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Brexit supporters gather during a rally in London in late August 2019, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson suspended Parliament. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

What a “leftist” Brexit gets wrong

The United Kingdom pretty much did what it wanted in the EU. That it chose to pursue a national agenda of austerity and neoliberalism has nothing to do with Europe.
United Kingdom officials suggest that messaging apps should build in law enforcement access to encrypted text, raising concerns about user privacy. Shutterstock

U.K. proposal to ‘Bcc’ law enforcement on messaging apps threatens global privacy

A recent proposal by the United Kingdom's Government Communications Headquarters agency suggests building in law enforcement access to encrypted communications. This has implications for users' digital rights and privacy.
Jeremy Hunt (left) and Boris Johnson (right) are battling it out to be the next leader of the Tory party, and ultimately the next leader of the UK. The Conversation/AAP

Tory leadership race: it’s Jeremy Hunt (who?) vs Boris Johnson (yes, really), with the future of the UK at stake

In keeping with the permanent state of political misery induced by Brexit, any outcome of the leadership contest and the subsequent UK-EU politics will make almost everyone unhappy.
On March 7, 2019, demonstrators gathered outside the National Assembly in Paris. The sign above reads “Deputies, please save the climate”. The one in front reads “Fossilise the future?” Bertrand Guay/AFP

France and Britain in a race for carbon neutrality by 2050

By enacting a legislative framework to achieve carbon neutrality, France and the United Kingdom are making a difference in the fight against climate change.
Boris Johnson is one of the leading candidates to succeed Theresa May as prime minster. He has none of the required qualities to make a success of Brexit. Andy Rain/EPA

Why Boris Johnson would be a mistake to succeed Theresa May

If Boris Johnson becomes PM, the most likely outcome is a no-deal Brexit leavened with the rhetoric of past and future glories of the UK. There are better candidates for the job.
The doner kebab, a typical “German” meal? Jason M Ramos

The doner kebab, an unlikely symbol of European identity

While thought of as an unpretentious fast-food dish, the doner kebab is a symbol of the social, political and identity issues facing European society today.
The final deliveries of the A380 are anticipated for 2021. Mike Fuchslocher/Shutterstock

Airbus A380: from high-tech marvel to commercial flop

The shifting market for air travel has forced Airbus to abandon the production of one of the most impressive aircraft of all time, the super-jumbo A380. Was it folly, bad luck or both?
Theresa May likely wants to escape this room. Reuters TV

Brexit: An ‘escape room’ with no escape

The UK's agonizing efforts to find a path out of the European Union is beginning to look a lot like a game or riddle with no solution – and certainly no winners.

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