Saturday, 27 May 2017

Tag Archives: Europe

Trump condemns leaks after UK police stop sharing attack information

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LONDON: President Donald Trump said on Thursday that “deeply troubling” leaks to U.S. media about the Manchester suicide bombing would be investigated, after irate British police stopped sharing information with U.S. agencies. British Prime Minister Theresa May raised British concerns with Trump at a NATO summit in Brussels, telling him ...

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Europe stocks upbeat as data cloud Wall Street

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LONDON:  European stock markets seemed happy to quietly carry the week’s gains into the weekend, while Wall Street’s worries about retail weakness were compounded by soft core inflation data. Department store chain J.C. Penney reported disappointing sales Friday, adding to concerns over retail sector business sparked by giant Macy’s figures ...

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US issues travel alert for Europe, citing threat of terrorist attacks

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WASHINGTON: The US State Department issued a travel alert for Europe on Monday, saying US citizens should be aware of a continued threat of terrorist attacks throughout the continent. In the alert, the State Department cited recent incidents in France, Russia, Sweden and the United Kingdom and said Daesh and ...

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International Labour Day 2017

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Many people have today begun questioning if the left-right political axis really exists and is a useful political divide in practical politics, notably where ‘left’ means socialist, even communist, and ‘right’ means conservative and capitalist, even ultra-conservative with fascist resemblance. I believe it is useful to consider these issues in ...

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Macron’s advance in French runoff stalls populist wave in Europe

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PARIS: The populist tsunami that slammed into Britain last year, before sweeping across the Atlantic to the United States, may have faded on the shores of France on Sunday. Despite a strong performance from far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the first round of France’s presidential election, the bigger news ...

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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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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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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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Indian child protection officers held in trafficking probe

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LONDON: Two child protection officers have been arrested for alleged links with a trafficking gang that ran illegal adoption centres in eastern India selling children to foreign couples, police said on Saturday. Investigators said children aged between six months and 14 years were sold in illegal adoptions to couples from ...

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Understanding more about migration

I was glad last week, when a former Swedish politician, Carl Bildt, said that Sweden had become a better country thanks to a large number of immigrants having come to the land since the 1960s. Today, about 20 percent Swedes were born outside the country. Most live in the big ...

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