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LONDON | The Latest: UK’s May fills Brexit-related Cabinet vacancies

LONDON— The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local): 4:40 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has filled two vacancies in her Cabinet left by ministers who quit over Brexit. Little-known lawmaker Stephen Barclay was named Brexit secretary. He replaces Dominic Raab, who quit Thursday because he opposed May’s draft Brexit agreement with the … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: UK’s May fills Brexit-related Cabinet vacancies

BRUSSELS | EU and Britain start on campaign to sell Brexit deal

BRUSSELS— The British government and the European Union began the fraught process of selling a Brexit deal that they hope will ensure Britain leaves the bloc next March in as orderly a manner as possible. On Thursday, European Union chief Donald Tusk has called for a summit of leaders to take place on Nov. 25 … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU and Britain start on campaign to sell Brexit deal

BRUSSELS | The Latest: May says UK, EU need ‘courage, trust’ on Brexit

BRUSSELS  — The Latest on Britain’s upcoming exit from the European Union (all times local): 11:00 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has told her 27 European Union counterparts that the U.K. and the EU both need to show “courage, trust and leadership” to settle their remaining differences and strike a divorce deal. May addressed … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: May says UK, EU need ‘courage, trust’ on Brexit

BRUSSELS | Optimism rises for Brexit breakthrough next week

BRUSSELS  — With just days to go before a key Brexit summit next week, optimism is growing that a deal can be reached to ensure a smooth transition for Britain’s exit from the European Union. European Union Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said Friday that he sees room for a breakthrough in the talks next week, when … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Optimism rises for Brexit breakthrough next week

BRUSSELS | EU official sees room for Brexit breakthrough next week

BRUSSELS  — European Union Commissioner Guenther Oettinger says he sees room for a major breakthrough in the Brexit negotiations next week when leaders from the 27 EU nations meet with British Prime Minister Theresa May. Oettinger confirmed reports that progress was being made on the divisive issue of the border on the island of Ireland … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU official sees room for Brexit breakthrough next week

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Denmark to ramp up no Brexit preparations

BRUSSELS — The Latest on Britain’s exit from the European Union (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen says his country should ramp up preparations for the possibility that Britain and the European Union will not agree a Brexit deal. Opening the Danish Parliament, he said “we must expect that there … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Denmark to ramp up no Brexit preparations

China, France promise cooperation on climate, security

BEIJING/January 09, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The presidents of China and France promised closer cooperation Tuesday on climate, counter-terrorism and other issues as their governments try to gain influence in a shifting global political landscape. President Francois Macron’s visit was billed as an effort to expand European ties and cooperation with China as Britain prepares to leave the … Continue reading China, France promise cooperation on climate, security