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Brexit within grasp as deal with EU clinched

Boris Johnson still needs N. Irish party’s approval for the agreement.

Oct 31 Brexit a priority, says Queen Elizabeth

End of month deadline among more than 20 bills highlighted in monarch’s speech.

Brexit hangs in the balance as talks between EU and Britain...

The British government is doing everything it can to get a deal, and has contingency plans to mitigate the impact of a no-deal exit.

EU hints at Huawei risk in 5G security assessment

The EU and US view the Chinese mobile giant as a facilitation of cyber espionage by the Chinese government.

China blasts ‘hypocritical’ EU, France over HK protest reaction

Chinese embassy in Paris not pleased by glorification of rioters' abuses.

EU to take retaliatory measures in response to US tariffs

Germany Foreign Minister Heiko Maas says European Union ‘will have to react’.

Leading by example: Prudent new EU boss to live in office

Move by Ursula von der Leyen intended to avoid additional expenditure on security.

Clearly I have better memory, journo says after Johnson denies sex...

Charlotte Edwardes stands by story that UK PM behaved inappropriately with her 20 years ago.

Hungary to remain part of EU, says PM

Orban's combative stance on issues prompts speculation Hungary might follow Britain at some stage.

Japan, EU come together to ‘check’ Chinese influence

EU officials concerned ‘mountains of debt’ make countries reliant on China.

Johnson to meet European leaders to push Brexit deal

A UK official says the talk would provide Johnson an opportunity to display Brexit proposals.

Pound loses ground to dollar as Johnson sticks to Oct 31...

The volatile dollar also rose late Monday as oil prices eased.

No palm oil or green palm oil? Retailers face labelling dilemma

Removing palm oil-free products from the shelves won’t improve the reputation of the palm oil industry, says an expert.

UK’s Johnson will not seek a delay on Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will 'keep to the plan' and not delay Britain's departure from the European Union.

Boris Johnson says would rather die than delay Brexit

MPs in the House of Commons have passed a bill that could stop Johnson taking Britain out of the European Union without a divorce deal with Brussels.

EU ministers warn against no-deal Brexit

The EU wants Britain to find solutions to unlock ratification of their divorce treaty.

UK’s Johnson ‘very worried’ about trade tensions, tariff hikes

The question of tariffs is of particular concern for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he prepares to lead Britain out of the EU with the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.

EU will respond to US tariffs on French wine, says Tusk

US President Donald Trump's fresh threat was made in retaliation for Paris imposing a sales tax on US-based tech giants like Google, Facebook and Apple.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro authorises army to help fight Amazon fires

Criticism from the international arena over Brazil's poor handling of the Amazon fires prompts President Bolsonaro to deploy armed forces to combat raging fires.

Cambodia says EU rice tariffs hurting farmers

The EU in January imposed tariffs for three years on rice from Cambodia and Myanmar, aiming to protect EU producers such as Italy following a surge in imports from the two Asian countries.

Facebook’s Libra currency scrutinised by EU

Facebook had previously promised to appease all regulators before launching Libra.

UK’s Johnson tells Germany and France to do a Brexit deal

UK lawmakers are already fretting that they do not have enough time to stop a no-deal Brexit, and they have yet to agree on a unified approach, which badly damages their chances of success.

Germany warns of possible recession, mulls stimulus

Having seen a decline in trade against the backdrop of the US-China trade war, Europe's biggest economy will enter what it technically defines as a recession should GDP shrink further.

Eurozone inflation slows further

Revised figures from the Eurostat agency show prices across the 19-nation single currency area showing inflation falling from 1.3% in June and from 2.2% a year earlier.