Saturday, 22 July 2017

Tag Archives: EU

Europe becomes ‘hub’ for child sexual abuse content

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LONDON: Europe hosts the majority of child sexual abuse webpages, according to a report released by the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) on Monday (Apr 3). The report by the UK body said Europe leads the list of regions with 60 per cent, followed by North America at 37 per cent. ...

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UK-German stock exchange deal blocked by EU

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LONDON: EU regulators have blocked London Stock Exchange’s £21bn merger with German stock exchange Deutsche Boerse. The European Commission said the deal would have created a “de facto monopoly” for certain financial services. The merger would have combined Europe’s two largest stock exchange operators. London Stock Exchange Group said it ...

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Britain to launch EU exit process today

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LONDON: Britain formally launches the process for leaving the European Union on Wednesday, a historic step that has divided the country and thrown into question the future of the European project. Just days after the EU’s 60th birthday, Britain is poised to become the first country ever to seek a ...

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Mayor Sadiq Khan urges EU not to punish UK for Brexit

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LONDON: The EU should not try to “instil fear” by threatening to “punish” the UK for Brexit with a bad deal, the London Mayor has warned Brussels. Sadiq Khan says the EU should not try to “secure its future by fear” and said a bad deal for Britain’s capital would ...

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Thousands demonstrate in London against leaving the EU

Demonstrators hold banners during a Unite for Europe march in central London, Britain March 25, 2017.    REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Demonstrators hold banners during a Unite for Europe march in central London, Britain LONDON: Thousands of people marched through London on Saturday to protest against Britain leaving the European Union, just four days before Prime Minister Theresa May launches the start of the formal divorce process from the bloc it ...

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Scotland – Food and drink exports hit record high

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LONDON: Food and drink exports from Scotland rose to a record £5.5bn last year, government figures show. Significant growth in sales of seafood and whisky helped exports increase £421m (8%) in 2016. Exports to EU countries were worth £2.3bn, up £133m, which the Scottish government said underlined the importance of ...

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Now is not the time, PM May tells Scotland on independence vote

LONDON/EDINBURGH: British Prime Minister Theresa May told the Scottish government “now is not the time” for a second independence referendum, saying it would be unfair to ask people to vote without knowing the result of Brexit talks. Her comments raised tensions with Scotland, where nationalists have called for a new ...

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EU headscarf ruling and its consequences

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There are mixed feelings about the EU ruling on religious symbols – including headscarves – in the workplace. Is it discriminatory or not? The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has decided that employers may generally ban “political, philosophical or religious symbols” in the workplace and that this does not constitute ...

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EU court rules workplace headscarf ban legal

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LUXEMBOURG: European companies can ban employees from wearing religious or political symbols including the Islamic headscarf, the EU’s top court ruled Tuesday in a landmark case. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said it does not constitute “direct discrimination” if a firm has an internal rule banning the wearing of ...

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British House of Lords passes landmark Brexit Bill

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LONDON: British Parliament has passed the Brexit bill, paving the way for the government to trigger Article 50 so the UK can leave the European Union. Peers backed down over the issues of EU residency rights and a meaningful vote on the final Brexit deal after their objections were overturned by ...

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