Britain’s EU ambassador quits just months before Brexit negotiations set to start

Britain’s EU ambassador quits just months before Brexit negotiations set to start

Britain’s ambassador to the European Union resigned on Tuesday, adding uncertainty to the Brexit process less than three months before the UK is due to trigger its departure negotiations. Ivan Rogers, a highly-regarded diplomat who had been due to end his four-year stint in October, stepped down as London prepares to invoke Article 50, which […]

UN chief Guterres marks start of a new era

UN chief Guterres marks start of a new era

The United Nations is marking the new year with a change in leadership and five new Security Council members. But is it really the start of a new era? At midnight Saturday, Ban Ki Moon relinquished his role as UN secretary general to Antonio Guterres, who then made a global appeal for peace, urging all […]

Britain to start EU exit process by the end of March

Britain to start EU exit process by the end of March

Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday that Britain would start the formal process for leaving the European Union by the end of March 2017. Before now May has only said that Britain would not trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty — which sets a maximum two-year clock ticking until a country’s departure from […]

Centrist Bayrou trips up Sarkozy at start of presidential race

Centrist Bayrou trips up Sarkozy at start of presidential race

Centrist politician François Bayrou on Sunday said he would run as a candidate in France’s presidential election next year if Nicolas Sarkozy won the right-wing Les Républicains party nomination, in a new affront to the former president. Speaking to supporters gathered in the western French town of Guidel, Bayrou accused Sarkozy of pitting French people […]

Work on Calais wall to shut out migrants to start this month

Work on Calais wall to shut out migrants to start this month

Work on building a wall along the approach road to the French port of Calais to try to stop migrants from jumping aboard trucks bound for Britain will begin this month, British officials said Wednesday. UK Immigration Minister Robert Goodwill told lawmakers that security was being stepped up in Calais, home to the “Jungle” camp, […]

EU’s Juncker calls for immediate start to Brexit negotiations

EU’s Juncker calls for immediate start to Brexit negotiations

Jean-Claude Juncker said he wanted to begin negotiating Britain’s departure from the European Union, and there was no reason to wait until October, when British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he will resign. “Britons decided yesterday that they want to leave the European Union, so it doesn’t make any sense to wait until October […]

Egyptian investigators start analysing flight recorders from crashed EgyptAir plane

Egyptian investigators start analysing flight recorders from crashed EgyptAir plane

Investigators have begun examining the black box flight recorders of an EgyptAir plane that crashed into the Mediterranean last month, hoping to establish the cause of the disaster, authorities said Sunday. The Airbus A320 operating Flight MS804 from Paris to Cairo disappeared from radar screens between the Greek island of Crete and the north coast […]