French President Emmanuel Macron, however, warned London that work on settling Britain's financial obligations to the EU when it leaves was not even halfway done.
After creating a stir during her election campaign with a pledge to try to get EU leaders to terminate Turkey's membership bid, German Chancellor Merkel backed down and proposed decreasing or redirecting EU funding linked to membership talks.
The elections will be held in January. Spain is set to impose direct rule on Catalonia as its leader has refused to back down from his independence plan.
Andrej Babis, nicknamed the Czech Trump, has a net worth of $4.1 billion. Polls predict he will win 25 percent of the national votes.
Meanwhile, British Prime Minister May urges EU leaders to urgently set out plans to move forward with Brexit negotiations, in particular on the rights of European nationals, as they prepared to delay key trade talks until at least December.
Sons of the slain Daphne Caruana Galizia dismiss Prime Minister Joseph Muscat's offer of a reward to help find her killers and called for him to quit.
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