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France rejects Johnson's idea of English Channel bridge

Reuters LONDON/PARIS France on Friday politely rejected Boris Johnson's idea of building a giant bridge across the English Channel after Brexit, saying that, while far-fetched ideas were worth considering, there were ..

Merkel upbeat SPD will <br/>approve coalition talks

Reuters PARIS German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she was optimistic that Social Democrats (SPD) would approve the start of formal coalition talks with her conservatives at a special party congress this weekend. ..

Reuters BERLIN She has not faced a credible challenge to her rule as German chancellor for more than 12 years. Now, members of Angela Merkel's conservatives are starting to look ahead to potential alternatives to lead their ..

AFP Athens A quarter of a century after Greece saw an unprecedented million-strong march in its name row with Macedonia, nationalists are trying to whip up similar sentiment amid a new push to solve the festering issue. Athens argues ..

PRAGUE The Czech parliament lifted Prime Minister Andrej Babis'immunity on Friday, leaving him open to prosecution over accusations he fraudulently received European Union subsidies. The threat of legal action has ..

Munich A German court jailed a man for seven years Friday for supplying a pistol to a teenager who killed nine people in a 2016 rampage at a Munich shopping centre. The court found Philipp Koerber, 33, guilty of nine charges of ..

Berlin Trains on Germany's intercity lines resumed running early Friday, a day after being suspended when violent gales battered northern Europe, as the toll of the deadly storm rose to eight in the country. Two more people were ..

Reuters ANKARA Turkey would reject any offer of partnership with the European Union that falls short of membership, Ankara's minister for EU affairs said, warning that the current impasse gave Turkey no reason to maintain its ..

Reuters PARIS Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Emmanuel Macron talked up the prospect of agreeing reforms to the euro zone on Friday, saying they were committed to strengthening the single currency bloc and Europe as a whole. ..

By Sonya Dowsett and Inmaculada Sanz MADRID, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The sacked former leader of Catalonia said on Friday he was perfectly eligible to be re-elected as regional president and there was no reason why he couldn't rule the ..

Reuters LONDON London Mayor Sadiq Khan joined a chorus of protest on Friday against a government decision not to block the release from jail of a former black-cab driver suspected of assaulting dozens, possibly hundreds of women. ..