Michel Barnier, EU chief negotiator, gives a press briefing in Brussels as the British cabinet  backed the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement. Photograph: EPA/ Olivier Hoslet

The deal between the EU and UK on the withdrawal agreement represents “decisive progress”, both European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and(...)

 Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila  and Social Democracy Party (PSD) leader Liviu Dragnea. “I assure you that Romania is ready” for the presidency, said Ms Dancila. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Romania’s leaders have clashed over the country’s readiness to hold the EU presidency from January, with president Klaus Iohannis claiming government (...)

New Zealand players perform the Haka on the pitch before the England. It would be best not to sing ‘The Fields of Athenry’ when they come to Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

You couldn’t but fear for England when Twickenham attempted to drown out the Haka with that Chariot tune; the one thing you really don’t need to be do(...)

Manfred Weber: has been an MEP for 16 years but has no state or federal ministerial experience. Photograph: Markku Ulander/Lehtikuva

If Europe’s centre-right parties of the European People’s Party come out on top in next year’s European elections they will get the European Parliamen(...)

 Donald Trump during a  campaign rally on the eve of voting. File photograph:  Carlos Barria/Reuters

US president Donald Trump has spoken of a “tremendous success” after the Republican party retained control of the Senate in the US midterm elections. (...)

British prime minister Theresa May: Ultimately, the withdrawal and Belfast agreements are reconcilable. They will have to be if the no-hard-border backstop, to which the UK has already committed itself, is to be agreed. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

There is a striking similarity between the Belfast Agreement and the proposed but yet to be agreed Brexit withdrawal agreement, ie the divorce agreeme(...)

President Michael D Higgins ‘is committed to establishing an audit committee’, a spokesman said. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA

President Michael D Higgins has begun consulting with advisers and staff on setting up an audit committee to scrutinise how an “additional” allowance (...)

Romanian PM Viorica Dancila, surrounded by her cabinet members, as they pay their respects for dead soldiers at the Unknown Soldier Memorial in Bucharest, Romania, on October 25th. Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

Romanian prime minister Viorica Dancila has called for a “truce” between her government and its opponents, in response to fears in Brussels that the c(...)

Northern Secretary Karen Bradley: ‘We are committed to everything we have agreed to in the joint report and we will ensure there is no border on the island of Ireland.’ File photograph: Iain Duncan Smith/EPA

The British government will not allow a border to be put in place on the island of Ireland “in any situation” Northern Secretary Karen Bradley has tol(...)

 Chinese premier Li Keqiang, Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe and German chancellor Angela Merkel, who delivered a blistering critique on Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ vision.   Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

Fifty one EU and Asian leaders on Friday sent out a defiant alternative vision championing global co-operation and commitment to common international (...)

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