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

Opinion: Vladimir Putin isn’t just losing in Ukraine — he’s set Russia’s economy back 40 years

To win a war you need will and means. I am cautiously optimistic that Ukraine has both in its fight against Russia. Ukrainian will increase with every mass grave of murdered civilians uncovered and with every liberated Ukrainian village. For Ukrainians this war is no longer about territory but about survival as a nation — … Read more

Elon Musk gives Europe’s digital watchdogs their biggest test yet – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. After Elon Musk bought Twitter — and fired almost anyone whose job it was to deal with regulators — the social networking giant is now facing a flood of legal challenges across the European Union. The question now is whether the EU’s watchdogs can … Read more

As new omicron strains overtake BA.5 in the US, Biden administration’s public-health emergency may extend into spring

The BQ.1 and BQ.1.1 omicron sublineages jointly accounted for more coronavirus cases than the BA.5 omicron variant in the US in the week through Nov. 12, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The two variants, which are offshoots of BA.5, accounted for 44.1% of all cases recorded in that week, … Read more

Experts question CDC guidelines on isolation after testing positive for COVID as Biden continues to work remotely

President Joe Biden is expected to continue to work from his office Tuesday as he isolates for at least five days in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for people who test positive for COVID. The President tested positive again on Monday in a ‘rebound’ case, a rare outcome of the antiviral … Read more

Here’s what’s at stake if Russia doesn’t get a key European gas pipeline back up and running this week

Investors will soon find out whether the world’s largest subsea pipeline, all 759 miles of it sitting under the Baltic Sea, will save Europe from a potentially devastating winter. The so-called Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which normally transmits 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas a year from Russia to Germany, has been under planned … Read more

No group photo, and no final release: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Abe’s assassination cast pall over G-20 gathering in Bali

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) – Deeply divided top diplomats from the world’s richest and largest developing nations failed to find common ground Friday over Russia’s war in Ukraine and how to deal with its global impacts, leaving prospects for future cooperation in the forum uncertain. At talks that were knocked off balance by two unrelated … Read more

Germany mulls cost-sharing system amid fears of Russian gas cutoff – POLITICO

BERLIN – The German government is considering bringing an emergency law for a vote in parliament next week that would allow it to equally distribute rising gas costs between customers and companies and to rescue ailing energy company Uniper. The proposal for introducing a special gas-price levy comes amid increasing warnings that Russia might use … Read more

Germany mulls cost-sharing system amid fears of Russian gas cutoff – POLITICO

BERLIN – The German government is considering bringing an emergency law for a vote in parliament next week that would allow it to equally distribute rising gas costs between customers and companies and to rescue ailing energy company Uniper. The proposal for introducing a special gas-price levy comes amid increasing warnings that Russia might use … Read more