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May plans short Brexit bill if Supreme Court rules against her

If the U.K. Supreme Court rules against her on Tuesday, Prime Minister Theresa May plans to rush a short bill through Parliament to trigger Brexit by her self-imposed March 31 …


European police arrest 245 for arms trafficking

Spanish police say a pan-European crackdown on illegal arms trafficking has resulted in 664 guns being seized and 245 people arrested in 11 countries.


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 …


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 …


European leaders shocked as Trump slams NATO and E.U., raising fears of transatlantic split

European leaders said Monday that they may have to stand alone without the United States once Donald Trump enters office, raising the prospect of an unprecedented breach in transatlantic relations …


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 …


Eurozone inflation spikes to highest in over 3 years

Europe appears to have seen off the deflation bugbear that has stalked it for the past couple of years.


As populists won 2016 ballots, world’s richest made $237 billion

In a year when populist voters reshaped power and politics across Europe and the U.S., the world’s wealthiest people are ending 2016 with $237 billion more than they had at …


EU stands by 2-state solution for Palestinian-Israel peace

The European Union has joined the outgoing U.S. administration in defending the two-state solution as the best way to achieve lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians.


UK leader introduces official definition of anti-Semitism

British Prime Minister Theresa May introduced an official definition for anti-Semitism on Monday in hopes of curbing attacks against Jewish people.


McDonald’s moves tax base to UK as EU attacks burger giant

McDonald’s Corp. shrugged off Brexit by announcing plans to switch its non-U.S. tax base to the U.K., ditching tiny Luxembourg where its fiscal arrangements are under attack from European Union …


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 …


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 …


EU clears Microsoft’s $26 billion LinkedIn deal

European antitrust regulators on Tuesday gave their approval to Microsoft’s $26 billion deal to buy LinkedIn after the software maker agreed to concessions to keep Microsoft products open to LinkedIn …


EU’s Brexit negotiator puts time pressure on Britain

Britain may not have two years to negotiate its divorce from the European Union after all.


European Union populists: Is the genie out of the bottle?

Another crisis looms in an already shook-up European Union. Italian voters rocked Europe’s boat more this weekend than Austrian voters were able to steady it. With its shaky banks and …


Greece gets some short-term debt relief from eurozone

Greece’s creditors in the 19-country eurozone have agreed to give the cash-strapped country some short-term debt relief even though they remain to be convinced that the Greek government has delivered …


Europol announces 5 arrests in ‘unprecedented’ cybercrime op

Europol says five arrests have been made in connection with a massive operation aimed at knocking out a cybercrime group accused of inflicting hundreds of millions of euros in losses …


EU lawmakers block new challenge to Canada trade pact

The European Parliament has voted down a challenge by a group of EU lawmakers to try to have the bloc’s hard-won trade pact with Canada referred to Europe’s top court.


Newly unearthed letter shows how Trump’s grandfather begged to stay in Germany

A letter publicized this week by the German tabloid Bild reveals how Donald Trump’s grandfather Friedrich Trump begged local authorities in southern Germany to revoke an expulsion order for avoiding …


Putin says Russia planning ‘countermeasures’ to NATO expansion

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is warning his forces could target NATO sites if the country feels threatened, sharply raising the stakes against the Western alliance even as President-elect Donald Trump …


British Prime Minister May acknowledges business warning over Brexit ‘cliff edge’

Prime Minister Theresa May acknowledged calls from Britain’s main corporate lobby group to avoid a “cliff edge” in which Britain leaves the European Union before sealing a fresh trade deal, …


NATO looking forward to working with Trump administration

NATO’s general secretary said Monday he is “looking forward” to working with Donald Trump’s upcoming U.S. administration and reiterated the trans-Atlantic alliance’s dedication to increasing funds from non-U.S. members.


Obama urges allies to keep an open mind about Trump

President Barack Obama left Europe on Friday urging U.S. allies to keep their relationships strong – and to keep an open mind about President-elect Donald Trump.


European leaders, NATO caution Trump on warming relations with Russia

European and NATO defense officials on Tuesday cautioned President-elect Donald Trump about his warming relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying that they welcomed dialogue but that the United States …


U.K. rejects report that claims it has no Brexit plan

The British government on Tuesday strongly rejected claims in a leaked report that it is divided over leaving the European Union and has no coherent plan to extricate the U.K. …


Trump victory mirrored by nativist movement sweeping Europe

The same nativism that infused Donald Trump’s campaign has a long and sometimes violent history – in Europe, as well as the United States.


Eurozone economy grows at muted rate as inflation picks up

Economic growth in the 19-country eurozone remained modest in the third quarter, official figures showed Monday, the latest sign that the single currency bloc failed to fully capitalize on a …


Belgium urged to break EU-Canada trade deadlock by Monday

Sources say that if Belgium cannot break a deadlock over the European Union’s landmark free deal with Canada by Monday night, EU leaders will consider canceling a signing ceremony scheduled …


European Mars lander’s fate unclear, signs ‘not good’

The European Space Agency lost contact with an experimental Mars probe shortly before its planned landing on the red planet Wednesday. Scientists said that wasn’t a good sign for the …