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E.U.’s Leadership Seeks to Contain Hungary’s Orban

“It would be easy to, say, establish a new formation from like-minded Central European parties — or, indeed, a Pan-European anti-immigration formation,” Mr. Orban said in a June speech dedicated to Mr. Kohl’s memory. “There is no doubt that we Read more…


Mark Carney, Bank of England Governor, Will Stay in Charge Until 2020

LONDON — Mark J. Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, will stay in his role until the end of January 2020, the government said on Tuesday, which means that he would run the central bank for 10 months Read more…


Apple’s Takeover of Shazam Is Cleared by European Regulators

LONDON — European authorities on Thursday cleared Apple’s acquisition of the popular song-recognition app Shazam, after months of study into whether the deal would give the iPhone maker an unfair advantage over rival streaming music services like Spotify. Apple said Read more…


Government to issue temporary work visas to help UK fruit farmers | Environment

The government has announced a new temporary work visa for agricultural workers in response to a two-year campaign by farmers to plug the gap in the labour force opened up by Brexit. While welcomed by farmers, it has also been Read more…


EU watchdog finds Juncker broke rules to promote political ally | World news

The European commission has been criticised for allowing its president, Jean-Claude Juncker, to break the rules in promoting a key ally to the post of secretary general. In a scathing report, the European ombudsman said the commission had committed four Read more…


EU27 to offer May a ‘carrot and stick’ approach to Brexit | Politics

The EU27 are planning a “carrot and stick” approach to Brexit at an upcoming summit, offering Theresa May warm words on the Chequers plans to take to the Conservative conference alongside a sharp warning that they need a plan for Read more…


Scallop wars show British seas exposed after Brexit – Lord West | Politics

A former chief of the naval staff has said the UK has “insufficient ships” to patrol its waters after clashes between British and French fishing crews over scallops. The ex-first sea lord and Labour peer, Lord West of Spithead, says Read more…


Europe Benefits by Bankrolling an Anti-Migrant Effort. Niger Pays a Price.

DIRKOU, Niger — The heavily armed troops are positioned around oases in Niger’s vast northern desert, where temperatures routinely climb beyond 100 degrees. While both Al Qaeda and the Islamic State have branches operating in the area, the mission of Read more…


Markets nervous amid new US-China tariffs and Trump’s troubles – business live | Business

The survey data indicate that the eurozone economy looks to have continued to grow at a steady rate in August, raising hopes that the third quarter could see GDP growth match the 0.4% expansion seen in the second quarter. In Read more…


The West Hoped for Democracy in Turkey. Erdogan Had Other Ideas.

In Western capitals a decade ago, Turkey’s now-paramount leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, held promise as a potential beacon of democracy for a region rife with religious conflict. Turkey was a stalwart NATO ally bridging Europe and the volatile Middle East. Read more…