Germany’s Merkel ‘prefers new vote’ after coalition talks fail

Media captionGerman chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday said it was a day of “deep reflection” for Germany German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she would prefer new elections to leading a minority government, after a breakdown in coalition talks plunged the country into political crisis. She also said she did not see any reason to […]

Amsterdam wins bid to host EU medicines agency post-Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images Amsterdam has won a vote to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) which will relocate from London after the UK leaves the European Union. The UK is losing both the EMA and the European Banking Authority (EBA) which employ around 1,000 people. Ministers from the 27 EU countries remaining in the […]

Poland fury over ‘attack’ by EU’s Tusk

Image copyright EPA Image caption The EU’s Donald Tusk accuses the Polish government of drifting away from core EU values The Polish government has accused EU Council President Donald Tusk of “attacking Poland” after he voiced alarm at the government’s policies. “Today, by using his position to attack the Polish government, he is attacking Poland,” […]

Poland fury over ‘attack’ by EU’s Tusk

Image copyright EPA Image caption The EU’s Donald Tusk accuses the Polish government of drifting away from core EU values The Polish government has accused EU Council President Donald Tusk of “attacking Poland” after he voiced alarm at the government’s policies. “Today, by using his position to attack the Polish government, he is attacking Poland,” […]

Cities fight to win key EU agencies from London

Cities fight to win key EU agencies from London

Image caption Frankfurt produced a glossy video as part of its campaign to win the European Banking Authority A decision on the future location of two key European agencies will be made on Monday through a complex voting process. London is losing the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) because of […]

Brexit: German business grouping calls for UK to remain in EU

Image copyright Getty Images A group of influential German business figures have launched a campaign to keep the UK in the European Union. The alliance, dubbed a New Deal for Britain, includes three ex-presidents of the Federation of German Industry. One of the three, Heinrich Weiss, said: “With Britain, the EU is losing its most […]

Jana Novotna: Former Wimbledon champion dies at age of 49

Media playback is not supported on this device Novotna’s Wimbledon tears in 1993 turn to joy in 1998 Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna has died at the age of 49. The Women’s Tennis Association said Novotna, who had cancer, “died peacefully, surrounded by her family”. The Czech player had lost in the Wimbledon final in […]

Germany’s Merkel suffers blow as FDP pulls out of coalition talks

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Angela Merkel’s political position has been weakened since September’s elections Talks on forming a coalition government in Germany have collapsed, leaving Angela Merkel facing her biggest challenge in 12 years as chancellor. The free-market liberal FDP pulled out after four weeks of talks with Mrs Merkel’s CDU/CSU bloc and the […]

Brexit divorce bill: Theresa May to hold ‘inner cabinet’ talks

Image copyright EPA Theresa May is to chair a meeting of some of her senior ministers to try to make progress on stalled EU talks. They are expected to discuss how much the UK should offer to pay the EU to settle its bill as it leaves. This bill, which is likely to run into […]

Italian team’s worst ever start to season

Benevento had already broken the record for the worst start to a Serie A season, surpassing Venezia’s nine defeats in 1949-50 Benevento broke Manchester United’s record for the worst start to a season in the top five European leagues after losing in added time to Sassuolo. The Serie A debutants have lost all 13 games […]

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