Macedonian name change referendum hit by low turnout | World news

Macedonia was facing a prolonged political crisis on Sunday following an unexpectedly low turnout by voters in a historic referendum to rename the strategic Balkan state. Voters were asked whether they endorsed a landmark deal struck with Greece, rechristening the state North Macedonia as a stepping stone to European Union and Nato membership. But 30 …

‘Complete madness’: Tory pro-Europeans furious as Brexiters win customs bill concessions – Politics live | Politics

1.37pm EDT13:37 ‘Complete madness’ – Tory pro-Europeans react with fury as May gives in to Brexiter demands Anna Soubry’s speech at the start of the debate was a belter. Here are some excerpts. Soubry described the government’s decision to accept the European Research Group amendments as “complete madness”. She said: Members on the frontbench and …

Trump says relations with Russia have never been worse as he prepares to meet Putin in Helsinki – live updates | US news

“Today, on the same day as Europe meets China in Beijing, American President Trump and Russian President Putin will talk in Helsinki, we are all aware of the fact that the architecture of the world is changing before our very eyes. And it is our common responsibility to make it a change for the better. …

Donald Trump tells Nato allies to spend 4% of GDP on defence | World news

Donald Trump left the opening day of the Nato summit in Brussels in disarray on Wednesday after making a surprise demand for members to their defence spending to 4% of GDP, and clashing with German chancellor Angela Merkel over a proposed pipeline deal with Russia. Trump left the assembled presidents and prime ministers floundering, unsure …