Japan’s Abe talks trade with EU chiefs ahead of US visit
BRUSSELS (AP) — Japan and the European Union committed Thursday to fair and open trade and to respect rules-based international commerce in the face of what they see as increasing trade...
What Next? EU gives UK an extension but impasse remains
LONDON (AP) — Following the decision early Thursday by the European Union to delay the U.K.'s departure for a second time, not much is clear about Brexit bar the certainty that the divisions in...
France’s Macron plays hard ball in EU Brexit debate
BRUSSELS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's drive for a swift end to the European Union's long-running, slow-moving Brexit crisis divided a summit that finally granted Britain another delay...
The Latest: EU, UK agree to delay Brexit until Halloween
BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):
British Prime Minister Theresa May says the European Union has granted her "key request"...
BRUSSELS (AP) — As if Brexit hadn't spooked Britain and the European Union enough over the past three years, the two sides agreed early Thursday to extend the deadline to Halloween.
Global shares turn higher on Brexit delay hopes
TOKYO (AP) — Stocks turned higher in European trading on Wednesday on hopes that European Union leaders could grant the United Kingdom another extension for its departure from the bloc and avoid a...
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Brexit discussions (all times local):
European Council President Donald Tusk is urging European Union leaders to grant the United Kingdom a...
China, EU agree to strengthen trade relationship
BRUSSELS (AP) — China and the European Union agreed Tuesday to strengthen their trade relationship, pledging to work toward making it easier for foreign investors to get access to China, the...
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday again sought to delay Brexit until June 30 to avoid a chaotic withdrawal from the European Union in one week, although a key leader of...
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):
Labour Party officials say they are "disappointed" with the British government's stance in delicate talks aimed at...
BANGKOK (AP) — World stocks have turned higher ahead of U.S. jobs figures and after U.S. President Donald Trump said talks to ease a trade war with China were making progress.
EU takes charge, forces Brexit deadlines on UK’s May
BRUSSELS (AP) — Isolated at home and abroad, British Prime Minister Theresa May will be laboring against the odds once again to win backers in Parliament for her unloved Brexit deal, this time to...
UK’s May asks a wary EU to delay Brexit until June 30
LONDON (AP) — Exactly 1,000 days after Britain voted to leave the European Union, and nine days before it is scheduled to walk out the door, Prime Minister Theresa May hit the pause button...
What’s next after UK seeks 3-month delay to Brexit?
LONDON (AP) — With just nine days to go until Brexit day, Prime Minister Theresa May has asked the European Union to postpone Britain's departure from the European Union until June 30. The...
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local):
British Prime Minister Theresa May says she has "great personal regret" that the...
Main UK opposition party takes step to back new Brexit vote
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May returned from a seemingly unproductive meeting with European Union leaders Monday to a growing attempt by British lawmakers to stop her from taking Britain...
UK leader delays Brexit vote, risks further Cabinet discord
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May announced Sunday that she is delaying a vote on her Brexit deal in Parliament, saying it should now take place by March 12, a...
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Ukraine president signs amendment on NATO, EU membership
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Tuesday signed a constitutional amendment committing to join NATO and the European Union, acknowledging that the nation still has a long way to go to...
Irish PM says he’s listening, but not negotiating on Brexit
LONDON (AP) — The British and Irish leaders were looking to mend fences after a week of Brexit tensions at a dinner in Dublin Friday. But Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar and his U.K. counterpart, Theresa May, sought to dampen expectations of a breakthrough on the thorny issue of the Irish border.
Varadkar said ahead of the meeting that "today is not a day for negotiations."
EU chief ponders ‘special place in hell’ for some Brexiteers
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Council President Donald Tusk took a swipe Wednesday at some Brexit-backers in Britain, wondering aloud what "special place in hell" might be reserved for those who had no idea how to deliver the country's exit from the European Union.
Tusk: Special place in hell for no plan Brexiteers
Backstage drama accompanies Romania’s debut in EU presidency
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Backstage drama came to the fore Thursday as Romania assumed the presidency of the European Union for the first time, an international debut that was preceded by questions about the country's readiness for the role.
EU leaders agree to prolong Russia sanctions over Ukraine
BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union official says EU leaders have agreed to prolong economic sanctions against Russia over its destabilization of Ukraine.
The measures targeting Russia's economy were due to expire next month, but lifting them depends on whether the EU considers that Russia is respecting the Minsk peace agreement sealed in 2015.
The Latest: Theresa May postpones vote on Brexit deal
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):
European Union official Donald Tusk says the bloc won't renegotiate the Brexit deal with the U.K. government as he called a summit Thursday to examine ways to help Britain ratify the deal.
Tusk, the president of the European Council, tweeted that "we will not renegotiate the deal, including the backstop, but we are ready to discuss how to facilitate U.K. ratification."
Spain to back Brexit deal after UK agrees to Gibraltar terms
BRUSSELS (AP) — 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 the eve of a summit where EU leaders will sign off on the divorce papers.
The Latest: EU chief: No role for EU in Catalonia dispute
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain-Catalonia political crisis (all times local):
European Council President Donald Tusk is ruling out any European Union role in the dispute between Spain and Catalonia as Madrid weighs whether to reclaim some powers from the regional government amid an independence dispute.
Tusk told reporters Thursday on the sidelines of an EU summit that "there is no room, no space for any kind of mediation, or international initiatives or action."