Latest European Union News

The Latest: UK's May wins vote to keep job, Brexit chaos

Jan. 16, 2019 2:21 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:20 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May's government has survived a no-confidence vote called after May's Brexit deal was overwhelmingly rejected by lawmakers. The House of Commons expressed confidence in the government by 325 votes to 306, meaning...

May government faces no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat

Jan. 16, 2019 2:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May defied calls to resign as she faced a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin and unleashed a power struggle over control of Britain's planned withdrawal from the European Union. May was battling to...

Kremlin calls idea that Trump worked for Moscow 'absurd'

Jan. 16, 2019 1:43 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Top Russian officials ridiculed the idea that U.S. President Donald Trump could have worked for Russia's interests, dismissing them Wednesday as "absurd" and "stupid." Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a news conference that U.S. newspaper reports about Trump withholding details of...

Greek PM Tsipras faces midnight confidence vote in his govt

Jan. 16, 2019 1:28 PM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek lawmakers geared up Wednesday night for a confidence vote in the left-wing government, which lost its parliamentary majority after its coalition partner walked out to protest a deal normalizing relations with neighboring Macedonia. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is expected to...

Mayor's killing in Poland sparks anger against hate speech

Jan. 16, 2019 1:25 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poles on Wednesday heatedly condemned the power of hate speech to trigger real-life violence after the assassination of a popular liberal mayor, with many calling for stronger actions against those who threaten others. Not only did the killer, an ex-convict, take the life of the...

Albania parliament backs government reshuffle

Jan. 16, 2019 12:28 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's parliament has backed a government reshuffle in a vote called by the prime minister after the country's president refused to accept his nominee for the foreign minister. The parliament, dominated by the governing Socialist Party of Prime Minister Edi Rama, on Wednesday...

Banks rally after strong earnings, sending US stocks higher

Jan. 16, 2019 12:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Banks are surging in midday trading Wednesday following strong results from Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, sending U.S. stock indexes higher. Smaller companies are also climbing, and Nordstrom became the latest department store to announce weak holiday sales. Britain's FTSE 100 stock...

World Economic Forum warns of impact of global tensions

Jan. 16, 2019 11:16 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — International tensions and nationalist politics can further weigh on the global economy this year and hinder efforts to deal with big issues such as climate change, the organizers of next week's Davos forum warned Wednesday. In its annual Global Risks Report, the World Economic Forum said the...

Taking stock: UK businesses brace for no-deal Brexit

Jan. 16, 2019 10:10 AM EST

DUNSTABLE, England (AP) — Brexit has British business owners on edge — and that is great news for Lovespace, a storage and warehousing company outside London. Lovespace, which collects boxes from customers, stores them and then returns the goods when needed, says revenue from businesses doubled over...

The rules for Wednesday's no-confidence vote in Parliament

Jan. 16, 2019 10:08 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May faces a perilous "no-confidence" vote in Parliament Wednesday after her plan to withdraw from the European Union suffered the biggest defeat for a government in the House of Commons in modern history. The challenge to May's authority, also known as...