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In Britain
January 18, 2018 5:34 am gmt |
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British House of Commons passed a marathon bill which paves the way for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union (EU) on Wednesday night. With support of 324 MPs, and opposition by 295 MPs, a government majority of just 29, the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill aims to convert all European law i...
In Britain
January 11, 2018 10:09 am gmt |
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Brussels’ chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has urged European companies with commercial links to the UK to start preparing for increased “friction” in trade. But officials in a number of European capitals are open to considering plans to allow access to the single market in re...
In Britain
December 9, 2017 8:36 am gmt |
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Brexit is rapidly becoming a symbol without substance. Prime Minister Theresa May’s last-minute deal with the European Union reduces the chances of a chaotic divorce but exposes the difficulty of preserving trade flows after the separation. A lengthy transition period will create further scope for Ma...
In Britain
December 8, 2017 7:11 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May arrived at the European Commission before dawn on Friday (December 8) to meet the European Union’s chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker as the two sides seek to clinch a deal to open talks on post-Brexit trade. May arrived with Brexit Secretary David Davis a fe...
In Britain
November 16, 2017 11:53 am gmt |
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One in three tech companies in London have seen talks with potential international hires fall through due to Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, according to a survey from industry body Tech London Advocates. As a result nearly two-thirds of London’s tech entrepreneurs believe...
In World
November 15, 2017 4:58 am gmt |
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European Council Donald Tusk expressed the European Union’s commitment to help combat violent extremism in Southeast Asia during a regional meeting with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Tuesday (November 14). Recent attacks by pro-Islamic State fighters in the southern Phil...
In Britain
May 5, 2017 9:51 am gmt |
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The European Commission said on Thursday (May 4) it has no opinion on remarks made by British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday (May 3), accusing the European Union of wilful interference in Britain’s general election campaign period. European Commission chief spokesperson Margaritis Schi...
In Britain
March 10, 2017 8:25 am gmt |
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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday (March 9) both Britain and the European Union were ready to get on with divorce talks, but gave little away on when she will trigger the formal Brexit procedure. “It’s time to get on with leaving the European Union and building the indep...
In Europe
March 8, 2017 8:42 am gmt |
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Turkey’s foreign minister accused Berlin on Tuesday (March 7) of exerting systematic pressure on Turkish citizens in Germany and hampering campaigns in support of President Tayyip Erdogan’s bid for new powers at a referendum next month. Mevlut Cavusoglu was speaking at a rally of Turkish ...
In Canada
October 30, 2016 10:36 am gmt |
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is finally on his way to Belgium to sign a long-delayed landmark trade deal with the European Union. He will attend a summit in Brussels where a signing ceremony planned for Thursday was cancelled after a Belgian region vetoed the agreement. All 28 EU states app...
In Europe
October 21, 2016 5:41 am gmt |
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The European Union is willing to maintain good relations with Russia after the bloc’s leaders agreed on Friday (Oct 21) to remain united in policies towards Moscow, said German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday (Oct 21). “We’ve had a very intensive exchange of views today especiall...
In Europe
October 18, 2016 8:47 am gmt |
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The European Union on Monday (Oct 17) called for an immediate ceasefire in rebel-held east Aleppo, voicing strong concern about the humanitarian situation in the Syrian town. In a written statement issued after a meeting of 28 foreign ministers in Luxembourg, the bloc condemned Russia’s air cam...
In Europe
September 27, 2016 11:29 am gmt |
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday (September 26) said the European Union needed to establish migrant deals with Egypt and Tunisia along the lines of the agreement it already has with Turkey. Merkel said deals like the EU-Turkey pact were key to combatting illegal migration. “That means ...
In Britain
September 13, 2016 10:40 am gmt |
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Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis said on Monday (September 12) the government must persuade those who voted to stay in the European Union in both houses of parliament that Brexit is worthwhile. “[T]here is a political reality in this and that is that in both houses of parliament ther...
In Europe
September 4, 2016 6:04 am gmt |
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose conservative party faces possible defeat in an election in her home state on Sunday (September 4), said that the consistent policy of repatriation of migrants without the right to stay is necessary. The big influx of refugees and migrants has dragged her approva...
In Europe
August 17, 2016 11:03 am gmt |
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Greece’s coast guard says it has rescued 59 migrants in an inflatable dinghy in rough weather in the Aegean Sea. The migrants were picked up early Wednesday off the eastern island of Kos by two patrol boats. With many islands close to the Turkish coast, Greece has been the main entry point into...
In Europe
August 2, 2016 7:13 am gmt |
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The German Vice Chancellor has accused Turkey of ‘visa blackmail’ and said Europe would not respond to threats. It comes after the Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu , said at the weekend that the deal to stem the flow of refugees into Europe would be over unless the EU delivers on its promis...
In Europe
July 27, 2016 9:49 am gmt |
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European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday (27th July) appointed veteran French politician and former EU Commissioner Michel Barnier to lead the negotiations with Britain on its exit from the bloc. “I am very glad that my friend Michel Barnier accepted this important and challeng...
In Britain
July 23, 2016 12:11 pm gmt |
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British finance minister Philip Hammond met German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Saturday (July 23) on the sidelines a meeting of Group of 20 finance ministers and central bankers in China’s southwestern city of Chengdu. Hammond is expected to face calls from anxious peers around the w...