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October 6, 2018 12:53 PM Austria's ex-chancellor Kern quits politics, will not run in European elections

VIENNA (Reuters) - Opposition leader Christian Kern said on Saturday he would leave politics and not run as the top candidate for the Austrian Social Democrats in European parliamentary elections next year, giving in to pressure from party critics. Just a few weeks after announcing his intention to run in the elections, the 52-year-old former chancellor 68

October 5, 2018 1:19 AM Strong quake hits Japan's northern island, no tsunami danger

TOKYO (Reuters) - A strong earthquake on Friday jolted the same area of Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido that was hit by one of the country’s most powerful tremors last month. The quake, which struck at 8:58 a.m. (2358 GMT Thursday), had a preliminary magnitude of 5.3, and measured a ‘weak 5’ on Japan’s quake intensity scale of 1 to 7, with 7 being 59

October 4, 2018 11:31 PM Nicolas Cage faces abuse allegations by ex-girlfriend seeking restraining order: report

Nicolas Cage has reportedly been accused of abusing ex-girlfriend Vickie Park in a recent request for a restraining order, according to court documents obtained by The Blast. (Reuters) Nicolas Cage is reportedly being accused of abusing a former girlfriend during a recent film festival in Vienna, Austria. The allegations come as an extension of a restraining 147

September 27, 2018 5:04 PM UK Labour's Corbyn tells EU's Barnier hard Irish border must be avoided

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The leader of Britain’s main opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said he had told the EU’s Brexit chief Michel Barnier in talks on Thursday that Britain’s withdrawal must not disrupt trade across the Ireland-Northern Ireland border. Corbyn, who has previously met Barnier and once brought him an Arsenal football shirt as a gift, stressed 53

September 26, 2018 11:12 PM UK Labour's Corbyn to urge EU's Barnier to avoid no deal Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - The leader of Britain’s opposition Labour party Jeremy Corbyn will warn the EU’s Brexit chief Michel Barnier of the dangers of a “no deal” Brexit when he visits Brussels on Thursday, his party said. Corbyn said on Wednesday Labour would vote against a Brexit deal based on Theresa May’s proposals, the strongest warning yet to a prime 76

September 24, 2018 11:37 AM Macron does not want Brexit talks to drag: French presidency official

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron is reluctant to let negotiations over Britain’s divorce from the European Union drag and is raising pressure on London to break an impasse, an Elysee Palace official said on Monday. At a summit in Austria last week where European leaders tore up British Prime Minister Theresa May’s so-called Chequers 50

September 20, 2018 9:04 PM EU in Talks With Egypt for Help With Curbing Flow of Migrants

Refugees could be diverted to the North-African country in return for investments, financial incentives BRUSSELS—The European Union is exploring a landmark deal with Egypt it hopes could alleviate a refugee crisis that has upended politics on the continent, EU officials said on Thursday. An agreement, on which EU leaders were briefed at a summit in Austria 55

September 19, 2018 6:20 PM EU's Juncker says Brexit deal still 'far away'

SALZBURG, Austria (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday that a Brexit deal with Britain was still “far away”, an EU official said. Juncker had been asked on arrival at a summit in Austria with British Prime Minister Theresa May about how close the sides were to concluding a deal which both say they hope to conclude 63

September 16, 2018 5:24 PM Austria, Germany agree on need to avoid hard Brexit: Kurz

BERLIN (Reuters) - Austria and Germany agree that everything possible must be done to avoid Britain leaving the European Union without a trade deal, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Sunday before a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Kurz and Merkel said they were meeting to discuss a range of issues, including Britain’s planned departure 67

September 12, 2018 4:32 AM Juncker to hold firm on Brexit terms, offer close partnership: official

STRASBOURG (Reuters) - European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker will say on Wednesday that Britain should not expect EU negotiators to soften demands as they try to conclude a Brexit divorce treaty but he will reaffirm an offer of a close future partnership, a senior EU official said. The EU chief executive will touch only briefly on Britain’s 64