WTO chief says trade barriers between US and Europe are 'last thing we need'

The U.S. and Europe should negotiate an agreement over subsidies on Boeing and Airbus, says WTO's Azevedo. The director general says an escalation of trade barriers is "the last thing we need." On Brexit, Azevedo says everyone will lose if a withdrawal deal can't be negotiated. The World Trade Organization's top official told CNBC that Europe and the United States […]

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New Brexit deal by deadline next week ‘very difficult’ – Leo Varadkar

Striking a new Brexit deal by next week’s deadline will be “very difficult”, the Irish prime minister has warned ahead of a meeting with Boris Johnson. Leo Varadkar accused the UK of not making enough concessions after a source in Downing Street claimed the chances of securing an agreement by 18 October are “essentially impossible”. Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay will […]

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No-deal Brexit could be a ‘catastrophe’: EU’s Sassoli issues warning to Boris Johnson

The president of the European Parliament has told Sky News that a no-deal Brexit could be a “catastrophe” and Boris Johnson needs to “feel this responsibility” as the clock ticks towards the deadline for Britain’s EU exit. David Sassoli said it is “painful” to think about such a scenario being realised, as it will “put the UK’s exit in a […]

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Johnson’s Plan for EU Divorce Deal Hits Trouble: Brexit Update

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will present a new plan for a Brexit deal to the European Union within days but there are signs that it may not be acceptable. While some purist euro-skeptics in Johnson’s ruling Conservative party are willing to compromise, the Irish government has said his proposals so far for resolving the Brexit impasse are a non-starter. […]

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Boris Johnson Battles Sex Allegations as Brexit Opponents Plot

In this article Boris Johnson hoped to use his Conservative Party’s annual convention to launch his campaign to win the next British general election. Instead, he is fighting for his credibility as prime minister as he faces allegations of sexual impropriety and plots to oust him. After two months in charge of the U.K. government, Johnson was forced to deny […]

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No-deal Brexit will be Britain’s fault, says EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker

Failure to reach a Brexit deal would be the sole responsibility of the UK, the president of the European Commission has said. Jean-Claude Juncker insisted he and the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier were doing all they could to secure an agreement because it would be a catastrophe for both Britain and Europe if there was no divorce settlement […]

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