Angela Merkel

EU offers to extend Brexit deadline until October

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May
Theresa May. Photo: Leon Neal/Getty Images

The European Union is offering the United Kingdom an extension to complete Brexit until October 31 — rejecting Prime Minister Theresa May's request for a shorter extension through June 30.

Germany presents ambitious alternative to "China 2025"

Chinese President Xi Jinping has "China 2025." Now Peter Altmaier, Germany's economy minister, has introduced "National Industrial Strategy 2030."