Monday, 24 April 2017

Tag Archives: EU

Macron’s advance in French runoff stalls populist wave in Europe

Macron

PARIS: The populist tsunami that slammed into Britain last year, before sweeping across the Atlantic to the United States, may have faded on the shores of France on Sunday. Despite a strong performance from far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the first round of France’s presidential election, the bigger news ...

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European delegation visits Punjab Assembly

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LAHORE: Punjab Governor Malik Muhammad Rafique Rajwana has summoned the Provincial Assembly of Punjab to meet on April 24 (Monday). Speaker Rana Muhammad Iqbal would chair the 28th session of the Assembly which is likely to continue for two weeks. Meanwhile, a 16-member delegation of European Parliamentary Committee on Foreign ...

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IMF says Brexit poses risk to global stability

EU

LONDON: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that Brexit poses a risk to global financial stability at a time when it is already challenged by heavily-indebted US corporations, China’s credit bubble and weak European banks. Warning that banks were likely to be the sector of the City hardest hit ...

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PM Theresa May calls for elections on Jun 8

THERESA MAY

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May has called for elections to be held on Jun 8, she announced outside her Downing Street office on Tuesday (Apr 18). “I have just chaired a meeting of the cabinet where we agreed that the government should call a General Election to be held on ...

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Europe becomes ‘hub’ for child sexual abuse content

HUB

LONDON: Europe hosts the majority of child sexual abuse webpages, according to a report released by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) on Monday (Apr 3). The report by the UK body said Europe leads the list of regions with 60 per cent, followed by North America at 37 per cent. ...

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UK-German stock exchange deal blocked by EU

London stock market

LONDON: EU regulators have blocked London Stock Exchange’s £21bn merger with German stock exchange Deutsche Boerse. The European Commission said the deal would have created a “de facto monopoly” for certain financial services. The merger would have combined Europe’s two largest stock exchange operators. London Stock Exchange Group said it ...

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Britain to launch EU exit process today

Brexit

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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Mayor Sadiq Khan urges EU not to punish UK for Brexit

SADIQ KHAN

LONDON: The EU should not try to “instil fear” by threatening to “punish” the UK for Brexit with a bad deal, the London Mayor has warned Brussels. Sadiq Khan says the EU should not try to “secure its future by fear” and said a bad deal for Britain’s capital would ...

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Thousands demonstrate in London against leaving the EU

Demonstrators hold banners during a Unite for Europe march in central London, Britain March 25, 2017.    REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Demonstrators hold banners during a Unite for Europe march in central London, Britain LONDON: Thousands of people marched through London on Saturday to protest against Britain leaving the European Union, just four days before Prime Minister Theresa May launches the start of the formal divorce process from the bloc it ...

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Scotland – Food and drink exports hit record high

EXPORT

LONDON: Food and drink exports from Scotland rose to a record £5.5bn last year, government figures show. Significant growth in sales of seafood and whisky helped exports increase £421m (8%) in 2016. Exports to EU countries were worth £2.3bn, up £133m, which the Scottish government said underlined the importance of ...

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