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UK govt insists suspension of Parliament was not illegal

The British government was back at the country’s Supreme Court on Wednesday, arguing that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks just before the country is …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 12:41 p.m.

Noise but no breakthrough as Johnson, Juncker talk Brexit

Boris Johnson was booed by protesters and berated by Luxembourg’s leader on a visit to the tiny nation Monday for his first face-to-face talks with European Union chief Jean-Claude Juncker …


Johnson, Juncker to meet in a bid for a Brexit breakthrough

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will hold talks next week to try to break the Brexit impasse as both sides seek to avert what …


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.


Czech President Zeman tells Serbia that he dislikes Kosovo

Czech President Milos Zeman dislikes Kosovo, a former Serbian province whose declaration of independence Serbia does not recognize.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

UK, EU only harden their positions on Brexit as G-7 nears

The European Union and Britain, which are hurtling toward a costly, damaging no-deal split in a little over two months, kicked off a high-wire week of diplomacy Tuesday by entrenching …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

As UK-EU relations cool, battle looms to stop no-deal Brexit

In Brussels and London, one question is growing louder: Can Boris Johnson be stopped? Britain’s prime minister says the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union in less than 90 …


UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

EU braces for Boris Johnson as UK leader – and Brexit

Three decades ago, journalist Boris Johnson wrote stories for London’s Daily Telegraph playing up stereotypes about bumbling bureaucrats in the European Union wasting money and tying up U.K. businesses in …


UPDATED: Tue., July 16, 2019, 4:19 p.m.

Von der Leyen confirmed as new European Commission president

Ursula von der Leyen was confirmed as the new European Commission president Tuesday, becoming the first woman to hold one of the most prestigious positions in the European Union.


UPDATED: Mon., July 15, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

EU works to save unraveling nuclear agreement with Iran

European Union nations threw their diplomatic weight behind the unraveling Iran nuclear deal on Monday, trying to rescue the pact from collapsing under U.S. pressure.


Conservative party wins Greek election, ousts left-wing PM

ATHENS, Greece – Conservative opposition leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis comfortably won Greece’s parliamentary elections Sunday, delivering a stinging blow to leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras after a tumultuous four years in …


EU hails new trade deal with Mercosur

The European Union is hailing its new trade deal with the Mercosur trade bloc as “an ambitious, balanced and comprehensive agreement” that sends a strong positive signal amid global trade …


G-20 leaders clash over values, face calls to protect growth

World leaders attending a Group of 20 summit in Japan that began Friday are clashing over values that have served for decades as the foundation of their cooperation as they …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 11 a.m.

Iran sees some progress on nuclear deal, but not enough

A meeting of the remaining partners in the Iranian nuclear deal produced some progress but not enough to satisfy Tehran’s demands, a senior Iranian official said Friday, offering little prospect …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 9:11 p.m.

Pompeo in Mideast talks on building a coalition against Iran

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks Monday with leaders in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates about countering the military threat from Iran by building a broad, …


European Central Bank hints at stimulus – drawing Trump ire

The European Central Bank could unleash more stimulus if the economy doesn’t pick up soon, its president warned Tuesday, sparking a sharp drop in the euro and drawing an angry …


Italian woman who was Europe’s oldest person has died at 116

A 116-year-old Italian woman who authorities say was the oldest person in Europe and the second oldest in the world has died.


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 4:27 p.m.

EU fights to keep nuclear deal alive amid US, Iran pressure

A year after the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear agreement, the pact is at severe risk of collapse and the European Union is caught in the middle, …


EU hails draft deal to boost US beef imports

The European Commission says it’s reached an agreement with the United States to allow more hormone-free U.S. beef onto the European market.


UK House of Commons rejects bid to rule out no-deal Brexit

British opposition lawmakers failed Wednesday in their latest attempt to ensure the U.K. can’t leave the European Union without a divorce deal.


10 candidates running in Brexit-dominated UK leadership race

Leading lawmakers from Britain’s governing party battled over Brexit as the contest to become the next Conservative prime minister officially kicked off Monday with the declaration of 10 candidates for …


UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 1:12 p.m.

US diplomat Pompeo comes to Europe with a tough Iran message

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo brought the Trump administration’s campaign against Iran to Europe for the third time this month amid heightened Mideast tensions and a risk of open …


Contenders to be next UK leader divided over no-deal Brexit

The race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May is becoming a battle over whether Britain should leave the European Union without a divorce agreement – or whether that would cause …


UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

Farage claims pro-Brexit momentum after divisive UK vote

British euroskeptic Nigel Farage said Monday that his new Brexit Party’s victory in the European election should spur Britain to leave the European Union even without a divorce deal – …


UPDATED: Sun., May 26, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Europe-wide vote fragments center as far right, Greens gain

The European Union’s traditional center splintered in the hardest-fought European Parliament elections in decades, with the far right and pro-environment Greens gaining ground on Sunday after four days of a …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 6:09 p.m.

Dutch, UK voters kick off 4-day European Parliament vote

Dutch and British voters on Thursday kicked off four days of elections across the European Union for the bloc’s Parliament, a vote that pits supporters of close European integration against …


British Steel collapses, threatening thousands of jobs

British Steel Ltd has been ordered into liquidation as it struggles with industry-wide troubles and Brexit, threatening 5,000 workers and another 20,000 jobs in the supply chain.


Macron says Bannon, Russians eroding Europe ahead of EU vote

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday accused former Trump strategist Steve Bannon and Russian oligarchs of conspiring with Europe’s nationalists to dismantle the European Union, saying Europeans “should not be …


UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

U.S. abstains from global pledge to curb online violence

Livestreaming terrorist attacks. Using social media to spread deadly ideas. Manipulating banned videos to keep sharing them online. World leaders and tech bosses are meeting Wednesday in Paris to find …


EU urges Iran to respect nuclear deal, regrets US sanctions

The European Union on Thursday urged Iran to respect the international agreement curbing the Islamic Republic’s nuclear ambitions, and added that the bloc aims to continue trading with the country …