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EU says still seeking Brexit accord despite Johnson's 'no-deal' rhetoric

16 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS The European Union said on Friday it was continuing to work for a new Brexit accord, dismissing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's no-deal rhetoric as hot air as stakes rise in the troubled trade talks ahead of a year-end deadline.

EU says still seeking Brexit accord despite Johnson's 'no-deal' rhetoric

16 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS The European Union said on Friday it was continuing to work for a new Brexit accord, dismissing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's no-deal rhetoric as hot air as stakes rise in the troubled trade talks ahead of a year-end deadline.

EU says still seeking Brexit accord despite Johnson's 'no-deal' rhetoric

16 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS The European Union said on Friday it was continuing to work for a new Brexit accord, dismissing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's no-deal rhetoric as hot air as stakes rise in the troubled trade talks ahead of a year-end deadline.

Brexit deal close but EU seeks more before starting final talks

09 Oct 2020

LONDON/BRUSSELS European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier wants a few more concessions from Britain before entering the last intense phase of negotiations on a trade deal, an EU diplomat said on Friday, as an Oct. 15 deadline looms.

EU leaders to urge Cyprus to lift veto on Belarus sanctions

01 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS European Union leaders will try to break a stalemate over Belarus on Thursday by untangling a separate standoff with Turkey that has exposed the shortcomings of the bloc's decision-making.

Britain, EU split on state aid in crunch week of trade talks - sources

01 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS, Oct 1 British and EU trade negotiators have failed to close the gap on state aid, a key element barring their new agreement on post-Brexit trade ties, officials and diplomatic sources with the bloc said as 27 national leaders gather in Brussels on Thursday.

EU and Britain far apart as key week of Brexit talks begins

29 Sep 2020

BRUSSELS/LONDON The European Union and Britain both said a post-Brexit deal was still some way off and differences persisted on Monday over putting in place their earlier divorce deal as they began a decisive week of talks in Brussels.

Hungary's Orban rejects criticism over rule of law, says he is a 'freedom fighter'

26 Sep 2020

BRUSSELS Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, declaring himself a "freedom fighter" for national sovereignty, rejected on Friday a plan that would force European Union member states to welcome asylum seekers.

INTERVIEW-Hungary's Orban rejects criticism over rule of law, says he is a "freedom fighter"

26 Sep 2020

* Orban wants EU to reverse sanctions on Russia (Adds quotes and details)

Hungary's Orban says EU should reverse Russia sanctions, not push Cyprus on Belarus

25 Sep 2020

BRUSSELS The European Union should reverse its sanctions on Russia, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban told Reuters on Friday, as he pushed for a resumption of trade with Moscow and a European army that would restrain the Kremlin's might.

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U.S. early voting approaches record 30 million mark

Nearly 30 million Americans have cast early ballots in November's presidential election, shattering records as voters adjust to the coronavirus pandemic, including in Florida, a battleground state that on Monday opened polls to early voting.