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BRUSSELS | EU, UK inch closer to a deal as Brexit hangs in the balance

BRUSSELS — Britain and the European Union appeared to be inching toward agreement on Brexit on Monday, but British Prime Minister Theresa May faced intensifying pressure from her divided Conservative government that could yet scuttle a deal. Britain leaves the EU on March 29 — the first country ever to do so — but a … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU, UK inch closer to a deal as Brexit hangs in the balance

BRUSSELS | NATO chiefs urges Russia to shed light on new missile system

BRUSSELS — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is urging Russia to provide details about a new missile system the United States and other allies claim violates an important nuclear weapons treaty. At talks between Russian and NATO ambassadors on Wednesday, Stoltenberg said, “We regret that Russia has not heeded our calls” for transparency about the missile … Continue reading BRUSSELS | NATO chiefs urges Russia to shed light on new missile system

BRUSSELS | Eurozone growth slows to its lowest level in 4 years

BRUSSELS— Official figures show that economic growth across the 19-country eurozone slowed in the third quarter of the year to its slowest level for over four years. Statistics agency Eurostat said the eurozone economy expanded by only 0.2 percent in the July-September period. That’s half the previous quarter’s rate and below market expectations for another … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Eurozone growth slows to its lowest level in 4 years

BRUSSELS | Strike at Brussels airport leaves hundreds stranded

BRUSSELS — Hundreds of passengers have been left stranded at Brussels international airport after luggage handlers went on strike over workload and pay demands. Overnight, several hundred passengers had to spend the night in the airport after their planes were left stranded. By noon on Friday, well over 100 flights had been canceled. Some passengers … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Strike at Brussels airport leaves hundreds stranded

BRUSSELS | South Korea, Britain in talks about future trade talks

BRUSSELS — South Korea‘s foreign minister says Seoul has begun “contingency planning” to ensure that her country and Britain maintain close trade relations after Britain leaves the European Union. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha said Friday that “we are already having serious discussions about this.” She said South Korea’s president held talks with British Prime Minister … Continue reading BRUSSELS | South Korea, Britain in talks about future trade talks

BRUSSELS | European, Asian leaders meet to discuss trade, climate

BRUSSELS  — European and Asian leaders are meeting to discuss issues ranging from trade to climate change to peace moves on the Korean peninsula. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday’s meeting would send a signal that “countries are coming together here from Europe and Asia that all want rules-based global trade and are committed to … Continue reading BRUSSELS | European, Asian leaders meet to discuss trade, climate