July 2019

Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond attends the G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' meeting in Chantilly, near Paris, on July 17, 2019. Photo: Pascal Rossignol / AFP
Britain's finance minister Philip Hammon […]

Britain’s bookish Hammond turns unlikely ‘no-deal’ resistance chief

Philip Hammond's decision to resign as Britain's finance minister should Boris Johnson become PM thrusts him into the frontlines of an internal revolt against the likely incoming leader
German Defence Minister and EU commission president candidate Ursula von der Leyen speaks to journalists during the first plenary session of the newly elected European Assembly at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, on July 3, 2019. Photo: Frederick Florin / AFP
German Defence Minister and EU commissio […]

New EU chief must piece together diverse top team

After negotiating her own confirmation as president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen must now put together a 27-nation team to help her run the bloc
The Turkish state flag (l) is flying next to the EU flag. The EU considers Turkey's offshore drilling activities in Cyprus as illegal. Photo: Matthias Schrader/dpa +++(c) dpa - Bildfunk+++
The Turkish state flag (l) is flying nex […]

EU due to take steps against Turkey over Cyprus offshore drilling

The EU is taking measures against Turkey due to its gas drilling activities off the shore of the European Union member state Cyprus. The EU is considering what Turkey is doing as illegal.