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EU Rejects Weekend Talks on Johnson’s Proposal

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LONDON – The European Union has rejected a British request to hold Brexit talks this weekend, British media reported, as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reiterated his commitment to leaving the bloc on October 31 despite the possibility of not reaching an exit deal. The European Commission said that Johnson’s …

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US has Chosen ‘Confrontation’ in Trade Spat: Germany

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BERLIN – Germany’s foreign minister is accusing the US of rejecting offers of an amicable solution in a trade spat and warning that the European Union could soon respond by raising tariffs on American goods, AP reported Friday. Heiko Maas said Friday that Washington is going down the path of …

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Russian Pipeline Firm Launches Anti-EU Dispute

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BRUSSELS – The company behind the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline has attacked EU energy law in new arbitration proceedings, EU observer reported Friday. “[The] Nord Stream 2 [consortium] has now decided to ask the arbitral tribunal to determine that the European Union is in breach of its international law …

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Johnson Visits Luxembourg, Announces Brexit Agreement

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LUXEMBOURG – British Prime minister Boris Johnson said on Monday that an agreement on Brexit was beginning to emerge, but the EU said it was proposing nothing to break the stalemate during a visit to Luxembourg, where he had been harangued aloud by the protesters and reprimanded for trying to …

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EU will not Recognize any Change Regarding Jerusalem ‘

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BRUSSELS – The EU will not recognize any change regarding Jerusalem, a senior EU official said on Wednesday. “As has been reaffirmed in many of the conclusions of the Foreign Affairs Council, the EU will not recognize any changes to pre-1967 borders, including Jerusalem, other than those agreed by the …

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UK to Become ‘Economic Competitor’ after Brexit, Merkel Warns

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BERLIN – The U.K. will become “an economic competitor on our own doorstep” after Brexit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday, while stressing that she believed a no-deal exit could still be avoided, Politico reported Wednesday. The German chancellor’s warning during a parliamentary debate comes after several EU countries last …

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