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Federer and Nadal lead Europe into inaugural Laver Cup

The victory handed Cilic’s Europe side the first point of the competition which has been organised in homage to Australian tennis legend Rod Laver. Billed as the tennis version of golf’s Ryder Cup, the competition pits Europe’s best players against six from the rest of the world. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, winners of 35

EU ‘completely baffled’ by UK Brexit positions

May stated that Britain wants to keep the same economic relationship with the EU as before for two years after leaving the bloc. But what happens after that? “On the one hand those who want a relatively hard Brexit are willing to accept that we do have our obligations including to the existing EU budgetary

Immigration an issue in Germany’s refugee haven

Sixty percent of the inhabitants of Offenbach, a town close to Frankfurt, are of foreign origin. The city has been praised as a model for integration, it has a longstanding tradition of receiving political and religious refugees and currently brings together a mosaic of 159 nationalities within its 130,000-strong population. But on the eve of

British PM seeks two-year transition after Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May called on Friday for Britain to stay in the European Union’s single market during a roughly two-year transition out of the EU while offering concessions as she appealed for a revival of Brexit negotiations. In a speech in a 14th century church in Florence, May spent much of the speech drawing

Macron signs sweeping labour reforms into law

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday signed sweeping changes to France’s complex labour code into law, sealing a signature reform after four months at the helm. The measures, which have triggered mass protests, are designed to give employers more flexibility to negotiate pay and conditions with their workers and makes it easier to lay off