Apr 12, 2017

Canada ramps up airline security steps following U.S., U.K. lead

Canada’s transport minister on Tuesday announced stepped-up security measures on some international flights to the country, acknowledging a “risk” that led to the United States banning certain personal electronics in the cabin of flights from several countries. However, Minister Marc Garneau declined to elaborate ...

/ Apr 6, 2017

EU Parliament adopts tough Brexit 'red lines'

The European Parliament on Wednesday overwhelmingly adopted tough “red lines” for negotiations over a Brexit deal, on which EU lawmakers will have the final say in two years’ time. The parliament largely followed EU President Donald Tusk’s draft guidelines issued last week after British ...

Brexit 1.0: How Britain became an island

/ Apr 5, 2017

Brexit 1.0: How Britain became an island

A giant waterfall tens of kilometers (miles) wide broke down a ridge that connected modern-day England to mainland Europe nearly half a million years ago, unleashing a mega-flood that gouged out the Channel and created the island of Britain, scientists said Tuesday. In an ...

The temptation of Theresa May

/ Apr 4, 2017

The temptation of Theresa May

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If Britain's prime minister concedes too much to the political fringe, she could make it impossible to reach an agreement with Europe that both fulfills her promise to "leave" voters and ensures Britain's future economic prospects.

Scotland makes formal request to U.K. for independence

/ Mar 31, 2017

Scotland makes formal request to U.K. for independence

The Scottish government on Friday formally asked British Prime Minister Theresa May for a second referendum on independence, deepening a crisis sparked by the Brexit vote. “I am . . . writing to begin early discussions between our governments to agree an Order under ...