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LONDON | The Latest: May gets Brexit backing from Northern Irish ally

LONDON  — The Latest on Brexit, the political divorce between Britain and the rest of the European Union (all times local): 4:15 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May’s parliamentary allies welcomed her assurances that Northern Ireland would avoid a hard border — even as they urged her to stand up for the interests of the … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: May gets Brexit backing from Northern Irish ally

LONDON | The Latest: UK prime minister seeks to reassure EU citizens

LONDON  — The Latest on Brexit, the political divorce between Britain and the rest of the European Union (all times local): 2:30 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has sought to reassure European Union citizens living in the U.K., saying they will retain their rights in case the country leaves the European Union without a … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: UK prime minister seeks to reassure EU citizens

LONDON | UK hits back after EU trashes May’s Brexit plan

LONDON— The British government on Friday accused the European Union of slamming the handbrake on Brexit negotiations, after the bloc said Prime Minister Theresa May’s blueprint was unworkable. European Council President Donald Tusk said bluntly at a meeting in Salzburg, Austria on Thursday that parts of May’s plan simply “will not work,” while French President … Continue reading LONDON | UK hits back after EU trashes May’s Brexit plan

SALZBURG, Austria | Austria urges EU to launch migrant talks with Egypt

SALZBURG, Austria — Austria urged its European Union partners Thursday to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa, amid deep divisions over how to manage the challenge. Kurz, whose country currently holds the EU’s rotating presidency, and EU Council President Donald Tusk visited Cairo over the weekend … Continue reading SALZBURG, Austria | Austria urges EU to launch migrant talks with Egypt

SALZBURG, Austria | US, Canada will keep talking Thursday to revamp NAFTA

SALZBURG, Austria — British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday appealed to the European Union to soften its stance in Brexit negotiations, saying that only her government has a workable plan to prevent a hard border between Northern Ireland in the U.K. and EU member state Ireland. But despite May’s appeal at an EU summit … Continue reading SALZBURG, Austria | US, Canada will keep talking Thursday to revamp NAFTA

LONDON | The Latest: EU chief says UK’s Brexit offer must be reworked

LONDON — The Latest on Britain’s looming exit from the European Union (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A top European Union official says key parts of Britain’s offer to conclude Brexit talks fall short of expectations and need to be improved, just six months before the country leaves the bloc. European Council President Donald Tusk … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: EU chief says UK’s Brexit offer must be reworked

BRUSSELS | EU investigates German carmakers for possible collusion

BRUSSELS — European Union regulators have opened an in-depth investigation into whether automakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen colluded to limit the development and roll-out of car emission control systems. The EU Commission said Tuesday that it had received information that BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, and VW units Audi and Porsche held meetings to discuss clean technologies … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU investigates German carmakers for possible collusion

WARSAW, Poland | Polish judicial body suspended from European network

WARSAW, Poland — A European judicial body has suspended the membership of Poland’s national judiciary council, which appoints judges, citing laws eroding the judicial branch’s independence. Th e ruling Law and Justice party has passed laws over the past three years that give the executive and legislative branches new powers over the court system. Recent … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Polish judicial body suspended from European network