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UK PM Johnson promises to wrap up parliament Brexit vote for Christmas

LONDON - The British parliament will vote on Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal on Friday, a move the prime minister described as delivering on his...

Airbnb wins fight to remain exempt from European property rules

LUXEMBOURG - U.S. homesharing site Airbnb on Thursday won its battle to remain exempt from onerous European property regulations, as the EU’s top court...

Russia, Ukraine, EU agree ‘in principle’ on new gas deal: EU official

MOSCOW - Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission, after hours-long talks on Thursday, agreed in principle on a new gas deal starting after Jan...

Shipping industry proposes fund to tackle carbon emissions

BERLIN — A global shipping industry organization is proposing a research and development program to help cut carbon dioxide emissions, funded by about $5...

Europe postpones launch of planet mission, seeks Soyuz fix

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — European space officials on Tuesday postponed the launch of a three-year mission to study planets in other solar...

Ratings agencies take UK off downgrade watch after Johnson’s win

Ratings agencies Standard & Poor’s and Fitch scaled back their warnings that Britain might suffer a new credit downgrade, saying Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s...

UK uses threat of Brexit cliff-edge to demand EU trade deal by end of 2020

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the prospect of a Brexit cliff-edge at the end of 2020 to demand the...

Putin, Merkel discuss Ukraine gas transit and Nord Stream-2: Kremlin

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his German counterpart Angela Merkel discussed the Nord Stream-2 natural gas pipeline to Germany and the transit...

Czech rates seen unchanged through 2020, cut likely next move: Reuters poll

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech National Bank will probably keep interest rates unchanged until the end of 2020 as the board balances inflationary pressures...

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