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BRUSSELS  | Conservative causes uproar in EU Parliament for Nazi comment

BRUSSELS  — A leading British Conservative in the European Parliament has come under a barrage of criticism after he compared current-day socialist parties with Nazism. Addressing socialist lawmakers in a debate Wednesday, Syed Kamall said “you have to remember that Nazis were National Socialists, a strain of socialism, so let’s not pretend. It’s a left-wing … Continue reading BRUSSELS  | Conservative causes uproar in EU Parliament for Nazi comment

BRUSSELS | UK, EU agree to take more Brexit time after no-result summit

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders gave themselves several more weeks — perhaps until the end of the year — to clinch a friendly divorce with Britain before their separation, after a Brexit summit Wednesday avoided any friction but also produced no tangible results. British Prime Minister Theresa May provided none of the substantial new proposals … Continue reading BRUSSELS | UK, EU agree to take more Brexit time after no-result summit

LUXEMBOURG | Brexit deal hamstrung by Irish border issue

LUXEMBOURG — Only two days ahead of a summit once seen as the moment when Britain and the European Union would have to reach a Brexit deal, both sides are still refusing to blink over the question of the Irish border. A flurry of diplomatic meetings over the weekend had raised hopes for an agreement … Continue reading LUXEMBOURG | Brexit deal hamstrung by Irish border issue

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