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Tutankhamun’s head auctioned for $6m in UK despite Egypt’s outcry | Egypt News | Al Jazeera

Egyptian authorities say the artefact was stolen, a claim Christie’s auction house denies. A 3,000-year-old quartzite head of Egyptian “boy king” Tutankhamun has been auctioned off for almost six million dollars in the UK despite a fierce outcry from Egypt that claimed the piece was likely to have been removed from the country illegally. Christie’s …

Enter Stumbling, Stage Right | The New Republic

Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn, the entire Conservative Party: When did British politics become such a farce? Political theater, well managed, could actually have helped the Brexit debacle. Even by Brexit’s shambolic standard, this week has been a doozy. First, on Monday, a member of parliament incensed by the delayed Brexit …

We’re Headed for a Brexit Crashout

We’re on a path to the worst sort of Brexit: no plan, no transition period, and a U.K. financial crisis for which we’re totally unprepared. Worried by gyrating stock markets? Spooked by the ten year anniversary of Lehman’s collapse? Time to stop fixating on emerging economies like Turkey, or Trump’s …

Trump ‘snubbed’ by UK royal family – POLITICO

US president’s time with the queen ‘kept to a bare minimum.’ LONDON — Prince Charles and Prince William refused to meet U.S. President Donald Trump and his wife Melania on their visit to the U.K, according to the the Sunday Times of London. Queen Elizabeth II was left alone to receive the Trumps …

France blasts ‘incoherent’ Trump after G7 fiasco – POLITICO

‘Let us be serious and worthy of our people,’ Emmanuel Macron’s office says. France pledged on Sunday to stand by the G7 summit statement disowned by Donald Trump and took a swipe at the U.S. president by declaring that international cooperation could not depend on “fits of anger” or “little words.” Apparently …