Saturday, 23 June 2018

Tag Archives: EU

UK, EU powers urge Trump to back Iran nuclear deal

BRUSSELS: Britain, France and Germany made a joint plea to Donald Trump on Thursday to endorse a key nuclear deal with Iran as the US president mulls reimposing sanctions on Tehran. “The deal is working, it is delivering on its main goal, which means keeping the Iranian nuclear programme in ...

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Macron Calls for China-EU Relationship to ‘Enter 21st Century’

BEIJING: French President Emmanuel Macron called for an overhaul to relations between China and the European Union, pushing for more balanced trade ties while embracing President Xi Jinping’s signature infrastructure push. Speaking on Monday in the ancient imperial capital of Xian, the eastern departure point of the Silk Road trade ...

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50 million trees to be planted to create a 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%

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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