Thursday, 24 October 2019

Tag Archives: EU

Early elections set to be called in Northern Ireland

Arlene Foster (R) and Martin McGuinness, First and Deputy First Ministers of Northern Ireland, speak to journalists as they leave Number 10 Downing Street in London. File Photo BRITAIN’s Northern Ireland minister is set to call an early election in the province on Monday, a week after the resignation of ...

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EU to vote on declaring robots to be ‘electronic persons‘

PARIS: MEPs have voted to propose granting legal status to robots, categorising them as “electronic persons” and warning that new legislation is needed to focus on how the machines can be held responsible for their “acts or omissions”. The draft report, tabled by Mady Delvaux-Stehres, a socialist MEP from Luxembourg, states ...

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Where exactly does Britain’s £12.2bn foreign aid go?

LONDON: Britain is a significant contributor to helping developing countries. In 2015, for the third year running, the government met its commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of gross national income on foreign aid, with the official budget rising to £12.2bn. However, it has become a politically divisive issue, with ...

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UK will have ‘control over borders’ after Brexit: PM May

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May insisted on Sunday that Britain will have “control over our borders” after Brexit, suggesting she would be prepared to quit Europe’s trading zone to achieve it. “The referendum vote was a vote for us to… bring control into our immigration system. I’m clear that is ...

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Sir Tim Barrow: UK’s new ambassador to EU ‘tough negotiator’

LONDON: Senior diplomat Sir Tim Barrow has been appointed the UK’s new ambassador to the EU, replacing Sir Ivan Rogers. Downing Street described the former ambassador to Russia, who will now play a key role in the UK’s Brexit talks, as a “seasoned and tough negotiator”. Sir Ivan, whose exit ...

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Britain’s EU envoy resigns months before Brexit talks

LONDON: Britain’s ambassador to the European Union, who sometimes clashed with London over its approach to Europe, abruptly resigned less than three months before Prime Minister Theresa May is due to trigger formal ‘Brexit’ negotiations. Ivan Rogers, Britain’s envoy to the EU, told staff on Tuesday that he would step ...

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Banks could start revealing their Brexit plans as early as next month

LONDON: Banks may update investors on whether they intend to move operations out of London as soon as next month. UK-based lenders are finalising Brexit contingency plans to decide how much of their business they need to shift oversees to maintain relationships with international clients. Banks could start making announcements as ...

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UK in pictures 2016

In January, singer David Bowie, one of the most influential musicians of his era, died of cancer at the age of 69. Fans laid flowers in the singer’s memory at a mural in Brixton and some months later the council announced it was to be listed to ensure its long-term ...

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Brexit will send UK down global economic ranking: Study

LONDON: Britain’s exit from the European Union will send the country from fifth place to eighth in the global economic ranking in the next 15 years, a new economic analysis has found. The country’s economic prospects will be damaged by Brexit’s negative impact on the value of the pound, analysts at ...

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