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December 9, 2018 4:53 PM UH OH: EU's 'MONSTER' eyes role as Brexit trade negotiator

JEAN-CLAUDE Juncker’s Brexit-hating former deputy is reportedly seeking to become the EU’s next Brexit negotiator - and could use the position to strong-arm the UK in trade talks. Sources in Brussels say Martin Selmayr is positioning himself to succeed Michel Barnier, The Sun reports. As Secretary-General of the European Commission, Mr Selmayr currently 5

December 7, 2018 4:05 PM Merkel's choice elected ruling party leader

Germany's ruling Christian Democrat Union has chosen Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as the new party leader, but Angela Merkel plans to serve out her term as chancellor. She narrowly defeated Friedrich Merz, a millionaire lawyer, who received 482 votes at the party conference. As the head of Germany's largest party, Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer could become the next German 8

December 6, 2018 7:57 PM 'Nothing to do with Brexit!' Lord Lamont SHUTS DOWN Kay Burley on FTSE stock market PLUNGE

CONSERVATIVE peer Lord Lamont shut down Sky's Kay Burley as she questioned the Brexiteer on Thursday's London Stock Market biggest fall since the Brexit referendum while discussing Theresa May's Brexit deal. "Let me tell you why. The French market, the German and the American market have all dropped.” Visibly annoyed, Ms Burley turned to the camera and addressed 8

December 5, 2018 2:13 PM Brexit BOMBSHELL: How Merkel BETRAYED UK and got Juncker top EU job

JEAN-CLAUDE Juncker would never have been appointed President of the European Commission if Angela Merkel had stuck to her word and backed David Cameron’s attempted coup, a tell-all book has revealed. That evening, Peter Altmaier, her chief of staff at the German Chancellery, made a deal with Martin Selmayr, the German Commission insider who later became 10

December 5, 2018 12:48 PM Operation Pollino: 'Ndrangheta mafia struck in Europe-wide sting

Members of the notorious 'Ndrangheta Italian mafia have been targeted in a simultaneous police sting in Europe. Hundreds of police are understood to have been involved in the operation in Belgium, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. At least 90 people were arrested, and more than three tonnes of cocaine and 140kg of ecstasy were seized. Italian restaurants 11

December 5, 2018 10:01 AM Mafia raids across Europe target 'Ndrangheta group

The early-morning raids are the culmination of a two-year offensive against the Italian crime group. Police swooped just a day after the alleged "godfather" of the Sicilian mafia was arrested, along with 45 other suspected mobsters. Early-morning raids took place in Italy, the German states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Bavaria, as well as in Belgium 9

December 2, 2018 9:23 PM Macron and Merkel in EU power-grab with latest plot to strengthen Brussels

FRANCE and Germany will unveil plans for a joint financial transaction tax for the European Union as French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel strengthen their partnership to further expand their influence on the bloc. Revenues from the new tax would help fund a euro zone budget and participating countries would be allowed 19

December 2, 2018 11:04 AM Transfer balls: David de Gea makes Manchester United sweat

Should David de Gea leave Manchester United for Paris St-German, the Red Devils will splash out £70m on Everton’s England international Jordan Pickford, 24. If he’s worth that much it makes you wonder at De Gea value in the open market – twice that; three times? The Sunday Mirror counters earlier news that United’s best player had agreed new contract 7

December 2, 2018 10:44 AM Royal split: Prince William and Kate could skip spending Christmas with Harry and Meghan

PRINCE WILLIAM and Kate are expected to skip Christmas at Sandringham amid reports of a growing rift between the Duchess and pregnant Meghan Markle. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are believed to be planning to spend Christmas in the Berkshire countryside with the Middleton family instead. In an interview with The Sunday Telegraph Magazine Stella 13

November 29, 2018 8:56 PM Angela Merkel plane heading to G20 forced to make EMERGENCY landing

ANGELA Merkel’s plane has been forced to make an emergency landing as the German Chancellor makes her way to the G20 summit in Argentina. The Airbus A340 was forced to land shortly after takeoff after a ‘malfunction of several electronic systems’. The government plane was carrying the German leader as well as diplomats and other officials to the meeting 8