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  • BRUSSELS, Dec 13- Britain's weakened prime minister, Theresa May, appealed to fellow EU leaders on Thursday for concessions to help her win support in parliament next month for a deal that can smooth Britain's exit from the European Union. Arriving at a Brussels summit a day after a failed attempt to topple her at home, May said she was not expecting an immediate...

  • Arriving in Brussels just a day after a failed attempt to topple her at home, May was met largely by readiness to help from European Union leaders but also by a warning: we will not reopen the divorce agreement struck last month. Britain's departure from the EU, its biggest shift in trade and foreign policy for more than 40 years, is proving anything but smooth,...

  • Arriving in Brussels just a day after a failed attempt to topple her at home, May was met largely by readiness to help from European Union leaders and one demand: tell us want you want. Britain's departure from the EU, its biggest shift in trade and foreign policy for more than 40 years, is proving anything but smooth, complicated by the deep divisions in her...

  • BRASILIA, Dec 12- Brazil's outgoing Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Wednesday that South American trade bloc Mercosur is ready to close a trade agreement with the European Union but it is being held up because the Europeans do not want to close a deal. His remarks came after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said earlier Wednesday it will be more...

  • Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement in Downing Street after it was announced that she will face a vote of no confidence, to take place tonight, on December 12, 2018 in London, England. 

    Sterling surged Wednesday as British Prime Minister Theresa May repelled a leadership challenge and quieted a destructive mutiny within the U.K.'s Conservative Party.

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 11- China's Huawei has turned to humor to burnish its reputation in Germany, as the under-pressure networks group seeks to defend its leading position in Europe's largest market against concerns it poses a national security threat. Billboards posted around Berlin ask whether fifth-generation mobile services will soon be more widespread...

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 11- China's Huawei has turned to humour to burnish its reputation in Germany, as the under-pressure networks group seeks to defend its leading position in Europe's largest market against concerns it poses a national security threat. Billboards posted around Berlin ask whether fifth-generation mobile services will soon be more widespread...

  • LONDON, Dec 11- The British pound crawled off 20- month lows on Tuesday as Prime Minister Theresa May sought support from European leaders to change her Brexit deal, with investors weighing chances of a chaotic British exit from the European Union. May met Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a last ditch bid to save her...

  • *FTSE 100 up 0.4 pct; midcap index flat. *Banks biggest drag to FTSE, miners rise. The FTSE 100 top share index rose 0.4 percent by 0936 GMT with gains in mining stocks and big exporters helping it outperform the domestically tilted FTSE 250 index, which steadied just above two-year lows.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron address the media during a press conference in the German chancellery on Volkstrauertag, Germany's national day of mourning for victims of war, on November 18, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. 

    Even if French President Emmanuel Macron somehow beats the odds and remains in office, the ill-fated French-German couple is already condemned as a terminally dysfunctional engine of EU management, Michael Ivanovitch writes.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 10- Russia is seeking to boost its power in Europe and grip over Ukraine with the proposed Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline, the top U.S. energy diplomat said on Monday, in a step-up of Washington's rhetoric against the pipeline. "Through Nord Stream 2, Russia seeks to increase its leverage of the West while severing Ukraine from Europe," Francis...

  • German Marshall Fund: CDU voted to 'stay the course'

    Karen Donfried of the German Marshall Fund says many people who look at Europe were "relieved" to see stability in Germany and a "vote for continuity" in the Christian Democratic Union.

  • *Britain has not given up on "magical" customs solutions. *Time pressure won't let up, especially for Britain. BRUSSELS, Dec 9- The story of how Prime Minister Theresa May reached agreement on how Britain can leave the European Union offers lessons for the future of Brexit, whatever happens when parliament votes on the deal on Tuesday.

  • *Paul Ziemiak takes over as party secretary general. HAMBURG, Dec 8- Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the new leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats, sought to bind the party together after a divisive leadership battle by promoting a rival's ally to a key post on Saturday. On Saturday, Kramp-Karrenbauer proposed Paul Ziemiak, head of the Junge...

  • HAMBURG, Dec 7- Germany's Christian Democrats have played it safe. By opting for Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel as party leader, they have voted for a centrist who is long on party unity and short on major policy initiatives. Merkel's decision to stand down as leader of her Christian Democratic Union is part of her slow,...

  • HAMBURG, Dec 7- Germany's Christian Democrats have played it safe. By opting for Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel as party leader, they have voted for a centrist who is long on party unity and short on major policy initiatives. Merkel's decision to stand down as leader of her Christian Democratic Union is part of her slow,...

  • Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, left, is congratulated by Angela Merkel after receiving the most votes to become the next leader of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) at a federal congress of the CDU on December 7, 2018 in Hamburg, Germany. 

    Germany's Christian Democrats elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Friday to replace Angela Merkel as party leader, a decision that moves her into pole position to succeed Europe's most influential leader as chancellor.

  • By Virginia Furness and Dhara Ranasinghe. Oil prices also recovered from heavy losses the previous session, jumping more than 5 percent as big Middle East producers in OPEC agreed to reduce output to drain global fuel inventories and support the market. "The OPEC decision has also removed some uncertainty."

  • By Virginia Furness and Dhara Ranasinghe. Oil prices also recovered from heavy losses the previous session, jumping more than 5 percent as big Middle East producers in OPEC agreed to reduce output to drain global fuel inventories and support the market. "The OPEC decision has also removed some uncertainty."

  • LONDON, Dec 7- German government and other high-grade euro zone bond yields rose on Friday, responding to a late rally on Wall Street overnight to retrace some of Thursday's fall, the biggest in over two months. The move comes ahead of a vote among Germany's Christian Democrats on who replaces Chancellor Angela Merkel as party leader. "The most important number is...