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Tajik Opposition Activist Odinaev Seeks EU Asylum After Being Released In Belarus   -1%

Tajik opposition activist and journalist Farhod Odinaev says he will seek political asylum in the European Union after learning the authorities intend to arrest him if he returns home.


Trump expected to delay European auto tariff decision: EU officials   -3%

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce this week he is delaying a decision on whether to slap tariffs on cars and auto parts imported from the European Union, likely for another six months, EU officials said.


UPDATE 2-Trump expected to delay European auto tariff decision - EU officials   -3%

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce this week he is delaying a decision on whether to slap tariffs on cars and auto parts imported from the European Union, likely for another six months, EU officials said.


Indigenous leader calls for EU action against firms over Brazil deforestation  

The European Union should consider sanctions for companies that source materials from protected Brazilian forest reservations and native lands, an indigenous community representative said.


EIB says too early to declare victory in battle to end fossil fuel funding   2%

It is too early to say the European Investment Bank (EIB) has won its battle to end funding of fossil fuel projects, the bank's president said on Monday, after European Union finance ministers backed such a move on Friday.


White House official says he heard U.S. envoy push for investigation of Bidens  

An official on the White House's National Security Council said he heard the U.S. ambassador to the European Union explicitly press Ukrainian officials to investigate Joe Biden and his son, according to a transcript released on Friday by Democrats leading the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump.


Trump expected to delay European auto tariff decision - EU officials   -3%

U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to announce this week he is delaying a decision on whether to slap tariffs on cars and auto parts imported from the European Union, likely for another six months, EU officials said.


'Little Visegrad' A pact of European capitals   5%

Warsaw, Budapest, Prague and Bratislava all have young and progressive mayors who are now forming an unofficial alliance to fight for the rule of law. They'll also be seeking funding from the European Union.


Greece set to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping as EU, US look on with concern  


With Chinese President Xi Jinping set to arrive in Athens on Sunday, Greece will be keen to use the trip to its advantage while not upsetting its allies within the European Union or the United States, observers say.Xi is set to meet Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis for the second time in a matter of days, after Mitsotakis visited Shanghai earlier in the week for the China International Import Expo. On that occasion Xi floated the possibility of Greece “becoming a logistics centre” for…


Long-debated Singapore-EU free-trade pact to take effect on November 21   8%


A free-trade agreement between Singapore and the European Union that has been almost a decade in the making will take effect on November 21, the two sides announced on Friday.The announcement marks a victory for export-reliant Singapore, which becomes the first Southeast Asian nation to conclude a free-trade deal with the EU, according to documents from Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry.In wealthy Singapore, about 1,000 people sleep rough every nightSingapore will remove tariffs on all…


Frances Emmanuel Macron laments Natos brain death as Donald Trumps US turns its back on us   -2%


French President Emmanuel Macron claimed that a lack of US leadership is causing the “brain death” of the Nato military alliance, insisting in an interview published on Thursday that the European Union must step up and start acting as a strategic world power.Macron’s public criticism of the state of the world’s biggest military alliance was rejected by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Nato Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, setting the scene for a possible showdown in London next month when…


Scotlands nationalists demand re-run of 2014 independence vote amid Brexit election  


The British government must permit a vote on Scottish independence next year as Scotland faces the prospect of leaving the European Union against its will, Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Friday.“A vote for the SNP is a vote to escape Brexit,” Sturgeon, who also heads Scotland's devolved government, said at the launch of its general election campaign.“The Tories’ number one pledge at this election is to take Scotland out of the EU against our will,” she said, referring to…


Brexit hot seat: Lindsay Hoyle elected as British parliaments new speaker  


British lawmakers elected Labour’s Lindsay Hoyle as speaker on Monday to take on the role of refereeing the next parliamentary instalment of the protracted struggle over Brexit.In the three years since Britain voted to leave the European Union, the speaker has played an increasingly influential role in the process of parliamentarians debating the rights and wrongs of Brexit and passing the laws needed to implement it.The speaker is the arbiter of procedural disputes in the House of Commons,…


UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says sorry for missing self-imposed Brexit deadline  


Britain’s election campaign heated up on Sunday even before it officially started, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying he would apologise to Conservatives for failing to take the UK out of the European Union by October 31 and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage saying he won’t personally run for a seat in parliament.Johnson’s promise to have Britain leave the bloc by October 31 had been his central platform in the party leadership competition that brought him to power in July.He told Sky News…


Nancy Pelosi wants US to be tougher on China than Donald Trump by aligning with EU to pressure Beijing on trade   -10%


US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says the Democrats would be tougher on China than President Donald Trump by aligning with the European Union to bring additional pressure on the world’s second-largest economy.Pelosi said in a round table with Bloomberg reporters and editors on Friday that Trump was correct to identify China’s aggressive trade policy as a threat to the US. But she faulted his approach as ineffective and said he has further hobbled the US position by engaging in a trade conflict…


Europe should mull renewed sanctions on Iran over nuclear breaches, Germany suggests   -36%

The European Union, though desperate to rescue the accord it helped negotiate, has been unable to convince Iran to abide by it


Trumps Own Donor Diplomat Blows Up His Impeachment Defense   20%

John Cassidy writes about how the revised testimony of Gordon Sondland, the Seattle hotelier and Donald Trump donor who serves as the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, sheds new light on Ukrainegate and challenges the President’s impeachment defense.


J.K. Rowling's powerful Brexit parting words: 'I really don't want to lose my homeland'  


British writers who have drawn inspiration from the Continent mourn the end of an affair, as Britain looks to separate from the European Union.


Brexit Dancing   4%


Leaving the European Union is hard. Having a party is easy.