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    May Faces Cabinet Mutiny As Brexit Deal Breaks DownIf the U.K. prime minister couldn’t sell her own Brexit secretary on the divorce deal with the E.U., how will she ever sell it to Parliament?
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    May Has Sold a Brexit Deal to the E.U. (But Not to the U.K.)The British prime minister just reached a divorce agreement with Brussels — and her partners in London are already in revolt.
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    U.S. Reimposes Harsh Sanctions on Iran (to Europe’s Chagrin)Here’s how the world is reacting to the Trump administration’s latest attempt to cow Iran by destroying its economy.
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    Angela Merkel’s Exit Is Yet Another Blow to European StabilityFor 14 years, the German chancellor defined both the promise and the limits of EU politics. It’s unclear how – or even whether – she can be replaced.
  5. The Far Right Aims to Take Control of the European Union Next YearHungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban predicts the victory of “illiberal” nationalism over liberalism in 2019’s European parliamentary election.
  6. European Commissioner Used Colorful, Very Simple Cards to Explain Trade to TrumpPresident Trump met with European diplomats, was treated to an extremely remedial tutorial on trade.
  7. Trump-Created European Trade Crisis Averted by Fake DealTrump applies his winning North Korea formula to the European Union: loud threats followed by a totally vague “solution.”
  8. Trump Races Toward 25 Percent Tariff on Auto ImportsDespite the advice he’s getting from inside his administration, Trump is eager to hit foreign automakers with tariffs.
  9. Google Hit With $5 Billion Fine From E.U. Over Android BundlingIt hearkens back to the old Microsoft antitrust case.
  10. Trump Says European Union Is America’s Biggest ‘Foe’The president already seems to be aligned with Vladimir Putin ahead of their big meeting.
  11. The Brexit Crisis Finally Engulfs the Party That Started ItDavid Cameron’s hubristic Brexit referendum was always bound to end with a disaster for the Tories – and Theresa May appears powerless to stop it.
  12. E.U. Saves Memes by Rejecting Controversial Copyright RegulationsArticle 13 could have changed the internet drastically.
  13. Trump Could Accidentally Help Save Angela Merkel’s JobTrump’s attacks on Merkel might backfire. Maybe he should embrace those foreign leaders he would destroy.
  14. As Europe’s Tariffs on the U.S. Goods Take Effect, Trump Threatens RetaliationWeeks after Trump’s tariffs on E.U. steel went into force, Europe strikes back — and the president threatens to put duties on their car exports.
  15. Trump Unites U.S. Allies — in Opposition to His Trade PoliciesSix of the G7 countries are furious at Trump and his tactics.
  16. Trump Slaps Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on the E.U., Canada, and MexicoThe decision is likely to lead these core American allies to retaliate against American exporters.
  17. Italy’s Political Crisis Is Rattling Europe. Here’s What You Need to Know.A standoff between Italy’s populist parties and the country’s president shook markets around the world, and is now threatening European stability.
  18. Yanis Varoufakis Has Some Ideas About How to Save the FutureGreece’s former finance minister talks about capitalism, his own failures, and how liberal democracies should emulate China.
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    The E.U.’s New Privacy Laws Might Actually Create a Better InternetData regulation could do more than protect your personal information — it might result in a new, happier internet.
  20. Europe Wants to Save the Iran Deal – But That Might Be ImpossibleThe EU is sick of being pushed around by Trump. But it’s not clear that it has the resources to defy America’s will.
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    Whiskey Industry Argues It Will Be an ‘Unintended’ Victim of Trump’s TariffsThe EU has said it will retaliate with tariffs on American goods, including whiskey.
  22. Angela Merkel Retains Power in Germany After Months of DeadlockShe will begin her fourth, and reportedly last, term as chancellor later this month.
  23. Trump Threatens to Tax European Cars If His Trade War EscalatesThe president says he’ll retaliate against any retaliation.
  24. EU Prepares Tariffs on U.S. Bourbon and Jeans, As Trump Calls for Trade WarThe European Union plans to target industries with ties to the Republican leadership.
  25. Germany’s Political Turmoil Is Bad News for EuropeAngela Merkel picked a particularly unfortunate year to have this much trouble forming a government.
  26. Theresa May’s Brexit ‘Breakthrough’ Is a Declaration of SurrenderTurns out a bad deal is, in fact, better than no deal.
  27. Jitters Rise in Europe As Merkel Can’t Form GovernmentIf Angela Merkel can no longer govern Germany, how can Germany govern the EU?
  28. Spain Is Dealing With an Unprecedented Political CrisisMadrid prepares to bring Catalonia under its direct control, a move it has never undertaken in the history of its democracy.
  29. Google Fined $2.7 Billion by the EUThe new ruling could change how tech companies operate overseas.
  30. As Brexit Talks Begin, the U.K. Has Few Cards to PlayTheresa May’s government is low on goodwill from the U.K. public, and the European Union.
  31. Trump Doubles Down on Feud With Germany in Early-Morning TweetAs Germany’s political leaders express their loss of faith in the U.S., Trump vows to change Berlin’s “very bad” conduct toward the U.S.
  32. Trump to EU: Germany Is ‘Bad, Very Bad’ for Selling Too Many Cars in U.S.According to a German newspaper, the president said he’s going to “stop” Germany from selling so many cars.
  33. Europe Greets Trump With Protests, an Awkward Handshake, and Chocolate MousseFrench President Emmanuel Macron tried to out alpha the alpha.
  34. Centrist Macron Defeats Far-Right Le Pen in French Presidential ElectionThe European political Establishment exhales.
  35. European Union Delivers Very, Very Expensive Brexit Bill to BritainThings are already tense between the bloc and Britain, and formal negotiations have not quite yet begun.
  36. Britain Hits the European Union With Divorce PapersNow, the U.K. has two years to reach a new deal with the E.U. — before high tariffs kick in and suffocate the British economy.
  37. Things Aren’t Looking Good for Geert Wilders and His Party in the Dutch ElectionThe first round of exit polling suggests a disappointing showing for the far-right, anti-Islam candidate and the party he founded.
  38. Parliament Has to Make ‘Brexit’ Official, Says the United Kingdom Supreme CourtPrime Minister Theresa May’s government has said this will not delay the March 31 timetable for triggering Article 50.
  39. Italy’s Prime Minister Resigns After Referendum DefeatHis departure represents a resounding win for Europe’s right-wing populists and Eurosceptics.
  40. A Twist in the Brexit PlansA top British court rules that the government has to get approval from Parliament before triggering Brexit.
  41. Brexit Could Trigger the Next Financial Crisis — in ItalyItalian banks are sitting on a pile of bad loans. Brexit just tossed a match on that pile. If the fire spreads, it could produce an economic and political crisis.
  42. The (American) Idiot’s Guide to BrexitHere’s everything you need to know about the British referendum that could reshape the future of the world’s largest economy.
  43. Donald Trump’s Reaction to Brexit Will Surprise Exactly NobodyHe thinks it’s a “great thing.”
  44. Britain Votes to Leave the European UnionBrexit is complete, and global markets are tanking in response.
  45. Boris Johnson Could Be Next U.K. Prime MinisterLondon’s former mayor has a colorful past.
  46. Obama to UK: Don’t Brexit. UK to Obama: Piss OffLondon mayor Boris Johnson suggested that the “part-Kenyan” president’s position might be motivated by an “ancestral dislike of the British empire.”
  47. EU to Label Goods Made in Israeli SettlementsIsrael is furious.
  48. 18 Drown Off Turkey As EU Leaders Meet And Slovenia starts building its razor-wire fence.
  49. Slovenia Is the Latest Migrant-Crisis ZoneSince Saturday, nearly 20,000 people have crossed into Slovenia from Croatia. 
  50. With Some Opposition, European Leaders Establish Refugee QuotasOver the opposition of Hungary and three other Eastern European countries.
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