EU-Canada trade deal collapses as Belgian region refuses to sign on

EU-Canada trade deal collapses as Belgian region refuses to sign on

Canadian trade minister Chrystia Freeland blasted the European Union as “incapable” of striking an international agreement after talks for an EU-Canada trade deal collapsed Friday over the refusal of a Belgian region to sign on. “It seems obvious to me, to Canada, that the European Union is incapable now of having aninternational agreement, even with […]

Belgian region refuses to back down over EU-Canada trade deal

Belgian region refuses to back down over EU-Canada trade deal

The day before EU leaders are due to meet in Brussels, the small French-speaking Wallonia region of Belgium said there was “no chance” it would back down on its opposition to a landmark Canada-EU trade treaty that was due to be signed this week. Nearly all EU governments – including Belgium’s – say they are […]

Trump refuses to say if he will accept election results in final debate

Trump refuses to say if he will accept election results in final debate

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump refused to say that he would accept the results of the election during his final debate with Hillary Clinton in Las Vegas Wednesday, as his Democratic rival accused him of being “unfit” to be president. In what could be seen as a threat to one of the pillars of American […]

Rome’s new mayor refuses to back 2024 Olympics bid

Rome’s new mayor refuses to back 2024 Olympics bid

Rome’s bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics was dealt a potentially fatal blow on Wednesday after the city’s new mayor refused to give her formal backing. Giovanni Malago, president of Italy’s Olympic Committee (CONI), said last week the organisation would abandon its bid to host the Games in the event Virginia Raggi said no. […]

We want to stay! Nicola Sturgeon arrives in Brussels to plead with EU officials to find a way for Scotland to stay in after Brexit – but she WON’T see Council President Donald Tusk after he refuses to schedule talks

We want to stay! Nicola Sturgeon arrives in Brussels to plead with EU officials to find a way for Scotland to stay in after Brexit – but she WON’T see Council President Donald Tusk after he refuses to schedule talks

Nicola Sturgeon is meeting Jean Claude Juncker and other EU officials today – but has been snubbed by European Council President Donald Tusk. The First Minster has vowed to protect Scotland’s place in the EU after the referendum after no part of the country backed Leave. The SNP leader was greeted by Martin Schulz, the […]