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  • BRUSSELS, July 18- When the chips are down in Europe, everyone turns to Angela Merkel for a solution. Votes had barely been tallied in Britain when her vice-chancellor, Sigmar Gabriel, leader of the center-left Social Democrats, and European Parliament President Martin Schulz rushed out a 10- point plan for a "refoundation" of Europe. Lamenting that ever more...

  • BERLIN, July 18- Germany plans new legislation to require manufacturers of cars equipped with an autopilot function to install a black box to help determine responsibility in the event of an accident, transport ministry sources told Reuters on Monday. Germany is home to some of the world's largest car companies including Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW and the...

  • BERLIN, July 18- Germany plans new legislation to require manufacturers of cars equipped with an autopilot function to install a black box to help determine responsibility in the event of an accident, transport ministry sources told Reuters on Monday. Germany is home to some of the world's largest car companies including Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW and the...

  • Germany's foreign minister says he hopes new British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will want to maintain a "sensible relationship" with the European Union. Frank-Walter Steinmeier has previously criticized Johnson and other leading backers of Britain's exit from the EU. He added: "I hope he understands his job in such a way that Britain will maintain a...

  • LONDON— Theresa May wanted Britain to stay in the European Union, but the government she unveiled Thursday leaves little doubt that Britain's new prime minister intends to fulfill voters' instructions and take it out of the 28- nation bloc. When she was running for the Conservative leadership, May promised that "Brexit means Brexit," and her appointments of...

  • LONDON, July 13- David Davis, a staunchly Eurosceptic lawmaker who says the risk of losing a key export partner will force EU leaders such as Angela Merkel to agree to a free trade deal, was appointed as the man to lead Britain out of the bloc on Wednesday. At the heart of the job will be finding an answer to the key negotiating riddle: how can Britain keep access to the...

  • LONDON, July 13- David Davis, a staunchly Eurosceptic lawmaker who says the risk of losing a key export partner will force EU leaders such as Angela Merkel to agree to a free trade deal, was appointed as the man to lead Britain out of the bloc on Wednesday. At the heart of the job will be finding an answer to the key negotiating riddle: how can Britain keep access to the...

  • LONDON, July 13- Theresa May became Britain's prime minister on Wednesday with the task of leading it out of the European Union, and quickly named leading' Brexit' supporters including former London mayor Boris Johnson to key positions in her new government. The former Conservative interior minister, 59, said after being appointed by Queen Elizabeth that she...

  • LONDON, July 13- Theresa May became Britain's prime minister on Wednesday with the task of leading it out of the European Union, and quickly named leading' Brexit' supporters including former London mayor Boris Johnson to key positions in her new government. The former Conservative interior minister, 59, said after being appointed by Queen Elizabeth that she...

  • LONDON, July 13- British Prime Minister Theresa May said she had told German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande on Wednesday that her government would need time before beginning talks on Britain's exit from the European Union. May spoke to the German and French leaders along with the Irish prime minister hours after taking over...

  • LONDON, July 13- Theresa May became Britain's prime minister on Wednesday with the task of leading it out of the European Union, and quickly named leading' Brexit' supporters including former London mayor Boris Johnson to key positions in her new government. The former Conservative interior minister, 59, said after being appointed by Queen Elizabeth that she...

  • LONDON, July 13- Theresa May became Britain's prime minister on Wednesday with the task of leading its complex divorce from the European Union, and quickly named leading' Brexit' supporters to key positions in her new government. The former Conservative interior minister, 59, said after being appointed by Queen Elizabeth that she would champion social justice...

  • LONDON, July 13- Having fought her way to the top of British politics, new Prime Minister Theresa May will face an even tougher battle in power: plotting a divorce from the European Union that she once opposed but now says must not be halted. Despite having campaigned to remain in the EU before the June 23 Brexit referendum, May, 59, said she would steer Britain through...

  • LONDON, July 13- Britain's tough former interior minister Theresa May became prime minister on Wednesday, promising to champion social justice and rise to the challenge of leading the country out of the European Union. May, 59 assumed office after an audience with Queen Elizabeth and drove straight to her new home of 10 Downing Street, vacated hours earlier by...

  • LONDON, July 13- Theresa May became Britain's new prime minister on Wednesday, promising to carve out a bold new future in the world as she embarks on the monumental task of leading the country out of the European Union. May, 59 assumed office after an audience with Queen Elizabeth and drove straight to her new home of 10 Downing Street, vacated hours earlier by David...

  • *May to enter Downing St as prime minister. LONDON, July 13- Theresa May replaced David Cameron as Britain's prime minister on Wednesday, assuming responsibility for the monumental task of negotiating a complex divorce from the European Union. She is also Britain's second female head of government after Margaret Thatcher.

  • LONDON, July 13- Outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron urged his successor Theresa May on Wednesday to keep Britain close to the European Union, even as she embarks on the monumental task of ending four decades of membership. "My advice to my successor, who is a brilliant negotiator, is that we should try to be as close to the European Union as we can be for the benefits...

  • LONDON, July 13- Having fought her way to the top of British politics, new Prime Minister Theresa May will face an even tougher battle in power: plotting a divorce from the European Union that she once opposed but now says must not be halted. The Brexit vote thrust Britain into political crisis with both major parties in leadership battles and investors left...

  • LONDON, July 13- Outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron urged his successor Theresa May on Wednesday to keep Britain close to the European Union, even as she embarks on the monumental task of ending four decades of membership. "My advice to my successor, who is a brilliant negotiator, is that we should try to be as close to the European Union as we can be for the benefits...

  • * "We have our Angela Merkel"- colleague. LONDON, July 13- David Cameron entertained parliament with a series of farewell quips on Wednesday in his last appearance as prime minister before making way for Theresa May to lead the monumental task of extricating Britain from the European Union. Then May will pay her own visit to the monarch to be formally entrusted with...