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The Elizabeth Tower, commonly known Big Ben, and the Houses of Parliament are pictured by the River Thames in London on February 1, 2017. Photo: Daniel Leal-Olivas / AFP
The Elizabeth Tower, commonly known Big […]

Spectre of no-deal Brexit returns to haunt virus-hit UK

The prospect of a no-deal Brexit looms again in Britain, stoking fears of a painful double whammy for an economy already on its knees due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak
European Council President Charles Michel (L), Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (R) and Parliament President David Sassoli (C) give a press conference on Brexit at the EU Parliament in Brussels, on January 31, 2020. Photo: John Thys / AFP
European Council President Charles Miche […]

EU turns page on Brexit, moves on to trade talks

A resolute European Union sought Friday to turn the page on Brexit and move on to negotiating a looser, less favourable trading relationship with its departing British partner
(L-R) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, EU Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker attend a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 16, 2018. Photo: Wang Zhao / AFP
(L-R) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, EU Cou […]

EU urges big powers to avert trade ‘conflict and chaos’

The EU urges the US, China and Russia to work together to ease worsening global trade tensions, warning that they could otherwise spiral into "conflict and chaos".