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France Presidential Poll a Bellwether For Europe

  France votes on Sunday in the first round of a bitterly fought presidential election that is crucial to the future of Europe and a closely-watched test of voters’ anger…

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Brexit Negotiations Likely to be Contentious

Nine months after the historic Brexit referendum, the U.K. formally notified E.U. Council President Donald Tusk this week that it will leave the European Union. The results of the forthcoming…

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International Donors Pledge $6B for Syria

EU Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Christos Stylianides says international donors have pledged $6 billion to help conflict-torn Syria this year, in line with their target. Mr. Stylianides said donors from more…

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Brexit Doesn’t Have to Be a Disaster

As British Prime Minister Theresa May starts the clock on Britain’s departure from the European Union, there’s no real question that the divorce is going to hurt both parties —…

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British PM May to Fire Starting Gun on Brexit

Prime Minister Theresa May will file formal Brexit divorce papers on Wednesday, pitching the United Kingdom into the unknown and triggering years of uncertain negotiations that will test the endurance…

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Bulgarian Center-Right GERB Wins Most Votes in Election

Bulgaria’s center-right GERB party narrowly won a parliamentary election on Sunday, giving it a chance to form another government after leader Boiko Borisov resigned as prime minister in November, triggering…

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Erdogan: Turkey Might Hold Referendum on EU Membership

Turkey’s president said Saturday the country might pursue a Brexit-like referendum on whether to pursue European Union membership and also lashed out at a critical protest in Switzerland. President Recep…

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EU Official: We Can Make Members Accept Refugees

The European Union’s commissioner for migration says there are ways to make all EU members states comply with the program of relocation of migrants among them. Dimitris Avramopoulos made the…

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A Head Start on Discrimination

While this week’s ruling of the European Union’s Court of Justice (ECJ) to allow the banning under certain circumstances of Islamic headscarves (the hijab) won’t resolve the highly charged debate…

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Top EU Officials Stress Commitment to Free and Open Trade

Top European Union officials are underlining the bloc’s commitment to an open multilateral trading system amid rising protectionist sentiment worldwide. EU President Donald Tusk said Wednesday leaders of the 28…

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