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EU fails to agree on talks with Albania, North Macedonia

Oct. 15, 2019 12:34 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union ministers failed on Tuesday to reach a consensus on whether to open membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia, amid stiff opposition to the move from France. "It was not a moment of glory for Europe," Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn told reporters in Luxembourg...

The Latest: US takes 2 militants tied to beheadings in Syria

Oct. 9, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest developments following President Donald Trump's decision to abandon Syrian Kurdish fighters ahead of Turkish offensive into northeastern Syria (all times local): 2:15 a.m. U.S. officials say two captive British militants believed to be part of an Islamic State group that beheaded...

Turkey begins offensive against Kurdish fighters in Syria

Oct. 9, 2019 9:34 PM EDT

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Turkey launched airstrikes, fired artillery and began a ground offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for an assault on forces that have long been allied with the United States. Turkish President...

The Latest: EU's Tusk says Brexit part of brutality trend

Oct. 9, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:05 p.m. The president of the European Union's council of national leaders says Brexit results from confrontational politics with "the ability to deal brutally with opponents, competitors, misfits or strangers." During a speech in Athens on Wednesday,...

EU sees hope in Brexit talks; Irish leader sees wide gaps

Oct. 9, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite having only days to bridge wide divisions over Brexit, the European Union maintained a semblance of hope Wednesday that the acrimonious fight over Britain's departure from the bloc could somehow still be settled amicably. Across the European Parliament, voices resonated with...

Boris Johnson: UK is offering Brexit 'compromise' to EU

Oct. 2, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The U.K. offered the European Union a proposed Brexit deal on Wednesday that it said represents a compromise for both sides, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the bloc to hold "rapid negotiations towards a solution" after years of wrangling. In a letter to European...

The Latest: UK says proposal offers 'rapid' Brexit solution

Oct. 2, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on Brexit and British politics (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Britain has sent its proposals for a Brexit deal to leaders of the European Union, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging "rapid negotiations towards a solution." The proposals submitted on Wednesday focus...

EU makes appeal to US: let's avoid another tariff war

Oct. 2, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union made a last-ditch appeal Wednesday to U.S. President Donald Trump to avoid any tit-for-tat tariff war as the global trade governing body prepares to issue a ruling that could allow him to impose billions in duties on EU produce. The World Trade Organization said in May...

EU trade chief nominee urges US not to launch new tariff war

Sep. 30, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Irishman set to take over as the European Union's top trade official on Monday urged the United States not to launch an economically damaging tariff war with the bloc over subsidies to Airbus and Boeing. The World Trade Organization ruled in May that Europe illegally subsidized Airbus,...

Hungary, Romania nominees rejected for EU top jobs again

Sep. 30, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers flexed their political muscle Monday, rejecting for a second time Hungary and Romania's nominees for two of the bloc's top posts amid concerns over possible conflicts of interest. The EU parliament's legal committee refused last week to recommend that Rovana Plumb...