Britain has long dreamed of breaking away from the European continent but global trade has never replaced links with its close neighbours.
The Irish premier Leo Varadkar leads a minority government that is holding steady despite a rocky start.
The EU and Japan's economies together account for about a third of global GDP.
After 1.3 million migrants from the Middle East and Africa came to Europe in 2015, many countries built fences or closed their ports. That has pushed migrants to take riskier routes into the EU.
Even if there are delays, Britain produces half of the food it consumes and trade with the EU will not stop overnight.
If you're confused about the deadlock in the UK over its withdrawal from the European Union, or Brexit, this might help clear some things up.
There is little the EU can do while the UK is in disarray.
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.
Lessons on the shaping of current privacy and technology notions by the US Supreme Court.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has transformed from a liberal into an authoritarian leader who uses the tools of democracy to attack civil society. Hungarians are protesting in the streets.
The development of a hydrogen charging station has made it possible to run vehicles without producing greenhouse gases.
A lesson from Greece on why driving a hard bargain with the EU does not end well.
European countries, especially the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, have confronted Russian disinformation campaigns for decades. The US can learn from their experience.
The labour market inequalities and economic insecurity are stoking discontent from the Rhine to the Seine.
While the euro's survival for two decades is evidence of its success, it was born with fundamental problems that have weakened it, leading to near-constant crisis.
Canada's top-down approach to designing its climate policy has failed. It needs to find ways to engage with individuals.
Romania is leading the European Council for six months. But its government has been dogged by corruption scandals and judicial overreach.
A floating park made from discarded plastic in Rotterdam could spark new thinking on how we manage waste.
Back in 2016, the Brexit vote and US presidential election seemed like a nationalist one-two punch that could knock out the European Union. Instead, EU support actually rose, new research shows.
President Emmanuel Macron has presented himself as a defender of the liberal order against the rising tide of right-wing populism. But he can't lead Europe while mass protests have France in crisis.