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Britain to submit 'Brexit bill' proposal before December EU meeting


LONDON Britain will submit proposals on how to settle its divorce bill with the European Union before an EU summit next month and is expected to negotiate hard, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday.

Gerry Adams to step down in end of an era for Irish nationalism

DUBLIN Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams, a pivotal figure in the political life of Ireland for almost 50 years, said on Saturday he will step down as party leader and complete a generational shift in the former political wing of the Irish Republican Army (IRA). | Video

Nov 18 2017

Driverless cars set for UK budget boost: finance ministry

LONDON British finance minister Philip Hammond's budget statement this week will include measures to encourage the development of driverless and electric cars, artificial intelligence and telecommunications, the finance ministry said on Sunday.

Nov 18 2017

Italian lender Carige seals backing for vital cash call

MILAN Italy's Banca Carige secured backing from core shareholders and underwriters for a vital 560 million euro ($661 million) cash call needed to stave off the threat of being wound down.

Nov 18 2017

Dwindling British fortunes to be laid bare

DUBLIN The diverging trajectories of Britain and other major economies is set to be further laid bare in the coming week with London's budget forecasters poised to cut their growth outlook and data elsewhere likely to remain solid.

Nov 17 2017

Education sought by EU to help build European identity

GOTHENBURG, Sweden European Union leaders, wary of the rise of populism and xenophobia, are turning to one of their more successful programs, the Erasmus student exchange scheme, to help foster cross-border education and European unity.

Nov 17 2017

EU's Tusk: no deadlock on Brexit, very cautious but optimistic

GOTHENBURG, Sweden There is no deadlock in divorce talks between Britain and the European Union, EU summit chair Donald Tusk said on Friday, adding he was very cautious, but optimistic that negotiations could move on to the next phase in December.

Nov 17 2017

Two weeks to unlock Brexit, EU tells Britain's May

GOTHENBURG, Sweden "There is more work to be done" to unlock Brexit talks, British Prime Minister Theresa May was told on Friday, as the European Union repeated an early December deadline for her to move on the divorce bill and border with Ireland. | Video

Nov 17 2017

Ireland says not ready to let Brexit talks move on to trade

DUBLIN Britain and Ireland clashed over Brexit on Friday with Dublin saying it was not ready to allow talks to move on to trade issues next month and London ruling out the much longer transitional period preferred by its neighbour.

Nov 17 2017

Macron: no talks on UK-EU future relationship until divorce bill settled

PARIS President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that France's position on Brexit talks had not changed and that there could be no talks on the future relationship between Britain and the EU as long as issues around citizen rights, Ireland and the divorce bill had not been settled.

Nov 17 2017

German parties at 'pain threshold' on immigration in coalition talks

BERLIN Germany's would-be coalition partners appeared to be stalled over the thorny issue of immigration policy on Sunday despite inching closer to agreement on other major sticking points including climate policy.

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