Friday, 14 August 2020

Tag Archives: EU

Iran summons UK ambassador in tanker seizure row

TEHRAN: Iran has summoned the British ambassador in Tehran to complain about what it says is the illegal seizure of an Iranian oil tanker. British Royal Marines helped the authorities in Gibraltar seize the ship because of evidence it was heading to Syria in breach of EU sanctions. Spain’s acting ...

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Protestors mark opening of European Parliament

LONDON: The European Parliament has re-opened in Strasbourg with an anti-EU protest by the UK’s Brexit Party and a demonstration by Catalan nationalists whose MEPs are barred. The first session after Europe-wide elections in May began as EU leaders went into a third day of talks on who should fill ...

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EU, Pakistan signed new Strategic Engagement Plan

BRUSSELS – Pakistan and the European Union (EU) signed the new Strategic Engagement Plan for cooperation in areas, including trade, peace and security and anti-money laundering. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini inked the agreement at a ceremony ...

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Ryanair seeks to limit UK share holding with buyback amendment

DUBLIN: Ryanair amended the terms of a 700 million euro ($795 million) share buyback on Wednesday to allow block repurchases it said could limit the holdings of British shareholders and ensure it remains majority EU-owned after Brexit. Ryanair triggered contingency plans in March to restrict the voting rights of British ...

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Europe’s 5G to cost $62 billion more if Chinese vendors banned

PARIS: A ban on buying telecoms equipment from Chinese firms would add about 55 billion euros (£48.7 billion) to the cost of 5G networks in Europe and delay the technology by about 18 months, according to an industry analysis seen by Reuters. The United States added Huawei Technologies, the world’s ...

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EU failed to rescue 2015 Nuclear Deal: Iran

TEHRAN: Earlier, the US Treasury Department imposed new Iran-related sanctions, targeting the country’s petrochemical sector, which includes a petrochemical holding with a vast network of subsidiaries and sales agents. Iran criticized the European signatories of its 2015 nuclear deal for failing to save the pact after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of ...

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Europeans vote in bigger numbers to set EU course

BRUSSELS: Europeans turned out to vote on Sunday in bigger numbers than before in election pollsters predict will further dent traditional pro-EU parties and bolster the nationalist fringe in the European Parliament. With the first results expected at 1600 GMT, notably from Germany, turnout was up on the 2014 level ...

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Former Brexit secretary Domic Raab joing UK leadership race

LONDON: Britain’s eurosceptic former Brexit  secretary Dominic Raab on Saturday entered the race to succeed Theresa May as prime minister, vowing to leave the EU with or without a divorce deal. Raab became the sixth declared candidate, joining a crowded field that is expected to expand further in the days ...

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Data watchdog opens first investigation into Google

PARIS: The State’s data watchdog has opened its first investigation into Google to examine a suspected infringement of EU privacy rules covering the sharing of personal data of internet users. The Data Protection Commission has begun a statutory inquiry – the regulator’s 19th investigation into a big tech company – ...

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EU Justice court rejects historic citizen’s climate case

PARIS: The European Court of Justice has thrown out a landmark case brought by 10 families who sued the European Union over the threats climate change poses to their homes and livelihoods, lawyers said Wednesday. The team behind the case said the bloc’s top court earlier this month dismissed it ...

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