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UK steps up no-deal Brexit plans with 3,500 soldiers on standby

UK steps up no-deal Brexit plans with 3,500 soldiers on standby

British ministers agreed Tuesday to make no-deal Brexit planning ‘an operational priority’ amid continued opposition to Prime Minister Theresa's May draft divorce deal, just 14 weeks before the country leaves the EU.

UK PM May faces party no-confidence vote on Wednesday

UK PM May faces party no-confidence vote on Wednesday

Prime Minister Theresa May faced a no-confidence vote on Wednesday after dozens of MPs from her own Conservative Party called for one in the wake of her desperate decision to delay a vote on Brexit ...

Journalists urge EU to resist lobbying by tech giants

Journalists urge EU to resist lobbying by tech giants

Top journalists called on the EU Tuesday to resist intense lobbying by Internet giants to gut a law which would force them to pay for the news content they pick up.

UK's May ignores doubts on historic Brexit mission

UK's May ignores doubts on historic Brexit mission

Theresa May wants to go down in history as the prime minister who safely steered Britain out of Europe -- a cause she did not believe in when the Brexit referendum was held.

EU drops plan for 10,000 border guards by 2020: officials

EU drops plan for 10,000 border guards by 2020: officials

The European Union's flagship plan for a 10,000-strong bloc-wide border and coastguard force in two years exceeds ‘what is feasible,’ the EU's Austrian presidency said Thursday.

EU steps up fake news fight ahead of elections

EU steps up fake news fight ahead of elections

The EU took steps Wednesday to protect upcoming elections against disinformation campaigns from suspects like Russia, launching a bloc-wide alert system and pressuring internet giants like Facebook for more help.

Britain can unilaterally end Brexit process, says top EU court lawyer

Britain can unilaterally end Brexit process, says top EU court lawyer

EU countries can unilaterally end the divorce process from the bloc, the legal advisor to its top court said Tuesday in a closely watched case launched by anti-Brexit politicians in Britain.

Bush made Europe 'safer, more united' says EU's Juncker

Bush made Europe 'safer, more united' says EU's Juncker

European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker hailed US president George H.W. Bush on Saturday for the part he played in bringing unity and peace to Europe after the Cold War.

Global trade war would threaten financial stability: ECB

Global trade war would threaten financial stability: ECB

Rising protectionism's impact on financial markets has been ‘contained’, European Central Bank researchers said in a paper published Tuesday, while warning of graver risks if a trade war goes global.

Trump warns Brexit may harm UK-US trade

Trump warns Brexit may harm UK-US trade

President Donald Trump warned Monday that the deal taking Britain out of the European Union may inadvertently hamper trade between London and Washington.

May begins intensive campaign to sell Brexit deal at home

May begins intensive campaign to sell Brexit deal at home

Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday convene her cabinet and update parliament on her newly-agreed Brexit deal, as the embattled British leader tries to sell the maligned plan to a sceptical country.

Italy PM 'confident' Rome can avoid EU sanctions over budget

Italy PM 'confident' Rome can avoid EU sanctions over budget

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he was ‘confident’ Rome could avoid unprecedented EU sanctions over its big-spending budget, rejected by Brussels, following talks with European Commission ...