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German NGO mission “Lifeline” with migrants rescued in international waters: Malta and Italy have  refused to let the vessel dock on their shores. Photograph: Hermine Poschmann

As Italy and Malta again turned back a shipful of 239 rescued refugees, European leaders from 17 member states met on Sunday in Brussels hoping agains(...)

The letter from the groups to Theresa May follows warnings from aerospace giant Airbus and car maker BMW that time is short before they need to implement contingency plans. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

The UK’s five main business lobby groups told Theresa May they’re “deeply concerned” that time is running out for a Brexit deal that protects hundreds(...)

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan waves to supporters as he leaves his residence in Istanbul, Turkey June 24th, 2018. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory in Turkey’s presidential election, but the opposition called the announcement premature, as not all ballots h(...)

Taoiseach  Leo Varadkar in Guernsey: “We are going to intensify our efforts to come to a withdrawal agreement.”   Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

A Brexit “no deal” is now more likely than one with agreement, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar warned. Speaking during the British-Irish Council summit in Gue(...)

Energy stocks galvanised by an Opec agreement on a modest increase in oil production helped drive a bounce in European shares. Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

Better-than-expected euro zone economic data and energy stocks galvanised by an Opec agreement on a modest increase in oil production helped drive a b(...)

 Leo Varadkar arrives to attend the British-Irish Council  in Guernsey. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

The UK is “more likely than it was a few months ago” to leave the European Union without a deal, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said. Mr Varadkar said th(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern urged  Leo Varadkar to push for a deal on the key issues facing Ireland. Photograph: David Sleator

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is a “buffoon” who will “ruin” Ireland and the United Kingdom because of his determination to quit the Europea(...)

 An oil pump is seen operating in the Permian Basin near Midland, Texas, US . Photograph: Ernest Scheyder/Reuters

Oil prices rose by more than 1 per cent in early Asian trading on Friday, pushed up by uncertainty over whether Opec would manage to agree a productio(...)

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivers a speech at the Annual Mansion House dinner in London, Britain, June 21 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Britain’s Treasury is not trying to undermine Brexit but is instead focused on boosting prosperity by promoting continued close ties with the European(...)

Airbus warned of “severe disruption” to its UK production. Photograph:  Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Airbus issued its strongest warning yet over the impact of Britain’s departure from the European Union, saying that a withdrawal without a deal on fut(...)

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