US & World

EU leaders agree UK’s Brexit deal at Brussels summit

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Prime Minister Theresa May arrives in Brussels with Britain's Permanent Representative to the EU Tim Barrow An agreement on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union and its future relations has been backed by EU leaders after 20 months of negotiations. The 27 leaders gave it their backing after less than an hour's discussion in Brussels, saying it paved the way for the UK's
UK News

Brexit: May to return to Brussels for talks ahead of crunch summit

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Theresa May will return to Brussels for Brexit talks this weekend as the UK and EU strive to do a deal in time for Sunday's summit of European leaders.After a two-hour meeting with EU officials, she said progress was being made on the future shape of EU-UK relations. Spain has said it will not agree to the Brexit deal unless changes are made to the wording
Business

Apec summit ends without statement over US-China division

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption US VP Pence (3rd right) and China's Xi did not appear together in Apec leaders pictures An Asian economic summit has ended without a formal leaders' statement for the first time because of US-China divisions over trade.Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said "the two big giants in the room" had been unable to agree.He said a chairman's statement for the Asia-Pacific Economic
UK News

Jamal Khashoggi case: Fox and Mnuchin quit Saudi summit

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Turkish forensic investigators have been searching for evidence at the Saudi consulate US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox have pulled out of an investment conference in Saudi Arabia.Their move comes amid allegations the country was behind the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Mr Khashoggi has not been seen since entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October,
UK News

Brexit: ‘No optimism’ for summit breakthrough, says Donald Tusk

[ad_1] Image copyright EPA Donald Tusk has poured cold water on hopes of a Brexit breakthrough at Wednesday's EU summit, saying the Irish border was still a sticking point.The European Council president said he had "no grounds for optimism" it would be solved at the summit.And he called on Theresa May to come up with "concrete proposals" to break the "impasse". The prime minister told her cabinet a deal was
US & World

Climate change: Protests held ahead of California summit

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Saturday's demonstrations started in Sydney harbour Environmentalists have held protests around the world demanding stepped up measures against climate change, ahead of a summit in California next week.Politicians, business leaders and celebrities will attend the Global Climate Action Summit, whose sponsors include the UN, Facebook and Google.On Friday Pacific island nations declared climate change to be the "single biggest threat" they face.The demonstrations have
Technology

Marine Le Pen’s presence deemed ‘disrespectful’ at Web Summit

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Marine Le Pen has been un-invited to the Web Summit in Portugal Marine Le Pen, the former French presidential candidate and leader of the National Rally political party, has been un-invited to one of Europe's largest technology conferences.Ms Le Pen was listed on the Web Summit's website as a speaker for its conference in November.Conference CEO Paddy Cosgrave initially defended giving Ms Le
Politics

Brexit: Tetchy tit-for-tat at the EU summit

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel presents Theresa May with a football shirt Two small incidents at this week's EU summit in Brussels shed light on how ridiculously delicate the Brexit process is. Dude, where's my shirt?The cameras caught a magic moment at the start of the first working session, when the Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel presented Theresa May with a Red Devils shirt.
US & World

Migrant crisis: EU summit leaders reach migration deal after marathon talks

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWhy is the Aquarius migrant rescue ship empty?European Union leaders have reached an agreement on migration after nearly 10 hours of talks at a summit in Brussels. Italy - the entry point of thousands of migrants, mainly from Africa - had threatened to veto the conclusions of the group's entire agenda if it did not receive help on the issue.Talks continued
Politics

Chris Grayling ‘running scared’ over Northern summit cancellation

[ad_1] Image copyright Northern Image caption Northern passengers have faced disruption for a number of weeks Union officials have accused Transport Secretary Chris Grayling of "running scared" after he pulled out of a conference on transport in the North.Mr Grayling was due to speak at the summit in Manchester on Monday but will now take part in a Parliamentary debate about a third runway at Heathrow.RMT general secretary Mick Cash