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Germany's Schaeuble says Greece has made good reforms progress


BERLIN German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble was quoted in a newspaper interview on Sunday saying that Greece has made strong progress towards introducing reforms that could lead to the imminent release of further financial support.


EU sets Britain tough divorce terms, slams budget veto 4:06am BST

BRUSSELS European Union leaders endorsed stiff divorce terms for Britain on Saturday and warned Britons to have "no illusions" about swiftly securing a new relationship to keep their access to EU markets. | Video


Labour gains in British polls, but May's party keeps strong lead 1:16am BST

LONDON Three polls on Saturday showed a rise in support for the opposition Labour party, although the governing Conservative party maintained a commanding lead.


PM May's Conservatives hold 11 point lead over Labour - ORB poll 12:53am BST

LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party holds an 11 point lead over the Labour opposition, a poll by ORB for the Sunday Telegraph said, showing a tighter race ahead of June's election than other pollsters.


PM May sees lead over Labour fall by 10 points in a week - YouGov 12:53am BST

LONDON Britain's governing Conservative party has seen its lead narrow considerably over the last week, a poll by YouGov showed on Sunday, the third poll of the weekend to show the party's advantage over the opposition shrink.


Wary of Trump, EU courts Iran to bolster moderates ahead of polls 29 Apr 2017

TEHRAN Wary of U.S. President Donald Trump's tough talk on Iran, the European Union is courting Tehran to signal to its commitment to a nuclear deal and holding out the promise of its economic payoff ahead of May 19 presidential polls, EU diplomats say.


EU suspects Brexit mind games in UK veto on budget 29 Apr 2017

BRUSSELS The European Union called on Britain to lift a pre-election veto on some EU spending, warning it could disrupt the start of Brexit talks, and EU officials suggested London was needling Brussels ahead of negotiations.


France's Le Pen softens on timetable for dumping euro 29 Apr 2017

PARIS Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen softened her stance on Saturday on a timetable for ditching the euro, a week before she faces off in the decisive second round of voting with pro-EU rival and favourite Emmanuel Macron.


Britain gears up for negotiations of a 'lifetime' after EU outlines Brexit stance 29 Apr 2017

LONDON Britain's minister for leaving the European Union said on Saturday the country was gearing up for the most complex negotiations "in our lifetimes" after the European Union outlined its tough approach to Brexit talks.


Hungary's Orban accepts EU demands, EU party says 29 Apr 2017

BRUSSELS Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told leaders of his centre-right EU political group on Saturday that he would comply with demands from Brussels to change measures branded an attack on academic freedom, the party said.

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A comeback for kingmaker: German FDP keeps options open for next govt

BERLIN The leader of Germany's Free Democrats (FDP) said on Saturday his party was confident of returning to parliament in September and eager to put its pro-business stamp on the next government - whether with Angela Merkel's conservatives or the Social Democrats.

France's Macron urges 'morally weak' rivals to unite against Le Pen

CHATELLERAULT, France French presidential hopeful Emmanuel Macron launched a scathing attack on Friday against politicians who have failed to endorse him against far-right rival Marine Le Pen, saying they were making France "morally weak" and pandering to extremists.


Bailout or bust? Alitalia divides a nation, paralyses Rome

ROME/MILAN Italians are watching their flag carrier Alitalia go into yet another financial tailspin, and a growing number of them believe it would be better for the country if it crashed.

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