BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union said Friday that another week of talks with Britain on a new trade deal has gone with barely any progress. Its chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, is heading to London for ever-more pressing weekend negotiations to avoid chaos when Britain's trade agreements with the EU end at New Year. … [Read more...] about Another week gone, Brexit trade talks remain stuck
If there’s anything we’ve learned from President Trump’s success, it’s that polarization is a remarkably effective political strategy. Fanning the flames of division carried Trump to victory in 2016 and, in 2020, kept the race much closer than predicted for an incumbent in the midst of both a public health and an economic crisis. While many assumed this year’s record turnout was driven by voters eager to repudiate Trump, it’s clear that nearly as many were motivated by their enthusiasm for him. He received the second-highest number of votes ever by a U.S. presidential candidate and, despite the “never-Trump” movement within his own party, the support of 94 percent of Republicans. … [Read more...] about Trump will soon be out of office — but polarization isn’t going anywhere
Merkel was named Time magazine's Person of the Year in 2015. Time Editor-at-Large Karl Vick described her as "the de factos leader of the European Union" by virtue of being leader of the EU's largest and most economically powerful member state. Twice that year, he said, the EU had faced "existential crises" that Merkel had taken the lead in navigating -- first the Greek debt crisis faced by the eurozone, and then the ongoing migrant crisis. … [Read more...] about Merkel says she’s taking care of herself. But what should we know about a leader’s health?