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Brexit campaigner Grayling says not in EU interest to give UK a bad deal


LONDON Britain will clinch a deal to allow it wide access to European Union markets after Brexit because Germany and France do not want to impose limits that could hurt their biggest industries, leading Brexit campaigner Chris Grayling told Reuters.


Airbus says Zodiac has 'not recovered yet' after delays 28 Jun 2016

TOULOUSE, France An Airbus executive said on Tuesday that France's Zodiac Aerospace has not yet fully overcome problems with supplies of cabin equipment, but Airbus was in a good position to meet a target for A350 jet deliveries.


Hitachi, Alstom, Stadler win $5 billion contract to build trains for Trenitalia 28 Jun 2016

ROME Hitachi Rail Italy, France's Alstom and Swiss firm Stadler have won contracts worth a combined 4.5 billion euros (3.74 billion pound) to build trains for Trenitalia, the Italian train operator said on Tuesday.


Data files from crashed EgyptAir plane sent back to Egypt 28 Jun 2016

CAIRO Data files from crashed EgyptAir flight MS804 were sent to Egypt on Tuesday after one of the plane's black box flight recorders was repaired in France, bringing investigators closer to explaining the doomed jet's fate.


French PM says it's time to 'lance the boil' after Brexit 28 Jun 2016

PARIS Europe needs to "lance the boil" after Britain decided to leave the European Union and reinvent itself, France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Tuesday, warning that timid steps would only leave the door open to populist, eurosceptic parties.


Scots say they hear 'sympathy' as EU says open to talks 27 Jun 2016

LUXEMBOURG Scotland was assured of an "open door" to talks in Brussels and said it had found understanding on Monday from some European governments of its push to stay in the EU after Britain voted to leave the bloc.

France's Juppe calls for referendum on a new EU project 27 Jun 2016

PARIS Europe needs to be reinvented according to a new plan that could be put to an EU-wide referendum later, but it would be "totally irresponsible" to hold a plebiscite in France before that, France's would-be president, Alain Juppe, said on Monday.


Berlin and Paris send conflicting signals on Brexit 26 Jun 2016

PARIS/BERLIN Germany and France agree on one thing: that Europe must change following the shock of last week's Brexit referendum.


German, French ministers plan for 'strong Europe in uncertain world' 26 Jun 2016

BERLIN The foreign ministers of Germany and France have drawn up a nine-page document entitled "A strong Europe in a world of uncertainties" in which they propose common European security and migration policies and strengthened economic convergence.


France's Macron wants EU-wide referendum, far-left slams Hollande "nervousness" 25 Jun 2016

PARIS France's economy minister said on Saturday that the European Union needs a new road map that should be devised in consultation with voters and then put to a referendum, as Paris sought for ways to handle the fallout at home from the Brexit vote.