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In Britain
February 20, 2016 9:48 am gmt |
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David Cameron says a deal struck with EU leaders will give the UK “special status” and he will campaign with his “heart and soul” to stay in the union. The agreement, reached late on Friday after two days of talks in Brussels, gives the UK power to limit some EU migrants’...
In Europe
February 20, 2016 9:32 am gmt |
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European leaders on Friday night reached a deal on British Prime Minister David Cameron’s proposed reforms to give UK special status in the EU after marathon talks. “We have just achieved a deal which strengthens Britain’s special status in the European Union. It is a legally bindin...
In Europe
February 19, 2016 6:53 am gmt |
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The EU is to hold a special summit with Turkey on the migration crisis in early March, officials have announced. “The EU-Turkey action plan is our priority,” European Council President Donald Tusk said after late-night talks at an EU gathering in Brussels. The EU has pledged €3bn (£2.3bn;...
In Britain
February 7, 2016 9:31 am gmt |
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Dozens of Tory members have accused David Cameron of showing disrespect to the party’s grassroots after he told MPs to disregard their views on Europe. In a letter to The Sunday Telegraph, the signatories from more than 40 Conservative associations said their opinions should be heard. They said...
In Europe
February 7, 2016 8:49 am gmt |
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Officials in the EU have urged Turkey to let in tens of thousands of Syrian refugees trapped on its border at Kilis after fleeing fighting. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said there was a moral, if not legal, duty to provide protection. Turkey says the refugees are receiving food and shel...
In Europe
February 3, 2016 11:38 am gmt |
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The United States and European Union have struck a new deal regulating cross-Atlantic data transfers, after a European court struck down a previous agreement in October. European Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova announced the move Tuesday, saying she expects the deal to take effect in about three mo...
In Britain
January 31, 2016 9:26 am gmt |
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David Cameron will suggest changes to a proposed “emergency brake” on in-work benefits for EU migrants when he meets the European Council president later. EU officials have suggested Britain could use the brake for up to four years, but would have to prove public services were under exces...
In Britain
January 27, 2016 5:05 am gmt |
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The UK’s EU renegotiation is not the top priority for EU leaders but the “ambition” is still for a February deal, the foreign secretary has said. Philip Hammond said the talks “are number one on our Europe agenda” but the EU has “other issues on its plate”. I...
In Business
January 26, 2016 5:34 am gmt |
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Global oil prices are expected to remain low in the near future according to analysts, even though the price has lately climbed to about 30 U.S. dollars a barrel. On Monday, the West Texas Intermediate for March delivery moved down 1.85 U.S. dollars to settle at 30.34 dollars a barrel on the New York...
In Britain
January 17, 2016 7:52 am gmt |
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A vote for Britain to leave the EU would be a “jump into a void”, according to the head of a new pro-European Conservative campaign group. Former minister Nick Herbert has launched Conservatives for Reform in Europe (CRE) to argue the case for the UK to stay under renegotiated terms. Mean...
In Britain
January 10, 2016 12:02 pm gmt |
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David Cameron says he will stay on as prime minister even if he loses the UK’s referendum on its EU membership. The PM said he did not think quitting the EU was “the right answer” but the government would “do everything necessary to make it work” if the UK voted to leave...
In Britain
January 9, 2016 7:23 am gmt |
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After talks with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday (January 7), British Prime Minister David Cameron met Hungarian President Janos Ader to continue trying to shore up support for his European Union reform proposals. Cameron’s official visit to Budapest comes ahead of a planned E...
In Britain
December 13, 2015 9:05 am gmt |
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Downing Street has insisted that David Cameron will continue with demands for a curb on in-work benefits for EU migrants in the UK. Several newspapers suggested the prime minister was to back down on the demand for a four-year wait for such benefits. They cite government sources suggesting he may be ...
In India
November 13, 2015 7:10 am gmt |
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Current negotiations between the UK and India are a “huge moment for our two great nations”, India’s PM Narendra Modi has said on his visit to Britain. In a speech to Parliament, he said the two countries needed to create “one of the leading global partnerships”. Mr Modi...
In Europe
October 28, 2015 7:07 am gmt |
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Prime Minister of Kosovo Isa Mustafa said the agreement “sealed Kosovo’s path” towards joining the EU. Kosovo split from Serbia in 2008, a decade after a conflict between Serb forces and Kosovan Albanian rebels.   Serbia has not recognised Kosovo’s independence, but in August ...
In Britain
October 9, 2015 5:29 am gmt |
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A new cross-party campaign aimed at taking the UK out of the European Union is due to be launched. Vote Leave is made up of Conservative, Labour and UKIP MPs and donors. It is the second eurosceptic campaign to launch ahead of a referendum which is due by 2017 at the latest. The group, whose supporte...
In Europe
October 8, 2015 7:40 am gmt |
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Plans to speed up the deportation of failed asylum seekers are to be discussed at a meeting of EU ministers in Luxembourg. The home affairs ministers are expected to approve measures including the detention of those who may abscond before they can be expelled. More pressure could also be brought to b...
In Europe
July 12, 2015 9:02 am gmt |
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Eurozone finance ministers adjourned the talks last night and will resume them shortly. European Council president Donald Tusk said a meeting of Euro group leaders would go ahead at 14:00GMT and “last until we conclude talks on Greece”. Without a deal, it is feared Greece could crash out ...
In Srilanka
June 28, 2015 5:00 am gmt |
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Election observers from the United States are to be invited to Sri Lanka for the first time to observe the August 17 Parliament elections. Discussions are likely to be held with the National Democratic Institute and the Jimmy Carter Institute in the USA to invite observers for the election. Sri Lanka...