Thursday, 22 August 2019

Tag Archives: EU

UK says EU must compromise on Brexit deal

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged EU leaders to drop their opposition to renegotiating Brexit, as the pound slumped on growing concerns about a no-deal departure. Johnson, who took office last week, wants to change the exit terms struck by his predecessor Theresa May but insists Britain must leave ...

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World powers meet Iran in Vienna to salvage nuclear deal

VIENNA: Representatives from Europe, China and Russia, which are still committed to the Iran nuclear deal, were meeting Sunday with Iran’s representative in Vienna to discuss how to salvage the unravelling accord. The diplomats are examining issues linked to the implementation of the nuclear accord after Iran surpassed the uranium ...

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Boris Johnson promises start of ‘golden age’

LONDON: Boris Johnson has promised the “beginning of a new golden age”, as he made his first Commons statement as PM. Speaking to MPs, Mr Johnson said his government would throw itself into Brexit negotiations with energy, while Michael Gove would lead on no-deal planning as a “top priority”. He ...

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French inventor whose flying board wowed the world

PARIS: Is that Iron Man or Green Goblin? No, it is Frank Zapata who is demonstrating his flyboard for President Emmanuel Macron and EU leaders! Frank Zapata is a French inventor who whizzed above the Champs-Elysees in Paris as a part of the Bastille Day celebrations. 🇫🇷 #14Juillet L’arrivée du ...

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Heart attack main cause of death in Europe

In 2016, 5.1 million people died in European Union (EU), some 80 000 less than in the previous year, according to the report released by Eurostat. One third of these deaths occurred to people aged less than 75 (1.7 million, 33 percent), while 1.5 million people died between the ages ...

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Hammond says will resign if Johnson becomes PM

LONDON: Britain’s finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday he would resign on Wednesday before his expected sacking by the favorite to become Britain’s next prime minister, Boris Johnson, takes office. “I am sure I am not going to be sacked because I am going to resign before we get ...

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EU probes Amazon over use of retailer info to gain edge

BRUSSELS: The European Union is opening a new front in its quest to more closely regulate big tech companies, saying Wednesday it was investigating whether US online giant Amazon uses data from independent retailers to gain an illegal edge when selling its own products. EU antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said ...

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EU nominee von der Leyen faces sceptical parliament

STRASBOURG: Was an intense two-week political operation to woo European lawmakers long enough to win German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen the top job in Brussels? The 60-year-old conservative will replace Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission if she secures a majority in the Strasbourg assembly. If ...

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´Cricket´s coming home!´: EU congratulates England

LONDON:Britain may be in the middle of a painful divorce from the EU, but Brexit did not stop Brussels congratulating England on Monday on their dramatic cricket World Cup triumph. Before moving to the usual round of questions about migration, US trade relations and EU competition rules, European Commission chief ...

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German inflation moves closer to ECB target

BERLIN: German annual inflation accelerated to 1.5% in June but remained below the European Central Bank’s target, final data from the Federal Statistics Office showed. The reading for German consumer prices – harmonised to make it comparable with inflation data from other European Union countries – was revised up after ...

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