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Brexit deal needed by October 2018, says EU negotiator

Brussels - Britain must broker its deal to leave the EU by October 2018, the bloc's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on Tuesday, warning that time for talks was running out.

EU drops human rights condition for Cuba normalisation

Brussels - European Union countries cleared the way Tuesday for full normalisation of ties with communist Cuba next week by dropping demands for Havana to first improve its human rights record.

US, NATO stress 'unity' amid Trump fears

Brussels - Top US and NATO officials stressed the importance of preserving transatlantic security ties on Tuesday amid doubts raised by Donald Trump's election as president.

Eurozone agrees debt relief for Greece amid IMF row

Brussels - Eurozone finance ministers on Monday approved new debt relief measures to alleviate Greece's colossal debt mountain in the wake of its huge 86-billion-euro bailout, but at levels far short of those demanded by the IMF.

UK Supreme Court begins hearings on Brexit challenge

London - Britain's Supreme Court began an historic hearing Monday to decide whether parliament has to approve the government's Brexit negotiations, in a highly-charged case that could delay the country's EU exit.

EU, IMF 'going in circles' on Greek debt relief

Brussels - Eurozone finance ministers meet Monday as far apart as ever on the debt relief measures demanded by the International Monetary Fund for it to back their bailout programme for Greece.

Le Pen victory would be 'body blow' to Europe: ex-British PM

New Delhi - Britain's former premier said Saturday the election of France's Marine Le Pen would be a "big body blow" for Europe, saying he hoped for the victory of a mainstream party.

UK's Supreme Court set for highly-charged Brexit case

London - Britain's Supreme Court will Monday begin hearing the government's appeal against a ruling it must obtain parliamentary approval before triggering Brexit, in a constitutional showdown that has further inflamed political tensions.

What next after landmark UK Brexit court case?

London - Britain's highest court is on Monday to begin hearing the government's appeal against a ruling that it must first seek parliamentary approval before beginning the process to leave the European Union.The landmark case will be heard by 11 judges.

Dutch to seek EU nod for freeze on Turkey talks

Den Haag - The Dutch government will seek EU support to temporarily freeze accession talks with Turkey, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday, in a move set to ratchet up tensions between Ankara and Brussels."We are going to see whether there's support in Europe....

IS tactics evolving, may include car bombs: Europol

Den Haag - Terror networks such as the Islamic State group are evolving their tactics to attack soft targets in Europe, which could see the use of deadly car bombs, Europol warned on Friday.

Pro-EU candidate wins 'Brexit by-election' in London

London - Prime Minister Theresa May's government suffered a rebuke over its plans to pull Britain out of the EU on Friday after voters in the London suburb of Richmond ousted a eurosceptic lawmaker in favour of a pro-European candidate.

Andorra ends banking secrecy

Andorra La Vella - Andorran lawmakers have agreed to end banking secrecy in the Pyrenees mountains principality once considered a tax haven, approving automatic sharing of information on accounts held by non-residents.

EU on track to meet 2020 target for renewable energy: report

Copenhagen - EU countries are on track to meet their 2020 targets for renewable energy and emissions cuts but could fall short of ambitious longer-term goals, the European Environment Agency (EEA) said Thursday.

Britain to brief foreign press on Brexit to counter 'misreporting'

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May's office will hold regular briefings with foreign journalists from early next year to counter "misreporting" about its plans for Brexit, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

Bank regulators seek deal on crisis reforms

Santiago - World banking supervisors said Wednesday they were closing in on finalizing controversial new regulations to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis.

UK hits back after EU rejects early Brexit talks on expats

London - Prime Minister Theresa May hit back Wednesday at the European Union's refusal to open talks on the future of EU citizens in post-Brexit Britain before formal divorce talks begin.

Brexiteers fighting metric system, one street at a time

Huntingdon - Armed with high-vis jackets, a ladder and a half-inch spanner, Tony Bennett and Derek Norman are the footsoldiers of Brexit, waging a slow but successful battle against metrication, one street at a time.

Hungary urges EU to speed up Balkan accession talks

Varsovia - Hungary called on the European Union to speed up accession talks with the western Balkans on Tuesday, so as to "protect" the bloc from a future influx of migrants.

Turkey slams EU vote as 'most unjust in history'

Brussels - Turkey's EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik on Tuesday dismissed a European Parliament vote to freeze accession talks with Ankara as the "most unjust resolution in history" and urged solidarity instead.

Local vote in London becomes Brexit battleground

London - A local by-election for parliament in the posh London suburb of Richmond on Thursday is threatening to turn into a mini-referendum on Brexit, with the defending MP a Brexiteer in a pro-EU heartland.

Erdogan says Turkey has 'many other alternatives' to EU

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said his country has not yet given up on its ambition to join the European Union but has "many other alternatives" if the stalled process goes nowhere.

Luxembourg PM says Britain can't 'have cake and eat it' over EU

Luxembourg - Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel said Britain cannot "have its cake and eat it" and ruled out any transitional Brexit deal with the EU if negotiations are not completed in two years.

One in seven with HIV in Europe unaware of infection

Stockholm - One in seven people with HIV in Europe is unaware of their infection, the EU and World Health Organization reported Tuesday as 2015 marked another record year for new HIV cases in the region."HIV/AIDS continues to be a serious problem in Europe...

1,400 saved in Med as Italy sees record migrant arrivals

Rome - Rescuers saved some 1,400 migrants off the coast of Libya on Monday as Italy announced a record number of people arriving this year after crossing the Mediterranean, authorities said.

EU, Moldova reaffirm ties after pro-Russian president elected

Brussels - The European Union and Moldova on Monday reaffirmed close ties which they said would not be affected by the recent election of a pro-Russian president.

Polish PM calls for 'good compromise' on Brexit

London - Poland's prime minister called Monday for a Brexit "compromise" and said Europeans in Britain and Britons in Europe should not be "made to feel like hostages" as she kicked off a landmark trip to London.

UKIP appoints Nuttall to replace Farage

London - The new leader of Britain's anti-EU UKIP pledged Monday to bring the party together, as he took over from Brexit firebrand Nigel Farage after a tumultuous few months.

UK faces another Brexit legal fight over single market: report

London - The British government could face a legal challenge over whether leaving the European Union automatically would trigger a departure from the single market, the BBC reported Monday.

The City will bounce back despite Brexit: Lord Mayor

London - The Brexit vote has shaken the City of London but will not destroy it despite creating uncertainty, the newly-installed Lord Mayor of the financial hub told AFP.
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