Friday, July 28, 2017

European Union

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 ...
In this April 27, 2017 file photo, President of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi attends a news conference in Frankfurt, Germany.

BRUSSELS (AP) — The head of the European Central Bank says while the economy of the 19-nation eurozone is improving, it still needs substantial stimulus. At a parliamentary hearing Monday in Brussels, Mario Draghi said “the economic upswing is becoming ...
France's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, left, talks with European Commissioner for the Economy Pierre Moscovici prior to a meeting of Eurogroup finance ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels, Monday May 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

BY PAN PYLAS and DAVID McHUGH BRUSSELS (AP) — Europe’s economic recovery is showing surprising strength, as key surveys of business activity and optimism hit their highest levels in years. The data released Tuesday hold out hope that the region ...
EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier speaks during a media conference after a meeting of EU general affairs ministers in Brussels on Monday, May 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

BY RAF CASERT BRUSSELS (AP) — The 27 European Union nations handling Britain’s exit from the bloc set a tough negotiating mandate for the talks, the EU’s chief negotiator said Monday, stressing that the discussions would be tension-filled. The talks ...
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