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  • French President Francois Hollande addresses the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France, October 11, 2016.

    Francois Hollande does not want to chair the European Council when he steps down as French president in May, aides said on Thursday.

  • No return to borders of the past between UK and Ireland: Enda Kenny - Britain will not be a member of the single market

    Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny discusses his country's relationship with the U.K.

  • BERLIN— Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn denied having had early knowledge of the company's cheating on diesel emissions as he testified Thursday to a German parliamentary inquiry, his first major public appearance since he resigned. The 69- year-old stepped down in September 2015, days after news of Volkswagen's use of software to cheat on...

  • LONDON, Jan 18- Sterling fell on Wednesday as investors locked in profits after its biggest one-day surge since at least 1998 in the previous session when Prime Minister Theresa May outlined Britain's hopes for its exit from the European Union. Sterling sliced 0.9 percent off the 3- percent gain it had made against the dollar on Tuesday, leaving it back at...

  • NATO's future is assured in spite of Trump's criticism, Germany's Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen told CNBC.

  • Germany looking forward to working with Trump administration: Defense Minister

    Ursula von der Leyen, German defense minister, discusses her government's potential for relations with the incoming Trump administration.

  • LONDON— The Latest on Britain's decision to leave the European Union:. London's police chief says he doesn't think Britain's exit from the European Union will hurt international cooperation on fighting crime and terrorism. European Union legislators lashed out at U.S.

  • BERLIN, Jan 18- Germany looks set to hold its federal election on Sunday 24 September, with Chancellor Angela Merkel seeking a fourth term in office and the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany party expected to enter the national parliament for the first time. Merkel faces a tougher re-election campaign than previously after allowing more than a million...

  • Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital Founder and aide to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, speaks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.

    Former hedge-fund manager and Davos party boy Anthony Scaramucci is presenting himself as an "interpreter" for Trump.

  • FRANKFURT, Jan 17- Germany and the European Central Bank are pushing harder for Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange to give Frankfurt a greater role once they merge, now Britain is leaving the European Union, people involved said. As it stands, London is due to be the home of the main holding company of the merged exchanges and the joint board would also be...

  • The Obama administration says it hopes leaders of the U.K. and European Union will engage in a process that prevents "economic disruptions." The leader of Britain's right-wing U.K. Independence Party says he is "broadly impressed" by British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech on Brexit but added she isn't moving quickly enough toward exiting the country from...

  • U.S. soldiers are seen during a welcome ceremony at the Polish military base in Zagan, Poland on January 12, 2017.

    Germany's Foreign Minister said that Trump's comments about NATO had aroused concern across the 28-member alliance.

  • *NATO ministers concerned, amazed by Trump remarks on NATO. *NATO the keystone of Western defence since 1950 s. President-elect Donald Trump's comments that NATO was obsolete had aroused concern across the 28- member alliance.

  • President-elect Donald Trump's comments that NATO was obsolete had aroused concern across the 28- member alliance. "I've spoken today not only with EU foreign ministers but NATO foreign ministers as well and can report that the signals are that there's been no easing of tensions," Steinmeier told reporters when asked about Trump's interview with Bild...

  • An armed member of the Swiss Police watches from the roof of the Hotel Davos ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017.

    The elite gather in Switzerland to grapple with the world’s great challenges, but their relevance is in question in a time of Brexit and Trump.

  • President-elect Donald Trump's interview with the Bild newspaper in which he called NATO "obsolete," her spokesman said, adding Berlin still aimed for close cooperation with Washington. Trump told The Times of London and Germany's Bild newspaper in an interview that he viewed NATO as obsolete because it had not defended against terror attacks, but said the...

  • BRUSSELS— European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the EU itself. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the U.S. president-elect's view that NATO was obsolete and his...

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 15- The global economy is in better shape than it's been in years. And yet, as political leaders, CEOs and top bankers make their annual trek up the Swiss Alps to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the mood is anything but celebratory. His victory, less than half a year after Britain voted to leave the European Union, was a slap at the principles that...

  • Trump's remarks on German migration policy is nothing new: Dep. Fin Min

    Germany Deputy Finance Minister Jens Spahn says it wasn’t a catastrophic mistake for Germany to open up the borders to illegal immigrants.

  • DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 15- The global economy is in better shape than it's been in years. And yet, as political leaders, CEOs and top bankers make their annual trek up the Swiss Alps to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the mood is anything but celebratory. His victory, less than half a year after Britain voted to leave the European Union, was a slap at the principles that...