Friday, 20 July 2018

Tag Archives: Europe

China presses Europe for anti-US alliance on trade

BRUSSELS: China is putting pressure on the European Union to issue a strong joint statement against President Donald Trump’s trade policies at a summit later this month but is facing resistance, European officials said. In meetings in Brussels, Berlin and Beijing, senior Chinese officials, including Vice Premier Liu He and ...

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Europe to retaliate if US imposes auto tariffs, says France

PARIS: Europe will hit back if US President Donald Trump follows through with a threat to slap import tariffs on European-made cars, France’s finance minister said. Trump escalated already burning trade tensions on Friday by threatening to hit all imports of cars assembled in the European Union (EU) with a ...

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China’s Xi hails ‘unity’ of security bloc led with Russia

QINGDAO: Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday opened a regional security summit attended by Russia and Iran with boasts of the bloc’s “unity”, just as a fractious G7 gathering was mired in divisions between Europe and the US. On the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation summit in the coastal ...

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Measles cases soar across Europe, WHO urges greater immunization

PARIS: Europe saw a 400-percent increase in measles cases in 2017 compared to the previous year, affecting more than 21,000 people and causing 35 deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO)’s regional office for Europe said in a press release. The spike included large outbreaks, meaning 100 or more cases, in ...

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Libya: Truck carrying migrants overturns, At least 23 killed

TRIPOLI: At least 23 people have been killed when a truck carrying hundreds of migrants and refugees overturned in northwestern Libya, according to local media reports. Somali and Eritrean nationals were reportedly among those killed in Wednesday’s road accident, which occured some 60km south of the town of Bani Walid. ...

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Japan PM heads to Europe amid North Korea tensions

Japan's prime minister Shinzo Abe

TOKYO: Japan’s prime minister on Friday headed to the Baltic states and other European nations as he seeks to drum up support for his hawkish stance on North Korea. Despite a recent cooling of tensions in the run-up to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, Shinzo Abe has insisted on ...

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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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50,000 Catalans march in Brussels to support exiled president

BRUSSELS: Around 50,000 protesters have taken to the streets outside EU institutions in Brussels in support of Catalan independence. The demonstration is partly in solidarity with exiled and disputed president Carles Puigdemont, who has himself fled to the EU capital in Belgium and is resisting extradition attempts. But the Thursday ...

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Shell Joins Automakers to Offer Charging Stations Across Europe

Royal Dutch Shell Plc is linking up with some of the world’s biggest carmakers to expand its electric-vehicle charging business in Europe as it prepares for life beyond oil. The second-biggest oil company has agreed with IONITY – a Munich-based venture between BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Co. and ...

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May accuses Russia of launching a ‘fake news’ war against the West

LONDON: Theresa May has accused Russia of running a covertly propaganda war using fake news to “sow discord” in the west and “meddle in elections”. The prime minister said the West needed to tackle Putin’s regime which had become the biggest threat facing “open economies and free societies” across the ...

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