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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 …


Scottish Parliament votes against U.K. pulling Brexit trigger

The Scottish Parliament overwhelmingly backed a motion opposing the start of the process for the U.K. to leave the European Union in a gesture against Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017, 1:14 p.m.

U.K. lawmakers back bill to trigger EU exit talks

Britain’s House of Commons plans to vote Wednesday on a bill authorizing Prime Minister Theresa May to start exit talks with the European Union – the first major test of …


UK govt gives lawmakers only 3 days to eye bill on Brexit

The British government on Thursday introduced the long-awaited bill that will launch Britain’s exit from the 28-nation European Union, offering lawmakers a very tight timetable to consider the most influential …


UK government loses Brexit case, must consult Parliament

Britain’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Prime Minister Theresa May must get legislative approval to start the process of leaving the European Union, raising the possibility that lawmakers will delay …


May plans short Brexit bill if Supreme Court rules against her

If the U.K. Supreme Court rules against her on Tuesday, Prime Minister Theresa May plans to rush a short bill through Parliament to trigger Brexit by her self-imposed March 31 …


Don’t tear down European alliances

Testimony by Trump’s national security nominees suggested that the incoming administration would respect the alliances that have undergirded the West since 1945. It is still not clear that Trump agrees


UK’s May signals EU clean break: no ‘half-in, half-out’

Britain will make a clean break from the European Union and not seek to remain “half-in, half-out,” Prime Minister Theresa May will say Tuesday, disappointing businesses and voters who want …


Iceland gets new government, could restart talks on entering EU

Iceland got a new, Pirate Party-free government on Wednesday, almost three months after an election that produced no outright winner.


Eurozone inflation spikes to highest in over 3 years

Europe appears to have seen off the deflation bugbear that has stalked it for the past couple of years.


EU starts legal action against 4 states over VW emissions

The European Union is starting legal action against Britain, Germany, Luxembourg and Spain for not imposing penalties against Volkswagen for using illegal software to hide vehicle emissions.


JPMorgan hit hardest as EU fines rate-rigging trio $521 million

JPMorgan Chase, HSBC Holdings and Credit Agricole were fined a total of 485.5 million euros ($521 million) for rigging the Euribor benchmark as European Union antitrust regulators wrapped up a …


European Union populists: Is the genie out of the bottle?

Another crisis looms in an already shook-up European Union. Italian voters rocked Europe’s boat more this weekend than Austrian voters were able to steady it. With its shaky banks and …


Britain’s pro-Brexit party picks new leader to replace Trump ally Nigel Farage

The British political party that helped carry the nation toward an exit from the European Union picked a former top deputy as its new leader Monday to replace the firebrand …


EU lawmakers block new challenge to Canada trade pact

The European Parliament has voted down a challenge by a group of EU lawmakers to try to have the bloc’s hard-won trade pact with Canada referred to Europe’s top court.


EU awaits Trump team to assess future of trans-Atlantic ties

European Union foreign ministers conceded Sunday that they will have to wait to see what moves U.S. president-elect Donald Trump makes in the weeks ahead and work on strengthening Europe’s …


Scotland seeks to block Brexit talks without its approval

Scotland’s government says it will ask Britain’s Supreme Court to block Prime Minister Theresa May from triggering European Union exit talks without consulting the Scottish Parliament first.