Europe Braces for the Next Italian Election

The vote's importance lies not in the danger that Italy will leave the eurozone but in the effect the country will have on the future of the European Union.


Owen Farrell in contention to retain his European Player of Year title after making 15-man list as only English representative

The award has been won by Englishmen for the past five years - Farrell, Maro Itoje, Nick Abendanon, Steffon Armitage and Jonny Wilkinson.  


Shutdown theater: Democrats must now use State of the Union to force a DACA deal

Yes, Democrats caved to Trump on the shutdown — but they could still win long-term. The DACA fight is still on


EU taking 8 jurisdictions off its tax haven blacklist

The European Union is taking eight countries and jurisdictions off its tax avoidance blacklist after they made commitments to meet EU requirements.


Olympics: Korea Skating Union keen to resolve assault allegations

SEOUL (Reuters) - The Korea Skating Union is "urgently" investigating allegations that a coach assaulted short track gold medalist Shim Suk-hee and an independent commission will rule whether punishment is appropriate or not, a KSU official told Reuters o


Second teachers' union 'prepared to walk out' over pay

The SSTA has asked its members how far they are willing to go to push for a better pay deal for 2018.

United States

Former Fiat Chrysler VP pleads guilty in U.S. union corruption probe

(Reuters) - Former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV vice president Alphons Iacobelli pleaded guilty on Monday in connection with a U.S. investigation into allegations he made at least $1.5 million in improper payments to senior union officials, the U.S. attor


England tackling machine Sam Underhill's surprising plan to make a huge 6 Nations impact

Flanker who made his name hitting ball-carriers hard and often to rely more on technique following concussion lay-off


Why Unionizing Is A Reasonable Option For The U.S. Women's Gymnastics Team

After the expected incarceration of Dr. Nassar, perhaps the best way to prevent a similar tragedy from occurring again within USA Gymnastics would be to allow the athletes to form a union.

Rugby Union

Six Nations 2018: Stuart Hogg fires out warning to rivals that Scotland will 'do some damage'

Scotland full-back has returned from injury firing on all cylinders and believes that Gregor Townsend's attack-first side will give all comers a run for their money


Once-influential UKIP in chaos as leader refuses to quit

The U.K. Independence Party, which played a key role in Britain's decision to leave the European Union, is in disarray as its leader resists growing calls to quit.

Rugby Union

Ulster cancel Stephen Donald move after All Blacks fly-half fails medical to suffer nightmare 24 hours after European exit

Rugby World Cup winner suffered injury in his final match in Japan, with the news coming fewer than 24 hours after Ulster's European Champions Cup defeat by Wasps


Union boss heads to Paris for crunch talks over future of Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant

Union officials representing Vauxhall workers are meeting the executives from the company's parent group in Paris to demand a new car is built at the Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire.


Wasps boss Dai Young tips Saracens to go all the way in Champions Cup after handing them quarter-final spot by thrashing Ulster

Sarries must now face top seeds Leinster on Easter weekend after squeezing into the latter as the eighth seed


Sunday Show Round Up: Macron Admits France Would 'Probably' Vote To Leave EU

Plus customs union row, Labour's spending plans and Ukip leadership woes

Rugby Union

Alex Goode dismisses claim he will leave Saracens for Worcester Warriors after false report emerges

Saracens full-back was asked by his namesake, Andy Goode, after a picture of a BBC report claimed he was leaving the club for Worcester at the end of the season

United Kingdom

CBI calls for UK to remain in a customs union with EU

A customs union with the EU would be best for UK business, the CBI's boss will say.


Merkel, Macron to deepen Franco-German cooperation, strengthen EU

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Emmanuel Macron said on Sunday they wanted to deepen Franco-German cooperation and give the European Union a fresh push towards closer integration.


Unite union General Secretary to sell Esher Place conference centre for £20million

UNITE is selling its Grade II listed country mansion for £20million. Up to 70 members of the union’s executive have voted to back general secretary Len McCluskey’s plan to ditch Esher Place conference centre. Humiliated chiefs got £2.5


America planned to bring Russia in from the cold with Star Wars project

Britain’s national security risked being undermined by America who considered making Russia partners in the “Star Wars” missile defence shield because Boris Yeltsin was transforming the former Soviet Union into “permanent good guys

Top News

Theresa May's deputy suggests Britain could rejoin reformed EU

David Lidington campaigned as a Remain and suggested Britain could rejoin the European Union within a generation.


Britain able to have bespoke deal with EU, Macron says

Such a deal with the European Union after Brexit is one of British Prime Minister Theresa May's objectives.

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