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EU Commission chief to have emergency gallbladder operation

Aug. 17, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has had to cut short his summer holiday and be rushed to his home nation of Luxembourg where he will undergo an emergency gallbladder operation. The European Union's executive said in a statement that the 64-year-old Juncker "will undergo an...

Europe pushes World Bank official Georgieva for top IMF job

Aug. 2, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European governments have decided to put forward World Bank official Kristalina Georgieva from Bulgaria as their candidate to replace Christine Lagarde as head of the Washington-based International Monetary Fund. Georgieva prevailed in a vote Friday among EU governments over...

EU tells new UK envoy there's no renegotiating Brexit deal

Aug. 1, 2019 7:57 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has told Britain's new Europe adviser that it isn't prepared to renegotiate the Brexit agreement, three months before the country is due to leave the 28-nation bloc. European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said adviser David Frost held "introductory meetings"...

EU president-elect praises Croatia as bloc's 'role model'

Jul. 30, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday praised Croatia as European Union's "tremendous success story," saying the bloc's newest member state serves as a role model for many other countries. Von der Leyen met with Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic...

UK car lobby warns Johnson against no-deal Brexit

Jul. 26, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's car industry urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday to avoid leaving the European Union without a deal, warning it would present an "existential threat" to the sector. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders wrote the newly installed leader to underscore the importance...

Showdown looms as new British PM wants to redo Brexit deal

Jul. 25, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — On his first full day in office, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged the European Union on Thursday to rethink its refusal to renegotiate the Brexit deal, setting himself on a twin-track collision course — with the bloc and his own lawmakers — over his vow to leave the EU...

The Latest: Juncker: EU won't reopen talks on Brexit deal

Jul. 25, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's new government (all times local): 5:35 p.m. EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has told Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the bloc's member nations will not give in to his demand to renegotiate the Brexit withdrawal treaty. Juncker called the...

EU president-elect in Poland for talks on migration, law

Jul. 25, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen met with Poland's prime minister Thursday to discuss the executive body's agenda for when she takes the helm and points of conflict between the EU and Poland such as migration and the rule of law. Von der Leyen said before her...

Today in History

Jul. 25, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 25, the 206th day of 2019. There are 159 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 25, 1960, a Woolworth's store in Greensboro, North Carolina, that had been the scene of a sit-in protest against its whites-only lunch counter dropped its segregation...

The Latest: New Zealand set to talk free trade with Johnson

Jul. 23, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Boris Johnson's victory in the race to become Britain's next prime minister (all times local): 2:25 a.m. New Zealand says it's ready to begin negotiating a free-trade agreement with Britain when Britain is ready. Boris Johnson is due to take office as British prime minister on...