Opinion: This Isn’t the Drill, It’s the Catastrophe

Germany is a country where hatred for the other slides effortlessly from a tick on the election ballot to genocide. It's not enough to install a few security cameras -- it's time for an antifascist consensus. Gregor Bauernfeind/ DPA A police car stationed in front of a synagogue in Stuttgart: What kind of state of affairs is this? On Wednesday, I..

The PiS Dynasty: Kaczynski Party in Control Ahead of Polish Vote

The right-wing party PiS is heading for another election victory in Poland. To ensure as large a majority as possible, Jaroslaw Kaczynski is seeking to target more moderate voters, but he hasn't forgotten his party's core nationalist supporters. Piotr Malecki/ DER SPIEGEL Polish Technology Minister Jadwiga Emilewicz The woman who has been tasked ..

EU tells Britain – Make more concessions if you want a Brexit deal

PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s two most powerful leaders, Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s Emmanuel Macron, will meet just days before a crunch Brexit summit next week which Britain says is the last chance to secure an orderly departure from the bloc. FILE PHOTO: German Chancellor Angela Merkel shake hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during the European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 20, 2019. Keno..

Labour’s Corbyn to accuse PM Johnson of using Queen for political gain

LONDON (Reuters) - Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will on Thursday promise Britain a radical new political agenda and accuse Prime Minister Boris Johnson of dragging Queen Elizabeth into the country’s looming general election. FILE PHOTO: Leader of Britain's opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, is seen during a visit to Chingford, London, Britain September 28, 2019. REUTERS/Simon Dawson Britain is trapped in an acute politi..

PM Johnson urges Trump to reconsider U.S. crash case stance

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson meets with European Parliament President David Sassoli (not pictured), at Downing Street, in London, Britain October 8, 2019. Aaron Chown/Pool via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged U.S. President Donald Trump to reconsider a decision to let a U.S. diplomat’s wife use diplomatic immunity after her involvement in a fatal car crash, Downing Street said on Wed..

Predictable Chaos: Europe Braces for the Effects of Brexit

Hopes for a last minute deal between Britain and the EU are fading and both sides are now preparing for the consequences of an unregulated Brexit, including higher customs duties, long delays and greater uncertainties. There will be plenty of losers, but also some beneficiaries. By DER SPIEGEL Staff Matt Sprake / Splashnews.com A Brexit warning in London ..

‘Everything Is Out of Control’: What Awaits Britons Abroad After Brexit

Roughly 1.2 million Britons live abroad in the European Union and Brexit is making their lives more expensive and more complicated. For some, it has endangered their livelihoods. Five people talk to DER SPIEGEL about their experiences. Franck Prevel / Getty Images People at a pub in Paris waving the Union Jack They will be worse off after their country lea..

Woman flung off Hull Fair ride as horrified witnesses describe ‘a lot of blood’

A woman is seriously injured after she fell off a ride at Hull Fair in front of horrified witnesses. One man described seeing "a lot of blood" after the woman fell from the AirMax 360 ride. He told Hull Live: "It’s been shut and the emergency services are there. "There is a lot of blood. It doesn’t look good." Medics rush to the scene A woman was seen lying on the floor wearing a neck brace. Witnesses say the ride had "just set off" when the woman, understood to be young, fell from the ride...

Mum found dead after ‘love of her life’ dies just weeks before their wedding

A mum-of-two who had to bury her fiancé she was due to marry in a matter of weeks has been found dead after the sudden and unexpected loss “ripped out her heart”. Helen Reilly, 35, went missing on September 25 and was found dead in the River Mersey near Seacombe last week. The mum lost “love of her life” Kevin Reilly just a fortnight before they were due to have their dream wedding when he collapsed and died in front of her. Now her grief-stricken parents Gregg and Linda McBreen led tribute..

EU and Ireland sceptical of a Brexit breakthrough after Johnson’s offer

DUBLIN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union and Ireland said on Thursday that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit proposals were unlikely to yield a deal, with Dublin bluntly warning that Britain was heading towards a no-deal exit unless it made more concessions. The European Union said it fully backed Ireland and that while it was open to discussions, it was still unconvinced about Johnson’s plan - cast by British officials as the final of..

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