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EU’s von der Leyen defends ‘level playing field’ demand in UK trade talks

The European Union will be “creative” to reach a trade deal with the UK but will not allow a “downward competition” in standards, Ursula...

Johnson and von der Leyen to hold virtual summit to break post-Brexit deadlock

Boris Johnson will take part in a virtual summit with EU chief Ursula von der Leyen to try to break the deadlock in post-Brexit...

EU accused of ‘wishful thinking’ over claims UK set to compromise in trade talks

Brussels has been accused of “wishful thinking” over claims that the UK could be prepared to compromise on fishing and demands for alignment with...

EU unveils road map to exit coronavirus restrictions

The European Union has moved to head off a chaotic and potentially disastrous easing of restrictions that are limiting the spread of coronavirus, warning...

EU chief proposes 30-day ban on non-essential entry into bloc

The EU’s top official has proposed a 30-day ban on non-essential travel into the bloc, to slow the spread of coronavirus, while insisting on...

Donald Trump praises EU’s Ursula von der Leyen as ‘very tough negotiator’

President Donald Trump said he hears European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is a “very tough negotiator”, but said he hoped the US...

Johnson digs in on deadline over Brexit trade deal

Boris Johnson has told EU chiefs he will not extend the Brexit transition period beyond the end of the year despite Brussels insisting it...

Macron and Merkel try to showcase unity as Brexit looms

President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to demonstrate the solidity of the French-German relationship at a meeting in southern France, one day...

EU top job candidate ‘would grant further Brexit extension if necessary’

The candidate to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the EU executive has said she would grant another extension to the Brexit deadline if...

German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen resigns to pursue EU’s top job

German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen has said she is resigning from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet to focus on becoming the next head...

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US imposes sanctions on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

The US has imposed sanctions on Hong Kong officials, including the pro-China leader of the government, Carrie Lam, accusing them of roles in squashing...

Mercedes dragged into Racing Point copycat controversy

Lewis Hamilton’s all-conquering Mercedes team have been dragged into Formula One’s latest ‘cheat’ storm on the eve of the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix at...

Saudi crown prince accused of trying to trap and kill ex-intelligence official

A former Saudi counter-terrorism official has filed a court document in the US against Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, alleging the royal tried to...

Union says BA has ‘forced out’ 4,000 workers

Four thousand British Airways workers are “being forced out of the jobs that they love today by naked, company greed”, the UK trade union...

Donald Trump’s request for early debate with Joe Biden rejected

The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates has rejected a request from the Trump campaign to either add an additional general election debate or move...
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