European Union Headlines

  • Russia meddling in Catalonia vote seen as plot against NATO

    BARCELONA, Spain — The debate in the run-up to crucial regional elections next month on the future of Catalonia is focused on federalism, cultural identity or the future of Spain as a unified country. As with the U.S. election last year, the big issue is Russia and what the Kremlin ...

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  • The Real Winner In America's Russia Crisis Is China

    Authored by Leon Hadar via The Strategic Culture Foundation, The continuing American obsession with Russia plays directly into Beijing's hands and makes it less likely that Washington will develop an effective strategy to deal with China... When thinking about male-pattern baldness, what comes immediately to mind? Genetics? Thanks for this, grandad. But then I conducted my own scientific research and discovered the following: I started losing hair at the temples or the crown of the head when...

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  • Waiting for May, Brussels eyes December Brexit deal

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Theresa May visits Brussels on Friday, EU negotiators will be listening intently for signs the British prime minister is preparing to risk a domestic backlash and raise her offer to secure a Brexit deal in December.

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  • Waiting for May, Brussels eyes December Brexit deal

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Theresa May visits Brussels on Friday, EU negotiators will be listening intently for signs the British prime minister is preparing to risk a domestic backlash and raise her offer to secure a Brexit deal in December.

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  • Waiting for May, Brussels eyes December Brexit deal

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Theresa May visits Brussels on Friday, EU negotiators will be listening intently for signs the British prime minister is preparing to risk a domestic backlash and raise her offer to secure a Brexit deal in December.

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  • Waiting for May, Brussels eyes December Brexit deal

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Theresa May visits Brussels on Friday, EU negotiators will be listening intently for signs the British prime minister is preparing to risk a domestic backlash and raise her offer to secure a Brexit deal in December.

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  • Waiting for May, Brussels eyes December Brexit deal

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Theresa May visits Brussels on Friday, EU negotiators will be listening intently for signs the British prime minister is preparing to risk a domestic backlash and raise her offer to secure a Brexit deal in December.

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  • Irish Border Emerges as Roadblock in U.K.’s Brexit Talks

    Ireland has become an unexpectedly difficult hurdle to advancing stalled Brexit talks, with Dublin warning that Britain isn’t doing enough to prevent the return of a border across the island that could impede commerce and reconciliation efforts.

    WSJ
  • Saudi-led coalition to reopen Yemen's Hodeidah port, Sanaa airport for aid

    DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen said on Wednesday it would allow humanitarian aid access through Yemen's port of Hodeidah and United Nations flights to the capital Sanaa, more than two weeks after blockading the country.

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  • How Brexit looms over the Irish border: 'It's the Berlin Wall approaching us'

    In the communities that straddle the divide between Northern Ireland and the Republic, anxieties about a hard border are becoming very real. Many business owners fear for their livelihoods, while local people warn of a return to the days when IRA smugglers ruled ‘bandit country’ Mervyn Johnston sips his tea while sizing up the pristine-looking 1957 Mini Cooper that has come in for repairs from across the border. As the UK’s historic decision to quit the EU plays out, it doesn’t take much for the...

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  • Saudi-led coalition to reopen Yemen's Hodeidah port, Sanaa airport for aid

    DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen said on Wednesday it would allow humanitarian aid access through Yemen's port of Hodeidah and United Nations flights to the capital Sanaa, more than two weeks after blockading the country.

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  • Our shameful policy of locking up young people

    Frances Crook of the Howard League for Penal Reform says we should be closing down our youth prison system, not expanding it; David Scott says England and Wales stand virtually alone in the EU in the use of child life sentences Shauneen Lambe is right that our child prisons are a disgrace and that they are harming children (Youth prisons don’t deter criminals. They enable them, 21 November). The answer is to close them down, not to look to other countries that have similar failing institutions....

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  • Italy's Berlusconi takes fight against ban from office to European court

    STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Lawyers for Silvio Berlusconi argued on Wednesday at the European Court of Human Rights against his ban from holding public office, hoping for a green light that will allow him to run for prime minister at national elections early next year.

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  • France tells Libya to act over migrant 'crimes against humanity'

    PARIS (Reuters) - France demanded on Wednesday an urgent U.N. Security Council session on human trafficking in Libya and raised the possibility of sanctions on the country after a video appearing to show African migrants sold as slaves there sparked global outrage.

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  • Putin wins backing from Iran, Turkey for new Syria peace push

    SOCHI, Russia/RIYADH (Reuters) - Russia's Vladimir Putin won the backing of Turkey and Iran on Wednesday to host a Syrian peace congress, taking the central role in a major diplomatic push to finally end a civil war all but won by Moscow's ally, President Bashar al-Assad.

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  • Putin wins backing from Iran, Turkey for new Syria peace push

    SOCHI, Russia/RIYADH (Reuters) - Russia's Vladimir Putin won the backing of Turkey and Iran on Wednesday to host a Syrian peace congress, taking the central role in a major diplomatic push to finally end a civil war all but won by Moscow's ally, President Bashar al-Assad.

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  • Migrant Crisis-Hit Italy Sees Half of Citizens 'Feel Like Strangers in Their Own Country'

    People across the West increasingly feel like they are "strangers" in their home countries, with Italy leading the pack.

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  • Gibraltar heading for​ abrupt exit from single market, says Spain

    Source says Gibraltar would fall outside any Brexit transition deal unless UK agrees deal with Madrid over its future status Gibraltar is heading for an abrupt exit from the single market without the benefit of any transition deal, according to senior Spanish government sources, who revealed that the British government had failed to offer any proposals on the future of the Rock. The EU shocked Downing Street in April when it effectively backed Spain in the centuries-old territorial dispute. In...

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  • Ex-Bosnian Serb commander Mladic convicted of genocide, gets life in prison

    THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A U.N. tribunal on Wednesday convicted former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic of genocide and crimes against humanity for orchestrating massacres and ethnic cleansing during Bosnia's war and sentenced him to life in prison.

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  • Brexit gets £3bn top-up but skulks unflagged in Hammond budget

    Chancellor assures cabinet of resolve to feed more cash to EU exit when need arises, but ‘divorce bill’ remains unconfirmed The impact of Brexit was everywhere to be seen in Wednesday’s budget, but nowhere to be found in most of the chancellor’s speech. Philip Hammond’s only direct reference to the most seismic economic event in Britain’s postwar history was to confirm he would have to put aside extra money to prepare government departments for the worst-case scenario of a “no deal” exit. ...

    the Guardian
  • Ukraine rebel leader says situation in Luhansk is attempted coup

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The presence of armed men in the streets of the capital of Ukraine's breakaway Luhansk region is an attempted coup by a fired local police chief, Igor Plotnitsky, the head of the self-styled "Luhansk People's Republic" (LNR), said on Wednesday.

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  • German Social Democrats face pressure over coalition talks

    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) faced pressure on Wednesday to consider offering coalition talks to Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to settle the worst political crisis in modern German history.

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  • Summit on euro zone future in December still on despite no German government: Tusk

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A summit of euro zone leaders will go ahead as planned in the middle of December, the chairman of European Union leaders said on Wednesday, dispelling speculation it might be postponed because of the collapse of German coalition talks.

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  • Frontrunning: November 22

    Uber Is Facing Yet Another Irate UK Watchdog (BBG) Oil Is Heading Towards a Two-Year High (BBG) Regulators to press Uber after it admits covering up data breach (Reuters) FOMO Fails to Drive European Stocks While Rest of World Parties (BBG) Putin Hosts Assad in Sochi Ahead of Syria Summit (WSJ) UK Sets Aside Extra £3 Billion to Prepare for Brexit (BBG) Effort to Block AT&T-Time Warner Deal Gets Mixed Reception (WSJ) Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to be sworn in as president on Friday...

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