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Brexit Forever? Britain Keeps the World Waiting for EU Divorce Papers

By Guy Faulconbridge LONDON, Sept 23 – If investors hoped for one thing after Britain’s shock vote to leave the European Union, it was clarity. But there is little. Britain has so far been clear about what will not happen: Prime Minister Theresa May has repeated that the formal divorce notification will not be sent

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EU Accepts Bosnia’s Membership Application; a Long Process Ahead

BRUSSELS, Sept 20 – The European Union’s 28 member states on Tuesday accepted Bosnia’s membership application, taking a step forward in what is certain to be a long process that Sarajevo hopes will eventually give it a place in the bloc. The EU said Bosnia, which applied to join in February, had made progress on

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German Vice Chancellor says Can’t see Turkey in EU Anytime Soon

BERLIN, Aug 28 – German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Sunday he did not see Turkey joining the EU during his political career, adding that the bloc would not be in a position to take Turkey in even if Ankara met all the entry requirements tomorrow. Turkey started talks about joining the European Union

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Give Us EU Visa Freedom in Oct. or Abandon Migrant Deal: Turkey

BERLIN, Aug 15 – The European Union should grant Turks visa-free travel in October or the migrant deal that involves Turkey stemming the flow of illegal migrants to the bloc should be put aside, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told a German newspaper. Asked whether hundreds of thousands of refugees in Turkey would head to Europe

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Austrian Far-Right Leader Likens Turkish Coup to Reichstag Fire

VIENNA, Aug 6 – Turkey’s failed coup and President Tayyip Erdogan’s subsequent purges of state institutions are reminiscent of the Reichstag fire in Nazi Germany and its use by Hitler to amass greater power, the head of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party said. The blaze in the German parliament building in 1933 was portrayed by the

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Greece Wants ‘Plan B’ After Turkey Threatens to Quit EU Migrant Deal

  BERLIN, Aug 3 – The European Union needs to come up with an alternative plan for tackling migration after Turkey threatened to back out of an accord to help stem the influx of migrants to Europe, Greece’s migration minister told German daily Bild. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said over the weekend that Ankara

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EU’s Juncker Sees “Great Risk” to Migrant Deal with Turkey

ZURICH, July 30 – European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is concerned that a deal struck with Turkey in March on handling a wave of migrants bound for Europe could collapse, he told an Austrian newspaper. “The risk is great. The success of the pact so far is fragile. (Turkish) President (Tayyip) Erdogan has several times

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