Boris Johnson, the favourite to replace British Prime Minister Theresa May, has acknowledged that London would need cooperation from the European Union to cushion potential shocks in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Johnson has repeatedly insisted Britain should leave the bloc on the current deadline of October 31, even...
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that he would discuss Iran with his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan. Macron told reporters in Marseilles that the standoff between the two countries was a source of concern to him. “Of course it worries me. I’ve been...
France is creating a G7 task force to ensure that transnational crypto currencies like Facebook’s Libra are regulated to protect the economy and the consumer. Leading the campaign for regulation is France’s central bank governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau, one of the frontrunners to succeed Mario Draghi as president of...
Prince William, second in line to the British throne, is celebrating his 37th birthday in private on Friday. “Thank you, everyone, for your lovely wishes on the Duke of Cambridge’s birthday’’ Kensington Palace tweeted, using William’s official title. William is second in line to succeed his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, 93,...
British finance minister Philip Hammond is “prepared to resign” over Prime Minister Theresa May’s legacy spending plans, ITV said on Tuesday, citing the Press Association. Senior government sources told the Press Association that tension between officials at the Treasury and the prime minister’s office had reached boiling point over May’s...
Boris Johnson launches his campaign Wednesday to replace Theresa May as Britain’s next leader, as lawmakers moved to stop him and other hardliners from delivering a “no deal” Brexit. The former foreign secretary is the favourite among 10 candidates to succeed May, who quit after failing to take Britain out...
British Prime Minister Theresa May steps down as leader of her Conservative Party on Friday, formally triggering the race for a successor who will try where she failed to deliver Brexit. May will remain prime minister until a new leader is chosen, likely in late July, but has relinquished control...
British Prime Minister Theresa May may offer a “clear understanding” of her timetable for departure next week, the chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee has said. Theresa May has previously suggested she will leave Downing Street after her Brexit deal has been passed by Parliament. But Sir Graham Brady, chairman of...
Russia’s Vladimir Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un met face-to-face for the first time on Thursday, vowing to seek closer ties as they look to counter US influence. The summit in Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok came with Kim locked in a nuclear stand-off with Washington and Putin...
Notre-Dame Cathedral went up in flames on Monday in a roaring blaze that devastated the Parisian landmark, a searing loss for the city and for France. Flames that began in the early evening burst through the roof of the centuries-old cathedral and engulfed the spire, which collapsed, quickly followed by...