The State of the European Union: Covid, Brexit damage limitation, foreign policy challenges
Covid, economic recovery, green goals, and testing times on foreign policy:EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has now given her first ever “State of the European Union” address, putting the coronavirus-battered bloc under the microscope, with its most recent achievements, failings, and aspirations for the future.
Pound drops to six-month low on Brexit uncertainty
The pound sterling has dropped to a six-month low against the dollar and euro, as the UK and EU ramp up their Brexit rhetoric. Analysts say the chances of reaching a trade deal are increasingly slim. Also in the show: the French government extends its financial support for parents whose children can't go to school because of the pandemic, and Citigroup breaks Wall Street's glass ceiling as it appoints Jane Fraser to be the first female CEO of a major US bank.
Brexit: European Central Bank's Lagarde 'hopes' for 'positive outcome'
The European Central Bank is hoping for a "positive" outcome to the negotiations on the future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union despite "what has been observed in the last few days," ECB chief Christine Lagarde says.
FG to meet labour over fuel and electricity hike, Flood kills 16, destroys 3,042 houses in Bauchi – SEMA and more
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Brexit: UK introduces new bill, what you need to know
How is the UK breaking international law with its new Brexit proposal and why is the EU so agitated about it? DW explains what's going on and what's at stake.
Brexit: 'Clock is ticking,' warns EU's Michel Barnier
The latest round of talks on the UK's exit from the EU ended with both sides exasperated. Negotiators are stuck on key issues surrounding fishing and competition rules.
NBA President clarifies withdrawal of El-Rufai as calls grow to withdraw Gov Wike from conference, Adekunle Gold, DJ Cuppy drop albums and more
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UK 'formally' rejects extension on stalled post-Brexit talks
The UK will not ask for more time to reach a deal with the EU on their post-Brexit relationship, the UK's top Brexit official Michael Gove has confirmed. However, the UK also softened its stance on border checks.
Brexit: EU accuses UK of trying to maintain economic benefits amid coronavirus recession
The EU's top Brexit negotiator has said the UK wants "the best of both worlds" in its future economic relationship with the bloc. The OSCE said the UK may feel the effects of the pandemic recession worse than EU members.