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Marchers clog streets of London to demand new Brexit vote

Hundreds of thousands of protesters opposed to Britain’s impending exit from the European Union marched through central London on Saturday, demanding a new referendum and to have a say on …


Brexit deal getting closer, European Commission chief says

The chances of Britain and the European Union striking a Brexit deal on their divorce are rising, one of the bloc’s leaders said, amid reports the two sides are moving …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 10:45 a.m.

U.K. leader Theresa May hits back after EU trashes her Brexit plan

British Prime Minister Theresa May challenged the European Union on Friday to break the “impasse” in Brexit negotiations, fighting back after the bloc threw divorce negotiations into doubt by labeling …


EU says Serbia, Kosovo talks end without breakthrough

Serbia’s president refused to meet with his Kosovo counterpart at European Union-backed talks Friday, dashing hopes of an imminent improvement in long-strained relations between the two countries.


Leaders of Germany, Spain pledge united front on migration

The leaders of Germany and Spain on Saturday promoted a shared approach to immigration into the European Union amid growing populist opposition in other EU nations to taking in more …


Beth Baltzan: Europeans are free traders now? That’s rich

After President Donald Trump met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker last week, tensions between the two economic powerhouses abated, as the United States and the European Union announced an …


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 5:33 p.m.

Harley-Davidson, stung by tariffs, shifts some production overseas

Harley-Davidson, up against spiraling costs from tariffs, will begin to shift the production of motorcycles headed for Europe from the U.S. to factories overseas.


Pro-EU protesters march in London, demand new vote on Brexit

Tens of thousands of anti-Brexit protesters marched Saturday in London to demand a new referendum on leaving the European Union, as a divided Britain marked the second anniversary of its …


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 4:20 p.m.

EU imposes tariffs on U.S. peanuts, motorcycles and whiskey

The European Union started enforcing tariffs Friday on American imports like bourbon, peanut butter and orange juice, part of a growing global trade rift that’s likely to intensify over the …


Tariff war could hit Washington state apple sales to Mexico

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 prompted fears of …


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 …


EU deplores U.S. tactics in negotiating tariffs

European Union leaders vented their frustration Friday that they only obtained a temporary exemption to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum and argue the measure should never have applied to …


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 seeks clarity on whether it will be hit by U.S. tariffs

The European Union is seeking clarity from Washington about whether the 28-nation bloc will be exempt from President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs, the EU’s top trade official said …


EU, Russia vie for influence in volatile Balkans region

For years, Russia has worked to gain influence in Southeast Europe, using Serbia as a foothold to establish a friendly pocket on a hostile continent.


Thousands in Albania rally, call for government to resign

Thousands supporting Albania’s opposition took to the streets for an anti-government protest Saturday, accusing the Cabinet of links to organized crime and calling for its resignation.


Central European leaders want ‘new blueprint’ for continent

The prime ministers of four Central European countries that are in the European Union reiterated their opposition to migration Friday, with Hungary’s leader saying Europe needs a “new blueprint” to …


French president warns that U.K. can’t keep full access to EU

French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested that Britain is likely to negotiate a unique relationship with the European Union before it leaves the bloc next year, while stressing that any …


Anti-migrant incumbent favored in Czech presidential vote

The Czechs are electing a new president, and eight candidates are hoping to unseat the incumbent.


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 …


Germany, Turkey take small steps toward friendlier ties

The German and Turkish foreign ministers took small steps Saturday toward restoring friendlier relations after more than a year of tension between their countries, but they made clear that significant …


EU backs new ‘dramatically difficult’ phase in Brexit talks

BRUSSELS – The European Union cleared the way Friday for Brexit talks with Britain to move onto the second stage but it warned that the discussions on trade and other …


Doubts grow over U.K. government’s preparation for Brexit

The U.K. government acknowledged Wednesday that it has made no detailed assessment of the economic impact of leaving the European Union, as its lack of preparation for a momentous break …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017, 10:11 a.m.

U.S. joins trade fight against China at WTO

The United States is joining a fight against China at the World Trade Organization in a decision likely to ratchet up tensions between Washington and Beijing.


Britain PM courts key Arab ally, amid Trump anti-Muslim row

Britain is making a “new, ambitious and optimistic offer” of closer security and economic ties with Arab allies, the country’s prime minister said Thursday, the last day of a Mideast …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

EU: Greece bailout planners failed to anticipate recession

Auditors from the European Union’s executive Commission say massive bailout programs for Greece were not properly planned and failed to anticipate the recessionary effect of austerity measures.


Brexit talks resume amid warnings that time is running out

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator warned Britain again that time is running out to reach an agreement, as officials from the two sides met Thursday for an abbreviated round …


EU leaders to May: match Brexit promises with real proposals

BRUSSELS – European Union leaders told British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday to match her goodwill pledges to boost Brexit negotiations with concrete proposals if she really wants to …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 10:41 a.m.

U.S. allies air concerns about Trump’s ‘Buy American’ order

Israel, Hong Kong and Taiwan joined a number of U.S. allies at the World Trade Organization on Wednesday to express concerns over a Trump administration executive order that calls on …


Divorce bill deadlock: EU laments progress on Brexit

Brexit talks have hit a deadlock on the key issue of Britain’s exit bill in the divorce, the European Union’s chief negotiator said Thursday, adding that the slow-moving talks won’t …