Tuesday, Jun 27


Europe's Brexit Negotiator Urges U.K. to Show 'More Ambition' on EU Citizens' Rights

The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator called on the U.K. to show “more ambition” in protecting the rights of EU citizens following the U.K.’s departure from the bloc after London laid out detailed proposals on the issue.

Monday, Jun 26


Trump---and Merkel's Response to Him---Is Issue in German Election

Germany’s main center-left political party on Sunday attacked Chancellor Angela Merkel for what its leaders said was a failure to stand up to President Donald Trump, signaling that the U.S. relationship will be a hot issue ahead of the…


How Earthquakes Are Rattling a Dutch Province Atop One of the World's Richest Gas Troves



Bungled Attacks, Small Operations Signal New Phase in Terror

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Cyberattack Targets U.K. Parliament

The U.K. Parliament on Saturday said a cyberattack targeting user email accounts hit its computer network.

Sunday, Jun 25


Number of U.K. High-Rises Failing Fire-Safety Checks Increases

U. K. authorities raised to 60 the number of residential towers in England that have failed fire-safety checks triggered by the lethal blaze in a London high-rise earlier this month.


High-Rises Across England Fail Safety Checks

U.K. authorities said that 34 high-rises across England have failed fire-safety checks triggered by the lethal fire in a London residential tower earlier this month, as concerns grow over the safety of residents in social housing.

Saturday, Jun 24


Fire Safety Fears Lead to Evacuation of Some Public Housing in London

Some 800 households are being moved from five residential towers in north London after the buildings failed to pass fire safety checks prompted by last week’s lethal blaze in a public housing high-rise.

Macron's EU Agenda Meets Stiff Resistance

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Friday, Jun 23


May's Offer on Citizens' Rights Draws Tepid EU Reaction

British Prime Minister Theresa May got a lukewarm response to her proposal on the post-Brexit rights of EU citizens in the U.K., with both sides acknowledging that significant differences will need ironing out.


U.K. Police Say Grenfell Tower Cladding Fails Fire Tests

Police are considering a range of potential charges, including manslaughter, in connection with the Grenfell Tower fire in London that killed at least 79 people.


Man Charged With Terrorism-Related Murder in London Attack

U.K. police said they had charged a man with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder in connection with the attack on Muslim worshipers in north London this week.


May to Allow EU Citizens to Stay in U.K. Post-Brexit

All European Union citizens currently in Britain would have a pathway to apply for permanent residency under an offer British Prime Minister Theresa May outlined to her EU counterparts.


Migrants Return to France's 'Jungle' in Calais

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U.K. Warns of Risks to More High-Rises

The U.K. government said Thursday it had identified about 600 publicly owned residential towers that had installed some form of cladding, the same material used for Grenfell Tower, the site of the deadly disaster.


Church of England Helped Conceal Sex Abuse by Bishop, Report Says

Top leaders in the Church of England “colluded” with a disgraced former bishop, ignoring warnings for years and withholding evidence of his sexual abuse of young men, a report said Thursday.


EU Leaders Reach Political Deal on Russian Sanctions

European Union leaders reached a political deal Thursday to extend the bloc’s economic sanctions on Russia by a further six months.

Thursday, Jun 22


Britain Shouldn't Mistake Brexit Talks for Poker or War

The U.K. government’s apparent conviction that it can bluff its way to success in negotiations with the EU—or prevail with a last-minute, D-Day-style deception—reveals a fundamental misunderstanding, Stephen Fidler writes.


Macron Shifts France's Stance on Removing Assad From Power

President Emmanuel Macron said removing Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad from power shouldn’t be a precondition for a peace deal in the war-torn nation, a shift in French policy.


Britain Entertains Fantasies on Brexit

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Wednesday, Jun 21


Macron Notches Convincing Win in Parliamentary Vote

French President Emmanuel Macron won a commanding majority in parliamentary elections, empowering him to carry out economic overhauls.


Suspect in Brussels Attack Had Sympathy for Islamic State

Belgian authorities said that a 36-year-old Moroccan man shot dead by a soldier in a Brussels train station tried to use a homemade, nail-packed bomb and had sympathy for Islamic State.


Romania Removes Prime Minister After Monthslong Turbulence

Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu was ousted after only six months, dissolving a government that was knocked off balance by one of Europe’s biggest anticorruption movements.

EU Proposes Tighter Rules on Tax Planning


The European Commission has proposed rules that would force tax intermediaries such as lawyers, consultants, tax advisers, and banks to disclose plans to national tax authorities that help multinationals and wealthy individuals dodge taxes.

German Exports to Asia Surge, Calming Nerves Over Protectionist Backlash

German exports to Asia are rising strongly this year in a trend that could mitigate the risks to Europe’s largest economy should U.S. President Donald Trump make good on his protectionist promises.


Queen Lays Out U.K.'s Brexit, Counterterrorism Plans in Low-Key Speech

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II laid out the Conservative government’s legislative agenda, in a speech that confirmed Britain’s negotiating aim in Brexit talks and set out the government’s intention to come up with a new counterterrorism…


Merkel Signals Openness to Eurozone Reform

German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time sketched out the outlines of a bargain with France on fixing the governance of Europe’s single currency, in the clearest sign yet that the eurozone leaders are inching closer toward…


French Justice Minister François Bayrou Quits Government

Emmanuel Macron’s justice minister, François Bayrou, has quit the government, depriving the French president of a key ally who rallied centrists to his successful election campaign.


Suspected Bomber Shot Dead at Brussels Train Station

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Tuesday, Jun 20


Italy Moves to Slim Down Bloated Public Sector and Save Billions


Italy is set to cut its public services spending by around $33 billion in 2017, as a review aimed at improving the country’s finances and sclerotic bureaucracy appears to gather steam.