Nicholas Watt

Nicholas Watt

Nicholas Watt

 

Nato alliance a rocky boat

An Anglo-American attempt to hand over the Libyan operation to Nato was rejected by several key member countries.

Brown and Bush reignite that special relationship

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Thursday night set the seal on a new phase in Britain's special relationship with the United States when he won ringing endorsements from the present and future generations of American leaders. US President George Bush hailed Brown as a "good friend".

Brown: I can bring Europe and US closer together

Nicholas Watt

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Tuesday embraced one of Tony Blair's most controversial legacies when he cast himself as the leader best placed to bring Europe and the United States together after the bitter divisions over Iraq. As he prepared to fly to the US, Brown lavished praise on US leaders across the spectrum.

Merkel to back EU's Christian heritage

Nicholas Watt

Europe's "Christian values" should be enshrined in a new version of the European Union Constitution, German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared last week after meeting the pope. In remarks that will reopen the debate on religion in the EU, Merkel threw her weight behind Pope Benedict's campaign to recognise Europe's Christian heritage.