foreign policy

Labour takes British-based banks to task over China's Hong Kong policies

Labour takes British-based banks to task over China's Hong Kong policies

HSBC and Standard Chartered’s support for security law challenged by Lisa Nandy and Anneliese DoddsLabour frontbenchers have criticised the chief executives of HSBC and Standard Chartered banks for
Brexit: Barnier hints in talks of EU concessions on state aid rules

Brexit: Barnier hints in talks of EU concessions on state aid rules

Downing Street welcomes lastest move after week of stuttering trade negotiations Michel Barnier has signalled that he is ready to drop the EU’s most contentious demand that its rules limiting
Bentley to cut nearly a quarter of its workforce

Bentley to cut nearly a quarter of its workforce

Carmaker hopes to cut 1,000 jobs through voluntary redundancies but warns no-deal Brexit will deepen coronavirus impactBentley has confirmed it is seeking to make 1,000 job cuts through a voluntary
Zaghari-Ratcliffe endures further wait for Iranian decision on release

Zaghari-Ratcliffe endures further wait for Iranian decision on release

Campaigners contrast British-Iranian’s plight with return of prisoner Michael White to USNazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the British-Iranian dual national detained by Iran since 2016, has been told her
Israel's West Bank plans condemned by leading British Jewish figures

Israel's West Bank plans condemned by leading British Jewish figures

Simon Schama and Sir Malcolm Rifkind among those warning that annexation ‘would have grave consequences’ for PalestiniansSome of the most prominent and respected names in British Jewry have raised
India’s China Standoff Shows Risks of Getting Too Close to Trump

India’s China Standoff Shows Risks of Getting Too Close to Trump

New Delhi’s bid to draw investment away from Beijing could backfire.

Trump’s Crackdown on Protesters Is Great News for Chinese Propagandists

As tensions between China and the United States have escalated in recent years, June 4 has become an increasingly important date for American political leaders, especially ones who are hawkish on
American Held Since 2018 Is Freed After U.S. Lets Iranian Go

American Held Since 2018 Is Freed After U.S. Lets Iranian Go

Michael White, a U.S. citizen and Navy veteran imprisoned in Iran since 2018, was released on Thursday and is en route home, a family spokesman said in a message that thanked President Donald Trump’s
EU leaders will intervene in Brexit talks in autumn, says German official

EU leaders will intervene in Brexit talks in autumn, says German official

Michael Clauss says talks will be a focus from September and UK needs more realistic approachBritain must give away some sovereignty to secure free trade with the EU but Europe’s leaders will
Trump Appeals to Religious Voters With Battleground Map in Mind

Trump Appeals to Religious Voters With Battleground Map in Mind

President Donald Trump is seeking to invoke religion to bolster his law and order image during the civil unrest in an appeal to evangelical and Catholic conservatives, two groups he routinely turns to
India, Australia Agree to Bolster Strategic Ties in Partnership

India, Australia Agree to Bolster Strategic Ties in Partnership

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison signed a crucial defense agreement and upgraded ties to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, as both nations
The U.K. Is On a Collision Course With China

The U.K. Is On a Collision Course With China

The U.K. is heading for a damaging showdown with China as it takes on Beijing over Hong Kong and Huawei Technologies Co.
Biden Assails Trump In Commemoration of Tiananmen Square

Biden Assails Trump In Commemoration of Tiananmen Square

Joe Biden commemorated the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre on Wednesday by slamming Donald Trump’s posture toward China and authoritarianism, as he called out the president for “sowing

Trump Administration Moves to Suspend Chinese Airline Flights To and From U.S. Amid Escalating Tensions

The decision was a response to China's failure to let United Airlines and Delta Air Lines resume flights this week to China
Trump Administration Moves to Suspend Chinese Airline Flights To and From U.S. Amid Escalating Tensions

Trump Administration Moves to Suspend Chinese Airline Flights To and From U.S. Amid Escalating Tensions

The decision was a response to China's failure to let United Airlines and Delta Air Lines resume flights this week to China
China accuses UK of gross interference over Hong Kong citizenship offer

China accuses UK of gross interference over Hong Kong citizenship offer

‘Serious representations’ made after worries offer could trigger brain drain from regionChina’s foreign ministry has accused Britain of “gross interference” in the country’s affairs after Boris
Bank of England urges lenders to bolster no-deal Brexit plans

Bank of England urges lenders to bolster no-deal Brexit plans

Governor tells banks to prepare for risk of UK failing to reach a deal by 2020 deadline The Bank of England governor has told banks to bolster their preparations for a no-deal Brexit.Andrew Bailey
Stormont backs calling for extension to Brexit transition period

Stormont backs calling for extension to Brexit transition period

Assembly says complex border checks cannot be imposed while UK occupied with Covid-19 crisisCoronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverageThe Northern Ireland assembly has unexpectedly
Raab calls for alliance to force China to step back over Hong Kong

Raab calls for alliance to force China to step back over Hong Kong

UK foreign secretary tells MPs Beijing must end its plans for a new national security law Britain has vowed to build an international alliance of democracies going beyond “the usual suspects” to force
UK fisheries accuse EU of using 'nuclear option' in Brexit talks

UK fisheries accuse EU of using 'nuclear option' in Brexit talks

Head of trade body warns of French blockades if deal over fishing rights is not agreed Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s fishing industry has accused the EU of using