British PM May says changing leadership will delay Brexit 

Jack Taylor | Getty Images News | Getty Images LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 14: British Prime minister, Theresa May delivers a Brexit statement at Downing Street on November 14, 2018 in London, England. Theresa May addresses the nation after her cabinet of senior ministers met and approved the wording of the draft Brexit agreement which…

French fuel protests leave 1 dead, dozens injured

Mass demonstrations causing roadblocks across the country are scheduled to take place as part of the “gilets jaunes” or “yellow vests” movement in response to mounting gas prices and eco-taxes on polluting forms of transport. The death occurred when a female driver arrived at a blockade for an undeclared protest not far from the city…

Helge Ingstad: Norway stunned as warship sinks after collision

A large hole was torn into the side of KNM Helge Ingstad when it collided with a Malta-registered oil tanker, Sola TS, in the early hours of November 8. The frigate, one of five in the Scandinavian country’s navy, had been moving around inner fjords in western Norway for navigation training before it collided with…

48 hours of farce and fury reignite stagnant Brexit debate

Possibly that farce is more interesting than static fear, and that we live in a world of least bad options. Brexit, as ever, is at an impasse. Rewind to Wednesday evening and that seems an absurd thing to say. British Prime Minister Theresa May had reached an agreement with the European Union on its withdrawal…

Phallic owl statue sparks outrage in Serbian city of Kikinda

The 8-foot terracotta statue of an owl was intended to celebrate the city’s status as a favored destination among bird-watchers, who flock to view the world’s largest roosting population of long-eared owls. But locals say the artwork, created by local sculptor Jovan Blat, looks more like a phallus than a bird. Some took to social…

Michael Gove and Liam Fox throw Theresa May a lifeline over draft Brexit deal

Both Environment Secretary Michael Gove and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox confirmed their intention to stay on, a day after May’s political future was thrown into doubt by the resignation of seven members of her government over the deal amid calls for her to step down. Asked if he’d be staying put, Fox told CNN:…

What could happen now and what it could mean for markets

Should May see off any challenge, the next step might prove tougher. The prime minister has promised a meaningful vote on the draft text in Parliament in December. That means she would need a simple majority of the 650 lawmakers that sit in the House of Commons. Those numbers look unlikely. Her 315 Conservative MPs…

UK trade minister admits there’s still a risk of a no-deal

British trade secretary Liam Fox told CNBC Friday that a no-deal Brexit remains a possibility, conceding that the consequences of a disorderly divorce would be “unfortunate.” His comments come at a time when British Prime Minister Theresa May is fighting for her political survival, after a draft divorce deal with the European Union prompted a…