Sunday, September 24, 2017

European Union

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, talks with Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank, and Haruhiko Kuroda, head of the Bank of Japan, during a break at the central bankers conference at Jackson Hole, Wyo., Friday, Aug. 25, 2017.

BY MARTIN CRUTSINGER JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, said Friday that the global economy is strengthening but warned that countries must work together to resist a growing backlash against open trade. Draghi ...
In this file photo dated Oct. 21, 2016, British Secretary of State for the Department of Exiting the European Union David Davis, right, and former chief of staff to the Brexit Secretary James Chapman, during an event in Glasgow, Scotland.

BY JILL LAWLESS LONDON (AP) — Opponents of Britain’s departure from the European Union are floating the idea of setting up a new anti-Brexit political party. James Chapman, a former top aide to Brexit Secretary David Davis, has become an ...
The skyline of the banking district is reflected in a puddle after a heavy thunderstorm during the night in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017.

BY DAVID McHUGH FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe’s economic expansion kept on rolling and even picked up a little speed in the second quarter. The economy in the 19 countries that use the euro currency expanded by 0.6 percent compared ...
The headquarters building of the European Medicines Agency, EMA,in background right, in London, Friday, July 28, 2017.

BY JILL LAWLESS LONDON (AP) — Britain will abide by some European Union rules for up to three years after it officially leaves the bloc in March 2019, the country’s Treasury chief said Friday. Philip Hammond said a transition period ...
A tourist shelters from the sun near the Colosseum in Rome, Sunday, July 23, 2017. Italy is gripped by drought as the summer heat continues with no sign of rain.

BY PAN PYLAS LONDON (AP) — The International Monetary is more optimistic about the economy of the 19-country eurozone after a run of elections saw populist politicians defeated. In an update to its April projections published Monday, the IMF revised ...
In this Saturday, June 25, 2016 file photo, the front pages of Britain's newspapers report on the EU referendum result, London.

BY JILL LAWLESS LONDON (AP) — Lucy Harris thinks Britain’s decision to leave the European Union is a dream come true. Nick Hopkinson thinks it’s a nightmare. The two Britons — a “leave” supporter and a “remainer” — represent the ...
The EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, right, and British Secretary of State David Davis address the media after a week of negotiations at EU headquarters in Brussels, Thursday July 20, 2017.

BY RAF CASERT and PAN PYLAS BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and a frustrated European Union hesitantly edged forward during their first full divorce negotiation session this week, though it became clear Thursday that one of the biggest stumbling blocks will ...

BY PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans cut spending at gasoline stations, department stores and electronics shops in May as retail sales registered their biggest drop in 16 months, a cautionary sign for the economy. The Commerce Department said Wednesday ...
Tents that being used as a shelter for refugees and migrants stand at a beach outside Souda refugee camp, Chios island, Greece, on Friday, June 9, 2017.

BY LORNE COOK BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union warned the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland on Tuesday that they have 24 hours to start taking in refugees under an EU migrant sharing plan or face legal action. But the ...
People cross Westminster Bridge in front of the Houses of Parliament the day after Britain's national elections on London, Friday, June 9, 2017.

BY JILL LAWLESS and DANICA KIRKA LONDON (AP) — Spectacularly punished by voters who took away her majority in Parliament, a politically wounded but defiant Theresa May soldiered on Friday as Britain’s prime minister, resisting pressure to resign after the ...
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