EU observers offer mixed picture of first Zimbabwe vote since Mugabe’s fall

By MacDonald Dzirutwe and Joe Brock HARARE, July 30 : Zimbabwe held its first election on Monday since former president Robert Mugabe was ousted in a de facto coup and European Union observers said the vote was “very smooth” in some places and “totally disorganised” in others. President Emmerson Mnangagwa, a long-time ally of Mugabe, […]

British reject May’s Brexit plan, some turn to Boris and far right – poll

By Andrew MacAskill LONDON, July 22 : Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to leave the European Union are overwhelmingly opposed by the British public and more than a third of voters would support a new right-wing political party committed to quitting the bloc, according to a new poll. May’s political vulnerability was exposed by the […]

EU’s Tusk says with friends like Trump, who needs enemies?

By Gabriela Baczynska SOFIA, May 16 : U.S. President Donald Trump has “rid Europe of all illusions” by quitting the Iran nuclear deal and seeking trade disputes, the European Union chairman said on Wednesday, underlining the depth of transatlantic discord. The EU’s 28 leaders are gathering in the Bulgarian capital for a dinner discussion on […]

EU to respond to U.S. tariffs within 90 days if not exempt

By Robin Emmott and Robert-Jan Bartunek BRUSSELS, March 9 : The European Union expects to be excluded from U.S. steel and aluminium tariffs but will go to the World Trade Organization to impose its own measures if Washington presses ahead, EU officials said on Friday. U.S. President Donald Trump set import tariffs on Thursday of […]

Post-Brexit security deal must transcend ideology, May tells EU

By Thomas Escritt and Robin Emmott MUNICH, Feb 17 : Britain and the EU should sign a new security treaty and must not let ideological differences block co-operation in that sector after Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday. May said key aspects of a future partnership should be effective from 2019, emphasising she […]

UK’s Johnson keeps hard Brexit stance in speech aimed at mending fences

By Andrew MacAskill and Alistair Smout LONDON, Feb 14 : Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson showed little sign on Wednesday of softening his tough stance on Brexit in a speech billed as aiming to soothe concerns among voters about the economic impact of leaving the European Union. Johnson is among those pushing for a harder […]