BRUSSELS | EU leaders vow to press on with ‘no-deal’ Brexit plans

BRUSSELS  — European Union leaders expressed deep doubts Friday that British Prime Minister Theresa May can live up to her side of their Brexit agreement and they vowed to step up preparations for a potentially-catastrophic “no-deal” scenario. May canceled a Brexit vote in the U.K. Parliament this week after it became clear the assembly would … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU leaders vow to press on with ‘no-deal’ Brexit plans

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Luxembourg blames UK lawmakers for Brexit snags

BRUSSELS — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:05 a.m. Luxembourg’s prime minister has put the blame for the continuing impasse over Britain‘s withdrawal from the European Union clearly with the U.K. parliament and instead praised Prime Minister Theresa May for her efforts. Xavier Bettel said that “Theresa May is clear. Westminster is not … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Luxembourg blames UK lawmakers for Brexit snags

KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Germany says Trump wrong on climate change costs

KATOWICE, Poland — The Latest on the U.N. climate meeting (all times local): 10:35 a.m. Germany says failure to curb climate change would cost the world “a lot more” than the trillions of dollars President Donald Trump’s claim he’s saving by quitting the 2015 Paris accord. German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said Friday that “if … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | The Latest: Germany says Trump wrong on climate change costs

SINGAPORE | World markets fall on Brexit troubles, Chinese data

SINGAPORE— European and Asian indexes wobbled on Friday after British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to get assurances for a Brexit divorce deal at an EU summit in Brussels. China reported weaker-than-expected economic data, stirring up worries about the state of the world’s second largest economy. KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX declined 1.5 percent … Continue reading SINGAPORE | World markets fall on Brexit troubles, Chinese data

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Brexit: Belgium warns about ‘no-deal’ scenario

BRUSSELS  — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Belgium’s prime minister says European Union leaders aren’t convinced that Britain can respect their Brexit agreement and they are planning for a potentially catastrophic “no-deal” scenario. Charles Michel said Friday that “very objectively, the signals that we heard yesterday are not especially reassuring about … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Brexit: Belgium warns about ‘no-deal’ scenario

BRUSSELS | EU could hold Brexit summit next month if UK needs clear

BRUSSELS — Croatia’s prime minister says European Union leaders could meet in January for a new Brexit summit once Britain clarifies exactly what help it needs to pass the deal in the U.K. Parliament. Andrej Plenkovic said Friday that “if there is a need we can always convene, but nothing in that respect was concluded … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU could hold Brexit summit next month if UK needs clear

PRISTINA, Kosovo | Kosovo parliament to vote to form new army, angering Serbia

PRISTINA, Kosovo — Kosovo’s parliament is convening to approve the formation of an army, a move that has angered Serbia which says it would threaten peace in the war-scarred region. The 120-seat parliament on Friday will vote on three laws to turn an existing 4,000-member Kosovo Security Force into a regular lightly armed army. Ethnic … Continue reading PRISTINA, Kosovo | Kosovo parliament to vote to form new army, angering Serbia

KATOWICE, Poland | Draft agreement emerges at UN climate talks, pitfalls remain

KATOWICE, Poland — Negotiators at the U.N. climate meeting in Poland are gathering to discuss the first comprehensive draft agreement to emerge after almost two weeks of talks. Ministers and senior officials from almost 200 countries were due to hold further meetings Friday before convening in plenary in the afternoon to address remaining differences. Among … Continue reading KATOWICE, Poland | Draft agreement emerges at UN climate talks, pitfalls remain