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UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 5:58 p.m.

Trump and E.U. offer starkly different trade visions at G-20

Competing visions of world trade are set to collide at the Group of 20 summit of world leaders in Hamburg, Germany, this week.


EU, Japan have ‘agreement in principle’ on free trade deal

The European Union and Japan have agreed “in principle” on a free trade deal that will affect an overwhelming majority of commerce between the two economic giants and will be …


U.K. to pull out of fishing deal that let others in its waters

Britain is pulling out of an agreement that permits fishermen from five other countries to operate in U.K. waters, the first step in reasserting control over its fishing industry as …


Europeans line up behind Paris accord, free trade before G-20

European leaders said Thursday they are ready to defend the Paris climate accord and free trade when they face President Donald Trump at the Group of 20 summit. German Chancellor …


As thousands seek safe havens, migrant pressures grow in Europe

Italy’s leader pressed his European Union allies Thursday to take in more migrants, saying the relentless arrival of tens of thousands on Italy’s shores is putting his country under enormous …


Google fined record $2.7 billion in European antitrust case

The European Commission has hit Google with a record $2.7 billion fine after concluding that the search giant unfairly favored its comparison-shopping service over others.


EU weighs retaliatory measures as U.S. eyes steel tariffs

The European Union’s top trade official says the bloc is preparing retaliatory measures in case the United States goes ahead with plans to impose steel tariffs on imports.


Brexit: May offers hope for EU citizens, wins guarded praise

British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Thursday that EU citizens will not be immediately kicked out of Britain when it leaves the union and says their fate will be a …


UPDATED: Sat., June 10, 2017, 4:14 p.m.

U.K. leader May strikes tentative deal with N. Ireland party

The two top aides to British Prime Minister Theresa May resigned Saturday, shouldering some of the blame for an election that proved a disaster for the Conservative Party, a headache …


World economy seen picking up; political uncertainty a risk

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has predicted in its latest global outlook report that world growth would accelerate from 3 percent in 2016 to 3.6 percent in 2018.


EU nations set tough negotiating mandate for Brexit talks

The 27 European Union nations handling Britain’s exit from the bloc set a tough negotiating mandate for the talks, the EU’s chief negotiator said Monday, stressing that the discussions would …


High Turkish support for Erdogan in EU worries Europeans

Ayhan Ogelge lives in Austria. But his heart is in his Turkish homeland and beats for its president, even as Europe’s democracies raise the alarm over the Turkish leader’s push …


French President-elect Macron gears up for challenges ahead

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron laid the groundwork Monday for his transition to power, announcing a visit to Germany and a name change for his political movement and appearing with his …


EU eying rules that could move key London financial market

The European Union is preparing new rules that could force a key financial market, and potentially thousands of jobs, to leave London once Britain exits the bloc.


British leader accuses EU officials of election interference

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday accused European Union officials of trying to influence the U.K. elections, ratcheting up tensions with Brussels over her country’s departure from the bloc.


Brexit gets nasty as EU accuses Britain of unrealistic aims

In public, Britain and the European Union say they want an amicable divorce. Behind the scenes, things are getting nasty.


May brushes off EU calls to settle Brexit divorce bill first

Britain’s prime minister has brushed off calls for her country to settle its “divorce bill” from the European Union before beginning trade talks, saying she was confident she could secure …


European Central Bank says economy is ‘increasingly solid’

The European Central Bank kept its stimulus program and interest rates unchanged Thursday even though it conceded that the economy of the 19-country eurozone is becoming stronger.


UPDATED: Mon., April 24, 2017, 7:35 p.m.

Macron vs. Le Pen: Opposing styles and visions for France

They could hardly be more different: Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron is facing anti-immigration, anti-EU Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential runoff May 7.


China, EU push message of free trade, engagement

Top diplomats from China and the European Union pledged closer cooperation Wednesday, highlighting their common interests in peace and security and pushing a message of free trade and open engagement …


EU imposes anti-dumping duties on Chinese steel

The European Commission has imposed anti-dumping duties on steel products from China to stop them flooding Europe’s struggling steel market.


UK said to brace for EU backlash as May readies Brexit notice

Theresa May’s government is increasingly concerned the European Union will seek to punish the U.K. for leaving the bloc, amid claims the prime minister hasn’t done enough to charm her …


UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 8:08 p.m.

Erdogan: Turkey might hold referendum on EU membership

Turkey’s president said Saturday the country might pursue a Brexit-like referendum on whether to pursue European Union membership and also lashed out at a critical protest in Switzerland.


Tens of thousands in London protest Britain’s EU departure

Tens of thousands protested Saturday under sunny skies in London against plans for Britain to withdraw from the European Union.


Scottish Parliament to vote on calls for a second independence referendum

The Scottish Parliament will vote Wednesday evening on whether to back calls for a second independence referendum, potentially setting the stage for a clash between the British prime minister and …


European Union warns of ‘serious consequences’ if no Brexit deal

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator warned Wednesday that there will be “serious consequences for everyone” if the two sides fail to clinch a deal within two years.


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 6:55 p.m.

Britain to trigger Brexit negotiations on March 29

Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger formal negotiations on Britain leaving the European Union on March 29, the British government said on Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

UK Parliament gives government power to begin EU exit

Britain lurched closer to leaving the European Union Monday when Parliament stopped resisting and gave Prime Minister Theresa May the power to file for divorce from the bloc.


U.K.’s House of Commons passes bill authorizing Brexit

Britain’s House of Commons gave its final approval Wednesday to a bill authorizing the government to start exit talks with the European Union, despite fears by opposition lawmakers that the …


May’s winning offer to Brexit rebels: a veto on final EU deal

Prime Minister Theresa May kept her plan to trigger Brexit on track after promising lawmakers the chance to veto the final deal she strikes with the European Union. May’s administration …