Europe

Brexit is in peril, UK PM May warns ahead of vote on her deal

Brexit is in peril, UK PM May warns ahead of vote on her deal

Published 14/01/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May warned on Monday that Britain’s planned exit from the EU could be derailed, a last-ditch effort to win [more…]

EU writes to UK providing assurances over Ireland Brexit backstop

EU writes to UK providing assurances over Ireland Brexit backstop

Published 14/01/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have written a letter to British Prime Minister Theresa May setting [more…]

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker begins hunger strike

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker begins hunger strike

Published 14/01/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - A British-Iranian aid worker who has been jailed in Tehran is going on hunger strike in protest at her treatment, her employer [more…]

Canadian sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling

Canadian sentenced to death in China for drug smuggling

Published 14/01/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese court on Monday sentenced a Canadian man to death for drug smuggling after prosecutors said an original 15-year sentence given [more…]

Federer serves up dominant first-round win against Istomin

Federer serves up dominant first-round win against Istomin

Published 14/01/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Defending champion Roger Federer served straight through Denis Istomin to win their first-round encounter at the Australian Open on Monday, securing a [more…]

EU offers UK ‘legal’ pledge Irish backstop seen as temporary

EU offers UK ‘legal’ pledge Irish backstop seen as temporary

Published 14/01/2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union told Theresa May on Monday that it stood by commitments to find ways to avoid triggering the controversial “Irish [more…]

Brave Murray bows out of Australian Open after epic comeback

Brave Murray bows out of Australian Open after epic comeback

Published 14/01/2019

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Andy Murray’s hopes of a fairytale swansong at the Australian Open were crushed in the first round on Monday as Roberto Bautista [more…]

China says countries should end ‘fabrications’ about Huawei

China says countries should end ‘fabrications’ about Huawei

Published 14/01/2019

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Monday urged countries to end “fabrications” about Huawei, after an official in Poland said his country could limit the use [more…]

Russia says disagreements still hamper peace deal with Japan

Russia says disagreements still hamper peace deal with Japan

Published 14/01/2019

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia still has significant disagreements with Japan, which stand in the way of clinching a peace deal to end a decades-old territorial [more…]

China trade shock hits global stocks, commodities

China trade shock hits global stocks, commodities

Published 14/01/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Global stock markets and commodities took a hit on Monday after a shock contraction in Chinese trade pointed to deepening cracks in [more…]