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UPDATED: Fri., June 29, 2018, 8:42 a.m.

EU to U.K.: Produce ‘realistic’ Brexit plan or risk failure

The European Union issued a stark assessment of the gridlocked Brexit talks Friday, saying there’s been “no substantial progress” on the key issue of the Irish border and advising EU …


UPDATED: Sun., June 24, 2018, 1:35 p.m.

EU papers over differences after ‘frank’ migration talks

The leaders of 16 countries survived the “frank talk” of an emergency meeting on immigration and emerged with a veneer of common purpose Sunday as the European Union enters a …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 4 p.m.

EU to tax Harleys, bourbon and other U.S. goods from Friday

The European Union will start taxing on Friday a range of imports from the U.S., including quintessentially American goods like Harley-Davidson bikes and cranberries, in response to President Donald Trump’s …


EU trade commissioner says trade liberalization has momentum

Trade liberalization continues to have global momentum despite recent U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, the European trade commissioner said Monday as she launched free trade negotiations between the …


Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s allies in Bavaria averted an immediate collision Monday with the German leader, giving her two weeks to make deals on migration with other European countries instead of …


Women’s group in EU presses for more representation in government, business

With less than a year to go before EU legislative elections, Women Enablers Change Agent Network plans Tuesday to kick-start a campaign to push for women in top EU posts …


EU to impose retaliatory tariffs on U.S. imports from July

The European Union on Wednesday announced it will start imposing duties from July on a list of U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to slap tariffs on …


EU nations split over asylum; 112 migrants die in shipwreck

European Union countries remained deeply divided Tuesday over how to reform EU rules for managing the influx of refugees and migrants, as U.N. agencies reported that an estimated 112 people …


UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 9:40 a.m.

EU, China vow to uphold Iran nuclear deal

The European Union and China say they will do their utmost to keep afloat an international agreement to stop Iran developing nuclear weapons despite the U.S. abandoning the pact.


UPDATED: Thu., May 31, 2018, 1:51 p.m.

U.S. impose new trade tariffs; EU, Mexico pledge to retaliate

The Trump administration delivered a gut punch to America’s closest allies Thursday, imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum from Europe, Mexico and Canada in a move that drew immediate vows …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Facebook chief faces EU grilling over his ‘digital monster’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced tough questions from European Union lawmakers Tuesday over what one of them branded Zuckerberg’s “digital monster,” and he apologized for the way the social network …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 2:35 p.m.

Trade body: EU still providing illegal subsidies to Airbus

The World Trade Organization’s appellate body has ruled that the European Union is continuing to provide illegal subsidies to plane-maker Airbus.


UPDATED: Thu., April 19, 2018, 4:24 p.m.

EU foreign policy hails Western Balkan efforts at membership

The European Union foreign policy chief on Thursday hailed efforts by nations in Western Balkans to advance toward membership in the bloc, ending a tour of the volatile region where …


Facebook moving most users from protection of EU privacy law

Facebook is set to comply with strict new privacy rules in Europe next month, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said publicly that those protections will be available around the world. …


UPDATED: Wed., March 28, 2018, 1:50 p.m.

Facebook revamps privacy tools as tighter EU rules draw near

Facebook is giving its privacy tools a makeover as it reels from criticisms over its data practices and faces tighter European regulations in the coming months.


EU nations mull expulsions, other measures against Russia

Several European Union countries said Friday they plan to take measures against Russia over the poisoning of a former spy, and some may follow the U.K.’s lead in expelling Moscow’s …


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 8:21 a.m.

Britain’s EU partners agree to terms for post-Brexit ties

The European Union agreed on guidelines Friday that will govern negotiations on future relations and trade with Britain after Brexit, almost exactly a year before the country leaves the bloc.


UK’s May urges EU unity against Russia as Kremlin slams UK

British Prime Minister Theresa May urged European Union leaders on Thursday to unite and condemn Russia for not respecting international rules or borders, while Moscow slammed the U.K. as untrustworthy …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

EU approves Bayer takeover of Monsanto after concessions

The European Union has approved Bayer’s buyout of Monsanto in a massive agriculture business deal, but says they will have to shed over $7.4 billion in firms and other remedies …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

Aid groups slam EU-Turkey deal, as asylum applications drop

The number of people applying for asylum in Europe has dropped to levels similar to those recorded before the wave of migrant arrivals in 2015, the European Union’s statistics agency …


Envoys hail Brexit progress but no Irish border breakthrough

Negotiators from the European Union and Britain on Monday hailed major progress in the Brexit talks, but conceded there had been no breakthrough on keeping open the Irish border.


EU criticizes Turkey’s offensive in Syrian town of Afrin

The European Union’s top diplomat criticized Turkey on Monday over its military offensive in a northern Syrian town, calling on Ankara to ensure that fighting eases in the conflict-torn country.


EU releases list of U.S. products that could face duties

The European Union on Friday published a list of U.S. products it plans to introduce duties on if the 28-nation bloc is not exempted from President Donald Trump’s steel and …


EU turning the screws on Britain over post-Brexit relations

The European Union turned the screws on Britain Wednesday, insisting that Prime Minister Theresa May’s ambition to maintain an intense post-divorce partnership where it could pick and choose in which …


EU border chief warns migrant pressures will stay high

The number of migrants trying to reach Europe through the Mediterranean will remain high this year, with more expected to arrive through Spain, the head of European Union border agency …


EU says UK must make its mind up on future trade relations

The European Union’s Brexit negotiator warned Monday that the time has come for the U.K. to clarify what relationship it wants with the bloc once it leaves, and warned that …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 9:28 a.m.

EU warns Britain it can have no say during Brexit transition

The European Union on Monday warned Britain that it cannot expect to have a say in EU decision-making once it leaves, including during a transition period from next year meant …


EU fines Qualcomm for paying Apple to use its microchips

The European Union on Wednesday slapped a $1.23 billion fine on U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm for abusing its market dominance in the lucrative sector of components in smartphones and tablets for …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

EU imposes sanctions on 7 senior Venezuelan officials

The European Union imposed economic and travel sanctions Monday against seven senior Venezuelan officials accused of human rights abuses or breaching the rule of law in the crisis-ridden country.


Germany’s Merkel closer to breaking impasse over new government

Chancellor Angela Merkel took a significant step toward ending Germany’s lengthy political impasse by securing a preliminary agreement Friday to enter formal coalition talks with a center-left party. The deal …