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France sees #Brexit deal as possible, but must prepare for ‘no deal’

France sees #Brexit deal as possible, but must prepare for ‘no deal’

| September 24, 2018

France still believes that a good deal on Brexit is possible but the country must prepare for the possibility of Britain and the European Union failing to reach an agreement on its divorce from the bloc, a minister said on Saturday(22 September), writes Michel Rose. British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday (21 September) […]

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May’s #Brexit plan goes pop after ‘humiliation’ by EU, British media says

May’s #Brexit plan goes pop after ‘humiliation’ by EU, British media says

| September 24, 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit proposals were declared dead by the British media on Friday (21 September) after what they cast as a humiliation at the hands of European Union leaders during a summit in Austria, writes Guy Faulconbridge. After a dinner of Wiener schnitzel in Salzburg, the EU leaders said they would push for a […]

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#UKIP launches populist manifesto, demands clean #Brexit

#UKIP launches populist manifesto, demands clean #Brexit

| September 24, 2018

Britain’s anti-European Union UK Independence Party (UKIP) launched a set of populist policies last week hoping to revive their dwindling political influence and capitalize on outrage over the government’s handling of Brexit, writes William James. Prime Minister Theresa May is struggling to sell her plan for a Brexit that would continue to see Britain abide by […]

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Britain’s #Brexit proposals imperfect but credible, Raab says

Britain’s #Brexit proposals imperfect but credible, Raab says

| September 24, 2018

Britain’s proposals for leaving the European Union are not perfect but they are the most credible basis for a Brexit deal, Britain’s Brexit Minister Dominic Raab (pictured) said last week, as he reiterated calls for the EU to compromise, writes Alistair Smout. Prime Minister Theresa May pitched her so-called Chequers Brexit proposal to EU leaders […]

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#Taiwan – Foreign Minister Wu addresses #GTI Annual Symposium

#Taiwan – Foreign Minister Wu addresses #GTI Annual Symposium

| September 24, 2018

On 13 September, Taiwan Foreign Minister Jaushieh Joseph Wu talked up Taiwan’s credentials as a front-line state defending freedom, democracy and rules-based order from China’s intensified coercion during a video address at the Global Taiwan Institute Annual Symposium which took place in Washington.  “China’s actions are a threat to security and the balance of power […]

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Fighting #ClimateScepticism with #ClimateNegligence – Europe’s hollow answer to #Trump

Fighting #ClimateScepticism with #ClimateNegligence – Europe’s hollow answer to #Trump

| September 24, 2018

While the US President keeps making headlines through his upfront climate scepticism, a syndrome of “climate negligence” is silently growing inside Europe, writes Samuel Monthuley. With Donald Trump being elected to the White House, the world has lost a key ally in the battle against climate change. After going from “world laggard to world leader” on […]

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The Last of da Vinci’s Secrets: From King Louis XII to Freeport King Yves Bouvier

The Last of da Vinci’s Secrets: From King Louis XII to Freeport King Yves Bouvier

| September 21, 2018

The art world eagerly awaits the unveiling of “Salvator Mundi”, the last da Vinci masterpiece, indefinitely postponed by the recently opened Louvre Abu Dhabi, where it is currently on long-term loan from the Emirate’s Department of Culture and Tourism.  The reason behind the delay remains unknown, adding yet more mystery to the enigmatic story of […]

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