Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Tag Archives: European Union

Boris Johnson believes Brexit deal with EU possible within weeks

LONDON: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this week reiterated – after his bid for snap elections again failed in the British Parliament – that he would do everything in his power to strike a deal with the European Union and confirmed that his administration would not ask Brussels for ...

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Boris Johnson moves to suspend Parliament ahead of Brexit

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Wednesday that parliament would be suspended until October 14, just two weeks before the UK is set to leave the European Union (EU), enraging anti-Brexit MPs. The pound slid on the surprise news, which opponents branded a “coup” and a “declaration of war”. ...

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France invites Iran to G-7 to ease tensions

BIARRITZ: A European Union source is describing the leaders’ dinner at the Group of Seven as “quite tense” as leaders disagreed with US President Donald Trump over issues including how to deal with Russia. The person speaking on condition of anonymity due to lack of authorization to talk publicly said ...

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UK must leave European Union on Oct 31, PM Johnson

LONDON: Parliament should honour the 2016 Brexit referendum and leave the European Union on Oct. 31, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said when asked if he would resign if his government lost a vote of no-confidence. Johnson has pledged to take Britain out of the EU at the end of ...

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World powers meet Iran in Vienna to salvage nuclear deal

VIENNA: Representatives from Europe, China and Russia, which are still committed to the Iran nuclear deal, were meeting Sunday with Iran’s representative in Vienna to discuss how to salvage the unravelling accord. The diplomats are examining issues linked to the implementation of the nuclear accord after Iran surpassed the uranium ...

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Heart attack main cause of death in Europe

In 2016, 5.1 million people died in European Union (EU), some 80 000 less than in the previous year, according to the report released by Eurostat. One third of these deaths occurred to people aged less than 75 (1.7 million, 33 percent), while 1.5 million people died between the ages ...

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Polish regulator calls for legal changes to enable 5G roll-out

WARSAW: Poland’s telecom regulator has urged the government to press ahead with regulatory changes related to permissible radiation levels that are key to rolling out next-generation 5G networks in the country in line with European Union requirements. As an EU member Poland is obliged to have an operational 5G network ...

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EU probes Amazon over use of retailer info to gain edge

BRUSSELS: The European Union is opening a new front in its quest to more closely regulate big tech companies, saying Wednesday it was investigating whether US online giant Amazon uses data from independent retailers to gain an illegal edge when selling its own products. EU antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said ...

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Irish finance minister says no-deal Brexit more likely

DUBLIN: Irish finance minister Paschal Donohoe said on Tuesday that the prospect of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal was more likely than it had been. Both candidates to replace Theresa May as prime minister, Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, have said that they would be prepared to ...

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German inflation moves closer to ECB target

BERLIN: German annual inflation accelerated to 1.5% in June but remained below the European Central Bank’s target, final data from the Federal Statistics Office showed. The reading for German consumer prices – harmonised to make it comparable with inflation data from other European Union countries – was revised up after ...

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