Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Tag Archives: Europe

May promises to tackle Trump on ‘unacceptable’ comments

LONDON: Theresa May has promised that she will not flinch from challenging Donald Trump about “unacceptable” statements when she becomes the first foreign leader to meet him as president this week. But the prime minister declined to say if she would criticise some of Mr Trump’s remarks about women, which ...

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Barclays: London will still be the ‘financial lungs’ of Europe

LONDON: The City of London will still be the ‘financial lungs’ of Europe after Brexit, Barclays chief executive Jes Staley has said. In separate remarks, the bank’s chairman John McFarlane also said the UK government supported a three year transition deal on the Brexit deal. The Barclays chiefs were both ...

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UN chief assures Pakistan of constructive role in region

DAVOS: Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif said the United Nations has longstanding responsibility to play a role in the resolution of this issue. He said this during his meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum at ...

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Europe, NATO hit back at Donald Trump

BRUSSELS: EU heavyweights Germany and France led a sharp European response to US President-elect Donald Trump Monday after he branded NATO “obsolete” and said more countries would leave the EU after Britain. In a hard-hitting interview with two European newspapers, Trump unleashed a volley of verbal attacks on Europe and ...

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British minister warns of ISIS plan to wage chemical attack on UK

LONDON: The terrorist organisation Islamic State (Isis) is plotting a chemical weapons attack against Britain, the national security minister has warned. Ben Wallace, Minister of State for Security and former Army Commander, said that Britain’s intelligence and defence communities were planning for the possibility of a “mass casualty” attack on ...

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UK holds New Year’s Eve celebrations, Security tight in London

LONDON: A huge police presence is on the streets for London’s new year fireworks display as the UK prepares to usher in 2017. People from almost 100 countries will flock to the Thames to view the pyrotechnics, which will begin as Big Ben strikes midnight. About 12,000 fireworks producing 50,000 ...

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Britain gets creative in fighting rampant food waste

London: One of Europe’s worst offenders on food waste, Britain is beginning to get its act together thanks to a surge in volunteer initiatives that help the poor as well as creating a bit of seasonal cheer. “That’s what I come out for, to have a little chat… It’s not ...

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12 killed as lorry ploughs into Berlin Xmas market

BERLIN: A lorry ploughed into a busy Christmas market in Berlin on Monday, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens more in what police said was a suspected terror attack. mbulances and heavily armed police rushed to the area after the vehicle mounted the pavement of the market in ...

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Here’s what the world’s richest man just bought

LONDON: Amancio Ortega, Europe’s richest man and founder of global fashion group and Zara owner Inditex , has bought one of Madrid’s most famous skyscrapers for 490 million euros ($551 million) through his property investment arm, a source said. The purchase marks another step in the famously-reclusive billionaire’ s strategy ...

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European equities push higher

LONDON: Europe’s main stock markets pushed higher on Tuesday as investors reacted to a surprise dip in British inflation and shrugged off slower-than-expected German economic growth. Meanwhile, on Wall Street the Dow pulled off a record close after six-day winning streak as US markets continued to adjust following last week’s ...

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