Thursday, 26 April 2018

Tag Archives: EU

50 million trees to be planted to create a Northern England

Government plant 50 million trees across northern England

LIVERPOOL: The UK Government has announced plans to create a forest of 50 million trees across the countryside of the North of England. The Woodland Trust said it plans to plant the trees over 25 years, in an area stretching from Liverpool in the West to Hull in the East. ...

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Ryanair Applies for British air operating license


DUBLIN: Ryanair recently applied for a British air operating license in a move it said on Tuesday may be required to keep its small domestic UK service operating in the event of a hard Brexit. Flying rights are currently governed by EU-wide deals and because it is not part of ...

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10,000 refugees to be relocated from Libya to EU in 2018


ROME: Up to 10,000 people stranded in refugee camps and detention centres in Libya could be relocated to Europe in 2018, the Italian government said today. The initiative would be part of an attempt by EU countries to address the deteriorating conditions in Libya, where thousands of people are held ...

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Palestine’s Abbas rules out US peace plan after Jerusalem decision


GAZA: Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said that he would “no longer accept” any peace plan proposed by the United States, dealing a pre-emptive blow to a new initiative expected by Washington next year. The comments in Paris came hours after 128 members of the United Nations voted to condemn US ...

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Catalan separatists win election in rebuke to Spain and EU


BARCELONA: Catalonia’s separatists look set to regain power in the wealthy Spanish region after local elections, deepening the nation’s political crisis in a sharp rebuke to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and European Union leaders who backed him. With nearly all votes counted, separatist parties won a slim majority in Catalan parliament, a ...

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UK car output down as domestic demand plummets by 28%

UK car production

LONDON: UK car production was dealt its biggest blow of the year in November as domestic demand plummeted by 28.1%. This ensured a fall in output of 4.6%, or a drop of 7757 units, to 161,490 cars compared with the same month in 2016. November was the fourth consecutive month of decline in ...

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EU Banks in UK likely to operate ‘as normal’ after Brexit


LONDON: The Bank of England will allow European banks to continue selling their services in the United Kingdom without having to create expensive subsidiaries after Britain leaves the European Union. The decision, if confirmed, would mean European banks offering wholesale services would not face new post-Brexit hurdles to operating in ...

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Chinese Electric-Car Startup NIO Undercuts Tesla With Debut Model


LONDON: Chinese electric-car maker NIO has launched sales of its first vehicle three years after the company was founded, undercutting the price of a rival model from Tesla Inc. Chinese customers can buy the ES8 sports utility vehicle, with a range of 500 kilometers (311 miles) on a single charge, ...

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EU agrees to start phase two of Brexit talks


PARIS: The European Union agreed on Friday to move talks forward with London on Britain’s exit from the bloc as leaders warmed to the British premier, but there was little clarity on trade, as well as on some issues already discussed. On the second day of a Brussels summit, EU ...

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