France seeks EU support in submarine row with US, UK, Australia

Issued on: 20/09/2021 – 20:45 France canceled meetings with British and Australian officials and is trying to rally EU allies behind its push for more European sovereignty after being humiliated by major Pacific defense pact orchestrated by the U.S. Australia and Britain insisted Monday that the diplomatic crisis wouldn’t affect…

US, China and India snub Boris Johnson’s climate meeting

The leaders of big polluters China, India and the U.S. will all swerve a climate meeting hosted by U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson and U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres in New York on Monday. Johnson will “press countries to deliver on their commitments” to cut emissions and deliver on finance for…

Biden requests phone call with Macron amid submarine spat

Issued on: 20/09/2021 – 00:05 US President Joe Biden has requested early talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, France said on Sunday, in an apparent effort to mend fences after a row over a submarines contract sparked rare tensions between the allies. The announcement came after Australian Prime Minister Scott…

Everything you need to know about Liz Truss

Press play to listen to this article LONDON — The new face of Britain abroad is a free-market Conservative, former Remain supporter turned Brexiteer in chief.  Liz Truss snatched the foreign secretary job from Dominic Raab Wednesday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson launched a wide-ranging shake-up of his ministerial top…

U.S., U.K. and Australia announce new security partnership for Indo-Pacific

The security grouping AUKUS will focus on advancing strategic interests in the Indo-Pacific region A week before a meeting of Quad leaders in Washington DC, the Biden administration, on Wednesday, announced a new trilateral security partnership for the Indo-Pacific, between Australia, the U.K. and the U.S. (AUKUS). Speaking to reporters ahead of a joint announcement…

Happier Scottish National Party still no closer to independence goal

Press play to listen to this article EDINBURGH — The Scottish National Party might be a happier crew than in recent years but they are no closer to independence. Armed with new lines — plus some familiar arguments — aimed at convincing Scots of her vision of an independent Scotland…