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EU ‘not at war with anyone’ on trade: Mogherini

BRUSSELS: EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the bloc was not in a trade war with anyone but would defend its interests, hours after the US slapped punishing metals tariffs on Europe and other close allies. “The European Union is not at war with anyone… the EU is a peace project, including on trade,” Mogherini said at a joint press conference in Brussels with the visiting Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Friday. “We believe in global free fair trade and we will continue to do so,” Mogherini told…

Anyone for cricket – in the middle of the sea?

BRAMBLE BANK, England: Gathered on a strip of sand in what is normally a busy shipping lane, a group of men in white uniforms and a dog played cricket on Thursday, fusing Britain's passion for sport and eccentricity. The match on Bramble Bank is played once a year in August, when enough of it appears during the spring tide. The sandbar sits in the Solent, the strait that runs between the Isle of Wight and England's South Coast. The teams are formed by members of the Island Sailing Club in Cowes and The Royal Southern…