• Charles Michel April 6, 2022 9:23 am

    EU Council Head Suggests Giving Asylum to Russian Deserters

    European Council president Charles Michel says European Union countries should think about ways to offer asylum to Russian soldiers willing to desert Ukraine battlefields.

  • politics May 25, 2021 11:29 am

    The EU Sanctions Belarus After ‘State Terrorism' — But Experts Aren't Convinced They'll Work

    The EU is sanctioning Belarus after Ryanair plane ‘hijack’ but experts have doubts the measures will change the situation.

  • President October 28, 2019 7:26 pm

    EU Delays Brexit to Jan. 31; Johnson Election Bid Fails

    Britain got Brexit breathing space but no clarity on Monday when the European Union granted a three-month delay to the U.K.’s departure from the bloc. British politicians immediately began using the extra time to do what they have done for more than three years — bicker about Brexit.

  • European Union October 23, 2019 11:38 am

    Brexit in Limbo: Boris Johnson Wins 1 Vote, Loses Another

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson won one vote and lost another in Parliament on Tuesday, a result that inches him closer to his goal of leading Britain out of the European Union — but effectively guarantees it won’t happen on the scheduled date of Oct. 31. The good news for the prime minister was that lawmakers — for the first...

  • European Union October 12, 2019 3:09 pm

    Brexit Negotiators Set to Work Through the Weekend

    British and European Union negotiators plan to work through the weekend to see if they can agree a Brexit deal in time for next week’s summit of EU leaders. The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, approved an intensification of the discussions after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart, Leo Varadkar, said they could see a “pathway” forward...

  • Asher Klein May 21, 2019 6:34 pm

    Seeking Brexit Support, May Offers Vote on New Referendum

    In a major concession, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday offered U.K. lawmakers the chance to vote on whether to hold a new referendum on the country’s membership in the European Union — but only if they back her thrice-rejected Brexit agreement. May made the offer as part of a desperate attempt to persuade Parliament to back a divorce...

  • European Union April 6, 2019 4:57 pm

    What Next? Some Scenarios for UK as Brexit Crisis Unfolds

    Crunch time is coming for British politicians and European Union leaders, who are scrambling to find a way to way to make Brexit work. Britain is set to leave the EU on April 12 without an agreement in place unless a plan is reached or a further extension is granted. British politicians are deeply divided over a solution and EU...

  • President April 5, 2019 6:16 pm

    UK's May Asks the EU to Delay Brexit Until June 30

    British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday again sought to delay Brexit until June 30 to avoid a chaotic withdrawal from the European Union in one week, although a key leader of the bloc suggested an even longer pause in the difficult divorce proceedings. The question over timing is vital because Britain is set to leave the EU without a...

  • President March 20, 2019 11:00 pm

    UK's May Asks a Wary EU to Delay Brexit Until June 30

    Exactly 1,000 days after Britain voted to leave the European Union, and nine days before it is scheduled to walk out the door, Prime Minister Theresa May hit the pause button Wednesday, asking the bloc to postpone the U.K.’s departure until June 30. EU leaders, who are exasperated by Britain’s Brexit melodrama, will only grant the extension if May can...

  • European Union November 22, 2018 6:58 pm

    UK and EU Agree on Future Relations After Brexit

    The European Union and Britain have agreed on a draft declaration on the future of their political relations after Brexit, European Council President Donald Tusk said Thursday, paving the way for an EU summit this weekend to rubber-stamp the deal. The draft declaration was agreed upon at a technical level by negotiators and endorsed Thursday by the European Commission, the...

  • Donald Trump July 16, 2018 10:34 am

    EU Chief Urges Trump, Putin Not to Destroy Global Order

    A senior European official on Monday urged U.S. President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and China to work with Europe to avoid trade wars and prevent conflict and chaos. Speaking before Trump and Putin were due to meet in Helsinki, European Council President Donald Tusk appealed for governments to avoid wrecking a political and economic order that led to...

  • Donald Trump July 16, 2018 10:10 am

    Trump Calls EU ‘a Foe,' Claims ‘Nothing Bad' to Come From Meeting Putin

    President Donald Trump named the European Union as a top adversary of the United States and denounced the news media as the “enemy of the people” before arriving in Helsinki on Sunday on the eve of his high-stakes summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Trump and his top aides were downplaying expectations for Monday’s summit as Trump continued to rattle allies...

  • European Union December 8, 2017 12:18 pm

    UK, EU Claim Brexit Breakthrough; Eye Talks on Future Ties

    Britain and the European Union hammered out a deal early Friday that allows Brexit talks to finally move on to the all-important issues of trade and the future relationship between the two. But some of the details appeared contradictory and leave some of the toughest issues unresolved. The last stumbling block had involved the border between Ireland — an EU...

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