Exclusive: EU officials have privately rejected Labour’s Brexit policy as unworkable ‘cakeism’

REUTERS/Olivier Hoslet/Pool EXCLUSIVE: Senior EU figures have privately rubbished Labour’s Brexit policy. The shadow Brexit team is committed to retaining all of the benefits of the single market while negotiating a deal on the free movement of people. However,  a senior official in the European Commission told Business Insider that Labour’s plan to leave the […]

Trump and Kim Jong Un just had their first private meeting — and officials may never know exactly what was said

Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held a private meeting on Tuesday morning. Experts are concerned Trump could have gone off-script and may provide an unreliable account of events. With only the leaders and their interpreters present, there may never be a full transcript of the meeting, potentially […]

Leading Brexit campaigners held secret meetings with Russian officials arranged by suspected Kremlin spy before referendum, report says

Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Explosive emails suggest the Brexit campaign’s biggest donor met with Kremlin-linked figures multiple times before the referendum. The emails, seen by the Sunday Times, alleged that Arron Banks, the millionaire businessman who funded Brexit campaign group Leave.EU, was reportedly offered a business deal involving six Russian goldmines. It forms part of a mounting pile […]

European trade officials are set to meet their US counterparts days before an exemption from Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs expires

Nick Ut/AP Images Europe’s top trade official Cecilia Malmstrom will meet U.S. counterparts Wilbur Ross and Robert Lighthizer in Paris on Wednesday, two days before a temporary exemption from U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs is due to expire. Malmstrom will also take part in a meeting with U.S. and Japanese counterparts on Thursday to continue trilateral […]

Suspected gunman arrested after shooting in Texas high school, officials confirm injuries

KTRK-TV ABC13 via Associated Press A suspect has been “arrested and secured” after opening fire at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, on Friday. The school district is on lockdown. Officials have not yet confirmed injuries or deaths. A suspect has been “arrested and secured” after opening fire at a high school in Santa […]

North Korean officials are reportedly reading Michael Wolff’s explosive ‘Fire and Fury’ book to try to figure Trump out

REUTERS/Daron Dean North Korean officials are reportedly reading columnist Michael Wolff’s blockbuster book, “Fire and Fury,” the tell-all that paints a mostly unflattering picture of a tumultuous Trump-led White House. A source told CNN that members of North Korea’s government were also reading Trump’s co-authored business strategy book, “Art of the Deal.” The effort looks […]

‘Nonsensical’: China hits back at claims it won’t allow Australian officials into the country

Feng Li/Getty Images China has called reports it has been refusing visas to Australian ministers “nonsensical.” Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday said he “wouldn’t go that far” in saying there have been refusals, but wouldn’t deny there have been delays. Tensions between the two countries have risen since Australia proposed foreign interference laws […]

Federal officials boot Tesla from crash investigation

Enlarge / Elon Musk unveiling the Model X in 2012. (credit: Tim Rue/Corbis via Getty Images) The National Transportation Safety Board announced Thursday that it has revoked Tesla’s status as a party to its investigation of a fatal Model X crash in Mountain View, California last month. Being a party to an investigation allows a […]