Wednesday, December 12, 2018
A Chinese intelligence official who allegedly conspired to steal trade secrets from an Ohio aviation company has been extradited to the U.S., according to the Justice Department. Xu Yanjun targeted U.S. and European aerospace companies on behalf of China’s Ministry...
Donald Trump has warned Theresa May that a soft Brexit will “kill” the chance of a trade deal with the US, in comments that hugely undermine her attempts to win support for her Chequers deal. On the first day of...
Italy and the European Union resumed their sniping as the populist government in Rome prepared to flesh out its fiscal plans.  Antonio Tajani, president of the European Parliament, predicted the administration would overshoot the budget deficit target of 2.4 percent...
UK Prime Minister Theresa May is to tell the European Union that the UK will not accept its proposals to deal with one of the thorniest issues in Brexit talks -- the issue of the Irish border. In a speech...
Scott Morrison has become Australia's new prime minister after Malcolm Turnbull was forced out by party rivals in a bruising leadership contest. Mr Turnbull had been under pressure from poor polling and what he described as an "insurgency" by conservative...
Cuba will officially recognise private property for the first time under a new constitution that features a number of far-reaching changes, state media say. Property sales were banned after Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, but permitted after a...
MPs will debate the Budget later with Labour dismissing the government's claim to be ending austerity. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said welfare cuts were continuing and public services could face a further squeeze. But Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss...
The European Parliament has voted to pursue unprecedented disciplinary action against Hungary over alleged breaches of the EU's core values. Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government has been accused of attacks on the media, minorities, and the rule of law -...
At a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland, Mr Trump contradicted US intelligence agencies, saying Russia had no reason to meddle. The top Republican in Congress, House Speaker Paul Ryan, said Mr Trump must see that "Russia is...
Romania’s prime minister Viorica Dancila was welcomed with standing ovations by her ministers before the government meeting on Thursday. She was congratulated for her speech before the European Parliament on Wednesday, in which she criticized the Cooperation and Verification mechanism (CVM) on...

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