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Poland speeds changes to Supreme Court amid EU row

Warsaw - Poland adopted legislation Friday aimed at speeding up the process of replacing the country's disputed Supreme Court chief justice who has refused to step down under a retirement law the EU has called a threat to judicial independence.

EU demands greater clarity from May on her Brexit blueprint

Apo - The EU's top negotiator Michel Barnier expressed doubts Friday over Britain's new Brexit blueprint for future trade ties with the European Union, as he called for "rapidly" settling outstanding issues like the Irish border.

EU migrant policy suffers blow as Italy, Libya reject proposals

Apo - The European Union's migrant strategy suffered a major new setback Friday with Italy refusing to freely accept people rescued at sea and Libya spurning a proposal for asylum processing centres.

EU minister 'nervous' time running out for Brexit deal

Apo - European Union ministers met Friday to discuss gaps with Britain in the Brexit negotiations as Germany's envoy admitted he was nervous time was running out for a deal.

Libya rejects EU plan for asylum processing centres

Berlin - Libya's prime minister said Friday he would not allow the EU to set up asylum processing centres in his country, in a new setback for European leaders seeking to curb new migrant arrivals.

May survives rebel MPs but EU's Brexit judgment looms

London - Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a frenzied fortnight of rebellion that threatened to unseat her, but must now sell her Brexit plan to voters and the European Union.

EU warns it will retaliate if US imposes auto tariffs

Apo - The EU said Thursday it will try to defuse a transatlantic trade row next week in Washington but is drawing up a list of imports to target if the US imposes tariffs on cars.

EU intensifies legal action against Hungary over asylum seekers

Apo - The European Union on Thursday intensified legal action against Hungary in a bid to make it comply with EU asylum rules, denouncing a law to punish activists who support asylum seekers.

EU urges member states to 'step up preparations' in case Brexit talks fail

Apo - The European Union on Thursday urged the remaining 27 member countries and businesses to "step up preparations" in case Brexit negotiations fail.

EU mixed reaction to Turkey's lifting of emergency

Apo - The European Union welcomed Turkey's lifting Thursday a two-year state of emergency but voiced fears it will be offset by other restrictive legislative measures.

EU deal to deploy border guards in Macedonia to curb migrants

Apo - The European Union said it struck a deal Wednesday with Macedonia to deploy border guards to the non-EU Balkan state to help cope with any migrant surges.

'Not too late to save Brexit': ex-foreign secretary Johnson

London - Former foreign minister Boris Johnson urged the British government on Wednesday to change its strategy for leaving the EU, telling MPs it was "not too late to save Brexit".

EU's Juncker demands 'respect' over drink claims

Apo - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Wednesday he was suffering from sciatica when he repeatedly stumbled at a NATO summit last week and demanded "respect" after insinuations he had been drunk.

Sweden struggles to contain ferocious wildfires

Stockholm - Dozens of forest wildfires raged across Sweden Wednesday, prompting Stockholm to ask for emergency EU help to fight the blazes, which broke out during an extreme heatwave in the Nordic region.

The EU's 'tax lady' strikes again

Apo - Her tough stance towards US firms has earned her the ire of President Donald Trump, but the EU's anti-trust chief Margrethe Vestager is showing no signs of backing down.The Danish former minister on Wednesday unveiled a record 4.

Trump efforts to split EU 'are in vain', Juncker says

Apo - European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said US efforts to split the EU on trade "are in vain," in a message Wednesday to President Donald Trump before their talks in Washington next week.

Google hit with record 4.3-bn-euro EU fine over Android

Apo - The European Union slapped Google with a huge 4.34-billion-euro fine for abusing the dominance of its Android operating system on Wednesday in the biggest antitrust penalty in the bloc's history.

Poland's 'retired' top judge back at work

Warsaw - Poland's disputed Supreme Court chief justice returned to work on Tuesday, defying a retirement law she argues is unconstitutional, as the EU country's rightwing government moved to speed up the process of replacing her.

Tony Blair calls for second vote to fix Brexit 'mess'

London - "It's a total and complete mess": Former prime minister Tony Blair does not hold back when asked in an interview with AFP what he makes of the British government's approach to Brexit.

EU, Japan sign major trade deal in 'message against protectionism'

Apo - Japan and the EU signed a sweeping free trade deal Tuesday saying they were sending a "clear message" against protectionism, as Washington puts up barriers and threatens a trade war.

Europe, Japan sign massive free trade deal

Apo - The EU and Japan signed a sweeping free trade deal Tuesday that officials called a "clear message" against protectionism, as Washington imposes controversial tariffs and threatens a trade war.

Campaign for new Brexit vote gets boost from ex-minister Greening

London - After two years of government squabbling and parliamentary rifts on Brexit, support is growing for the idea that only another referendum can resolve Britain's future outside the European Union.

UK's official Brexit campaign fined, referred to police

London - Britain's official Brexit campaign, Vote Leave, has been fined for breaking spending rules in the 2016 EU membership referendum, the Electoral Commission announced Tuesday, adding that it had referred the case to the police.

Russia and Ukraine in EU-backed talks to avoid fresh 'gas wars'

Moscow - Officials from Moscow and Kiev were set to gather in Berlin on Tuesday for EU-backed talks on the future of the transit of Russian gas through Ukraine in a bid to minimise disputes when the current contract expires next year.

US challenges trade war counter-tariffs at WTO

Washington - The United States on Monday launched challenges at the World Trade Organization to hit back at the major trading partners who have retaliated against President Donald Trump's tariffs on metals and goods from China.

EU warns Sri Lanka over death penalty

Colombo - EU ambassadors warned Sri Lanka on Monday against ending its 42-year moratorium on capital punishment and said the island risked losing trade concessions if it went ahead.

Italy's Salvini calls for Russia sanctions to be lifted by year end

Moscow - Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said during a visit to Moscow on Monday that he wanted to see EU sanctions against Russia dropped "by the end of the year".

EU urges Trump to protect world order, dismisses foe claim

Apo - EU leaders and top diplomats urged US President Donald Trump to protect the world order at his summit on Monday with Vladimir Putin and dismissed his assertion that Europe was a US trade foe.

EU urges big powers to avert trade 'conflict and chaos'

Bejing - The European Union on Monday urged the United States, China and Russia to work together to ease worsening global trade tensions, warning that they could otherwise spiral into "conflict and chaos".

EU urges big powers to prevent trade 'conflict and chaos'

Bejing - The European Union on Monday called on the United States, China and Russia to work together to avoid trade "conflict and chaos" to prevent it spiralling into violent confrontation.
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