UK politics May shuffles UK Brexit team for next phase of talks

May is hoping to use a major speech in Florence on Friday to break the deadlock, amid speculation she will offer to continue paying into the EU budget during a transitional phase after the UK formally leaves the EU, expected in March 2019. More

UK politics May will have to heed opposition on Brexit bill, minister says

May must keep potential rebels on board, because even with the support of 10 lawmakers from Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, she has a majority of just 13, meaning that just seven Tories need to vote with the opposition to inflict defeat on her. More

Erna Solberg Norway PM claims election victory after record stimulus

After spending a record amount of Norway’s oil wealth to prevent a recession, Prime Minister Erna Solberg is poised to become the first Conservative Party leader in Norway’s history to win re-election in more than 30 years. More

European Union Europe sheds its Brexit baggage and aims for a bold new relaunch

Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, will deliver the annual State of the Union speech next week in a more upbeat mood than a year ago, when the 28-nation bloc was buffeted by the UK's decision to leave and anti-EU parties appeared to be on the march. More