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EU’s Barnier warns of tough times ahead on UK trade deal

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier says that the talks on a free trade deal with the United Kingdom once the country has left the bloc might well be as tough …


Brexit ballot: UK lawmakers back December 12 election

Britons will be heading out to vote in the dark days of December after the House of Commons backed an early election that could break the country’s political impasse over …


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

WTO body formally OKs US sanctions against EU in Airbus case

The World Trade Organization has formally given the go-ahead for the United States to impose trade sanctions on up to $7.5 billion worth of European Union goods following a ruling …


EU court: Facebook can be forced to remove content worldwide

The European Union’s top court has ruled that member states can force Facebook to remove or block unlawful material worldwide.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019

U.S.-Europe dispute threatens main artery of world trade

The trade wars threatening to push the global economy into recession are entering a new phase, with the United States and European Union escalating a dispute that endangers the world’s …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

U.S. plans to impose tariffs on EU imports in Airbus case

The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it will impose tariffs on $7.5 billion in European imports beginning Oct. 18 in a case involving European Union subsidies to the plane maker …


Starbucks court ruling deals blow to EU tax break fight

A European Union court ruled Tuesday that a tax deal between the Dutch government and Starbucks did not amount to illegal state support, as claimed by regulators, delivering a blow …


Google wins case over reach of EU ‘right to be forgotten’

Handing Google a major victory, the European Union’s highest court ruled Tuesday that the EU’s “right to be forgotten” rules that allow people to control what comes up when their …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019

European aviation safety agency sets strict demands for Boeing 737 Max 8 return to flight

Europe’s aviation safety agency, which is conducting its own independent review of Boeing’s grounded 737 Max 8, is not satisfied with a key detail of Boeing’s fix to the jet.


UPDATED: Mon., July 29, 2019

Johnson presses EU to give way amid no-deal Brexit warnings

Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushed Britain closer to a no-deal exit from the European Union on Monday, insisting he will not hold Brexit talks with EU leaders unless the bloc …


E.U. threatens to tax $20 billion of U.S. goods over Boeing aid

The European Union has drawn up a list of $20 billion worth of U.S. products it could tax in an escalating feud over plane industry subsidies, the E.U.’s executive commission …


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019

EU moves to limit focus of trade talks with U.S.

The European Union has approved its terms for negotiating a limited trade deal with the United States, setting up a possible showdown with Washington by refusing to include agricultural products …


Nike fined $14 million by European Union regulators over antitrust violation

Nike, the iconic sports retailer, has become the latest target in the Europe Union’s crackdown on antitrust violations.


UK Prime Minister Theresa May faces heavy pressure to step down, save Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing increased pressure from her own Conservative Party to either resign or to set a date for stepping down in order to build support …


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019

Europe fines Google $1.7 billion in antitrust case

Europe’s antitrust regulators have slapped Google with a big fine for the third time in less than two years.


Net migration into UK from EU falls to near-decade low

Net migration into Britain from the other 27 European Union countries has fallen to near-decade lows, suggesting Brexit uncertainty has made the country a less attractive destination for the bloc’s …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Twitter tightens up EU political ad rules ahead of election

Twitter said Tuesday it is tightening up rules for European Union political ads ahead of bloc-wide elections this spring, following similar moves by fellow tech giants Facebook and Google.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism – the biggest shake-up in years for one of Britain’s …


May’s foes gather as Britain’s Brexit stalemate drags on

Prime Minister Theresa May held talks Friday with European leaders and British Cabinet colleagues, but efforts to end Britain’s Brexit stalemate appeared deadlocked, with neither May nor Britain’s opposition leader …


Europe urges Congress to support lifting US sanctions on Russian firm controlled by Putin ally

The European Union is pushing Congress to support Treasury Department plans to lift sanctions on a Russian aluminum company controlled by a Vladimir Putin ally, saying the sanctions have harmed …


Brexit sparks showdown between UK Parliament and government

As Brexit enters its endgame, the big divide is not between the U.K. and the European Union, but between Britain’s government and its Parliament.


100 days to Brexit: EU, Britain act to cushion no-deal chaos

The European Union marked 100 days until Brexit on Wednesday by triggering an action plan to ensure planes can still fly and money can still flow between Britain and the …


Is there a Brexit ‘Plan B?’ UK minister offers alternatives

Britain could consider a “Norway-plus” deal with the European Union if British Prime Minister Theresa May fails to win lawmakers’ approval next week for her unpopular Brexit deal, a senior …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018

UK’s May fights to sell Brexit deal to a skeptical country

Prime Minister Theresa May made a blunt appeal to skeptical lawmakers on Monday to back her divorce deal with the European Union: It isn’t perfect, but it’s all there is, …


Spain to back Brexit deal after U.K. agrees to Gibraltar terms

BRUSSELS – The European Union removed the last major obstacle to sealing an agreement on Brexit after Spain said it had reached a deal Saturday with Britain over Gibraltar on …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018

UK Cabinet to meet after Britain, EU reach draft Brexit deal

After months of stalled talks, false starts and setbacks, negotiators from Britain and the European Union struck a proposed divorce deal Tuesday to provide for the U.K.’s smooth exit from …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018

U.K. fines Facebook over data privacy scandal; E.U. seeks audit

British regulators slapped Facebook on Thursday with a fine of $644,000 – the maximum possible – for failing to protect the privacy of its users in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.


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 …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 19, 2018

Facebook recruits EU veteran to help with tougher scrutiny

Facebook has hired former U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to head its global policy and communications teams, enlisting a veteran of European Union politics to help it with increased …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 19, 2018

EU opens investigation into how Amazon uses data

European authorities said Wednesday they have opened a preliminary antitrust investigation into Amazon over the e-commerce giant’s treatment of smaller merchants on its website.