Europe

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What’s the real reason for Joe Biden’s Brexit threats?

September 20, 2020 8:13 am

All of this is what Biden, a fifth-generation Irish American, would call ‘malarkey’

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Merkel ally claims ‘Britain is joining the ranks of despots’

September 20, 2020 7:16 am

Detlef Seif had some choice words for the UK government

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Fox trot: Liam Fox’s plan for a free trade revolution

September 18, 2020 1:03 pm

The British candidate for WTO chief on Brexit and why Britain should join the CPTPP

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Where’s Boris?

September 17, 2020 3:35 pm

This is not the effervescent, bombastic, energizing leader MPs thought they’d elected

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Sweden’s new epidemic: clan-based crime

September 17, 2020 12:59 pm

A summer of violence has left even jaded Swedes reeling

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How the EU is breaking its own Lisbon Treaty

September 17, 2020 9:21 am

Since March, all six sittings of the European Parliament have been transferred from Strasbourg to Brussels

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Germany is terrified of upsetting China

September 16, 2020 9:16 am

The United States may be Germany’s biggest export market, but China is what has driven Germany’s export growth

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Will Turkey and Greece clash over a tiny island?

September 16, 2020 9:00 am

Kastellorizo lies a mile from the Turkish mainland

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COVID-19 and the false positive trap

September 16, 2020 7:00 am

Current test results should not be automatically accepted as real

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Je suis Charlie and the legacy of jihadism

September 14, 2020 9:11 am

How a New Mexico-born preacher created a jihadist subculture that now exists across many western societies

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Boris will regret a no-deal Brexit

September 12, 2020 7:42 am

The 2019 general election was not won through a Brexit culture war, but because enough voters did not want to hear about it anymore

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Could Britain’s Japan trade deal offer a shortcut to a US-UK agreement?

September 11, 2020 12:22 pm

Joining CPTPP won’t be without its complications

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What explains France’s COVID chauvinism?

September 11, 2020 12:07 pm

The 2022 presidential election campaign that will decide Macron’s future is clearly underway

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The race to find a COVID vaccine has become a global power struggle

September 10, 2020 12:58 am

For any world leader, inventing the first shot will confer moral and political authority

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Falsehoods are running amok

September 10, 2020 12:15 am

We have been lied to too often

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Macron’s Brexit swansong is about to unfold

September 9, 2020 9:55 am

The French president is ruthless when it comes to achieving his political aims

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The EU’s state aid hypocrisy

September 9, 2020 9:42 am

When you think about it, the EU is all about ‘pick and choose’

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Why is the UN preaching about COVID and the patriarchy?

September 8, 2020 8:49 am

In reality, COVID-19 shows us nothing other than that a very nasty virus can be fatal to old and sick people

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The COVID trap: will society ever open up again?

September 7, 2020 8:56 am

A ‘temporary’ expansion of government power is hard to reverse

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Macron’s battle against the forces of French anarchy

September 5, 2020 11:02 am

Deep feelings of insecurity, a loss of identity and a tradition of rebellion all make for a powerful cocktail

german

Navalny’s poisoning has shown the emptiness of German diplomacy

September 4, 2020 12:19 pm

Merkel was quick to decouple the status of Nord Stream 2 from the attack on Navalny

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Europe’s ‘second wave’ has fizzled out

September 4, 2020 9:19 am

New cases are now declining in Germany, and Sweden, and remaining flat in Italy, Ireland and Belgium

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Did Erdogan order his generals to sink a Greek warship?

September 2, 2020 10:42 am

One day you’re competing for gas at the bottom of the sea, the next day you’re sending each other’s soldiers there

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Coronavirus cases are mounting in Europe but deaths remain stable. Why?

September 2, 2020 9:27 am

We appear to have the reality of viral circulation

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Germany’s far-right and the rise of the anti-corona protests

August 31, 2020 9:07 am

The founder of the group that organized Saturday’s protest has sought to distance himself from extremists