Turkish PM threatens to reopen borders to migrants

2016-11-25 17:10

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the EU that if it continues threatening his country he will open the border gates and allow hundreds of thousands of migrants to flood into EU countries.

UK growth forecast cut as Hammond cites Brexit uncertainty

2016-11-23 15:23

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond says the UK economy will grow more slowly than previously forecast as he made his first major intervention since the Brexit vote.

UK uncertainty dragging less on economy than past

2016-11-23 12:38

The UK economy is proving unexpectedly resilient to uncertainty, according to Bank of England policy maker Kristin Forbes.

EU slams 'growth of human rights violations' in Zim

2016-11-19 19:00

The EU has expressed concern over the recent growth of human rights violations in Zimbabwe, after six activists were beaten and two cars burned in Harare ahead of protests.

Winter worries for migrant rescue ships off Libya

2016-11-17 19:20

The wave of migrant dinghies across the Mediterranean continues relentlessly, but the aid group rescue boats which have spent the year saving lives are not cut out for winter.

German economy slows more than estimated

2016-11-15 09:33

German economic growth has slowed to the weakest pace in a year, in a reminder of the fragility of the euro area’s recovery in a time of rising uncertainty.

African Union angry over EU payment for Somali troops

2016-11-12 18:00

The AU has lashed the EU for saying it will pay Burundian peacekeepers in Somalia directly, rather than through their government, ostensibly to prevent the money being diverted to the regime in Bujumbura.

EU warns 'backsliding' Turkey

2016-11-09 22:29

The EU has warned Turkey that "backsliding" on rights after a coup attempt was putting its membership bid at risk.

UK's Johnson: Court ruling won't hurt Brexit timetable

2016-11-04 21:22

Britain's foreign secretary has said he doesn't think the court ruling requiring a greater say for British lawmakers as the country leaves the European Union will derail the government's exit timetable.

UK house prices stagnate for first time in 16 months

2016-11-02 10:30

UK house prices have failed to rise in October and annual inflation slowed to the weakest since the start of the year, says the Nationwide Building Society.


UK economy shows no sign of Brexit effect

2016-11-25 12:12

Consumers and businesses have increased their spending in the third quarter as the UK economy registered a resilient performance following the Brexit vote.

Germany's Merkel 'not happy' Pacific trade pact in danger

2016-11-23 14:59

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she's not happy about the possible demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, which President-elect Donald Trump wants to pull out of.

Brexit talks have 15-month window: EU negotiator

2016-11-23 06:46

The European Parliament's Brexit negotiator has warned his British counterpart that there is an "intense" window of just 15 months to complete talks for the country's exit from the EU.

How UK compares to 70 other countries attracting economic migrants: Expert insights

2016-11-17 20:11

Wealthier nations such as the UK have net migration but a "hard Brexit” could cut migration numbers by putting the UK economy under pressure, says an analyst.

UK to borrow extra $125bn as growth slows: PwC

2016-11-15 11:23

Britain may borrow £100bn more than previously forecast over the next five years as Brexit hits the economy, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Matthew Lester: Trump and the Life of Brian. A 30yr saga.

2016-11-14 06:35

A bored mob wandering the earth looking for a new messiah will follow anyone, even a Donald Trump, says tax guru Matthew Lester.

British opposition party to try to stop Brexit talks

2016-11-11 21:43

A British opposition party says it will vote against starting exit talks with the European Union unless the government promises a new referendum before leaving the bloc.

UK house prices rise on supply, low rates

2016-11-07 12:30

UK house-price growth has risen 1.4% in October from a month earlier as the country’s shortage of homes continued, according to Halifax.

UK court: Govt can't trigger Brexit without Parliament

2016-11-03 12:56

In a major blow for Britain's government, the High Court has ruled that the prime minister can't trigger the UK's exit from the European Union without approval from Parliament.

JP Breytenbach: Brexit paradox – opening new UK immigration doors for SAs

2016-10-31 19:23

An emigtarion specialist reckons young skilled South Africans are going to be prime targets in the run-up to the UK actually closing its doors to emigration from the EU.

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