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  • WARSAW, Poland— French President Emmanuel Macron is pushing for tighter European rules to protect workers in France and other prosperous countries in Western Europe from cheaper labor stemming from the continent's east. Macron is set to raise concerns over so-called "posted workers" and "social dumping" with several leaders in Central Europe as he makes his...

  • LONDON— Britain says rules governing judicial cooperation with the European Union should stay much as they are now after Brexit to prevent international business disputes and divorce battles from becoming longer and more complicated. Britain's Department for Exiting the European Union says the country wants to "mirror closely the current EU system"...

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union's anti-trust watchdog said Tuesday that it has launched a probe into German chemical maker Bayer's planned acquisition of U.S. seed and weed-killer company Monsanto. The European Commission, which polices competition in Europe, said it has concerns that the merger may reduce competition in areas like pesticides and seeds.

  • *Attacks using vehicles are growing threat in Europe. LONDON, Aug 21- Europe has experienced around a dozen cases of drivers using a car or truck to plough into pedestrians like last week's attack in Barcelona, but cities have not rushed to mitigate the risks by changing their layout. We dont want to be Hebron, said Els Ampe, Deputy Mayor of Brussels, referring to the...

  • *Attacks using vehicles are growing threat in Europe. LONDON, Aug 21- Europe has experienced around a dozen cases of drivers using a car or truck to plough into pedestrians like last week's attack in Barcelona, but cities have not rushed to mitigate the risks by changing their layout. We dont want to be Hebron, said Els Ampe, Deputy Mayor of Brussels, referring to the...

  • *Afghanistan has deposits of gold, silver, copper, lithium. Ever since a United States Geological Survey study a decade ago identified deposits later estimated to have a potential value of as much as $1 trillion, both Afghan and foreign officials have trumpeted the reserves as a likely key to economic independence for Afghanistan. Afghanistan, some reports say,...

  • LONDON, Aug 20- Britain will not rule out the possibility that the European Union may retain oversight of customs controls at UK borders after it leaves the bloc, as the country seeks ways to keep unhindered access to EU markets following Brexit. British goods would be exported tariff-free and Britain would levy EU tariffs on goods coming into the UK for onward...

  • LONDON, Aug 18- Britain's pound edged lower against the dollar on Friday and is set for its biggest weekly decline in more than two months as investors lightened positions after the week of lackluster data quashed expectations of policy tightening in the coming months. "The sentiment in the pound remains heavy due to the Brexit risks, complex negotiations,...

  • LONDON, Aug 18- Britain's pound fell against the euro on Friday and was poised for a third consecutive week of losses as a global selloff in risky assets prompted investors to cut bets after a week of tepid U.K. data. With growing market expectations that the Bank of England is unlikely to raise interest rates over the coming months due to Brexit-related risks and...

  • LONDON, Aug 17- Sterling edged past 91 pence per euro on Thursday after a mixed batch of UK retail sales figures helped investors put aside nerves over the economy and Brexit talks that have driven the currency to its weakest since October. The pound gained 0.2 percent on the day to 91.10 pence per euro, but was flat against the dollar at $1.2883.

  • LONDON, Aug 17- Sterling edged past 91 pence per euro on Thursday after a mixed batch of UK retail sales figures helped investors put aside nerves over the economy and Brexit talks that have driven the currency to its weakest since October. The pound gained 0.2 percent on the day to 91.10 pence per euro, but was flat against the dollar at $1.2883.

  • LONDON/ DUBLIN, Aug 16- Britain said on Wednesday there should be no border posts or immigration checks between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Brexit, in a paper that attempts to resolve one of the most complex aspects of its departure from the European Union. It also rejected the idea of an effective customs border in the Irish Sea that...

  • BRUSSELS— Belgium's Agriculture Minister Denis Ducarme says the government will join in legal action against those responsible for the egg contamination scandal, which has hit at least 17 countries. Ducarme told The Associated Press Wednesday that "the Belgian government wants to take part in civil proceedings." Millions of eggs have been destroyed or...

  • BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, Aug 16- Air Berlin's administrators will focus on selling its attractive take-off and landing slots in Germany, a source familiar with the process said, potentially opening up the market to new players. Loss-making Air Berlin has until now helped to shield Lufthansa and Germany, where a booming economy is fueling demand for travel, from...

  • *UK wants no border posts between Ireland and N.Ireland. LONDON/ DUBLIN, Aug 16- Britain has said there should be no border posts or immigration checks between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Brexit, in a paper that attempts to resolve one of the most complex aspects of its departure from the European Union. "The paper provides flexible...

  • LONDON/ DUBLIN, Aug 16- Britain has said there should be no border posts between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Brexit, in a paper that attempts to resolve one of the most complex aspects of its exit from the European Union. May also said Britain would consider stepping in to replace some EU funding for peace projects in Northern Ireland...

  • LONDON— There must be no border posts between the U.K. and Ireland after Brexit, and European Union citizens will be able to enter Britain through EU member state Ireland without immigration checks, the British government said Wednesday. Britain has vowed to end the free movement of people from the bloc after it leaves the EU in 2019, removing the automatic right...

  • LONDON, Aug 16- There should be no border posts between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Brexit, Britain said in an early attempt to resolve one of the most complex aspects of its European Union exit. The issue of how the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland will fare is particularly sensitive given the decades of violence over...

  • LONDON, Aug 16- There should be no border posts between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Brexit, Britain said in an early attempt to resolve one of the most complex aspects of its European Union exit. The issue of how the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland will fare is particularly sensitive given the decades of violence over...

  • LONDON, Aug 16- There should be no border posts between Ireland and the British province of Northern Ireland after Brexit, Britain said in an early attempt to resolve one of the most complex aspects of its European Union exit. The issue of how the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland will fare is particularly sensitive given the decades of violence over...