Saturday, April 20, 2019
French Prime Minister Edouard Phillipe has announced plans to introduce legislation that would crack down on undeclared protests, in response to the Gilets Jaunes 'Yellow Vests' demonstrations. Now in its seventh weekend of protests, demonstrators set barricades on fire, threw...
Has the bitcoin fever broken? Bitcoin prices plunged sharply to below $11,000 on Friday, shedding a third of its value in just 24 hours, according to data from CoinDesk.com. It later rebounded slightly to around $12,000 -- but that's still a...
Germany’s interior minister dramatically announced plans to resign on Sunday night, after a heated showdown with chancellor Angela Merkel over migration. Horst Seehofer, Germany’s Interior Minister and leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU), said on Sunday evening that he...
A massive hunt is underway for a gunman who opened fire near a popular Christmas market in the center of the French city of Strasbourg Tuesday, killing three people and injuring 13 others. More than 350 police gendarmes and soldiers supported...
Italy’s election comes at a crucial time for the EU. French President Emmanuel Macron has set out ambitious plans for reforming the eurozone and integrating more closely in security, defence and migration. Italy’s election won’t derail these plans, but it...
Theresa May is expected to lift the cap on doctors from outside the EU within weeks after the NHS warned it is leading to staff shortages, The Telegraph has learned. The Prime Minister previously blocked plans to relax the visa...
Nicolas Maduro has told Euronews that an attempt to overthow his government is "over" as he attacked the European Union for "blindly" following the politics of Donald Trump in backing his opponents. Maduro said that National Assembly leader Juan Guiado,...

Halfway to Brexit

The Brexit negotiations are now at their halfway stage but, as any mountaineer knows, the hardest part of reaching the summit is the final, punishing ascent. With most of the basic ‘housekeeping’ issues of the Brexit divorce deal now resolved,...
The department in charge of Brexit could be absorbed by a beefed-up Foreign Office after the UK leaves the European Union next year, it has been suggested. Discussions over the future of the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU)...
Residents of Heidelberg in southwestern Germany were concerned their water was contaminated on Thursday after some residents began noticing a bluish colour. City officials warned residents to not drink the water while they investigated the change in tint. On Thursday...

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