Friday, 18 January 2019

Tag Archives: Europe

British PM says Brexit date should not be delayed

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May said the date of Brexit should not be delayed but did not rule out the prospect as she faces mounting calls to request an extension. “I don’t believe that the date of March 29 should be delayed,” May told parliament on the eve of ...

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Calls for Huawei boycott get mixed response in Europe

LONDON: Europe is giving US-led calls for a boycott of Huawei 5G telecoms equipment a mixed reception, with some governments untroubled by spy suspicions against the Chinese giant, but others backing a ban. In the latest setback for the company, Huawei said Saturday it had fired an employee in Poland ...

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Lapis Lazuli corridor to connect Asia, Europe

BEIJING/KABUL: Afghanistan has reopened its Lapis Lazuli trade corridor, a part of the ancient Silk Route, which will once again connect the country to Central Asia, Europe and even China through its BRI project, an official of Afghan government said. The new corridor includes roads, railway and maritime routes that ...

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China says is no threat to EU, after Macron army call

BEIJING – China said that it had never posed a threat to Europe as it responded to a proposal by French President Emmanuel Macron for a “European army” to defend the bloc against China, Russia, and even the US. “We have never posed any threat to Europe,” Chinese foreign ministry ...

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Suspect in Bulgarian journalist’s rape, murder held in Germany

SOFIA: Police in Germany have arrested a man in connection with the rape and brutal murder of Bulgarian television journalist Viktoria Marinova, Bulgarian officials said Wednesday. But they said it does not appear that the murder was linked to her work as a journalist. The suspect was picked up late ...

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EU launches Asia strategy to rival China’s ‘new Silk Road’

BRUSSELS: As doubts grow over China’s vast “Belt and Road” trade infrastructure project, the EU is launching an alternative plan for Asia that it says will not saddle countries with debt they cannot repay. EU member countries are expected to sign off on the new “Asia connectivity strategy” – which ...

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Asian markets bounce back on US-China trade talks

HONG KONG: Asian markets opened higher after a positive lead from Wall Street and Europe, with investors cautiously optimistic about upcoming US-China trade talks. Negotiators from Washington and Beijing will meet later this month in the first publicly announced meeting in weeks on their bitter trade dispute, which has seen ...

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Trump trade rows are ‘destroying’ growth, says German minister

BERLIN: Germany’s economy minister on Sunday lashed out at US President Donald Trump, slamming his global trade rows and efforts to “dictate” Europe’s dealings with Iran through renewed US sanctions. In an interview with German weekly Bild am Sonntag, Peter Altmaier warned of the damaging consequences of a full-blown US-China ...

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UK PM Theresa May scolds Johnson for burqa remark after outcry

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May has scolded her former foreign minister, Boris Johnson, for saying that Muslim women who wear burqas look like letter boxes or bank robbers. Johnson, who resigned last month over the way May is negotiating Brexit, wrote in The Daily Telegraph this week that Denmark ...

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