Saturday

29th Apr 2017

Ticker

Portugal's Guterres set to become UN chief

Former Portuguese prime minister Antonio Guterres is set to become the next UN secretary general after none of the five UN Security Council veto-powers voted against him in a secret ballot on Wednesday. The Security Council still needs to formally adopt a resolution on his nomination Thursday. EU commissioner Kristalina Georgieva was also up for the position, but Guterres won 13 votes out of 15 in the Security Council.

EU boasts unity on Brexit talks

EU leaders adopted the bloc's guidelines for the UK exit negotiations that will start in June, amid concerns that France could elect a president that would try to take it out of the EU.

Column / Brexit Briefing

May’s election juggernaut

The prime minister's Tories almost need not bother campaigning for the June election. There is no opposition worthy of the name.

News in Brief

  1. Vote of no confidence prepared against Spanish PM
  2. Syria to buy Russian anti-missile system
  3. Germany seeks partial burka ban
  4. Libya has no plan to stop migration flows
  5. EU has no evidence of NGO-smuggler collusion in Libya
  6. Poland gets 'final warning' on logging in ancient forest
  7. Commission gives Italy final warning on air pollution
  8. Romania and Slovenia taken to court over environment policies

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