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UK motorists to EU will need insurance proof if no Brexit deal

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LONDON Britain's leading insurance trade body has warned UK motorists they will be breaking the law if they drive in the European Union without special proof of insurance after March 29, if politicians fail to strike a Brexit withdrawal deal.

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Trump 'inclined' to impose new U.S. auto tariffs - senator 16 Jan 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to move ahead with tariffs on imported vehicles, a move that could prompt the European Union to agree a new trade deal, said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley on Wednesday.

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Brexit not a problem for Canada, will hit global economy - Canada finance minister 16 Jan 2019

SHERBROOKE, Quebec The uncertainty over whether the United Kingdom will leave the European Union is not a direct problem for Canada but will hit the global economy, Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau said on Wednesday.

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Airbus says ministers signal optimism Britain will avoid 'no-deal Brexit' 16 Jan 2019

MOBILE, Ala. The chief executive of European planemaker Airbus said on Wednesday British ministers had expressed a "certain degree of optimism" that Britain would not leave the European Union without a transition deal.

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Taiwan objects to Britain's post-Brexit WTO services trade arrangement 16 Jan 2019

GENEVA Taiwan objects to Britain's proposed rules for managing its trade in services after it leaves the European Union and has requested negotiations at the World Trade Organization, according to a document seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

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EU envoys agree sanctions on Russians accused of poisoning ex-spy - diplomats 16 Jan 2019

BRUSSELS European Union ambassadors agreed on Wednesday to impose sanctions on nine individuals and one entity accused of chemical weapons attacks, including two Russian men blamed for poisoning a former Russian double agent in Britain, two diplomats said.

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SNB's Jordan warns of impact from chaotic Brexit 16 Jan 2019

AARAU, Switzerland A British departure from the European Union without a deal could hurt international trade, trigger turbulence on the currency markets and hit Switzerland, Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan said on Wednesday.

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ECB must avoid "financial distress" in banks' clean up - top EU lawmaker 16 Jan 2019

FRANKFURT The European Central Bank should avoid causing "financial distress" to banks by demanding they provide for their unpaid loans too quickly, senior European Union lawmaker Roberto Gualtieri said on Wednesday.

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Businesses cry out for Brexit clarity, warn of no-deal chaos 16 Jan 2019

LONDON Business leaders in Britain and beyond warned on Wednesday of catastrophic job losses and chaos at ports if the country does not agree a European Union withdrawal, turning up the heat on politicians to deliver clarity.

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Macron's party reclaims top spot from Le Pen in European vote poll 16 Jan 2019

PARIS French President Emmanuel Macron's party moved back ahead of Marine Le Pen's far-right party in a poll of voting intentions for the May 2019 European parliament elections, the latest survey showing signs of a rebound in Macron's popularity.