Von der Leyen secures powerful EU executive top job

Reuters | Jul 16, 2019 at 6:03 PM

Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen secured European parliamentary approval on Tuesday to become the first female European Commission president after she won over socialists and liberals with her vision of a greener, fairer and rule-based Europe.

Israeli minister accuses UK’s Corbyn of Jew-hatred

Reuters | Jul 16, 2019 at 4:57 PM

An Israeli official close to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn of Jew-hatred on Tuesday, remarks likely to fuel acrimony in and around the opposition party as it struggles with anti-Semitism probes.

Von der Leyen on track to win powerful EU executive top job

Reuters | Jul 16, 2019 at 4:53 PM

Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen is poised to become the first female European Commission president after winning over sceptical liberal and socialist lawmakers on Tuesday with her vision of a greener, fairer and rule-based Europe.

Pound sinks below $1.24, engulfed by ‘perfect storm’

Reuters | Jul 16, 2019 at 3:40 PM

Sterling plunged briefly below $1.24 for the first time in 27 months on Tuesday and also hit six-month troughs against the euro as the two candidates to be Britain’s next prime minister vied to outgun each other on taking a harder Brexit stance.

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Von der Leyen wins liberal support for EU executive top job

Reuters | Jul 16, 2019 at 3:37 PM

Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday took a step closer to becoming the first female European Commission head after her vision of a greener, fairer and rule-based Europe won over liberal lawmakers.

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  • Von der Leyen sets out greener, fairer Europe to EU lawmakers (Reuters: Jul 16, 2019 at 2:32 PM)

Midweek Brexit magnifies headache for banks

Reuters | Jul 16, 2019 at 2:42 PM

Britain leaving the European Union midweek without a deal would compound market disruption as banks would not have enough time to make technology changes, a European banking industry body said on Tuesday.