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Robin Emmott

Unknown but undeterred, lead EU candidates take to the road

17 May 2019

MALAGA/DUBLIN/BUDAPEST A convoy of black Mercedes pulled up at the 'Bar El Gusto' near Malaga, disturbing the peace of European pensioners sitting in beachwear, and a man in a dark suit and tie stepped onto the terrace.

Pumping up the volume, conservative runs glitzy EU campaign

17 May 2019

MALAGA, Spain If top conservative candidate Manfred Weber has achieved one thing in his campaign for EU parliamentary elections that by tradition feel too irrelevant to set pulses racing, it is to introduce power chords and stage flames to his rallies.

Pumping up the volume, conservative runs glitzy EU campaign

17 May 2019

MALAGA, Spain If top conservative candidate Manfred Weber has achieved one thing in his campaign for EU parliamentary elections that by tradition feel too irrelevant to set pulses racing, it is to introduce power chords and stage flames to his rallies.

Confused by EU elections? Brexit makes it worse, candidate says

17 May 2019

DUBLIN The delay to Britain's departure from the European Union has only confused voters who already have little enthusiasm for European Parliament elections, according to Socialist lead candidate Frans Timmermans.

Open up U.S. market, EU says in riposte to Pentagon threat

16 May 2019

BRUSSELS U.S. fears about losing European defence contracts are unfounded, Brussels told Washington on Thursday after the Pentagon demanded the European Union curtail a new military pact that it sees as a potential threat to NATO.

Who burnt Notre Dame? Brussels goes after fake news as EU election nears

16 May 2019

BRUSSELS/DUBLIN The European Union has launched a coordinated fight against fake news ahead of this month's European Parliament elections, but officials acknowledge there are limits to what can be achieved against a danger barely recognised a few years ago.

'Poison pills' - Pentagon tells EU not to block U.S. companies from defence pact

14 May 2019

BRUSSELS A new European Union military pact risks shutting American companies out of defence contracts and undermining NATO, the United States has told the bloc, hinting at possible retaliation.

Pentagon warns EU against blocking U.S. companies from defence pact

14 May 2019

BRUSSELS, May 14 A new European military pact risks shutting American companies out of defence contracts and undermining NATO, the United States has told the European Union, hinting at possible retaliation.

Iran insists on ramping up oil sales to stay in nuclear pact - sources

14 May 2019

LONDON/BRUSSELS Iran insists on exporting at least 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil, triple May's expected levels under U.S. sanctions, as a condition for staying in an international nuclear deal, sources with knowledge of Iran-EU talks said.

Britain warns of Iran-U.S. conflict, Pompeo meets Europeans

13 May 2019

BRUSSELS Iran and the United States could trigger a conflict by accident in an already unstable Gulf region, Britain's foreign minister said on Monday, as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks in Brussels with the main European powers on the crisis.

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