Sunday, 17 November 2019

Tag Archives: Brussels

EU, Pakistan signed new Strategic Engagement Plan

BRUSSELS – Pakistan and the European Union (EU) signed the new Strategic Engagement Plan for cooperation in areas, including trade, peace and security and anti-money laundering. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini inked the agreement at a ceremony ...

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Yellow vest protest in Brussels turns violent: 350 detained

BRUSSELS : A yellow vest protest march was taken over by black-hooded demonstrators and turned violent in Brussels, forcing authorities to detain a few hundred people. The yellow vest demonstration was intended to be against social injustice on the day of European Parliament elections. But it degenerated into disorder, with ...

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EU takes step to protect Iran nuclear deal

BRUSSELS: The European Union has updated legislation aimed at countering sanctions imposed by the United States on businesses operating in Iran as part of its pledge to uphold the nuclear deal after Washington pulled out. The US announced its decision last month to exit the 2015 deal, which aims to prevent Iran ...

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PM Theresa May in Brussels for key Brexit talks

BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet key European Union (EU) figures on Monday here for talks on Brexit which could determine whether the UK is able to move on to negotiations on trade. The Prime Minister, accompanied by the Brexit Secretary David Davis, will meet European Commission president ...

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May to urge EU leaders to speed up Brexit talks

BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister Theresa May will appeal to European Union leaders at a crunch summit in Brussels on Thursday to push forward the deadlocked Brexit negotiations. At a meeting moved to a new venue at the last minute due to an eruption of toxic gas, May will urge her ...

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Theresa May makes surprise Brussels trip amid Brexit deadlock

LONDON: British Minister Theresa May is speaking directly with leaders of some of the European Union’s biggest member states ahead of a meeting in Brussels aimed at unblocking negotiations on Britain’s departure from the bloc. May spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and planned to call France’s Emmanuel ...

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Trump eyes Afghanistan’s elusive mineral riches

KABUL: U.S. President Donald Trump is eyeing Afghanistan’s mineral wealth to help pay for a 16-year war and reconstruction efforts that have already cost $117 billion. Investors who have studied the country, one of the world’s most dangerous, say that is a pipe dream. Ever since a United States Geological ...

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Trump condemns leaks after UK police stop sharing attack information

LONDON: President Donald Trump said on Thursday that “deeply troubling” leaks to U.S. media about the Manchester suicide bombing would be investigated, after irate British police stopped sharing information with U.S. agencies. British Prime Minister Theresa May raised British concerns with Trump at a NATO summit in Brussels, telling him ...

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Britain to launch EU exit process today

LONDON: Britain formally launches the process for leaving the European Union on Wednesday, a historic step that has divided the country and thrown into question the future of the European project. Just days after the EU’s 60th birthday, Britain is poised to become the first country ever to seek a ...

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