UK to EU: we won’t accept supervision in post-Brexit deal

BRUSSELS — Britain’s chief negotiator on Monday set out a clashing course in trade talks with the European Union, saying the 27-nation bloc has totally missed the point of Brexit if it thinks it will retain some supervision over U.K.…

Former UAW President Owen Bieber dies aged 90

Owen Bieber, who led the United Auto Workers union from the auto industry’s dark days of the early 1980s to the prosperity of the mid-1990s, has died. He was 90. Neither as charismatic as his predecessor, Douglas Fraser, nor as…

Court temporarily halts construction at site of Tesla Gigafactory in Germany

A court in Germany has ordered construction at the site of Tesla’s first European Gigafactory to be temporarily halted after legal complaints from an environmental group. The Higher Administrative Court of Berlin-Bradenburg ruled this weekend that that an appeal from…

Tech-starved government seeks industry’s best, brightest

Denver — In this post-impeachment era of divisiveness and deadlock in the nation’s capital, Uncle Sam has a message for top U.S. technologists: I Still Want You. A Washington-based nerd strike force called the U.S. Digital Service is seeking private-sector…

Over 1 billion euros pledged for Albania quake rebuilding

BRUSSELS — International donors have committed over a billlion euros in relief for Albania in the wake of last year’s earthquake. The European Union led the pledging of aid at a special conference gathering funds to rebuild anything from homes…

US House speaker Pelosi warns allies against using Huawei

BRUSSELS — No NATO ally should succumb to the temptation of letting Chinese tech giant Huawei into their next-generation cellular networks, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Monday at Allied headquarters, turning U.S. opposition to Huawei into a bipartisan effort.…

Leaked data shows China’s Uighurs detained due to religion

BEIJING — When a Chinese government mass detention campaign engulfed Memtimin Emer’s native Xinjiang region three years ago, the elderly Uighur imam was swept up and locked away, along with three of his sons. Now, a leaked database exposes in…

More than 1,100 former DOJ officials call on William Barr to resign

More than 1,100 former DOJ officials are calling on Attorney General William Barr to resign, according to the group Protect Democracy. “Political interference in the conduct of a criminal prosecution is anathema to the Department’s core mission and to its…

UK’s Johnson under pressure over adviser who linked IQ, race

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was under pressure Monday to fire an adviser who has linked intelligence to race and suggested contraception should be made compulsory to avoid “a permanent underclass.” Andrew Sabisky was hired to work in…

Abrams ‘absolutely’ wants to run for president, but says she’d accept VP slot in 2020

Stacey Abrams, the former Georgia gubernatorial candidate who’s now focusing on tackling voter suppression head on, said she “absolutely” sees herself running for president one day, but for the 2020 cycle, she “would be honored” to run for vice president…