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British Diplomats Are Now Getting Ready For A No-Deal Brexit Dress Rehearsal

Exclusive: The exercise has been code-named “Exercise Yellow Rehearse”.

Alberto Nardelli • One day ago

Boris Johnson Will Meet With Angela Merkel And Emmanuel Macron Next Week To Discuss Brexit

The UK prime minister is scheduled to meet the leaders of the EU’s largest member states in Berlin and Paris.

Alberto Nardelli • 4 days ago

Flight Records Show Salvini's Aide Made A Lot Of Mysterious Trips To Moscow Around The Time Of The Secret Oil Deal Meeting

An investigation by BuzzFeed News, Bellingcat, and the Insider has established that Gianluca Savoini traveled to Russia at least 14 times in 2018.

Alberto Nardelli • 12 days ago
Alberto Nardelli • One month ago

I Took Part In The Moscow Oil Deal Negotiation With Salvini’s Aide, Says An Italian Lawyer

In a letter to an Italian newspaper, Gianluca Meranda said he was prepared to cooperate with prosecutors investigating the proposed deal to channel funds to Matteo Salvini’s party.

Alberto Nardelli • One month ago

The Far-Right Bromance At The Heart Of Italy's Russian Oil Scandal

The relationship between Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and longtime aide Gianluca Savoini goes back 20 years.

Alberto Nardelli • One month ago

Italian Prosecutors Are Investigating A Proposed Deal To Secretly Pump Russian Oil Money To The Party Of Italy’s Far-Right Deputy Prime Minister

The investigation was made public a day after BuzzFeed News revealed a recording of the Moscow meeting where the plan was discussed.

Alberto Nardelli • One month ago

Italy’s Matteo Salvini Is Facing Calls For An Inquiry Into A Secret Russian Oil Deal Recording Revealed By BuzzFeed News

Two former prime ministers want answers from Salvini, whose aide was recorded negotiating with Russians over a deal to channel oil money to his far-right Lega party.

Alberto Nardelli • One month ago

Revealed: The Explosive Secret Recording That Shows How Russia Tried To Funnel Millions To The “European Trump”

A close aide to Italy's deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini held covert talks to pump Russian oil money to his far-right party. BuzzFeed News has the tape.

Alberto Nardelli • One month ago

Canada Is Refusing To Roll Over Its EU Trade Agreement For The UK If There's A No-Deal Brexit

UK officials are "furious" at Canada's decision, but it reflects the confusion around trade policy after the failure of Theresa May's Brexit strategy.

Alex Spence • One month ago

The UK Is Set To Host The UN’s Flagship Climate Change Summit, With Italy On The Brink Of Dropping Its Bid

A formal announcement of a partnership agreement between the UK and Italy — the other leading contender to host COP26 — is expected this week.

Alberto Nardelli • 2 months ago

The Woman Who Has An NDA With Dominic Raab Has Complained To One Of His Top MP Supporters After They Called Her Claims “Vexatious”

The Women and Equalities Select Committee chair Maria Miller told BuzzFeed News: “The matter is being handled by lawyers.”

Alberto Nardelli • 2 months ago

Dominic Raab Is Refusing To Lift A Nondisclosure Agreement He Entered Into With A Woman Former Colleague

BuzzFeed News asked the Tory leadership candidate if he would now lift the confidentiality provisions after one of his top MP backers published a report criticising the use of NDAs in the workplace.

Alberto Nardelli • 2 months ago

An American Sports Website Is On A Hiring Spree For Some Of Britain's Top Football Writers

"[The Athletic has] offered old journalism money, signing-on fees, comp schemes, equity," one writer told BuzzFeed News.

Mark Di Stefano • 2 months ago

The EU’s Embassy In Russia Was Hacked But The EU Kept It A Secret

A “sophisticated cyber espionage event” began in February 2017. Russian entities are believed to be behind the hack, a source told BuzzFeed News.

Alberto Nardelli • 2 months ago

Boris Johnson Is The Favourite To Become The UK’s Next Prime Minister. This Is What The World Really Thought Of Him As Foreign Secretary.

Interviews with seven senior US, European, and UK diplomats and officials paint a picture of a foreign secretary who at times was woefully unprepared for one of the top jobs in British politics.

Alberto Nardelli • 2 months ago

4 Things To Take Away From The European Elections Results

After a European election with record turnout, the only certainty is uncertainty.

Alberto Nardelli • 2 months ago

The President Of France Has Given Up On Trying To Agree With Donald Trump

Can’t rip up a G7 agreement if one doesn’t exist. *taps head*

Alberto Nardelli • 3 months ago

Italy’s Climate Change–Skeptic Government Wants To Host The UN’s Flagship Climate Change Conference

Italy’s candidacy is putting EU governments in a difficult position. The UK meanwhile is lobbying Italy to drop its bid.

Alberto Nardelli • 3 months ago

Angela Merkel Doesn’t Want Either Of The EU’s Top Jobs

Merkel will quit politics when she steps down as German chancellor, and has privately made clear she’s not interested in leading the EU.

Alberto Nardelli • 3 months ago