US and EU on brink of trade war as Trump hits allies with steel tariffs

Jean-Claude Juncker pledges retaliation as EU companies face 25% tariffs on steel and 10% on aluminium Trump imposes tariffs – business live The United States and the European Union are on the brink of a full-scale trade war after Brussels Read More

Juncker: Italians need to work harder and be less corrupt

European commission president says Italy’s problems can’t all be blamed on the EU Jean-Claude Juncker has said Italians need to work harder, be less corrupt and stop looking to the EU to rescue the country’s poor regions, in comments unlikely Read More

Did Canada buy an oil pipeline in fear of being sued by China?

The logic to Trudeau’s action may lie in an obscure and overlooked 2014 agreement to ensure China got a pipeline built Why is Justin Trudeau buying a pipeline? Canada’s government announced yesterday it was planning to purchase the Trans Mountain Read More

Arkady Babchenko: pig's blood and makeup artist helped fake death – video

Arkady Babchenko, the Russian journalist who faked his own death in order to evade an alleged plot to assassinate him, said pig’s blood and a makeup artist were used to help stage the ruse. In an interview in Kiev, Babchenko said Read More

Peru's Snow and Star festival – in pictures

Every year since 1783, in the Sinakara valley at the foot of Mount Ausangate in Peru, the Qoyllur Rit’i, or Snow and Star, festival draws tens of thousands of pilgrims from across the Peruvian Andes and beyond to the biggest Read More