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  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde smiles during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on June 24, 2019.

    The European Council officially nominated on Tuesday Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, to become the next president of the European Central Bank.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and French President Emmanuel Macron (R) in Berlin, Germany on April 29, 2019.

    The 28 national leaders in the European Union will meet again on June 30 to seek agreement on who should inherit the bloc's top jobs.

  • A trader shows U.S. dollar notes at a currency exchange booth.

    There are a number of factors suggesting that the dollar may be at risk of surrendering its role as the world's reserve currency.

  • Theresa May, U.K. prime minister, with Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission during a news conference in Strasbourg, France, on Monday, March 11, 2019.

    There is a still a concern that Britain may leave the European Union without a deal to smooth the way, the bloc's chief executive said on Saturday.

  • *France opposes start of talks, Belgium abstained. BRUSSELS, April 15- The European Union is ready to start talks on a trade agreement with the United States and aims to conclude a deal before year-end, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said on Monday. The EU approved two areas for negotiation, opposed by France with an abstention from Belgium.

  • EU governments on Monday backed the move launched by the European Commission two years ago to protect Europe's creative industries, which employ 11.7 million people in the bloc. "When it comes to completing Europe's digital single market, the copyright reform is the missing piece of the puzzle," the Commission's president Jean-Claude Juncker said in a...

  • Jean-Claude Juncker the President of the European Commission and Donald Tusk the president of European Council after the European Leaders summit meeting with the main topic discussions with Theresa May an extension of Brexit, at a media briefing after midnight in Brussels, Belgium on March 21-22 2019.

    European Council President Donald Tusk told the U.K. not to waste the additional time that has been agreed on for the country to leave the European Union.

  • PARIS, April 8- Europe needs to decide on a digital tax and should lead the way if there is insufficient consensus globally, the EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager, said on Monday. France has been driving hard for such a tax, but at a meeting of EU finance meetings over the weekend, Sweden, Finland, Ireland and Denmark blocked a draft EU-wide GAFA tax...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker walk to the Rose Garden of the White House to deliver a joint statement on trade July 25, 2018 in Washington. 

    Once the U.S. and China have reached a trade deal, the world's largest economy will amplify tensions with the EU, according to the chief economist of the OECD.

  • Britain was originally due to leave on March 29 but the current date is April 12. Playing the bad cop, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday the bloc's patience was wearing thin. Unless something else is agreed, Britain will crash out from the bloc as soon as April 12.

  • By Michael Holden, Elizabeth Piper and Kylie MacLellan. LONDON, April 3- British Prime Minister Theresa May met opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday to seek a way out of a Brexit stalemate, a gamble that could see a European Union divorce deal finally clear parliament but also tear her party apart. After her EU withdrawal deal was rejected three times by...

  • *UK's May invites Labour to break deadlock, talks at 1330 GMT. LONDON, April 3- British Prime Minister Theresa May was set to seek a Brexit compromise with opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Wednesday, a gamble that could see a European Union divorce deal finally clear parliament but also tear her party apart. After her EU withdrawal deal was rejected three times by...

  • *Default option is UK leaving EU on April 12 without a deal. LONDON, April 1- Britain was no nearer to resolving the chaos surrounding its departure from the European Union after parliament failed on Monday to find a majority of its own for any alternative to Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal. The option that came closest to getting a majority was a proposal...

  • *Britain' a laughing stock', Siemens' UK head says. LONDON, April 1- Lawmakers sought to break a stalemate over Britain's departure from the European Union on Monday by trying to force Prime Minister Theresa May to pursue much closer economic ties than the deal she negotiated envisages. Three days after the date on which Britain was originally due to leave the EU, it is...

  • *Macron wants more coordinated EU approach to China. *Demonstrations in Paris over human rights in China. PARIS, March 25- France and China signed deals worth billions of euros on Monday, including a huge Airbus plane order, during a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, despite Paris pushing back against Beijing's "Belt and Road" infrastructure initiative.

  • *No formal decision on which job France will pursue. PARIS, March 25- France will push for the presidency of the European Commission rather than the European Central Bank when top EU jobs come up for negotiations later this year, three sources briefed on discussions over the matter said. Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told the French Senate last week France would...

  • A.P. Moller-Maersk is the largest container shipping company in the world.

    Trade talks between the U.S. and the European Union, as well as possibel changes in the Europe-China relationship, also pose risks, says the chief executive of A.P. Moller-Maersk.

  • The dollar pared gains again the Japanese yen and extended losses against the euro after U.S. consumer prices showed that inflation remains low despite a tight labor market, bolstering the Federal Reserve's case for keeping interest rates on hold.

  • Gold edged higher on Tuesday, supported by a retreat in the dollar after an apparent breakthrough in Brexit negotiations between the European Union and Britain, although rallying equities capped bullion's gains.

  • Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement following winning a confidence vote, after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal, outside 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, January 16, 2019.

    The British prime minister has clinched changes to her Brexit deal in her bid to win last-minute support before Tuesday's vote.