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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 10, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

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, 10:13 a.m.

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, 6:19 p.m.

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, 7:05 p.m.

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, 12:22 p.m.

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, 12:07 p.m.

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, 6:23 p.m.

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, 7:25 p.m.

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, 4:41 p.m.

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, 4:40 p.m.

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, 10:52 a.m.

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.


Google case set to examine if EU data rules extend globally

Google is going to Europe’s top court in its legal fight against an order requiring it to extend “right to be forgotten” rules to its search engines globally.


European allies uneasy as U.S. restores Iran sanctions

As the Trump administration readies to re-impose sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear accord, America’s European allies fear greater regional instability.


Nice doing business with EU: Prospect of a new trade deal looms large for Yakima Valley

The European Union is an important trade partner for Yakima County and Washington state. That’s why the announcement by President Donald Trump last month that the U.S. would work toward …


Backing off auto tariffs, U.S. and EU agree to more talks

President Donald Trump and European leaders pulled back from the brink of a trade war over autos Wednesday and agreed to open talks to tear down trade barriers between the …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 1:41 p.m.

Trump to EU leaders: We want a ‘fair trade deal’

President Donald Trump told European leaders Wednesday that the U.S. wants a “fair trade deal” with the European Union as both sides sought to defuse tensions in an escalating trade …


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 7:37 p.m.

Alphabet’s Q2 profit triggers rally, despite $5.1B EU fine

Google parent Alphabet on Monday reported second-quarter earnings that pleased Wall Street, even as it booked a $5.1 billion charge to cover a fine levied by European regulators.


EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile practices

European regulators came down hard on another U.S. tech giant Wednesday, fining Google a record $5 billion for forcing cellphone makers that use the company’s Android operating system to install …


U.S. challenges China, EU and others at WTO over steel tariffs

The Trump administration on Monday brought cases against China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey at the World Trade Organization for retaliating against American tariffs on imported steel and …