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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas: “You cannot drag out Brexit for a decade.”

Germany’s foreign minister has warned London that there will be no Brexit extension beyond October, sending out the strongest signal yet that Berlin’s(...)

Military vehicles of Misrata forces, under the protection of Tripoli’s forces, are seen in Tajura neighborhood, east of Tripoli. Photograph:Hani Amara/Reuters

Eastern Libyan forces carried out an air strike on the southern part of Tripoli on Sunday, escalating an operation to take the capital des(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron, EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and German chancellor Angela Merkel greet  Xi Jinping at the Élysée Palace in Paris. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

The 14th-century admonition that “He who sups with the devil should have a long spoon” is the mantra these days of many European leaders. The devil in(...)

Leaders attend a European Union summit in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: Aris Oikonomou/Pool via Reuters

EU leaders have agreed an unconditional extension until April 12th to the UK Brexit negotiating process. Should British prime minister Theresa May s(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May in the House of Commons. File photograph: Reuters

British prime Minister Theresa May will ask the European Union to delay Brexit by at least three months after her plans for another vote on her twice-(...)

Nord Stream pipeline operator back in 2012: Nord Stream 2, a pipeline under the Baltic Sea, will double the gas Russia can deliver directly to Germany. Photograph: Olga Maltseva

Senior officials from the EU, Moscow and Kiev held talks on Monday over Ukraine’s future as a transit state for Russian gas, as the Kremlin’s role as (...)

Alternative für Deutschland politician Frank Magnitz was beaten over the head with an unidentified object by three men, police said. File photograph:  Fabian Sommer/AFP/Getty Images

A local leader of the Alternative für Deutschland party has been attacked and injured in the city of Bremen. Bremen police said they believe the atta(...)

German minister for foreign affairs Heiko Maas speaks at the  Global Ireland 2025: Making it Happen conference, at  Dublin Castle. Photograph: PA

The Government would not object to a request from London to delay Brexit should an extension be sought to avoid the UK leaving in a damaging no-deal s(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May on the BBC’s “The Andrew Marr Show”: said she would work to secure further assurances from EU leaders on the backstop to assuage members of her Conservative Party and the DUP. Photograph: Jeff Overs/BBC/Handout

A formal exchange of letters between the EU and the UK, stipulating that the Northern Ireland backstop will be temporary and superseded by a comprehen(...)

James Mattis, US secretary of defence: his decision to quit  came after the US president Donald Trump confirmed he is ending all US military operations in Syria and Afghanistan. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Europe responded with a mixture of panic, disorientation and frantic steps to limit the damage after the resignation of US defence secretary James Mat(...)

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