Tears and cheers as EU lawmakers give final nod to Brexit

World / Politics Jan 30, 2020

Tears and cheers as EU lawmakers give final nod to Brexit

The European Parliament gave final approval to Britain's divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, paving the way for the country to quit the bloc on Friday after nearly half a century and delivering a major setback for European integration. After an emotional debate during ...

U.K.'s Labour accuses BBC of bias over its election coverage

World / Politics Dec 6, 2019

U.K.'s Labour accuses BBC of bias over its election coverage

Britain's opposition Labour Party wrote to the head of the BBC on Thursday to complain about its coverage of campaigning ahead of next week's election, accusing the publicly funded broadcaster of bias. Labour's co-campaign coordinator, Andrew Gwynne, said they had recorded numerous examples where his ...

Ex-Trump aide Steve Bannon sets up populist group to paralyze EU

World / Politics Jul 24, 2018

Ex-Trump aide Steve Bannon sets up populist group to paralyze EU

Former Donald Trump political strategist Steve Bannon and a top associate have created a Brussels-based political organization intended to undermine, and ultimately paralyze, the European Union, Bannon and the associate told Reuters. In an interview and email conversations, Bannon and Raheem Kassam, a former chief ...

Britain's Brexit firebrand Farage meets Trump in New York

World / Politics Nov 13, 2016

Britain's Brexit firebrand Farage meets Trump in New York

Leading Brexit campaigner and U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage visited U.S. President-elect Donald Trump at his home in New York City on Saturday and a Trump aide said the pair had a "very productive" meeting. "We're just tourists!" Farage joked with reporters after he ...