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March 30, 2017 4:24 AM Britain's May goes into Brexit talks with ambitions high

LONDON (Reuters) - After nine months of preparation, bitter public argument and a battle with parliament, British Prime Minister Theresa May is launching talks with the European Union armed with a plan she hopes will secure a better divorce deal than many expect. But what is it? Although May has published a policy document outlining a 12-point approach 12

March 30, 2017 3:54 AM Feuds and fault-lines loom in UK-EU showdown over Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May says Brexit is an opportunity to build an "independent, self-governing, global Britain." European Parliament chief negotiator Guy Verhofstadt says it's "a tragedy, a disaster, a catastrophe." The EU says Britain can't leave without settling its bill, paying up for the U.K.'s share of staff pensions and projects it has already 12

March 29, 2017 6:05 PM WATCH: Euro golfer pulls off shot Phil Mickelson would have trouble doing

Get out of here with this, Sebastien Gros! This shot by French golfer Sebastien Gros who is part of the European Tour is impossibly good. Gros hits an over-the-head flop backwards and watches it roll into the cup. Gros, as we all would, loses his ever-loving mind. “I must admit I needed a few tries (I’d say it was the 8th), but my shot of the year for sure!” wrote 14

March 29, 2017 10:10 AM Trump wants to roll back progress against climate change. He’s going to fail

The rest of the world can compensate for American backsliding. Few of President Barack Obama’s achievements seem more imperiled from President Trump than progress in combating climate change. To avert catastrophic climate change, the broadly accepted goal among climate scientists is to stay below two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) of warming 9

March 29, 2017 9:57 AM Ford warns Brexit deal must include tariff-free access to customs union

LONDON U.S. carmaker Ford (F.N) said on Wednesday that Britain must secure a Brexit deal which includes full tariff-free access to the entire customs union of European countries, not just the 27 other members of the European Union. Ford builds vans in Turkey, which is not part of the EU but is in the EU customs union. "Any deal must include securing 14

March 29, 2017 8:10 AM British PM May to fire starting gun on Brexit

LONDON 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 of the European Union. Nine months after Britons voted to leave, May will notify EU Council President Donald Tusk in a letter that the UK really 12

March 29, 2017 6:18 AM U.K. Set to File for E.U. Divorce, Officially Triggering Two Years to Brexit

(LONDON) — Britain is set to formally file for divorce from the European Union, ending a 44-year relationship following the decision made by U.K. voters in a referendum nine months ago. Prime Minister Theresa May is due to announce in the House of Commons Wednesday afternoon that she has invoked Article 50 of the E.U.'s key treaty, triggering a two-year 16

March 29, 2017 5:29 AM Asia stocks up with dollar, sterling cold shouldered on Brexit day

SYDNEY Asian shares inched ahead on Wednesday while the dollar and commodities held gains as investors shook off disappointment about U.S. President Donald Trump's failed healthcare bill and focused on an improving outlook for global growth. The good cheer did not extend to the pound which was on the skids as the British government sent a letter to Brussels 18

March 28, 2017 9:43 PM University founded by Soros says targeted by new Hungary law

BUDAPEST, Hungary – Central European University says government-proposed amendments to Hungary's law on higher education "would make it impossible to continue its operations" in Budapest, its home for over 25 years. University President and Rector Michael Ignatieff says in a Tuesday statement that the closure of the school founded by U.S. billionaire 11

March 28, 2017 1:59 PM Central Europe's leaders reject EU's relocation of migrants

WARSAW, Poland – Leaders from Central Europe said Tuesday they reject a European Union policy that calls for all member states to receive migrants, protesting suggestions that the level of their compliance could be linked to the availability of EU funds to them. A meeting in Warsaw of the so-called Visegrad Group brought together Poland's Prime Minister 16