Monday, 22 January 2018

Tag Archives: EU

Britain and EU reach historic deal on Brexit divorce terms

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LONDON: Britain and the EU reached a historic deal on Friday on the terms of the Brexit divorce after Prime Minister Theresa May rushed to Brussels for early morning talks. The European Commission said it “recommends sufficient progress” had been made by Britain on separation issues including the Irish border, ...

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Very good progress made on Brexit, says Theresa May

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LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May insisted “very good progress” was being made in Brexit negotiations – as the DUP said there was “more work to be done”. PM May appeared in Prime Minister’s Questions after a phone call with DUP leader Arlene Foster, who has refused to support draft plans ...

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Sadiq Khan: London and Mumbai have similar personalities

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MUMBAI/LONDON: The similar personalities of London and Mumbai should pave the way for greater interaction between the two cities, their first ethnic minority mayor, Sadiq Khan, said in the city. Khan proposed stronger ties in trade, films production and filming, improving air quality, and tackling climate change. “London and Mumbai ...

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Shell Joins Automakers to Offer Charging Stations Across Europe

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Royal Dutch Shell Plc is linking up with some of the world’s biggest carmakers to expand its electric-vehicle charging business in Europe as it prepares for life beyond oil. The second-biggest oil company has agreed with IONITY – a Munich-based venture between BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Co. and ...

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Switzerland approves $1.3b in EU aid

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BERN: Switzerland said it will provide more than a billion dollars in development aid to the European Union, as Bern seeks to stabilise its messy ties with Brussels. The 1.3 billion Swiss francs ($1.32 billion, 1.1 billion euros) will be spread over ten years and will target lower income countries ...

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Two Britain-based EU agencies to be relocated to Amsterdam, Paris

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BRUSSELS: After hours of fierce bargaining and compromising, ministers of 27 European Union (EU) members voted on Monday to relocate Britain-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) to Amsterdam and Paris respectively. Amid a lingering deadlock of Brexit talks, Monday’s relocation is largely seen as an ...

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Merkel fourth term doubtful as German coalition talks fail

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BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel’s efforts to form a three-way coalition government that would secure herself a fourth term hit a major setback after a would-be coalition partner unexpectedly pulled out of talks, thrusting Germany into a political crisis. Merkel, whose conservatives were weakened after an election they won with a ...

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EU to discuss Rohingya crisis with Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

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YANGON: The EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Sunday she would discuss ways to end the Rohingya crisis with Aung San Suu Kyi when she meets the Myanmar leader in Yangon. Mogherini and foreign ministers from Asia and Europe toured refugee camps along Bangladesh’s border with Myanmar and heard ...

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Britain won’t be pressured by Barnier’s Brexit deadline: Davis

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BERLIN: Britain will not be pressured into giving a public answer to EU demands for concessions on a divorce agreement by the end of next week, its chief Brexit negotiator David Davis said Thursday. Davis’s negotiating partner, the EU’s Michel Barnier, last Friday handed Britain a two-week ultimatum to improve ...

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