EU’s Tusk says with friends like Trump, who needs enemies?

By Gabriela Baczynska SOFIA, May 16 : U.S. President Donald Trump has “rid Europe of all illusions” by quitting the Iran nuclear deal and seeking trade disputes, the European Union chairman said on Wednesday, underlining the depth of transatlantic discord. The EU’s 28 leaders are gathering in the Bulgarian capital for a dinner discussion on […]

EU to respond to U.S. tariffs within 90 days if not exempt

By Robin Emmott and Robert-Jan Bartunek BRUSSELS, March 9 : The European Union expects to be excluded from U.S. steel and aluminium tariffs but will go to the World Trade Organization to impose its own measures if Washington presses ahead, EU officials said on Friday. U.S. President Donald Trump set import tariffs on Thursday of […]

Post-Brexit security deal must transcend ideology, May tells EU

By Thomas Escritt and Robin Emmott MUNICH, Feb 17 : Britain and the EU should sign a new security treaty and must not let ideological differences block co-operation in that sector after Brexit, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Saturday. May said key aspects of a future partnership should be effective from 2019, emphasising she […]

UK’s Johnson keeps hard Brexit stance in speech aimed at mending fences

By Andrew MacAskill and Alistair Smout LONDON, Feb 14 : Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson showed little sign on Wednesday of softening his tough stance on Brexit in a speech billed as aiming to soothe concerns among voters about the economic impact of leaving the European Union. Johnson is among those pushing for a harder […]

Britain’s May asks EU to help her end Brexit sniping at home

By Elizabeth Piper and Noah Barkin BRUSSELS, Oct 20 : British Prime Minister Theresa May appealed to European Union leaders to help her silence critics at home by signalling a willingness to break the deadlock in Brexit talks. Barring a surprise and despite May’s plea over a summit dinner in Brussels late on Thursday, the […]

British PM May to fire starting gun on Brexit

By Guy Faulconbridge and Elizabeth Piper LONDON, Mar 29 : Prime Minister Theresa May will file formal Brexit divorce papers today, pitching the United Kingdom into the unknown and triggering years of uncertain negotiations that will test the endurance of the European Union. Nine months after Britons voted to leave, May will notify EU Council […]