Latest Donald Tusk News

At least they're talking: EU, UK push on with Brexit meets

Sep. 20, 2019 9:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British and European Union negotiators agreed Friday to press on with talks in search of an elusive Brexit deal, as Ireland's deputy leader warned that the two sides remain far apart despite an improvement in the "mood music." After weeks spent demanding that Britain provide concrete...

EU's Tusk: North Macedonia is ready for EU membership talks

Sep. 17, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — European Council President Donald Tusk says North Macedonia is ready to start membership talks with the European Union, following a deal the country reached with neighboring Greece to change its name. Tusk spoke Tuesday during a visit to Skopje, where he met with President...

Group of Polish lawmakers wants Donald Tusk in court

Sep. 6, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A group of Polish lawmakers said Friday former prime minister and current European Council President Donald Tusk should face a special court for allegedly failing to protect the nation's tax system from fraud. After a year of testimonies from former state officials, including from...

Polish opposition names surprise candidate for prime minster

Sep. 3, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A pro-European opposition coalition in Poland announced unexpectedly on Tuesday that its candidate for prime minister as the country heads toward an October election will be a deputy parliamentary speaker, rather than the main opposition leader. The candidacy of Malgorzata...

As summit ends, Macron expresses hope for US-China deal

Aug. 26, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — With clouds growing over growth, French President Emmanuel Macron ended the Group of Seven summit of rich democracies Monday with a sparse declaration in which leaders committed themselves to "open and fair global trade and the stability of the global economy." The four-sentence...

The Latest: France invites Iran to G-7 to ease tensions

Aug. 25, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven leaders' summit (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A senior French official says France invited Iran's foreign minister to the venue of the G-7 summit to try to ease tensions over its nuclear program. The official said the decision to invite Jawad Zarif on...

Will the real Mr. No-Deal step forward please?

Aug. 25, 2019 2:00 AM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Deal or No Deal? One might think the issue would be on the minds of two leaders at the vortex of the question of whether the UK will leave the European Union without a deal in October.  But as Britain and the European Union hurtle toward a no-deal Brexit, the contest Saturday...

The Latest: 68 arrests reported at protest near G-7 summit

Aug. 25, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven summit (all times local): 11:05 p.m. French authorities have detained 68 people taking part in a tense protest near the G-7 summit. The regional administration says those detained are accused of throwing projectiles, concealing their faces or...

Economic storm clouds hovering over Trump and global leaders

Aug. 24, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — Under the threatening clouds of a global economic slowdown, President Donald Trump is confronting the consequences of his preference to go it alone, with low expectations that the leaders of the richest democracies can make substantive progress on an array of issues at their summit...

The Latest: Trump dining with G-7 leaders in France

Aug. 24, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is dining with world leaders attending the annual Group of Seven summit in France. The opening event of the meeting of the world's richest democracies is being held at the Biarritz lighthouse...