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Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:52:43 EDTA defiant Belgian region representing less than 1% of the European Union’s population has managed so far to halt a trade deal with Canada supported by the rest of the bloc, raising questions about Europe’s ability to successfully negotiate complex economic agreements.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:12:56 EDTA fleet of Russian warships, including the country’s sole aircraft carrier, sailed through the English Channel in a very public display of naval might after European leaders again called on Moscow to stop its attacks on Aleppo, Syria.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:07:43 EDTBritish Prime Minister Theresa May took a warmer tone with the European Union on Friday, calling for constructive talks and promising the U.K. would enthusiastically cooperate with its allies in the bloc even after it leaves.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:05:59 EDTBritish police said they have arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of preparing an act of terrorism, a day after a suspicious device discovered on a London subway train was destroyed in a controlled explosion.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:24:53 EDTAntiterror prosecutors from four nations made an urgent plea for new tools to crack encrypted devices and communications.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:57:02 EDTOn both sides of the Atlantic, there is a rise in the cult of personality and the notion that a charismatic figure or caudillo can resolve a country’s economic or political failings, Stephen Fidler writes.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 20:30:28 EDTBritish Prime Minister Theresa May said Thursday the U.K. will continue to be a strong partner in the European Union, as she seeks to smooth relations at her first bloc summit since becoming the prime minister.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:41:39 EDTThe European Central Bank kicked back a decision on whether to boost its stimulus, disappointing investors who had hoped for greater clarity from Frankfurt and raising the stakes for its next policy meeting in December.
Sat, 22 Oct 2016 07:10:43 EDTAs Prime Minister Theresa May heads for her first EU-leader summit in Brussels, it is becoming clear that when real Brexit negotiations begin, they are likely to be even more acrimonious than the current debate.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 06:02:40 EDTPrime Minister Theresa May heads to her first Brussels summit of European Union leaders on Thursday as she wrestles to balance demands at home on how to extract the U.K. from the bloc.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:42:28 EDTU.S. officials say Russia has unleashed a powerful cyberwarfare weapon to sow uncertainty about the American democratic process.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:53:58 EDTWashington has called Moscow to the first meeting in 16 years of a panel charged with weighing possible violations
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:30:01 EDTRussia supports an armed mission in eastern Ukraine by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said after talks with Russia, France, and Germany in Berlin.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 17:38:36 EDTA 63-year-old man was convicted of hiring a hit man to kill Abdul Hadi Arwani, a prominent Syrian critic of President Bashar al-Assad, over what police said was a personal dispute about the London mosque they led.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:37:57 EDTRussian President Vladimir Putin reassigned Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, whose tenure was marred by accusations of systematic doping in the country’s Olympic program, handing him a new role as deputy prime minister in charge of sport, tourism and youth policies.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:44:46 EDTA Russian hacker suspected of carrying out a major hack of LinkedIn has been arrested in the Czech Republic, and the U.S. is seeking to extradite him to face trial in San Francisco.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:09:37 EDTThe European Central Bank chief has to convince investors Thursday he can boost stimulus if he needs to but, amid a shortage of bonds to buy and limited by the bank’s rules, without saying how he would do it.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:44:35 EDTEcuador pulled the plug on Julian Assange’s internet connection at the embassy where he lives, highlighting the isolation of WikiLeaks, the organization he founded to expose the inner workings of governments and other powerful institutions.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:15:33 EDTRussian and Syrian troops suspended bombing sorties around Aleppo in preparation for aid convoys to reach the besieged Syrian city, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:19:01 EDTBritish lawmakers are “very likely” to get an opportunity to vote on the final terms of a Brexit deal, a government lawyer said, offering the first indication that Theresa May’s administration would let Parliament have a formal say over the country’s future relations with Europe.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 07:28:37 EDTCounterterrorism officials say Islamic State militants fleeing Iraq may try to return to Europe, though Turkey’s moves in Syria have cut off a main route.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 05:34:45 EDTAustria will tear down the house where Adolf Hitler was born, a government official said, seeking to end decades of wrangling over how to prevent one of Europe’s most notorious real-estate parcels from enduring as a neo-Nazi pilgrimage site.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 19:47:35 EDTA handful of Britain’s foreign territories and dependencies still use the pound, or are pegged to it, and their inhabitants expect to feel the effects of sterling’s near 19% fall against the dollar in the wake of Brexit.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:42:44 EDTThe rising threat of mass shootings by Islamic terrorists in Europe is forcing Belgian police forces to rethink long-standing practices that emphasized restraint and limited force.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:40:34 EDTU.S. and U.K. leaders threatened Russia with sanctions and other measures to pressure it to change course on Syria, saying the onus is on Russia to help bring an end to violence in the more than five-year-long conflict there.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 05:18:40 EDTA failure to deliver Canadian trade deal CETA would undermine confidence in the EU’s reliability as an international negotiating partner, and hurt the bloc’s credibility in the eyes of its citizens, Simon Nixon writes.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:11:02 EDTSecretary of State John Kerry and U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson called for an immediate, unconditional cease-fire in Yemen, as an 18-month war continues to wreak havoc in the Middle Eastern country.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 21:41:25 EDTGermany’s thicket of rules and standards shields roughly 150 professions from competition, with stiff fines awaiting uncertified practitioners. Now, the system, rooted in medieval guilds, is under attack.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 05:08:24 EDTThe U.K. shouldn’t get concessions on the freedom of movement while keeping full access to the single market after its vote to leave the European Union, French President François Hollande said on Saturday.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 23:35:59 EDTItaly’s government approved a 2017 budget plan that aims to avert tax increases as Prime Minister Matteo Renzi faces increasing pressure ahead of a national referendum over constitutional changes.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 05:19:46 EDTThe eurozone’s trade surplus with the rest of the world widened in August for the first time since April, a fresh sign that the U.K.’s decision to leave the EU has had little immediate impact on growth across the continent.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 02:05:54 EDTIf Prime Minister Theresa May was preparing the ground for a “hard Brexit” in her speeches last week to the Conservative Party, she also suggested an approach that could lessen shocks to U.K. businesses, Stephen Fidler writes.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 09:19:12 EDTThe Syrian terror suspect who committed suicide in German custody had shown increasing signs of radicalization but failed to get on authorities’ radar.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:19:26 EDTDespite setbacks and ridicule on social media, Colorado’s Jonathan Dunne wants to get commuters chatting; ‘the last thing we want’
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 14:32:40 EDTThe Maldives plans to leave the 53-country Commonwealth, a few weeks after the organization warned it would consider suspending the Indian Ocean nation if it didn’t take steps to promote the rule of law.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:21:26 EDTGerman officials rejected criticism they could have prevented the suicide of Syrian terror suspect Jaber Albakr after a week of mishaps that have raised questions about Germany’s preparedness in the face of an unprecedented terror threat.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 02:59:06 EDTA Syrian refugee arrested this week for plotting a terror attack in Germany was found dead in prison in the latest setback for a security operation marred by police mishaps.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:02:58 EDTSome policy makers fear that the eurozone may be just one political shock away from disaster—and that the risk of another shock is alarmingly high, Simon Nixon writes.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 18:08:45 EDTPrime Minister Theresa May’s government on Wednesday defended itself from accusations it isn’t giving lawmakers enough say in its plans to leave the European Union, saying it welcomed scrutiny but needed to protect its negotiating position.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 19:58:36 EDTGermany’s parliament passed a law this summer allowing overburdened cities to send jobless refugees back to the states they were first assigned. But the move seen as a boon to struggling cities is also raising a host of questions in practice.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 01:07:08 EDTEuropean relations with Moscow, which went into a tailspin over Ukraine in 2014, are deteriorating anew as Russian bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo sweeps aside moves to ease tensions.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 20:24:19 EDTTop Russian officials meanwhile shifted away from denying a role in separate hacking of the Democratic National Committee, with President Vladimir Putin saying it is irrelevant who stole the computer records.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 05:01:42 EDTThe two lawyers representing Salah Abdeslam, the main suspect in the investigation of the Paris terror attacks that killed 130 people in November 2015, have stepped down, saying he is now likely to remain silent.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:58:26 EDTPortugal’s souring investment climate and weak economic growth are raising concern across Europe and beyond that the country, which required an international bailout five years ago, could choke again on a debt that now stands at nearly 130% of its gross domestic product.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:43:47 EDTThe White House vowed to hit Russia with a “proportional” response after the conclusion by U.S. intelligence officials that Moscow hacked into emails from the Democratic National Committee and other organizations.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 05:40:41 EDTIreland’s government has set a tough new target for reducing its debts over the coming decade as it outlined ways to help businesses cope with the U.K.’s decision to leave the EU.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 02:44:30 EDTFrench President François Hollande had demanded that the agenda for talks with the Russian leader cover only the war in Syria.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:32:23 EDTGreece on Tuesday rejected the asylum claims of four more Turkish army officers who fled to Greece in mid-July after a failed coup attempt in Turkey, officials said.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 17:49:21 EDTAuthorities said a 22-year-old Syrian refugee arrested after a two-day manhunt had been plotting to attack airports in Berlin and was captured only after fellow Syrians tied him up and turned him in.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 06:33:52 EDTU.K. Prime Minister Theresa May travels to Copenhagen and The Hague to drum up support as she signals a hard line on Brexit talks, but is likely to face skepticism from traditional allies as they grapple with anti-European Union movements at home.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:20:13 EDTHungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban asked Parliament to tighten constitutional rules on immigration as opposition leaders accused him of restricting freedom of speech.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:41:55 EDTGreece has completed a set of key economic overhauls, eurozone finance ministers agreed, marking the end of the first review of its fiscal bailout and clearing the way for some $3 billion of new loans.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 06:42:01 EDTLast week’s sterling flash crash was over in minutes, but the perception of instability that hangs over the U.K. may be harder to dispel, Simon Nixon writes.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 22:00:28 EDTThe new cardinals include three from the U.S. and a number from the developing world, a move that reflects the pope’s goal of rebalancing the college of cardinals toward regions where Catholicism is growing fastest.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 17:25:05 EDTEuropean Central Bank President Mario Draghi poured cold water on any hopes that Britain’s vote to leave the European Union would have negligible economic consequences.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 17:10:03 EDTGerman authorities widened the scope of the manhunt for a 22-year-old Syrian refugee suspected of planning a terror attack to neighboring countries.
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 09:56:46 EDTThe pound’s “flash crash” on Friday was too far, too fast but sets a new target for sterling bears as they worry that British politicians will botch Brexit.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 05:15:22 EDTLeaders from top business lobbies in the U.K. made an unusually public plea to the government of Prime Minister Theresa May, asking it to consult more with businesses about Brexit planning.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 04:22:17 EDTThe U.S. intelligence community took the extraordinary step of directly accusing the Russian government of attempting to interfere in the coming U.S. elections by leaking emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee and other entities.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 11:47:39 EDTGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel is stepping up her efforts to stem migration to Europe at the source, flying to Africa this weekend and working to convince Germans that better conditions in developing countries are in their own interests.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 02:22:29 EDTFrom a negotiating standpoint, by deciding to invoke Article 50 of the EU treaties and launch the two years of divorce talks, the U.K. prime minister takes a big British bargaining chip off the table, Stephen Fidler writes.
Sat, 08 Oct 2016 14:46:11 EDTPolice in the eastern German city of Chemnitz were hunting for a 22-year-old man from Syria suspected of planning a terror attack and said they had found “highly explosive” materials in his apartment.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 14:16:17 EDTECB policy makers warned at their September meeting of “increasing challenges” in sourcing bonds for the bank’s quantitative easing program, and hinted that the program could be expanded again.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 20:50:06 EDTGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel signaled a toughening stance on future Brexit talks, warning that the U.K. wouldn’t get special treatment.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 20:48:20 EDTThe European Union launched a new border and coast guard agency aimed at protecting the bloc’s external borders from uncontrolled migration and security risks.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 17:28:44 EDTSteven Woolfe, a European parliamentarian for the UK Independence Party, was taken to a hospital in Strasbourg after collapsing following an altercation at a Thursday meeting of party lawmakers.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 07:57:44 EDTPolish legislators rejected a blanket ban on abortion after the leader of the country’s biggest political party criticized the proposal that sparked public protests.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 10:07:08 EDTConsumer prices in Switzerland edged lower in September, driven by weaker prices of imported goods and marking nearly two years of continuous price declines.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 09:34:59 EDTA global trade slowdown is worrying because of what it may augur for the long-term health of the world’s economy. The risk now is that politics, economics and finance are combining in a way that threatens to throw globalization in reverse, Simon Nixon writes.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:11:04 EDTBritain’s pending exit from the EU poses big political and legal challenges to the sanctions policies the bloc has deployed to rein in Iran’s nuclear ambitions and respond to Russia’s actions in Ukraine, policy makers say.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 16:32:48 EDTPrime Minister Theresa May used a speech to Conservatives to position her party as a champion for the working class and criticized establishment politicians as brushing aside Britons’ concerns about rising immigration.