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EU moves to limit focus of trade talks with US

Apr. 15, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union approved Monday its terms for negotiating a new trade deal with the United States, but set up a possible show-down with Washington by refusing to include agricultural products in the talks. Making public the mandate for the EU's executive commission to conduct...

Trick or treat? EU, UK agree to delay Brexit until Halloween

Apr. 10, 2019 10:32 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — As if Brexit hadn't spooked Britain and the European Union enough over the past three years, the two sides agreed early Thursday to extend the deadline to Halloween. The new, Oct. 31 cutoff date averts a precipitous and potentially calamitous Brexit that had been scheduled for Friday....

China, EU agree to strengthen trade relationship

Apr. 9, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — China and the European Union agreed Tuesday to strengthen their trade relationship, pledging to work toward making it easier for foreign investors to get access to China, the world's second biggest economy. In a joint statement, the two sides said they committed to widening market access...

25 years after genocide, Rwanda has a new light, says leader

Apr. 7, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Twenty-five years after the start of a genocide that killed some 800,000 people, Rwanda is rebuilding with hope and shines with a new light, President Paul Kagame said at commemoration services Sunday. He said Rwandans would never turn against each other again. "Our bodies and minds...

The Latest: Rwandan genocide survivor recounts horror

Apr. 7, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The Latest on the commemorations to mark the start of Rwanda's genocide 25 years ago. (all times local): 8:35 p.m. A survivor of the Rwandan genocide has recounted his personal horror at a Paris commemoration in a park, noting how arbitrary killings could be with "people killing some...

Hungarian PM Orban launches campaign with anti-migrant plan

Apr. 5, 2019 12:49 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister on Friday launched his party's campaign for the European Parliamentary elections in May by presenting a seven-point plan against immigration. Prime Minister Viktor Orban called for migration to be controlled by national governments, not European Union...

UK government, opposition search for a Brexit plan

Apr. 4, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government and senior opposition figures tried Thursday to overcome intractable differences and forge a new plan for departing the European Union, as the bloc warned of dire consequences if the U.K. leaves the EU without an agreement next week. Prime Minister Theresa May was...

UK legislates to avert chaotic Brexit as May seeks new plan

Apr. 3, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Brexit drama went into overtime Wednesday as Prime Minister Theresa May and the country's main opposition sought a compromise deal to prevent an abrupt British departure from the European Union at the end of next week. In an about-face that left pro-Brexit members of May's...

EU takes action against Poland over justice laws

Apr. 3, 2019 11:15 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union launched legal action against Poland on Wednesday that alleges recent justice laws undermine the independence of the country's judges and comes amid concern the rule of law is being increasingly abused around the bloc. The EU's executive commission sent a letter of formal...

EU's Juncker concerned over Italy's slowing economy

Apr. 2, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday he is concerned over Italy's slowing economy, and expressed hope that the government would take action to accelerate growth. "Italian authorities must make supplementary efforts to keep growth alive in Italy," Juncker said at a joint...