UK’s Johnson to head to Brussels amid Brexit talks deadlock

BRUSSELS (AP) — More than four years after helping set Britain’s course out of the European Union, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is headed to EU headquarters to try to finish the job. With less than a month until the U.K.’s economic rupture with the European Union and talks on a new trade deal at a […]

EU-UK trade talks kick off amid threats and deadlines

BRUSSELS (AP) — Long-awaited trade talks between the European Union and Britain kick off Monday amid deep tensions over Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s threat to walk away from the talks if not enough progress is made within four months. Britain became the first country to ever leave the EU on Jan. 31. Monday’s talks mark […]

Warnings of chaotic ‘no-deal’ grow amid UK Brexit deadlock

LONDON (AP) — The alarms are flashing, the cliff-edge is coming closer — but can Britain avoid tumbling out of the European Union? After lawmakers rejected the government’s Brexit deal on three occasions, and twice failed to agree on any other option, the U.K. has just 10 days to come up with a new plan […]

UK, EU to hold more Brexit talks as May woos opposition

LONDON (AP) — Senior European Union and British officials are set to hold more Brexit talks less than a month before the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the bloc, as U.K. officials denied Monday that attempts to seal a divorce deal are deadlocked. EU and U.K. officials said the bloc’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, […]

UK, EU leaders spar during ‘robust’ Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker sparred on Thursday during “robust” talks on the U.K.’s Brexit plans, and agreed to hold more negotiations until the end of the month — a process that looks set to push the sealing of any deal to within a month of […]

Iran says US-sanctions workaround by EU soon to be announced

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Three European nations appeared poised Thursday to announce they have created a way for Iran to continue trade with them and avoid re-imposed U.S. sanctions, two Iranian officials said, setting up a potential collision with President Donald Trump’s maximalist approach against Tehran. France, Germany and the United Kingdom created a state […]

KitKat loses EU court case to trademark four-finger shape

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — European Union judges have ruled that the four-fingered shape of the KitKat chocolate bar is not distinctive enough to be trademarked. KitKat maker Nestle, the food multinational, has been trying since 2002 to establish a European trademark for the snack. But the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg on Wednesday ruled against […]

Seeking better ties with Europe, Erdogan heads to Paris

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to bring Turkey’s relations with European nations back on track following a stormy 2017 that saw the Turkish leader quarrel with European leaders and accuse them of Nazi-like behavior. Erdogan travels to Paris on Friday for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron while Foreign Minister […]

New blow for Uber as top EU court says it’s a taxi company

BC-EU–Europe-Uber,4th Ld-Writethru Dec 20, 2017 6:11AM (GMT 12:11) – 564 words By ANGELA CHARLTON and ARITZ PARRA ,  Associated Press Eds: Minor edit. With AP Photos. BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ride-hailing service Uber suffered a new blow Wednesday as the European Union’s top court ruled that it should be regulated like a taxi company and […]

Brexit benefit: Lower pound boosts tourism to Britain

AP-EU-Britain-Tourism Nov 17, 2017 5:48PM (GMT 23:48) – 858 words By PAN PYLAS ,  Associated Press Eds: Minor edit. With AP Photos. LONDON (AP) — Many British businesses have become cautious as they try to gauge the impact of the country’s 2019 departure from the European Union. But there’s one industry that has so far […]