European Union

A photo illustration of euro, U.S. dollar, and British pound notes on Oct. 13, 2017.

Europe’s Dream: Escaping the Dictatorship of the Dollar

Trump’s hostile behavior is reinvigorating efforts to turn the euro into an alternative to the world’s dominant currency. If only the Europeans could find some way to do it.

A papier-mâché Theresa May is seen during a demonstration outside the Houses of Parliament in London on Jan. 15.

How Brexit Was Radicalized

Euroskepticism was once the purview of policy wonks. The Leave campaign changed all that, and in doing so may have undermined Britain’s Conservative Party for a generation.

Microphones with the Huawei logo are seen at a press conference at the Huawei facilities in Shenzhen, Guangdong province on May 29, 2019

Huawei’s PR Campaign Comes Straight From the Party’s Playbook

The trade war is showing how deep Beijing’s global influence runs.

Mexican officials, including Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard and Economy Secretary Graciela Marquez Colin attend a press conference with the Mexican delegation negotiating tariffs with U.S. officials on June 3 in Washington, DC.

Mexico Stands Firm Ahead of U.S. Talks

Plus: Sudan's military council calls off the transition deal, China's Tiananmen anniversary, and the other stories we're following today.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Britain's Queen Elizabeth II inspect a Guard of Honor at Windsor Castle on July 13, 2018.

Trump Arrives in London

Plus: Mexico prepares to meet U.S. officials over trade, a threat to Merkel's ruling coalition, and what to watch in the world this week.

Senior advisor Jared Kushner poses for a selfie in the White House Rose on May 16.

Kushner’s Middle East Peace Plan Goes on Tour

Plus: Macron and Merkel remain divided over EU leadership, and the other stories we're following today.

Emmanuel Macron speaks to the press as he leaves after a European Union (EU) summit at EU Headquarters in Brussels on May 28.

France Lives in Macron’s World Now

The French president has started the political revolution he always wanted—and the outcome is dangerously uncertain.

Two workers paint the European Union flag on the side of a building in Paris on May 23.

How European Politics Is Fracturing

Sunday’s vote shows that mainstream centrist parties are losing their traditional constituencies as voters hunger for new voices.

People walk across carpeting with the EU flag  at the German Christian Democrats (CDU) headquarters during European Parliament elections on May 26 in Berlin, Germany.

Leaders Meet Over EU’s Future

Plus: Netanyahu faces a deadline to form a coalition, a mass stabbing in Japan, and what to watch in the world this week.

British Prime Minister Theresa May announces her resignation outside No. 10 Downing St. in London on May 24.

Theresa May’s Successor May Be Just as Doomed

Whoever takes over will face the same intractable Brexit dilemmas.

Prime Minister Theresa May speaks outside No. 10 Downing St. in London on May 24.

Theresa May Stands Down

A transcript of the British prime minister’s resignation speech.

Matteo Salvini, leader of the Italian Lega party, delivers a speech during a nationalist rally on May 18, ahead of EU Parliament elections.

Europe Votes

Plus: Election results expected in India, protests in Indonesia, and the other stories we're following today.

Investors watch market figures in Nanjing, China, at a stock exchange hall on May 20.

Fear of Prolonged U.S.-China Trade War Rattles Markets

Some financial analysts warned that if trade talks between the countries collapse—and tariffs remain high—the global economy could move toward recession.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves to supporters during an election rally on April 16.

Indian Exit Polls Predict Modi Win

India’s Narendra Modi appears set for second term, Austria’s ruling coalition collapses ahead of the EU elections, and what to watch in the world this week.

A campaign billboard for the far-right Alternative for Germany (AFD) in eastern Berlin on May 17. Europeans vote this week for a new Parliament, with strong gains expected for extreme right-wing parties.

‘The Dominant Voter’ in European Elections Is the ‘Confused Voter’

European elections this month are not simply a faceoff between anti-EU and pro-EU forces, says Mark Leonard of the European Council on Foreign Relations.

Sudanese protesters wave flags during a sit-in outside military headquarters in Khartoum on May 15.

Sudan’s Transition Talks Suspended

The transition in Sudan is put on hold amid violence, Europe balks at the U.S. military response to Iran, and the United States hits Chinese firm Huawei with sanctions.

Iranians gather in Tehran during a demonstration to support the goverment's decision to pull out from the nuclear deal on May 10.

Iranians Will Tolerate Hardship but Not Capitulation

Tehran’s recent nuclear policy announcements were driven by the inescapable constraints of domestic politics.

Iranian demonstrators raise placards as they chant anti-US slogans during a rally in Tehran on May 10.

Iran’s Rhetoric Heats Up

Iran responds to U.S. military presence in the Gulf, China and the United States reach a deadlock in the trade war, and what to watch in the world this week.

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini stands with Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban at a press conference following a meeting in Milan on Aug. 28, 2018.

Anti-Europe Parties Aren’t Anti-Europe Anymore

Instead of promising to protect people from the European Union, populists have started promising to make the EU protect the people.

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