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EU seeks more protection for Uber-style jobs

BRUSSELS The European Commission wants more social protection and rights for casual workers, such as those in the "gig economy", and others with non-standard contracts to try to tackle growing social inequality.

UK's Johnson opposes adopting any new EU rules during Brexit transition

LONDON British foreign minister Boris Johnson will oppose any move to adopt European Union regulations made after Britain leaves the bloc in March 2019, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, risking reigniting divisions over Brexit.

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Britain must stay in EU's single market after Brexit: Labour lawmakers

LONDON Britain's main opposition Labour Party must commit to staying in the European Union's single market after Brexit and put an end to Prime Minister Theresa May's "destructive Brexit", several of its lawmakers said on Sunday.

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Not so fast, Theresa: EU seeks divorce terms to stay friends

BRUSSELS In pledging to stay best friends with the European Union after Brexit, Theresa May is getting ahead of herself, say EU negotiators who want her to start putting the divorce money on the table as soon as Monday.

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Britain will diverge from EU regulations post-Brexit: minister

LONDON British Brexit minister David Davis said on Sunday Britain's rules and regulations will diverge from those set by the European Union after Brexit because the government "will do things our own way".

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Echoing France, Germany says May offered 'nothing concrete' on Brexit

BERLIN Germany's foreign minister said on Saturday that he had been disappointed by British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit speech, adding to a downbeat reception from France ahead of the resumption of Brexit negotiations next week.

Sep 23 2017

UK's May sets out transition plan in bid to unlock Brexit talks

FLORENCE, Italy Prime Minister Theresa May set out a plan on Friday to retain full access to the EU's single market for two years after Brexit to try to reassure business and reset the tone of stalled negotiations with Brussels. | Video

Sep 23 2017

British actor Colin Firth gets dual Italian citizenship after Brexit vote

ROME British actor Colin Firth, who has often played the role of a quintessential Englishman in his many films, has become an Italian citizen, Italy's Interior Ministry said.

Sep 23 2017

Germany calls May's Brexit speech 'disappointing'

WOLFENBUETTEL, Germany German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Saturday described British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit speech as "disappointing", saying it offered no concrete details on how Britain wants to structure its exit from the European Union.

Sep 23 2017

Moody's downgrades UK's rating on Brexit and growth fears

LONDON Ratings agency Moody's downgraded Britain's credit rating on Friday, saying the government's plans to bring down its heavy debt load had been knocked off course and Brexit would weigh on the economy.

Sep 23 2017

Merkel wins fourth term as far-right enters German parliament

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives beat their rivals on Sunday to win her a fourth term in an election that will also bring a far-right party into Germany's parliament for the first time in more than half a century, exit polls showed.

France renews half of senate in test for Macron

PARIS France on Sunday renews half of its senators' seats, in a vote that is important for President Emmanuel Macron's reform plans and will be a test of his declining popularity, just four months after his election in May.

I'm no populist, says new leader of Italy's 5-Star

RIMINI, Italy The new leader of Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star movement says it is not a populist party and will make cutting waste and reducing debt its priority.

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