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A coal-fired power plant in Kaifeng, in central China’s Henan province. China’s State Council has vowed to cut coal consumption, boost electric vehicle sales and shut more outdated steel and coke capacity in the coming three years. Photograph: AP

Has the global transition from fossil fuels to clean energy gone into reverse? The alarming question is being posed by no less an authority than Spenc(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk, Chinese premier Li Keqiang and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on July 16th. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Normally a fairly low-key event, this year’s annual China-EU summit has taken on an explosive dimension against a backdrop of unprecedented rancour be(...)

China’s President Xi Jinping meets European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council president Donald Tusk in Beijing. Photograph: Ng Han Guan/AFP/Getty Images

China’s premier Li Keqiang has extended an olive branch to the US in the midst of Beijing’s efforts to rally international support against new trade t(...)

European Council president Donald Tusk and Chinese premier Li Keqiang attend a ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

US president Donald Trump, Russian president Vladimir Putin and China have been urged to work with Europe to avoid trade wars and prevent “conflict an(...)

Containers being transferred at a port in Qingdao in China’s eastern Shandong province. With China and the EU facing into trade wars with the US, both sides see the meeting as important in cementing an alliance in defence of the World Trade Organisation. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The 20th EU-China summit, opening in Beijing on Monday morning, is expected to produce a long-awaited common statement on shared values and act as a d(...)

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said the EU had offered the UK an “ambitious” free trade agreement and co-operation on a wide range of issues, including a “strong security partnership”. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Suzanne Lynch The European Union will assess the “workability” of the White Paper published by the British government today, Brexit negotiator Miche(...)

 Donald  Trump  delivers remarks to members of the news media beside First Lady Melania Trump (L) before departing for  Europe. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/PA

European Council president Donald Tusk told US president Donald Trump on Tuesday to stop berating North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) allies ov(...)

Anti-Brexit, pro-EU supporter Steve Bray holds placards on Abingdon Green across the road from the Houses of Parliament in London on Monday. Photograph: Matt Dunham/AP

Britain is nearing the final straight of Brexit. At 11pm local time on March 29th, 2019, the UK is scheduled to leave the bloc. But still to be decide(...)

EU counter-terrorism co-ordinator Gilles de Kerchove Photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images

The Garda should establish a dedicated team to ensure unlawful content is removed from the social media and other parts of the internet, the European (...)

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz whose country has just assumed the rotating presidency of the EU. Photograph: Getty

Austria’s chancellor Sebastian Kurz has opened the door to extending negotiations with the UK should agreement not be forthcoming on the Irish Border,(...)

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