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Referendum vote too close to call; pound soars, then falls

Investors and gamblers put their money on Britain remaining a part of the European Union as a historic referendum Thursday threatened to undermine the project of continental unity launched from …


What’s behind Britain’s wrangling with the EU?

British voters head to the polls on Thursday to decide if the country should stay in the European Union or leave it. With the stakes high and the issues complex, …


UK’s Cameron, soccer star David Beckham urge pro-EU vote

From the prime minister to sports and pop icons David and Victoria Beckham, supporters of Britain staying in the European Union urged voters Tuesday to think about future generations when …


Accused killer refuses to state name in U.K. court

The man accused of a murder that has brought campaigning in the country’s European Union referendum to a standstill turned his first court appearance Saturday into a chilling spectacle by …


Putin calls on Europe to improve ties despite sanctions

Russian President Vladimir Putin called on European leaders Friday to heal ties with his country despite sanctions after meeting with European investors who said they want to expand their businesses …


Germany’s Merkel stresses she hopes Britain will stay in EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed Friday she hopes Britain will vote to remain in the European Union in a June 23 referendum that her finance minister labeled a “wake-up call.”


London financial hub braces for possible EU exit ‘nightmare’

From the international banks in the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf to the traditional home of Britain’s financial industry in the City of London and the hedge funds of Mayfair, bankers …


Anti-EU supporters lying to UK voters about leaving, Cameron says

Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday accused those backing a British exit from the European Union of lying to voters – and insisted he is not worried that the “remain” …


Eurozone economic sentiment improves for second month

Confidence in the economy of Europe’s 19-country eurozone is up across the region for a second successive month thanks in particular to greater optimism among consumers.


EU gives go-ahead for huge beer merger

The European Union’s regulator has given the go-ahead to the proposed merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller, clearing another hurdle for the combination of the world’s two biggest beer makers.


Eurozone economy regains size of 2008 but remains shaky

It’s been a long and tortuous journey, but the eurozone economy is finally back to the size it was before the global financial crisis. The 19-country currency union, which as …


London mayor tells ‘part-Kenyan’ Obama to butt out

London Mayor Boris Johnson, a leader of the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, faced a flurry of criticism Friday for suggesting U.S. President Barack Obama may have …


Spain say it won’t reach EU deficit target until 2017

The Spanish government is setting a new budget deficit target of 3.6 percent of GDP for 2016 and says the figure won’t fall below the EU ceiling of 3 percent …


European Central Bank surprises with strong stimulus action

The European Central Bank cut all its main interest rates, expanded its bond-buying stimulus program, and offered new cheap loans to banks, making an unexpectedly aggressive effort to boost inflation …


France asks EU partners for new sanctions on Iran

France has asked its European Union partners to consider new sanctions on Iran for its recent missile tests, officials have told The Associated Press, even as Paris welcomed the president …


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EU predicts 3 million migrants could arrive by end 2016

BRUSSELS – The European Union is predicting that 3 million migrants could arrive in the 28-nation bloc by the end of next year, with the refugee emergency already proving a …


Russia ban on food imports to hurt some EU farmers, its own citizens

WASHINGTON – Russian diners won’t be able to find creamy Dutch cheeses or juicy Polish apples in the grocery store or cook up chicken from the United States – the …