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Tusk suggests EU Brexit summit to avert 'catastrophe'

Tusk suggests EU Brexit summit to avert 'catastrophe'

European leaders may need to hold an extra summit in November to clinch a Brexit deal and avert ‘a catastrophe’ when Britain leaves in March, EU President Donald Tusk warned Tuesday.

EU parliament approves copyright law in blow to big tech

EU parliament approves copyright law in blow to big tech

The European Parliament on Wednesday approved a controversial EU copyright law that hands more power to news and record companies against internet giants like Google and Facebook.

Greek PM vows not to repeat past economic mistakes

Greek PM vows not to repeat past economic mistakes

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed Tuesday not to repeat the ‘mistakes and behaviour of the past’ that led his country to the brink of financial collapse.

EU copyright war 'a shame', says big tech lobby

EU copyright war 'a shame', says big tech lobby

Tech giants and open-internet activists, not always natural bedfellows, are fighting a proposed copyright law that returns for approval at the European Parliament on Wednesday.

Brexit deal 'realistic' in 6 to 8 weeks: EU negotiator

Brexit deal 'realistic' in 6 to 8 weeks: EU negotiator

EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said Monday it was ‘realistic’ to expect an agreement on a divorce deal with London within the next eight weeks, striking an optimistic note as the clock ticks down to Britain's departure from the bloc.

Europe must 'pay price' to save nuclear deal: Iran FM

Europe must 'pay price' to save nuclear deal: Iran FM

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday that Europe had not yet shown it was willing to ‘pay the price’ of defying Washington in order to save the nuclear deal.

UK warns of danger of 'messy divorce' with EU

UK warns of danger of 'messy divorce' with EU

UK Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt warned on Wednesday of the danger of the UK undergoing a ‘messy divorce’ from the EU, referring to the prospect of a ‘ no deal’ exit.

EU expands Russia sanctions over Crimea bridge

EU expands Russia sanctions over Crimea bridge

The EU on Tuesday expanded its sanctions against Moscow to include companies that helped build a bridge from mainland Russia to Kremlin-annexed Crimea, which it says violates Ukraine's sovereignty.

UK's Hunt welcomes China's offer of talks on post-Brexit trade deal

UK's Hunt welcomes China's offer of talks on post-Brexit trade deal

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Monday he welcomed China's offer of talks on a post-Brexit trade deal as he visited Beijing to try to strengthen ties before next year's divorce from Europe.

EU trying to 'swindle' UK in Brexit talks: report

EU trying to 'swindle' UK in Brexit talks: report

Italy's far right deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini has accused the European Union of attempting to ‘swindle’ the United Kingdom out of the Brexit people voted for in the landmark 2016 referendum ...

EU interior ministers meet as nations tussle over migrant response

EU interior ministers meet as nations tussle over migrant response

Interior ministers from 28 European nations will meet Thursday as they face intensifying pressure to introduce new policies to stem migrant arrivals, in their first meeting after Austria took the EU helm ...

Italy wants EU sea missions to take rescued migrants elsewhere

Italy wants EU sea missions to take rescued migrants elsewhere

Italy will seek commitments from European Union partners to have migrants rescued at sea by ships from anti-trafficking and border control missions taken to other countries, its interior minister said on Sunday.