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Poland's senators defy EU warnings, approve judicial laws

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's senators approved legislation Friday that gives the government greater control of a top court and a key judicial body despite warnings from European Union leaders that the move could put the country at risk of losing its EU voting rights.

Foreign minister warns UK cannot become 'vassal state' of EU

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Britain must strike a strong trade deal with the European Union after Brexit and avoid becoming a subordinate state of the bloc, foreign minister and leading Brexiteer Boris Johnson has told the Sunday Times newspaper.

More than half of Britons now want to stay in EU: poll

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - A poll has found that 51 percent of Britons would now keep European Union membership while 41 percent want to leave the bloc, a near reversal of last year's referendum result.

New Polish PM seeks understanding for his gov't at EU summit

BRUSSELS (AP) — Poland's new prime minister made his debut Thursday at a European Union summit, seeking to persuade European partners that controversial new Polish laws on the judiciary represent necessary reforms and not threats to democracy.

Populist far-right leaders want no EU in future Europe

Far-right populists in Europe are vowing to work together to create a new model of intracontinental cooperation that is far removed from the European Union. Leaders of parties from France, … Click to Continue »

EU gives itself June deadline for deal on refugees

By Gabriela Baczynska and Robert Muller BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders appealed for unity in a last-ditch effort to break their deadlock on sharing out refugees by June, telling reluctant eastern states they could otherwise be outvoted on a dispute that has shaken the bloc's foundations. Show More Summary

Court rejects US bid to intervene in Apple's appeal of EU tax ruling

The European Union's General Court has refused a U.S. government request to intervene in Apple's appeal of a 2016 European Commission ruling, which ordered Ireland to collect approximately $15.3 billion in back taxes from the compan...

EU more unified on borders, but migrant divisions remain

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders ended a summit on Friday deeply divided over how to handle tens of thousands of desperate people stuck in camps in Italy and Greece, with an eastern bloc of nations boasting it was resisting pleas to take in refugees in a "battle" with other EU member states.

'Congratulations': EU moves to Brexit phase two but warns will be tough

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union agreed on Friday to move Brexit talks onto trade and a transition pact but some leaders cautioned that the final year of divorce negotiations before Britain's exit could be fraught with peril.

Brexit: What We Know

After European Union leaders agreed Friday to begin talks on the bloc's future relationship with Britain, here is an outline of what we know so far about the UK's departure from the EU: - Timing - Following Britain's vote to leave the EU in a June 2016 referendum, Prime Minister Theresa May officially gave notice to the 28-member bloc on March 29. Show More Summary

From referendum to Brexit green light: Key dates

From the shock vote to leave the European Union to EU leaders giving the go-ahead for the start of negotiations on a future UK-EU partnership on Friday, here are some of the milestones on the path to Britain leaving the European Union:...Show More Summary

'Congratulations': EU launches next phase of Brexit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union agreed on Friday to move talks forward with London on Britain's exit from the bloc as leaders warmed to the British premier, but there was little clarity on trade, as well as on some issues already discussed.

Official says EU likely to give Poland unprecedented warning

The European Union's executive Commission will likely decide next week to trigger an unprecedented procedure against Poland that could move the country closer to losing its voting rights in the … Click to Continue »

What's next for Brexit as EU agrees to new of talks?

Leaders of 27 European Union nations gave British Prime Minister Theresa May an early Christmas present on Friday, declaring that Brexit talks can move on to their next phase: transition … Click to Continue »

The Latest: EU clears way to second round of Brexit talks

The Latest on Britain's Brexit discussions with the European Union at a summit of EU leaders in Brussels (all times local): 12:35 p.m. European Union leaders have given the go-ahead … Click to Continue »

Luxembourg appeals $295 million EU Amazon ruling

Luxembourg is appealing a European Union decision that it has to claw back some 250 million euros ($300 million) in back taxes from Amazon. The EU decision in October was … Click to Continue »

Hungary's PM says EU leaders did 'battle' over migration

Hungary's prime minister has laid out the scale of the division over migration issues within the European Union as countries in central and eastern Europe held out against taking in … Click to Continue »

EU leaders set to launch new phase in Brexit talks

European Union leaders are set to authorize a new phase in Britain's departure from the bloc. The expected clearance Friday to trade discussions will provide a welcome boost to British … Click to Continue »

Cambodia's Hun Sen challenges EU and U.S. to freeze assets

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen encouraged the United States and European Union on Friday to freeze the assets of Cambodian leaders abroad in response to his government's crackdown on the opposition and civil society.

EU salmonella spike caused by egg contamination

An increase in levels of salmonella contamination in eggs has been blamed for a rise in total cases of salmonellosis across the European Union after years of decline.

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