Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Tag Archives: European Union

Johnson wins ‘huge’ mandate for swift Brexit in UK election

LONDON: Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory on Friday that will allow him to end three years of political paralysis and take Britain out of the European Union within weeks. The Brexit divorce represents Britain’s biggest political and economic gamble since World War Two, cutting the world’s ...

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EU calls for Afghan ceasefire as Esper visits Kabul

KABUL: European Union officials called Sunday for a ceasefire in Afghanistan, saying the breakdown in US-Taliban talks presented an opportunity to push for a truce, as the US defense secretary made an unexpected visit to Kabul. US President Donald Trump last month declared talks with the insurgents “dead”, citing a ...

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US imposes record USD 7.5 billion tariffs on European goods

WASHINGTON: The United States imposed tariffs on a record USD 7.5 billion worth of European Union goods on Friday, despite threats of retaliation, with Airbus, French wine and Scottish whiskies among the high-profile targets. The tariffs, which took effect just after midnight in Washington (0401 GMT), came after talks between ...

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Brexit deal talks ‘in the final stretch’, say Merkel and Macron

The European Union and Britain inched ever closer to a Brexit deal, with the leaders of France and Germany saying they expected an agreement could be sealed at a key EU summit. Positive vibes radiated from French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a joint news conference ...

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Turkey presses offensive in Syria, Erdogan hits out at critics

ISTANBUL/ANKARA: Turkey pressed its military offensive against US-allied Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria, shelling towns and bombing targets from the air in an operation that has forced thousands of people to flee their homes. At least 23 fighters with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and eight civilians, two them ...

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UK to leave European Union on 31 October

LONDON: According to the current legislation, the United Kingdom is entitled to request a 3-month Brexit extension on 19 October if a deal is not secured that would maintain trade relations with the EU by the 31 October Brexit deadline. Britain will pull out from the European Union on 31 ...

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Google doesn’t have to forget you, EU court rules

The US search engine Google has won a European Union court battle against plans to impose a global “right to be forgotten” law, which has tipped the balance in favour of the public’s right to know over privacy and protection concerns. Tuesday’s ruling means that the EU’s privacy standards don’t ...

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EU urges India, Pakistan to seek peaceful solution of Kashmir issue

BRUSSELS: The European Union has urged India and Pakistan to engage in a direct dialogue with a view to a peaceful solution of Kashmir dispute in full respect of the international human rights obligations. Opening the debate on behalf of the High Representative of European Union for Foreign Affairs and ...

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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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