The crisis comes three weeks ahead of a EU summit in which the Irish government has an effective veto on whether Britain’s talks on leaving the bloc progress as it determines if EU concerns about the future of the Irish border have been met.
The EU told May on Friday that there was more work to be done to unlock the Brexit talks, repeating its early December deadline for her to flesh out Britain’s opening offer.
While “regional balance” had been among criteria that ministers were asked to observe in voting, so too was the ability to maintain the business continuity of agencies.
The pro-business Free Democrats unexpectedly pulled out of more than four weeks of negotiations with Merkel’s conservative bloc and the ecologist Greens, citing irreconcilable differences.
The ban on the Cambodia National Rescue Party followed the arrest of its leader, Kem Sokha, for treason.
The move is part of efforts to provide protection for refugees and other vulnerable migrants who travel to Libya, often intending to attempt the dangerous sea crossing to Italy.
The coordinated defence is part of attempts to shore up Theresa May’s government, which has been weakened by a series of scandals and gaffes involving her top team of ministers as she negotiates the Brexit.
May has been struggling to maintain her authority over her party since a snap election on June 8 which she called thinking she would win by a wide margin but instead resulted in her losing her parliamentary majority.
The government said it was proposing a change to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill currently making its way through parliament to set the exit for 11 pm GMT on March 29, 2019.
The government is giving off the whiff of terminal decline. But it’s not yet in free fall.
A meeting of ambassadors from the other 27 EU states had been due to start discussing how to negotiate a transition that would start when Britain quits the bloc in 17 months.
She had failed to follow the usual procedures that ministers follow, which is informing Britain’s Foreign Office before conducting official business overseas.
The plans, initially announced by the justice minister in August and currently under debate in parliament, could put the judicial system under political control in one of the EU’s most corrupt states.
With the French sharpening their knives, the Tories in disarray, the Irish demanding answers, and a scant 17 months to go before Brexit kicks in, the whole matter is making for some pretty good theatre.
US President Donald Trump has refused to formally certify Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal. Under that deal, most sanctions on Iran were lifted in exchange for Tehran curbing its nuclear work.
The government has said it had carried out 58 economic assessments, but has so far refused requests from lawmakers to publish them, saying they could undermine their negotiating position in Brexit talks.
Prime Minister Theresa May, weakened after losing her parliamentary majority in a June election, loses a loyalist at a time when she is trying to break a deadlock in talks to leave the European Union.
This is the strongest threat of action from representatives of any Western donors since the arrest of opposition leader Kem Sokha in September.
Spain’s high court issued a summons for Puigdemont and 13 members of his sacked administration to testify in Madrid as the court starts processing charges of rebellion, sedition and breach of trust against them.
Divorces between nations can be painful but if democratically handled, can lead to peaceful co-existence.
Donald Trump’s bellicose long-term Iran strategy would certainly create a rift between the US and European powers. Even more perhaps than the one that followed George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq in 2003.
Despite tough demands from EU governments on what they want from London, the Union is ready to talk about how to avoid a “hard Brexit” and to ease Britain out with less disruption.
Merkel’s conservative party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has long opposed Turkish membership in the European Union.
A third round of Brexit talks will take place more than a year after Britons voted in a referendum to leave the European Union.
Britain’s main opposition Labour Party is announcing a policy shift which opens the possibility of the country remaining in the European Union’s single market and customs union for several years as part of a “soft” Brexit.
The EU budget commissioner said the UK will have to keep making payments for long-term programmes until at least 2020, even after it leaves in 2019.
The European Commission launched legal action on Saturday against what it sees as Polish government attempts to undermine the independence of judges.
Britain’s progress towards life outside the EU became more entangled on Friday, with divisions deepening over Northern Ireland’s border and even the type of divorce Britain actually wants.
Marine Le Pen’s National Front “unanimously reaffirmed” its commitment to the sovereignty of France “as the fundamental objective” of its political agenda.
Money, immigration, legal entanglements and the future of Ireland are among the many issues in contention and doubt as EU and UK begin Brexit negotiations.
“It will take companies time to adapt their business models to be less dependent on EU workers and an implementation period is essential to ensure a smooth transition.”
The EU on Wednesday gave Warsaw a week to halt judicial reforms it said would put courts under direct government control, or face punishment for undermining democracy.
The Brexit referendum has highlighted tensions among the UK’s four constituent nations: England and Wales voted to leave, Scotland and Northern Ireland to remain.
EU officials hope the British government shows more urgency about the Brexit deal when negotiators arrive in Brussels on Monday for first round of talks.
While May is unwilling to budge on reconsidering Brexit, she says she is trying to deliver a Brexit which commands “maximum public support”.
The attack at a Bamako resort was the latest in a string of attacks that the Islamist alliance in Mali claims to have perpetrated.
Talks begin amidst a politically uncertain environment, a weakened Conservative leadership and questions about the nature of Brexit itself.
With the loss of their parliamentary majority, even as Jeremy Corbyn performed incredibly, the Tories must now rely on a deal with the far-right Democratic Unionist Party for survival.
At a ceremony commemorating the 77th anniversary of the first transport of prisoners who entered the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp, Szydlo said that “Auschwitz is a lesson showing that everything needs to be done to protect one’s citizens”.
The Conservatives lost Canterbury for the first time, in what appears to be an act of revenge by the youth for May’s pursuit of a hard version of Brexit.