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The European Union on Friday raised the possibility of starting general talks on Britain’s future relationship with the bloc as early as the fall if decisive progress is made on key parts of the divorce proceedings – a move that grants some of the British prime minister’s wishes.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party won a state election as the main opposition party fell short of polls forecasting a surge, according to exit polls, potentially denting her Social Democrat challenger’s momentum six months before of the national election.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with NATO allies next week in Brussels, a move that could quell controversy over his earlier decision to skip a long-planned summit of the trans-Atlantic alliance.
President Vladimir Putin held a surprise meeting Friday with France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, yet dismissed suggestions that Russia aims to influence the election in her favor.
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 the first minister of Scotland.
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.
More than 6,000 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days attempting to make the dangerous crossing from North Africa to Europe, an official said Tuesday.
The two front-runners for the French presidency clashed spectacularly in the campaign’s first televised debate between leading candidates Monday night.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday her demand that Turkey cease drawing Nazi comparisons with Germany and its allies applies “without ifs or buts,” and pointed to a government threat last week that it could prevent Turkish politicians entering the country.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Thursday to scrap a deal with the European Union to readmit migrants who have crossed illegally into Europe, amid a standoff with European nations over their reluctance to allow Turkish ministers to hold campaign rallies in their countries.
The Dutch political establishment appeared Wednesday to fend off a challenge from anti-Muslim firebrand Geert Wilders in a national election, according to exit polls, a victory that heartened centrist leaders across Europe who are fearful of populist upsets in their own nations.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday claimed a dominating parliamentary election victory over anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, who failed the year’s first litmus test for populism in Europe. Provisional results with over half the votes counted suggested Rutte’s party won 32 seats in the 150-member legislature, 13 more than Wilders’ party, which took only third place with 19 seats. The surging CDA Christian Democrats claimed 20.
Amid unprecedented international attention, the Dutch go to the polls Wednesday in a parliamentary election that is seen as a bellwether for the future of populism in a year of crucial votes in Europe.
Twenty-five years ago, when plans for the euro were formally set down, an unofficial promise was made: Bring this currency to life, and the economies that use it will grow together.
Sweden’s left-leaning government instituted a military draft for both men and women Thursday because of what its defense minister called a deteriorating security environment in Europe and around Sweden.
Nations and philanthropists pledged close to $200 million Thursday for family planning at an international conference that aimed to make up for the gap left by President Donald Trump’s ban on U.S. funding to groups linked to abortion.
A former American CIA agent released from prison in Portugal hours before her planned extradition to Italy is thanking President Donald Trump for what she describes as his administration’s intervention in her case.
Vice President Mike Pence assured nervous European leaders Monday that the Trump administration is committed to “cooperation and partnership” with the European Union, in a bid to quiet fears that the White House wants to break up the 28-nation bloc.
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 U.K. is setting out on the rocky path to Brexit with a sketchy roadmap.
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 defeated an attempt in Parliament to force her to give lawmakers more power over the final Brexit agreement by 326 votes to 293 on Tuesday, even though some senior members of her Conservative Party defied her authority and voted against the government.