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The world's fifth-largest economy is in political turmoil and grasping for solutions that could smooth its planned departure from the bloc after 46 years just 10 weeks from now
Some of the key reactions to the British parliament's rejection of a Brexit deal
Ireland's Supermac accuses McDonald's of 'trademark bullying, registering brand names which are simply stored away in a war chest to use against future competitors'
'We're talking to middle and low-ranking military: break away from the fear,' says parliamentary president Juan Guaido, who last week branded President Nicolas Maduro a 'usurper'
MPs vote 432 to 202 against Theresa May's plan for taking Britain out of the European Union, the biggest parliamentary defeat for a government in modern British political history
With just over two months to go until the scheduled Brexit date of March 29, a bitterly divided Britain is in limbo and the world is on tenterhooks about what will happen next
'My message to parliament this weekend is simple: It is time to forget the games and do what is right for our country,' British Prime Minister Theresa May says
In October, the European Union threatened to withdraw the duty-free Everything But Arms scheme (EBA), which benefits exports from Cambodia's garment and footwear sector
The European Commission wants the left-leaning Romanian government to scrap controversial judicial reforms, saying they undermine the battle against graft
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is re-elected in voting boycotted by the majority of the opposition and dismissed as fraudulent by the United States, European Union, and Organization of American States
A cross-party group of MPs votes to amend a finance law to limit the government's tax-raising powers in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit, a move intended to avert such a scenario
The stakes could hardly be higher as the clock ticks down to the moment the world's fifth-biggest economy splits from its main trading partner on March 29
'I address a pressing appeal to European leaders that they show some concrete solidarity with respect to these people,' Pope Francis says
This will cover 14 free and open source software starting January 2019. A 15th piece of software will be opened for the bounty in March.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says the EU presidency ' requires a willingness to listen to others and a willingness to put one's own concerns in the background'
Several crucial events will take place during Romania's first 6-month tenure in the presidency, including Brexit, EU parliamentary elections in which euroskeptics will vie for increased influence, and wrangling over the next budget
EU officials say they have begun a probe into the leak, which comes with Europe on high alert in the run-up to key parliamentary elections next year
The cables from the EU's diplomatic missions around the world reveal anxiety about how to handle US President Donald Trump as well as concerns about China, Russia and Iran
'2019 will be a pivotal year with major challenges,' says Jonathan Faull, a former senior administrator at the European Commission
'Let us not break faith with the British people by trying to stage another referendum,' she is expected to tell parliament, according to extracts from her speech released by Downing Street
The legislation transforms the small Kosovo Security Force into a defense army with 5,000 troops
Britain is the third largest market for the Netherlands' flower export business, after Germany and France, accounting for 850 million euros
'Our UK friends need to say what they want instead of asking us what we want,' says European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker
'Let's not allow 'bots' and 'troll farms' to take over from reporters, or leave online fiction to replace verified fact,' AFP Middle East correspondent Sammy Ketz says in an open letter to the EU supported by leading reporters worldwide
(3rd UPDATE) British Prime Minister Theresa May vows 'no doubt this deal is the right one' but will seek 'further assurances' over a controversial backstop clause relating to Northern Ireland
'The Commission's target with these fixed figures (of 10,000) by 2020 actually goes beyond the scope of what is feasible,' Austria's interior minister Herbert Kickl says
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire says if the talks fail, 'we will do it at the national level in 2019: we will tax digital giants if European states do not take their responsibilities'
Widely seen as Angela Merkel's anointed crown princess is Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the Christian Democrats' centrist general secretary and former premier of tiny Saarland state
(UPDATED) The House of Commons votes 311-293 to censure the government for not publishing the full legal advice it received about May's divorce deal with the European Union
Universities and science minister Sam Gyimah is the 7th member of Theresa May's government to quit since she brought back the draft Withdrawal Agreement from Brussels
Shortly before the summit kicks off, Donald Trump's 'America First' charge will bear fruit with the signing in Buenos Aires of a successor to the North American free trade pact NAFTA
With all votes counted, the French-born ex-diplomat has taken 59.52% of the vote in the second round run-off
British Prime Minister Theresa May must now navigate the Brexit agreement through a divided chamber in which she holds the slimmest working majority – and where lawmakers oppose it on all sides
All sides are still planning for the potentially disastrous possibility that Britain ends its 4-decade EU membership with no new arrangements in place
'It will be a deal that is in our national interest – one that works for our whole country and all of our people, whether you voted 'Leave' or 'Remain',' says British Prime Minister Theresa May
After briefing her cabinet in a hastily-arranged teleconference call, Theresa May addresses the House of Commons, saying the agreement is the 'best possible deal'
The two leaders are both committed pro-Europeans who have resisted rising populist, eurosceptic, anti-immigration forces in Europe, and US President Trump's isolationist 'America First' stance
A quick look at the key provisions of the 585-page draft Brexit deal
EU President Donald Tusk says they are prepared for all scenarios, 'but of course we are best prepared for a no Brexit scenario'
The British Prime Minister begins selling her Brexit deal to parliament, boosted by news that Europe is preparing a rapid summit to sign off on the agreement
But British Prime Minister Theresa May concedes that she could face even stronger resistance when she takes the 585-page text to parliament for approval next month
After months of talks, Theresa May announces late November 13 that negotiators have finally struck a draft agreement on the terms of Britain's withdrawal from the European Union next March
This is part of the European Union's P3.6-billion sustainable energy project in the Philippines
'For the first time in history we have an American administration that is, to put it mildly, not enthusiastic about a united and strong Europe,' EU chief Donald Tusk says
Their body language are markedly less warm than during Trump's last visit to Paris in July 2017, underscoring a general cooling in relations
French President Macron proposes a joint EU army to protect them from China, Russia, and the US
The Irish border has proved the biggest obstacle to a deal, with both sides vowing not to reinstate a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland for fear of destabilizing the peace accord that ended decades of deadly sectarian violence
EU chief representative in Tanzania to Brussels Roeland van de Geer has been recalled to discuss the situation in the country
Having channeled voters' anger with corruption, crime and economic malaise, the man dubbed the 'Tropical Trump' will now get down to work seeking to 'change Brazil's destiny'