The UK is starting to get real about Europe – POLITICO

Paul Taylor is a contributing editor at POLITICO. After six years of chaos and recrimination since Britons voted to leave the European Union, there are signs the country is showing an unexpected outbreak of common sense in its approach to the bloc. In his first weeks in office, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak — a Brexiteer … Read more

Harris dives into Asian diplomacy amid questions back home about her political future

Palawan, Philippines CNN — Vice President Kamala Harris is sticking close to her script when responding to what Democrats hope will once again be their greatest electoral mobilizer: Donald Trump and his third White House bid. “The president said he intends to run and if he does, I will be running with him,” she told … Read more

EU plans subsidy war chest as industry faces ‘existential’ threat from US – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. The EU is in emergency mode and is preparing a big subsidy push to prevent European industry from being wiped out by American rivals, two senior EU officials told POLITICO. Europe is facing a double hammer blow from the US If it wasn’t enough … Read more

EU plans subsidy war chest as industry faces ‘existential’ threat from US – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. The EU is in emergency mode and is preparing a big subsidy push to prevent European industry from being wiped out by American rivals, two senior EU officials told POLITICO. Europe is facing a double hammer blow from the US If it wasn’t enough … Read more

What Xi Jinping’s ‘unscripted’ moments at G20, Apec reveal about future of diplomacy

China’s first couple was visibly moved when a birthday cake was presented to Xi’s wife Peng Liyuan at a banquet hosted in their honor by Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Saturday. According to a video released by the Thai government, Peng, who turned 60 on Sunday, cut the cake, while Xi, Prayuth and his … Read more

WH now claims Biden pressed Xi on fentanyl, COVID origins

NOW they tell us… A White House official contacted The Post late Monday to allege that President Biden pushed Chinese President Xi Jinping to halt fentanyl exports and to be transparent about COVID-19’s origins during their first in-person summit last week — despite neither issue being mentioned in official recaps. put out by Washington and … Read more

China turns to back-channel diplomacy to shore up US ties

A few days before Mr. Xi’s summit last week with President Biden, according to people with knowledge of the matter, Beijing dispatched a delegation of senior policy advisers and business executives to New York to meet with a US counterpart group set up by insurance executive Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, one of the most successful American … Read more

China’s Xi attempts to claim diplomatic victory in battle for global influence after summit whirlwind

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Bali, Indonesia CNN — Xi Jinping may have rejected US President Joe Biden’s description of the 21st century as … Read more

Germany mulls breaking subsidy taboo to avoid trade war with Biden – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. BERLIN — With only six weeks to avoid a transatlantic trade showdown over green industries, the Germans are frustrated that Washington isn’t offering a peace deal and are increasingly considering a taboo-breaking response: European subsidies. Europe’s fears hinge on America’s $369 billion package of … Read more

House GOP pushes Hunter Biden probe despite thin majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even with their threadbare House majority, Republicans doubled down this week on using their new power next year to investigate the Biden administration and, in particular, the president’s son. But the midterm results have emboldened a White House that has long prepared for this moment. Republicans secured much smaller margins than anticipatedand … Read more