Brexit Crisis - Special Reports

Brexit Is One Step Closer As EU Agrees To Talk About U.K. Trade

European Union leaders have agreed to discuss the process by which the U.K. will leave the EU. The talks focus on the trade relationship Britain will have with the EU in the future. Guest host Ray Suarez speaks with NPR's Frank Langfitt about whether Brexit has entered a point of no return.
2017-12-16 21:12 | News | NPR

Bankers may get notes to help push industry line on Brexit

Bankers have warned that London’s future as a top financial centre depends on close relations with the EU after Brexit
2017-12-15 14:12 | News | GulfNews

Finally! Theresa May and the Tories Suffer a Major Defeat on Brexit as MPs Secure a Meaningful Vote on the Final Deal

Please support my work as a reader-funded investigative journalist, commentator and activist.   Congratulations to MPs, who, yesterday evening (December 13), voted by 309 votes to 305 to give themselves a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal that Theresa May and her small clique of dangerous and deluded Brexit fantasists were planning to pass […]
2017-12-14 12:12 | Brexit disaster, UK politics, Brexit | AndyWorthington

May loses Brexit vote in parliament ahead of EU summit

British politicians vote in favour of giving parliament the final say on any withdrawal deal with the European Union.
2017-12-14 05:12 | News | Aljazeera

Mutiny in parliament as rebel Tories defeat Theresa May's Brexit push

British MPs have defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's government, voting to change her Brexit blueprint in a move which could complicate her efforts to sever ties with the European Union.
2017-12-14 00:12 | News | TheAge

Rebel Tories defeat Theresa May's Brexit push

British MPs have defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's government, voting to change her Brexit blueprint in a move which could complicate her efforts to sever ties with the European Union.
2017-12-13 20:12 | News | TheAge

The British Government’s Approach To Brexit Is Slovenly, Chaotic And Delusional

The rallying cry of the Brexiteers prior to the European Union membership referendum was “take back control”. This slogan resonated with those who felt ignored, not listened to and struggling to pay for the necessities of life. They wanted to deliver a slap in the face to the country’s elite who were urging them to […]
2017-12-12 00:12 | EU, Ireland, Referendums | DissidentVoice

Daily briefing: Chemists react to Brexit, bitcoin futures launch, fake dinosaurs

The Chemical Industries Association has called on Michael Gove to urge the government to remain as close as possible to the EU’s rule book for the sector
2017-12-11 06:12 | News | FT

The Careful Craft

“The truth, carefully crafted, is the biggest lie of all.” One of the most important lessons to be learned from the Brexit fiasco has scarcely been picked up on, and that lesson is this: the mainstream media are not only wholly unfit for purpose, they are primarily responsible for this unfolding slow-motion catastrophe. It’s not […]
2017-12-11 03:12 | Disinformation, EU, Fake News | DissidentVoice

After Brexit UK aims for deal with EU

LONDON: Britain is aiming to secure a comprehensive free trade deal with the European Union and wants it to be signed shortly after it leaves the bloc in 2019, Brexit minister David Davis said on Sunday. After securing an initial agreement on Friday to move Brexit talks to a second phase, Prime Minister Theresa May is keen to start discussing future ties with the EU, and especially the type of trading agreement to try to offer
2017-12-11 00:12 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

Pound to face twin forces of BOE and Brexit once again this week

The pound fell Friday on profit-taking after the deal was announced and extended losses as a European Union official said a trade pact was not realistic by March 2019
2017-12-10 13:12 | News | GulfNews

Tories Sleepwalk Towards Soft Brexit – OpEd

By Conor Quinn* (EurActiv) — Theresa May has completed a last-minute ‘divorce settlement’ on the EU’s Brexit priority issues –
2017-12-10 05:12 | 1, Opinion | EurasiaReview

Bonkers Brexit bumbles along

DECEMBER 10 — Are you familiar with the British slang word “bonkers”? There are actually two meanings to bonkers. One of them cannot be discussed in a family publication, but the other is used to refer to something which is completely...
2017-12-09 22:12 | News | TheMalaymailOnline

Stocks up as Brexit deal brings cheer

LONDON: World stocks rose as a breakthrough in Brexit negotiations added momentum to an upswing underpinned by strong economic news from China and Japan. Britain and the European Union struck a deal on Friday to move on to talk about trade and a transition period after they agreed the outline of their divorce. Shares across the continent surged on the news, and even Britain’s FTSE 100 Index, which tends to move inversely with
2017-12-09 00:12 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

Britain will not leave EU on 'Brexit Day', leaked plans reveal

'Brexit Day' on March 29, 2019 will see Britain leave the European Union in name only, under an EU plan leaked to the media hours after the so-called 'divorce deal' was done.
2017-12-08 17:12 | News | TheAge

British Deal With European Union Shatters Illusions of Pro-Brexit Extremists

When Donald Trump's friend Nigel Farage is unhappy, you know things are going well. The post British Deal With European Union Shatters Illusions of Pro-Brexit Extremists appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-12-08 16:12 | Brexit, Robert Mackey | TheIntercept

Manuel Castells: “O grande erro da esquerda é pensar que movimentos sociais são sempre bons”

Em passagem pelo Brasil, sociólogo fala sobre a crise da democracia liberal. The post Manuel Castells: “O grande erro da esquerda é pensar que movimentos sociais são sempre bons” appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-12-08 15:12 | Uncategorized | TheIntercept

EU, Japan conclude world’s largest free trade agreement

The European Union and Japan concluded negotiations on a free trade deal to create the world’s largest open economic area, signalling their rejection of the more protectionist stance of US President Donald Trump. The two parties, who agreed the outlines of a deal in July, said on Friday negotiators had now finished a legal text … Continued The post EU, Japan conclude world’s largest free trade agreement appeared first on Egypt Independent .
2017-12-08 14:12 | World, Brexit, EU | EgyptIndependent

World stocks rise as Brexit deal adds to Asian cheer

Shares across Europe surged on the news, and even Britain’s FTSE 100 Index was higher through the day
2017-12-08 14:12 | News | GulfNews

Brexit deal helps U.S. futures bounce

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Wall Street on Friday, helped by gains for global stock markets after Britain secured EU agreement to move on from the first-round of Brexit negotiations.
2017-12-08 12:12 | businessNews | Reuters

UK and EU strike Brexit deal, opening path to trade talks

By accepting most of the EU’s demands, the UK has now won the right to start discussing relations between the two when Britain parts ways with the bloc
2017-12-08 11:12 | News | GulfNews

British, European leaders welcome Brexit breakthrough

‘Progress achieved today is sufficient to move to the next phase,’ EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier says
2017-12-08 11:12 | News | GulfNews

U.K., EU Reach Agreement On Key Brexit Issues

The biggest stumbling block had been whether the U.K.'s Northern Ireland and the independent Republic of Ireland would have a "hard border" post-Brexit. The sides agreed to keep an open border.
2017-12-08 11:12 | News | NPR

Boris Johnson to visit Iran, lobby for jailed aid worker

British foreign minister Boris Johnson will travel to Iran on Saturday to lobby counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif for the release of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe. The trip will be only the third by a British foreign minister to Iran in the last 14 years, and takes place against a complex backdrop of historical, regional and bilateral tensions. Johnson has vowed to leave “no stone unturned” in Britain’s efforts to free Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters
2017-12-08 11:12 | News | AbrarOnline

UK and EU reach historic deal on Brexit divorce terms

Britain and the EU reached a historic deal on Friday on the terms of theBrexit divorce after UK Prime Minister Theresa May rushed to Brussels for early morning talks.The European Commission said “sufficient progress” had been made by Britain on separation issues including the Irish border, Britain’s divorce bill, and citizens rights. The agreement paves the way for EU leaders at a summit on December 14-15 to open the second phase of Brexit negotiations, covering trade talks and a transition
2017-12-08 10:12 | News | AbrarOnline

'The breakthrough we needed': Britain and EU strike Brexit 'divorce' deal

The UK has struck a 'divorce' deal with the EU, after frantic around-the clock negotiations tackled the knotty problem of the Irish border.
2017-12-08 10:12 | News | TheAge

Top Stories: New California Fires; Initial Brexit Agreement Reached

Also: Palestinians demonstrate against President Trump's decision recognizing Jerusalem; three people die in a New Mexico school shooting; and a man who streaked at a Buffalo Bills game is fined.
2017-12-08 10:12 | News | NPR

Sterling hits six-month high, stocks up as Brexit deal adds to Asian cheer

LONDON (Reuters) - A breakthrough in Brexit negotiations pushed sterling to a six-month high against the euro on Friday and added momentum to an upswing in world stocks underpinned by strong economic news from China and Japan.
2017-12-08 09:12 | businessNews | Reuters

EU’s Juncker: ‘Breakthrough’ in Brexit talks

The European Commission said on Friday enough progress had been made in Brexit negotiations with Britain and that a second phase of negotiations should begin, ending an impasse over the status of the Irish border. The Commission announced its verdict in an early morning statement after intense talks, which resulted in British Prime Minister Theresa … Continued The post EU’s Juncker: ‘Breakthrough’ in Brexit talks appeared first on Egypt Independent .
2017-12-08 08:12 | World, Brexit, EU - European Union | EgyptIndependent

Theresa May goes to Brussels, Brexit divorce agreement close

Brussels: British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet European Union chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels early on Friday as the two sides seek a deal that will allow talks on trade to begin.
2017-12-08 05:12 | News | TheAge

Davis: Britain Has Not Formally Assessed Impact Of Brexit On Economy

(EurActiv) — Britain has not conducted formal sector-by-sector analyses of the impact that leaving the European Union will have on
2017-12-08 05:12 | 1, Business, World News | EurasiaReview

UK-EU Brexit deal breakthrough may be just hours away

A breakthrough Brexit deal may be just hours away, as diplomats worked around the clock to try to untangle the political nightmare of the Irish border.
2017-12-07 23:12 | News | TheAge

Aliko Dangote: Only African on Bloomberg's '2017 50 Most Influential People'

Nigerian business mogul and Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, was the only African to make the 50 Most Influential People in 2017, according to a list released by Bloomberg magazine. The man described as President of the Dangote Group of companies has often made such lists due to his business concerns and humanitarian efforts back home in Nigeria. The list pooled together people from five broad categories: business, tech, politics, entertainment and finance. In the area of business Bloomberg
2017-12-07 16:12 | News | AfricaNews

Dutch prime minister warns farming firms to get ready for Brexit

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte has warned companies to prepare for the possibility that no deal will be reached on...
2017-12-06 08:12 | Europe | DutchNews

Ireland ‘surprised and disappointed’ over failed EU, UK talks

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar says he was “surprised and disappointed” that the UK government could not reach a deal with the EU after Brexit talks on the Irish border fell short of an agreement in the EU de-facto capital Brussels. British Prime Minister Theresa May went to Brussels on Monday for key Brexit talks with Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European commission. It was widely anticipated that the meeting would conclude a first phase of Brexit negotiations. Many assumed
2017-12-05 12:12 | News | AbrarOnline

'London Is Open, Tech Is Flag Bearer': Thriving Business Future Despite Brexit

London looks set to remain as the European capital of the tech world as major companies seek to invest further in jobs despite earlier fears that Brexit might force many to quit Britain.
2017-12-05 11:12 | Opinion | SputnikNews

Pound Slumps Most in a Month, Gilts Advance on Brexit Conundrum

Sterling weakens after Britain, the EU said they hadn’t made sufficient progress to move the negotiations to the next stage
2017-12-05 11:12 | News | GulfNews

FTSE keeps Europe steady as sterling suffers Brexit blow

LONDON (Reuters) - European markets started firmly on Tuesday, as a hit to the pound from stalled Brexit talks lifted London's FTSE and economic data pointed to the euro zone finishing the year strongly.
2017-12-05 10:12 | businessNews | Reuters

Northern Ireland’s fragile peace ‘all about the border’

As the UK seeks to rejig relations with Europe after Brexit, the Irish border has become a sticking point. Dr. Katy Hayward, author of the report Bordering on Brexit, asked people living near the border what they think. Dr. Katy Hayward is a lecturer in sociology at Queen’s University, Belfast, with a particular focus on … Continued The post Northern Ireland’s fragile peace ‘all about the border’ appeared first on Egypt Independent .
2017-12-05 08:12 | World, Brexit, Dublin | EgyptIndependent

No breakthrough in Brexit talks, says EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker

The head of the European Commission, the EU’s executive body, signaled a failure in reaching a breakthrough in Brexit talks. But the UK’s premier Theresa May said she is “confident” that a fair deal will be reached. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday that negotiations on the UK’s departure from the EU have failed … Continued The post No breakthrough in Brexit talks, says EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker appeared first on Egypt Independent .
2017-12-05 08:12 | World, Brexit, DUP - democratic unionist party | EgyptIndependent

Facebook opens new hub, to create 800 UK jobs

LONDON: Facebook opened its new London office on Monday and said it would add another 800 jobs in the capital next year, underlining its commitment to Britain as the country prepares for Brexit. The investment, which makes London the biggest engineering hub for Facebook outside the United States, was welcomed by finance minister Philip Hammond, who was given a tour of the new building located off the main shopping thoroughfare
2017-12-05 00:12 | BUSINESS | GulfToday

Northern Irish unionists sour Brexit 'divorce deal'

Northern Irish unionists have reportedly scuppered a Brexit 'divorce deal' that was about to be agreed between Britain and the EU, because they believed it threatened the economic and political integrity of the UK.
2017-12-04 19:12 | News | TheAge

National Security-Related Congressional Hearings, December 4-8

Just Security Tuesday, December 5 2:00pm – House Committee on Rules – H.R. 38 – Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 ( here ) 2:30pm – Senate Committee on Foreign Relations – Business Meeting ( here ) 2:30pm – Senate Committee on Foreign Relations – The President, Congress, and Shared Authority Over International Accords (Immediately following the Business Meeting) ( here ) 3:00pm – Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
2017-12-04 15:12 | Other | JustSecurity

Theresa May makes diplomatic blitz to unlock Brexit talks

European Union chief Donald Tusk said Monday he was "encouraged" by last-minute progress in divorce talks with Britain, saying that the sides were within reach of a breakthrough that would clear the way to start discussing future trade relations.
2017-12-04 15:12 | News | NewsDay

Pound falls as market awaits verdict on Brexit lunch

Sterling has rallied over the past four weeks versus the dollar, partly on the back of a weaker US currency
2017-12-04 13:12 | News | GulfNews

Facebook opens new London HQ, to create 800 UK jobs

Facebook opens its new London office on Monday and said it would add 800 more jobs in the capital next year, underlining its commitment to Britain as the country prepares for Brexit. The social network said more than half of the people working at the site in central London will focus on engineering, making it … Continued The post Facebook opens new London HQ, to create 800 UK jobs appeared first on Egypt Independent
2017-12-04 10:12 | World, Facebook, industry | EgyptIndependent

Half of Britons support second referendum: Brexit poll

A UK paper has found that 50 percent of Brits would support another vote on the final terms of a Brexit deal. The poll comes ahead of Monday’s crunch meeting between UK PM Theresa May and the EU’s Jean-Claude Juncker. With British Prime Minister Theresa May set to hold make-or break talks with European officials … Continued The post Half of Britons support second referendum: Brexit poll appeared first on Egypt Independent .
2017-12-04 10:12 | World, Brexit, EU - European Union | EgyptIndependent

Britain’s May in Brussels for Brexit moment of truth

British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to reach a deal on Brexit divorce terms with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker on Monday as months of tense negotiations reach a decisive moment. The European Union says their working lunch in Brussels is the “absolute deadline” for progress on separation issues, or else it will be … Continued The post Britain’s May in Brussels for Brexit moment of truth appeared first on Egypt Independent .
2017-12-04 08:12 | World, Brexit, European Union - EU | EgyptIndependent

Dollar gains on U.S. tax cut progress; Brexit deal eyed

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar bounced to a two-week top on Monday and S&P futures jumped as traders marked the passage of a Senate tax bill over the weekend, a move that raises the risk of more aggressive rate hikes in the world's largest economy.
2017-12-04 06:12 | businessNews | Reuters

European parliament not moving from Strasbourg, France says

France won’t let the official base of the European Union’s parliament be moved from Strasbourg to Brussels, the country’s European affairs minister Nathalie Loiseau said on Sunday. “Strasbourg must remain the seat of European democracy. It’s also the symbol of Franco-German reconciliation,” she said on France 3 television. “It is often said that Europe comes … Continued The post European parliament not moving from Strasbourg, France says appeared first on Egypt Independent .
2017-12-03 14:12 | World, Brexit, EU parliament | EgyptIndependent