Monday, 22 January 2018

Tag Archives: EU

May to meet with EU business leaders amid deadlocked Brexit talks

Theresa May

PARIS: Prime Minister Theresa May will meet with European business leaders to discuss the future of UK-EU trade after Brexit as she is warned over the “urgency” to provide firms with certainty in the coming months. The Prime Minister will use Monday’s meeting to attempt to win support from European ...

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Spain issues arrest warrant for Catalonian separatist leader

Carles Puigdemont

MADRID: A Spanish judge issued an EU arrest warrant for Catalonia’s deposed separatist leader Carles Puigdemont on Friday, a day after he failed to appear for questioning over his role in the region’s tumultuous independence drive. The announcement added to anger and dismay in a second straight night of demonstrations ...

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EU parliament votes to ban controversial weedkiller by 2022

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STRASBOURG: The European Parliament called for the controversial weedkiller glyphosate to be banned by 2022 amid fears it causes cancer, a day before EU states vote on whether to renew its licence. MEPs approved a resolution which is not binding but will add fresh pressure on the European Commission, the ...

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Drivers of the most polluting vehicles face an extra T-charge

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LONDON: Drivers of the most polluting vehicles face an extra daily charge for driving into central London under a scheme introduced that aims to improve air quality in one of Europe s most polluted cities. London Mayor Sadiq Khan claimed that with the rollout of the new weekday “toxicity charge” – ...

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May to urge EU leaders to speed up Brexit talks

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BRUSSELS: British Prime Minister Theresa May will appeal to European Union leaders at a crunch summit in Brussels on Thursday to push forward the deadlocked Brexit negotiations. At a meeting moved to a new venue at the last minute due to an eruption of toxic gas, May will urge her ...

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Panama Papers journalist killed in car bomb blast

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VALLETTA: A Maltese journalist responsible for exposing her island’s alleged ties to a tax haven via the Panama Papers was killed by a car bomb on Monday. Daphne Caruana Galizia died in a blast shortly after leaving her home in Mosta, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said. Despite being heavily criticised ...

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EU slaps new sanctions on North Korea

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BRUSSELS: The European Union has slapped new sanctions on North Korea for developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. The sanctions agreed by EU foreign ministers Monday include a total ban on EU investment in North Korea, and a ban on the sale of refined petroleum products and crude oil. The ...

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What’s at stake for business in Iran’s nuclear deal

Hassan Rouhani

If the Iran nuclear deal fails then all the countries involved have a lot to lose – and not just for political and security reasons. US President Donald Trump on Friday announced that he will not certify to Congress that Iran is complying with the deal, which could pave the ...

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Brexit: EU ‘to prepare’ for future trade talks with UK

Theresa May-Donald Tusk

LONDON: The EU is to begin preparing for its post-Brexit trade negotiations with the UK, while refusing to discuss the matter with the British government. An internal draft document seen by the BBC suggests the 27 European Union countries should discuss trade among themselves while officials in Brussels prepare the ...

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