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UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 10:10 p.m.

Thousands rally in London to protest Britain’s exit from EU

Thousands marched Saturday to Parliament in central London to protest Britain’s plan to withdraw from the European Union.


At democracy’s birthplace, France’s Macron dreams of EU 2.0

Standing at a Greek site where democracy was conceived, French President Emmanuel Macron called on members of the European Union to reboot the 60-year-old bloc with sweeping political reforms or …


Polish minister: EU leaders erasing Poles from WWII memory

Poland’s defense minister accused European critics of trying to “erase” the tragic fate Poles suffered at German hands during World War II “from the historical memory of Europe.”


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 4, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

WTO backs Boeing vs EU in Washington state incentives case

The appellate body of the World Trade Organization has rejected claims by the European Union against tax incentives provided by Washington state to Boeing, handing a victory to the U.S. …


Brexit talks end in acrimony amid stalemate over bill

Brexit talks ended in stalemate, with both sides deadlocked over the divorce bill and tensions spilling over as the European Union’s negotiator mocked Prime Minister Theresa May.


Japan unimpressed with May’s Brexit but ‘too polite’ to say so

Theresa May got a taste of Japanese restraint and formality during a tea ceremony with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. What might be lost in translation is how unimpressed a key …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 12:29 p.m.

Google to comply with EU search demands to avoid more fines

Google will comply with Europe’s demands to change the way it runs its shopping search service, a rare instance of the internet giant bowing to regulatory pressure to avoid more …


Europe still ‘hasn’t done homework’ on refugees, German leader says

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday she did the right thing by allowing large numbers of migrants into Germany two years ago and that Europe hasn’t done enough to develop long-term …


Britain looking to push Brexit talks with E.U. onto trade

The European Union and Britain started a third round of Brexit negotiations on Monday with EU negotiator Michel Barnier testily berating the British government for what he perceives as a …


EU probes Bayer’s planned buyout of Monsanto

The European Union’s anti-trust watchdog said Tuesday that it has launched a probe into German chemical maker Bayer’s planned acquisition of U.S. seed and weed-killer company Monsanto.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 1:38 p.m.

Britain seeks smooth rules to resolve legal disputes after Brexit

Britain says rules governing judicial cooperation with the European Union should stay much as they are now after Brexit to prevent international business disputes and divorce battles from becoming longer …


UK is said to set out more detailed Brexit vision next week

The U.K. is preparing to give further details of its approach to Brexit next week when it lays out positions in at least three different areas that it wants to …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 7:29 p.m.

Pence says future of Balkans is ‘in the West’

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that the future of Europe’s Balkan nations is in the West, reaffirming Washington’s commitment to the region as Russia works to assert its …


E.U. still open to sanctioning Poland over judicial overhaul

The European Union’s executive arm remains open to triggering sanctions against Poland for limiting judicial independence despite the Polish president’s decision to veto parts of a controversial legal overhaul, a …


In Google vs. the EU, a $2.7B fine could just be the start

Google’s parent company Alphabet can easily afford the $2.7 billion write-down it’s taking to cover a big antitrust fine in Europe. But it might find it harder to shrug off …


E.U. parliament threatens veto on Brexit over citizens’ rights

The European Parliament on Monday set itself on a collision course with Britain, making a damning assessment of British proposals on EU citizens’ rights after the U.K. leaves the European …


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.