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World Jan 30EU leaders say ‘no’ Brexit deal changes. What now?
Leaders across the European Union offered a united chorus of "No" on Wednesday to Britain's belated bid to negotiate changes to the Brexit divorce deal so Prime Minister Theresa May can win the backing of her Parliament.
World Jan 21UK’s May unveiled Brexit plan B. Critics say it looks a lot like plan A
"This really does feel a bit like 'Groundhog Day,'" opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said, referring to the 1993 film starring Bill Murray.
World Jan 11EU offers UK helping hand, but no reopening of Brexit deal
European Union officials are working with Britain on ways to help Prime Minister Theresa May avoid a no-deal British departure from the bloc, although an EU leader insisted Friday that his helping hand won't include any renegotiation of the Brexit…
World Dec 04Britain can reverse course on Brexit, EU court adviser says
Prime Minister Theresa May's government insists it will never reverse the decision to leave, but May faces a tough battle to win backing in Parliament before lawmakers vote next week on whether to accept or reject the divorce agreement she…
World Nov 25EU endorses Brexit divorce deal but hard work lies ahead
The European Commission chief warned the U.K. parliament it should not count on any renegotiation ahead of Britain’s departure in March, as European Union leaders on Sunday approved a landmark agreement on Britain’s exit.
World Nov 11In remembering WWI, world warned of resurging ‘old demons’
World leaders with the power to make war but a duty to preserve peace solemnly marked the end of World War I’s slaughter 100 years ago at commemorations Sunday that drove home the message “never again” but also exposed the…
World Nov 10Leaders laud fallen soldiers on eve of armistice centennial
Traveling from across the world to monuments honoring soldiers who fell 100 years ago, victors and vanquished alike marked those sacrifices Saturday ahead of Armistice Day and assessed alliances that have been redrawn dramatically since the dark days of World…
World Jul 18EU fines Google a record $5 billion over mobile system
The European Union fined Google a record $5 billion Wednesday for using the market dominance of its Android mobile operating system to force handset makers to install Google apps, reducing choice for consumers.
World Jun 24At mini-migration summit, EU nations try to resolve differences
The leaders of Germany, France and about a dozen other European Union nations are converging on Brussels for an afternoon of informal talks on differences over migration ahead of a full EU summit that starts next Thursday.
World May 30Belgium shooting was a terrorist act, prosecutors say
The man who killed four people in the Belgian city of Liege this week carried out an act of "terrorist murder" and may have intended to cause more carnage, prosecutors said Wednesday, as authorities tried to establish whether he acted…