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The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator said Boris Johnson’s demands are ‘unacceptable’

Michel Barnier urged EU leaders to remain united in response to the new UK prime minister's 'combative' approach.
A composite image of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Sochi, Russia, in February 2019, and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels, Belgium, in February 2019.

Europe reportedly threatens to activate nuclear-deal clause that could reimpose sanctions and push Iran into China and Russia’s arms

Iran ramped up tensions this week after President Hassan Rouhani appeared to mock the European Union's approach to negotiations.
Iran's top nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi and Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS) Helga Schmit at a meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission in Vienna last Friday.

Iran’s president trolls nuclear deal signatories after breaching uranium stockpile limit: ‘If you want to express regret and issue a state...

EU powers on Tuesday said they "regret" Iran's decision to breach its nuclear stockpile limit. Hassan Rouhani also vowed to increase the stockpile.
German defence minister Ursula Von der Leyen

‘A bubble burst of hollow promises’: What the EU’s new leaders have said about Brexit

Ursula Von der Leyen — who is set to become European Commission President— said Brexit was a "bubble burst of hollow promises."
FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends talks in the Black Sea resort of Sochi

Iran’s sudden rush for weapons-grade nuclear fuel is alienating its last few friends

Iran breached the 2015 nuclear deal's limit on its enriched uranium stockpile, and has threatened to seek weapons-grade nuclear fuel.
An oil tanker is seen after it was attacked at the Gulf of Oman

Trump administration dodges questions on calls for a UN probe of tanker attacks as it struggles to convince allies of Iran’s guilt

The Trump administration has been dodging inquiries into whether it would support an independent inquiry into the recent oil tanker attacks.

Trump says tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Amazon ‘discriminate against’ him and colluded with Democrats during his election run

"Obviously, there is something going on in terms of monopoly," Trump said when asked about large tech firms like Facebook and Google.

Trump drops the biggest hint yet that he’s coming after the big-tech ‘monopoly’ with potential billion-dollar fines

President Donald Trump pointed to the European Union's fines to firms such as Google and said, 'We should be doing that — they're our companies.'

Brexit reduced UK car production by 45%, showcasing the costs and unintended consequences of new trade barriers

Carmakers timed annual stoppages to coincide with the Brexit deadline, which was ultimately extended. Their challenges show the pain of trade wars.

The EU voted to create a giant biometric database just 1 year after introducing the world’s strictest privacy laws

The European Parliament has approved the creation of a vast biometric database which aims to streamline its existing admin procedures.