Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Tag Archives: EU

EU powers recognise Guaido as Venezuela’s leader

CARACAS: The UK, France, Germany, Spain and other European countries have officially recognised opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela. It comes after President Nicolás Maduro defiantly rejected the EU’s Sunday deadline to call snap elections. Russia – a backer of Mr Maduro – accused EU countries of ...

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PM Theresa May says ‘armed with fresh’ Brexit mandate

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would be “armed with a fresh mandate and new ideas” when she next meets European Union negotiators over her Brexit deal. EU officials have insisted that the deal – rejected by British lawmakers – is not open for renegotiation. But ...

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Britain’s Theresa May wins mandate to reopen Brexit deal

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament s backing on Tuesday to renegotiate her Brexit deal – a major policy reversal that sets up a new standoff with the EU after it ruled out any change. May s dramatic decision to abandon a pact she herself sealed with the ...

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European stocks dip at open

LONDON: European stocks eased at the open Monday, with traders awaiting the UK government’s Brexit “Plan B” after the country’s parliament voted down Prime Minister Theresa May’s original EU divorce deal. London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index dipped 0.1 percent to 6,964.28 points – its heavyweight mining sector knocked by news ...

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British must tell us what they want: Dutch PM

AMSTERDAM: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte warned on Wednesday that time is running out to reach a deal before Britain leaves the European Union and urged the British to make up their minds. “It is now up to the British to indicate what they want,” he told reporters in The Hague ...

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British PM says Brexit date should not be delayed

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May said the date of Brexit should not be delayed but did not rule out the prospect as she faces mounting calls to request an extension. “I don’t believe that the date of March 29 should be delayed,” May told parliament on the eve of ...

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Iran, India move closer on trade as EU stalls

Iran will boost trade with India as the European Union struggles to find a way to circumvent a fresh US embargo on Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said. Brussels is working on a payment mechanism to keep financial transactions flowing with Iran, after the US ditched the 2015 nuclear ...

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UK opposition seek election over Brexit

LONDON: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has stepped up calls for a general election “at the earliest opportunity” to “break the deadlock” over Brexit. In a speech, he said a new government would have a fresh mandate to negotiate a better withdrawal deal with the EU. He told Theresa May: “If ...

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US downgrades EU diplomatic status in Washington

BRUSSELS:  The EU says the US government has changed the bloc’s diplomatic status in Washington, in practice downgrading it. The Trump administration did not notify the EU about the change. The EU has asked the US to explain the move, EU spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic says. Previously it has been US ...

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Why the UK can still be strong after Brexit

PARIS: Britain can still punch above its weight globally even after it exits the European Union, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Wednesday ahead of a key parliamentary vote at home. Although Britain is neither a superpower nor in possession of an empire, the country still has the military might, ...

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