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WARSAW, Poland | Poles signal caution over alliance with Italy’s Salvini

WARSAW, Poland— Jan 10, 2019—Members of Poland’s populist ruling party are signaling some reservations about forming an alliance with the anti-migrant Italian League party. The head of the League, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, was in Warsaw on Wednesday trying to forge an alliance with Poland’s ruling populists before European Parliament elections in May. After a … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Poles signal caution over alliance with Italy’s Salvini

LONDON | The Latest: UK lawmakers defeat May on Brexit timetable

LONDON— Jan 09, 2019—The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 2:45 p.m. British lawmakers have dealt Prime Minister Theresa May her second defeat in two days in battles over the government’s plans for Brexit. The House of Commons voted for a motion designed to prevent the government delaying key decisions as Brexit approaches on March … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: UK lawmakers defeat May on Brexit timetable

LONDON | Showdown looms as UK lawmakers clash over May’s Brexit deal

LONDON—Jan 09, 2019—Britain’s government and its lawmakers clashed Wednesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May brought her little-loved Brexit deal back to Parliament, a month after postponing a vote on the agreement to stave off near-certain defeat. The House of Commons opened five days of debate on an agreement with the European Union setting out the … Continue reading LONDON | Showdown looms as UK lawmakers clash over May’s Brexit deal

WARSAW, Poland | Italian minister in Poland seeking allies in EU elections

WARSAW, Poland —Jan 09, 2019—Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is visiting Warsaw to meet with Poland’s powerful ruling party leader as well as his Polish counterpart, as their populist-nationalist parties explore a possible alliance in spring elections for the European Parliament. The May elections are shaping up into a battle between pro-EU forces under the … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Italian minister in Poland seeking allies in EU elections

BERLIN | European officials agree on ban of some single-use plastics

BERLIN — European Union officials have agreed to ban some single-use plastics, such as disposable cutlery, plates and straws, in an effort to cut marine pollution. Representatives from the EU’s 28 member states and the European Parliament said Wednesday they’re following a recommendation made earlier this year by the bloc’s executive branch. Once the ban is … Continue reading BERLIN | European officials agree on ban of some single-use plastics

PARIS | Terror charges issued in France’s Christmas market attack

PARIS  — A man suspected of supplying the gun used in the Christmas market shooting attack that killed five people in Strasbourg has been handed preliminary terror charges, according to a French judicial official close to the investigation. The official, who could not be named with the case ongoing, said the individual appeared Monday before … Continue reading PARIS | Terror charges issued in France’s Christmas market attack

STRASBOURG, France | The Latest: Italian journalist shot in market attack

STRASBOURG, France — The Latest on a shooting attack at a Christmas market in France (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A young Italian radio journalist who was in Strasbourg to cover a session of the European Parliament is in critical condition after being shot in the Christmas market attack. The news agency ANSA said Wednesday … Continue reading STRASBOURG, France | The Latest: Italian journalist shot in market attack

STRASBOURG, France | The Latest: Strasbourg shooting suspect identified

STRASBOURG, France— The Latest on a shooting attack at a Christmas market in France (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Two police officials have identified the suspected Strasbourg gunman as 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt. One police source said Chekatt’s criminal record mentions 25 judicial cases, including several serious cases of robbery. The official said his apartment was … Continue reading STRASBOURG, France | The Latest: Strasbourg shooting suspect identified