Saturday, 18 January 2020

Tag Archives: EU

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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Switzerland votes in referendum on tighter gun laws

CHRISTCHURCH: Swiss voters are casting ballots in a referendum to decide wheher to enact new restrictions on guns and line up with other countries in the European visa-free travel zone who have tightened rules following extremist attacks. The proposal could require regular training in the use of firearms, special waivers ...

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UN kicks off major climate change effort

UNITED NATIONS Secretary-General Antonio Guterres calls it the defining issue of our time: climate change is moving to the center stage at the United Nations, three years after the Paris agreement went into force. A major UN push for progress on climate change kicks off next week when Guterres travels ...

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EU urges Iran to respect nuclear deal, regrets US sanctions

LONDON: The European Union urged Iran to respect the international agreement curbing the Islamic Republic’s nuclear ambitions, and added that the bloc aims to continue trading with the country despite US sanctions. The EU and major European powers – Britain, France and Germany – also said that they “note with ...

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UK Labour Party says Brexit Deal talks with PM to continue next week

LONDON: The office of UK Prime Minister Theresa May and the opposition Labour Party will meet next week for the next round of talks aimed at overcoming their disagreements over a UK withdrawal deal from the EU, the Labour spokesperson said amid Brexit uncertainty. The fresh round of the negotiations between Downing ...

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EU fine on Google weighs on parent Alphabet profits

SAN FRANCISCO: Google parent Alphabet reported that profit in the first three months of this year sagged under the weight of a hefty antitrust fine in the European Union. Alphabet said that profit in the first-quarter fell 29 percent to $6.7 billion on revenue that climbed 17 percent to $36.3 ...

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UK starts issuing passports without ‘European Union’ on cover

LONDON: Britain has begun issuing passports with the words “European Union” removed from the front cover – despite Brexit being delayed and uncertainty over when the country will leave the bloc. The interior ministry confirmed that some passports introduced from March 30, the day after Britain was originally due to ...

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Turkey ‘disappointed’ over EU’s local elections remarks

ANKARA: Turkey was “disappointed” over European Commission’s first vice president’s remarks on local elections, the country’s foreign ministry spokesman said.  “Turkish people went to the polls on March 31 with a participation rate that is seen in European countries rarely, and they once again showed their commitment to democracy. “Nevertheless, ...

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EU still refuses to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan Heights

BRUSSELS: The European Union has not changed it’s position regarding the Golan Heights and does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over the occupied territory, Maja Kocijancic, the spokesperson for EU diplomatic service, said in a statement. On Monday, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order formally recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over ...

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China orders 300 Airbus planes as Xi visits France

PARIS: China has ordered 300 Airbus planes in a €30 billion deal hailed as an “excellent sign” for Chinese-French relations, it was confirmed during President Xi Jinping’s visit to France this week. The agreement was signed on Monday March 25, during the Chinese President’s visit with French President Emmanuel Macron ...

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