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Mark John

Daily Briefing: Macron aims to show French he can listen

9:24am BST

LONDON Emmanuel Macron faces a crucial test of his presidency tonight as he announces measures aimed at quelling five months of often violent "yellow vest" protests against inequality in France.

Daily Briefing: Scotland eyes post-Brexit future

24 Apr 2019

LONDON Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is due to make a long-awaited speech this afternoon setting out "a path forward" for Scotland and making explicit reference to the possibility of a new referendum on independence.

Daily Briefing: No respite for May as Brexit woes mount

23 Apr 2019

LONDON Britain's politicians return to Westminster today after the Easter break with nothing resolved on Brexit and PM Theresa May's position looking more tenuous than ever.

Daily Briefing: Company chiefs gloomier on Brexit outlook

15 Apr 2019

LONDON With Brexit uncertainty set to continue, a Deloitte survey released this morning underlines some of the deeper economic impact.

Daily Briefing: ECB ponders options amid euro zone gloom

12 Apr 2019

LONDON As finance chiefs from around the world meet at the International Monetary Fund's regular bash in Washington, the word from the euro zone economy is pretty gloomy.

Daily Briefing: A new level of Brexit uncertainty beckons

11 Apr 2019

LONDON Brexit uncertainty will be elevated to whole new plane after last night's decision to grant the UK an Article 50 extension to October 31. While that is not as long as many in the European Union had sought, it is plenty enough time to stir up the domestic politics of Brexit even further.

Daily Briefing: Careful what you wish for - May's Brexit delay

10 Apr 2019

LONDON British PM Theresa May goes to Brussels today to seek permission from the EU to delay Brexit - but the postponement it offers may be much longer than what she wants. May wants a June 30 delay, tight enough to keep the pressure on cross-party talks to produce some kind of compromise.

Daily Briefing: With Brexit jammed, May dashes to Berlin and Paris

09 Apr 2019

LONDON The last time Theresa May made an emergency dash to see Angela Merkel in Berlin in December, the door of her official car famously jammed shut as she tried to step out - causing much joking about her inability to exit.

Daily Briefing: For UK and EU, decision week on Brexit

08 Apr 2019

LONDON Heading towards the latest deadline on Brexit this Friday, the three main scenarios - a deal-based exit, no-deal and no Brexit at all - are all still theoretically in play.

Daily Briefing: Flexit - flexible one-year Brexit delay in play

05 Apr 2019

LONDON The Brexit news flow took an esoteric turn yesterday as a leak in the roof of UK parliament caused a suspension in proceedings as the sound of dripping water drowned out one unfortunate speaker.

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