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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 whether lawmakers will try to impede the Conservative government’s Brexit plans.

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 government decision in decades.

European nationalists flaunt strength, buoyed by Trump win

European nationalist leaders came together Saturday in a show of strength at the start of a year of big election tests, celebrating Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president and declaring themselves a realistic alternative to the continent’s governments.

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 the country to stay in the bloc’s single market.

Trump offers Britain quick trade accord as he shuns Europe

President-elect Donald Trump said he would offer the U.K. a quick and “fair” trade deal when he meets Prime Minister Theresa May shortly after taking office, as he signaled a major shift in trans-Atlantic relations.

Following the Frommers: Famous guidebook has been leading travelers for 60 years

This year the legendary travel guidebook writer Arthur Frommer celebrates 60 years since the publication of his 1957 book, “Europe on $5 a Day.” Frommer began writing about travel while serving in the U.S. Army in Europe in the 1950s. When his book of travel advice for American soldiers sold out, he launched what became one of the travel industry’s best-known brands.

Europe may face a grim future with terrorism as a fact of life

New Islamic State efforts to sow terror in Europe are pushing counterterrorism authorities to their limits, forcing citizens and their leaders to resign themselves to a new era where attacks may be a fact of life, not an exception.

European Central Bank adds half a trillion euros in stimulus

The European Central Bank will pour another half-trillion euros ($579 billion) in newly printed money into the eurozone economy to support its recovery as the currency union heads into what could be a tumultuous election year.

German conservatives back Merkel amid tough talk on migrants

Chancellor Angela Merkel won a new term Tuesday as the leader of Germany’s main conservative party after stressing her determination to prevent a repeat of last year’s huge migrant influx and advocating a partial ban on face-covering veils.