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SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon Postpones Second Referendum Until After Brexit

SCOTLAND POLITICS: Sturgeon Postpones Second Referendum Until After Brexit 0

“We will not seek to introduce the legislation for an independence referendum immediately,” Sturgeon told the Scottish parliament. “The Scottish government will reset the plan I set out.”

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UK POLITICS: ‘Fair’ or Vague’? EU Sizes Up Theresa May’s Brexit Rights Offer

UK POLITICS: ‘Fair’ or Vague’? EU Sizes Up Theresa May’s Brexit Rights Offer 0

“I reassure all EU citizens who have made their lives and homes in UK, that no one will have to leave. We won’t be seeing families split apart,” Theresa May.

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UK POLITICS: Brexit: UK May Yet Stay in EU: ‘Dreamer’ Donald Tusk Says With Quote From John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ Lyrics

UK POLITICS: Brexit: UK May Yet Stay in EU: ‘Dreamer’ Donald Tusk Says With Quote From John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ Lyrics 0

European Council President Donald Tusk has quoted lyrics from John Lennon’s Imagine to suggest the door remains open to the UK staying in the EU.

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UK POLITICS: Brexit: Japanese Bank Nomura Picks Frankfurt as Headquarters After UK Leaves EU

UK POLITICS: Brexit: Japanese Bank Nomura Picks Frankfurt as Headquarters After UK Leaves EU 0

It comes despite Prime Minister Theresa May’s loss of a majority in elections this month, which made it more likely the UK will seek a softer Brexit deal that would reduce the impact on its financial services industry.

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UK POLITICS: UK Will Leave EU Customs Union, Single Market: Philip Hammond

UK POLITICS: UK Will Leave EU Customs Union, Single Market: Philip Hammond 0

“We’re leaving the EU, and because we’re leaving the EU we will be leaving the single market and, by the way, we’ll be leaving the customs union,” Hammond.

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UK POLITICS: Ireland – Theresa May’s New Brexit Blunder

UK POLITICS: Ireland – Theresa May’s New Brexit Blunder 0

If the Brexit negotiations fail and the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal, Theresa May will have made her worst blunder of all.

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UK POLITICS: EU to Theresa May: Pay Up, Make Nice If You Want ‘Soft Brexit’

UK POLITICS: EU to Theresa May: Pay Up, Make Nice If You Want ‘Soft Brexit’ 0

The other 27, including lead powers Germany and France, want to dissuade others from emulating Britain and so insist that any Brexit deal must be less advantageous than full membership.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: EU Slams Israel’s Plans for Thousand of New Settler Units

ISRAEL POLITICS: EU Slams Israel’s Plans for Thousand of New Settler Units 0

“Israel’s continued policy of settlement expansion is illegal under international law,” said Federica Mogherini, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, in a statement on Friday.

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UK POLITICS: The Sun Papers to Voters: Ditch Corbyn, Vote for Theresa May

UK POLITICS: The Sun Papers to Voters: Ditch Corbyn, Vote for Theresa May 0

“The Tories (Conservatives) alone are committed to seeing Brexit through in full,” the Sun wrote in a full-page editorial in its Wednesday edition, adding that UKIP no longer served any purpose.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn Set Out Opposing EU ‘No Deal’ Stances

UK POLITICS: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn Set Out Opposing EU ‘No Deal’ Stances 0

Britons will go to the polls in a vote that will decide whether May, from the centre-right Conservatives, or Corbyn of the leftist Labour Party, gets to sit down with Brussels and hammer out an exit deal that will define the country’s trade and diplomatic ties with the EU.

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SCOTLAND POLITICS: SNP Ready to Unite With Corbyn Against May: Sturgeon

SCOTLAND POLITICS: SNP Ready to Unite With Corbyn Against May: Sturgeon 0

“If there was to be a hung parliament, of course we would look to be part of a progressive alliance that pursued progressive policies,” Sturgeon said.

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EUROPE POLITICS: Trump Meets With NATO, EU: No Easy Way Out For Trump

EUROPE POLITICS: Trump Meets With NATO, EU: No Easy Way Out For Trump 0

“We expect Trump to recommit to NATO’s founding rule that an attack against one ally is an attack against all,” said a senior European diplomat at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

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BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA POLITICS: Challenges Can Derail Bosnia and Herzegovina Path to Stability: Security Council Told

BOSNIA HERZEGOVINA POLITICS: Challenges Can Derail Bosnia and Herzegovina Path to Stability: Security Council Told 0

“As we enter the third decade of peace implementation, it cannot be assumed that Bosnia and Herzegovina is on a glide path to a peaceful, viable State irreversibly on course for European integration,” said High Representative Valentin Inzko during a briefing on the situation in the country.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Philippine Ties With EU Set for ‘Rollercoaster Ride’: Minister

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Philippine Ties With EU Set for ‘Rollercoaster Ride’: Minister 0

“We have good relations with the EU, but it’s going to be a rocky period, or a rollercoaster ride,” Cayetano said, adding that he would meet the EU ambassador next week when he returns from an overseas trip.

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EUROPE POLITICS: US ‘Losing Leadership’ in World: EU Federica Mogherini

EUROPE POLITICS: US ‘Losing Leadership’ in World: EU Federica Mogherini 0

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the United States is “losing its leadership” position in the world, presenting an “opportunity” for the EU to become a “reliable partner” on the international stage. “There is an opportunity for the

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USA POLITICS: Do-or-Die: EU Pushes Trump to Stick to Paris Climate Deal

USA POLITICS: Do-or-Die: EU Pushes Trump to Stick to Paris Climate Deal 0

“If the biggest economy in the world dumps the whole thing … we all have to worry,” one EU source told Reuters. “We are reaching out at all possible levels … to try to explain why they do not need to leave the Paris agreement.”

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UK POLITICS: Brexit Rising Payment Raises Negotiating Stakes

UK POLITICS: Brexit Rising Payment Raises Negotiating Stakes 0

EU negotiators have hiked possible payment demands for Brexit over recent weeks, officials say, widening the divide between Brussels and London, which questions whether it owes anything at all before talks start next month.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Hollande Wants Britain Purnished Because of Brexit

FRANCE POLITICS: Hollande Wants Britain Purnished Because of Brexit 0

“There will inevitably be price and cost for Britain, it’s the choice they made,” French President Francois Hollande said.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Accuses 27 EU Countries of Ganging Up Against UK Over Brexit

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Accuses 27 EU Countries of Ganging Up Against UK Over Brexit 0

“Our opponents are already seeking to disrupt those negotiations — at the same time as 27 other European countries line up to oppose us,” Theresa May says.

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UK POLITICS: EU Citizens Will Immediately Get Rights If Labour Party Wins Election

UK POLITICS: EU Citizens Will Immediately Get Rights If Labour Party Wins Election 0

UK ELECTION: Britain’s opposition Labour Party will immediately guarantee the rights of millions of EU citizens living in the UK if it wins a June election.

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