the Citizens to 14 points Read more ...

Tottenham 5-0 Burnley: Son scores sensationally and Kane bags brace as...

Tottenham 5-0 Burnley: Son scores sensationally and Kane bags brace as Mourinho smiles from sideline

MATT BARLOW AT THE TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STADIUM: Spurs ran riot against a helpless Burnley side. Heung-Min Son scored a brilliant solo goal and Harry Kane chipped in with a brace. Read more ...

Anthony Joshua's rematch with Andy Ruiz under threat as officials raise...

Anthony Joshua's rematch with Andy Ruiz under threat as officials raise concern over HIGH WINDS

Strong winds and heavy rain in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia could interrupt proceedings ahead of tonight's rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jnr in the country. Read more ...

Frank Warren warns Anthony Joshua he cannot outbox Andy Ruiz Jr

Frank Warren warns Anthony Joshua he cannot outbox Andy Ruiz Jr

What can Anthony Joshua bring to the table this time round? That's the big question. There's all these rumours about Andy Ruiz Jr partying and enjoying the fruits of his last... Read more ...

Tottenham provide explanation for Ndombele & Winks' absence vs Burnley

Tottenham provide explanation for Ndombele & Winks' absence vs Burnley

Tottenham vs Burnley Tottenham played host to Burnley on Saturday afternoon in what was Jose Mourinho's 4 th Premier League game in charge of Spurs. The North London outfit had... Read more ...

Alan Shearer explains why Man Utd will ‘love' playing Man City today

Alan Shearer explains why Man Utd will ‘love' playing Man City today

Manchester United travel to rivals Manchester City in a Premier League clash today. Read more ...

Boxing tonight: Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua 2 and Chris Eubank Jr fight...

Boxing tonight: Andy Ruiz Jr vs Anthony Joshua 2 and Chris Eubank Jr fight times and info

Boxing tonight - Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua trade blows in Saudi Arabia while Chris Eubank Jr returns to action in Brooklyn. Read more ...

What TV channel is Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr on? UK TV and live stream...

What TV channel is Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr on? UK TV and live stream information

AJ will take on Andy Ruiz Jr tonight for a second time having lost his three belts to the Mexican-American in New York in June Read more ...

Klopp reveals phrase Liverpool stars obsessed with after Bournemouth win

Klopp reveals phrase Liverpool stars obsessed with after Bournemouth win

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said that his players were delighted with their clean sheet in their 3-0 win over Bournemouth on Saturday. Having failed to complete a shutout... Read more ...