Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Tag Archives: EU

Google doesn’t have to forget you, EU court rules

The US search engine Google has won a European Union court battle against plans to impose a global “right to be forgotten” law, which has tipped the balance in favour of the public’s right to know over privacy and protection concerns. Tuesday’s ruling means that the EU’s privacy standards don’t ...

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UK’s new visa rules bring good news for Asian students

LONDON: International students will be allowed to stay in the UK for two years after completing their graduation from a British university to find a job, under new proposals announced by the Home Office. Currently, graduates with bachelors or master’s degrees are allowed to look for work for only four ...

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EU urges India, Pakistan to seek peaceful solution of Kashmir issue

BRUSSELS: The European Union has urged India and Pakistan to engage in a direct dialogue with a view to a peaceful solution of Kashmir dispute in full respect of the international human rights obligations. Opening the debate on behalf of the High Representative of European Union for Foreign Affairs and ...

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Boris Johnson believes Brexit deal with EU possible within weeks

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this week reiterated – after his bid for snap elections again failed in the British Parliament – that he would do everything in his power to strike a deal with the European Union and confirmed that his administration would not ask Brussels for ...

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Growing unease over Jammu and Kashmir situation

European Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs expressed serious concern over complete communications and media blackout in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, demanding that the Delhi government immediately lift the curfew. The committee also urged the European Parliament and the European Union to issue a “reactionary statement.” A day earlier, Vice President ...

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Iran gives Europe two months to save nuclear deal

TEHRAN: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani gave European powers another two months to save a 2015 nuclear deal, but warned that Tehran was still preparing for further significant breaches of the agreement if diplomatic efforts failed. His statement came as Iranian officials appeared to give a guarded welcome to a French ...

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Risk of no-deal Brexit has increased: EU

BRUSSELS: The risk of Britain crashing out of the EU without a divorce deal to cushion the blow has increased, the bloc warned Wednesday, as political turmoil raged in London. “The short time remaining and the political situation in the United Kingdom have increased the risk that the United Kingdom ...

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Boris Johnson moves to suspend Parliament ahead of Brexit

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday that parliament would be suspended until October 14, just two weeks before the UK is set to leave the European Union (EU), enraging anti-Brexit MPs. The pound slid on the surprise news, which opponents branded a “coup” and a “declaration of war”. ...

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France invites Iran to G-7 to ease tensions

BIARRITZ: A European Union source is describing the leaders’ dinner at the Group of Seven as “quite tense” as leaders disagreed with US President Donald Trump over issues including how to deal with Russia. The person speaking on condition of anonymity due to lack of authorization to talk publicly said ...

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No deal would mean UK did not owe Brexit divorce bill: Boris Johnson

BIARRITZ – Boris Johnson has said the £39bn Brexit divorce bill would not “strictly speaking” be owed to Brussels in full in the event of no deal, insisting: “It’s not a threat. It’s a reality.” Speaking to broadcasters as he prepared to meet the European council president, Donald Tusk, at ...

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