Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel warns that Europe must be prepared for a no-deal Brexit, as EU leaders seek to unblock stalled divorce talks with Britain.
Brexit has brought hope to the docks of the Humber River, a goods gateway in northeast England where tens of millions of pounds are being invested to prepare for a potential increase in shipping.
As doubts grow over China's 'Belt and Road' trade infrastructure project, the EU is launching an alternative plan for Asia it says will not saddle countries with debt they cannot repay.
Europe must become "global player" with a muscular foreign policy to match its economic strength, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says in his annual address to parliament.
Germany's economy minister lashes out at US President Trump, slamming his global trade rows and efforts to "dictate" Europe's dealings with Iran through renewed US sanctions.
Britain's former foreign secretary Boris Johnson calls on Theresa May to drop her plans for a free trade area with the EU after Brexit.