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EU countries fail to agree on privacy rules governing WhatsApp, Skype

11 November, 2019 11:56 pm 11:56 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU efforts to create a level playing field between telecoms operators and Facebook’s WhatsApp and Microsoft unit Skype stalled on Friday after member countries failed to agree on the scope of proposed rules. The European Commission kicked off the process two years ago with its proposal for an ePrivacy regulation which would … Read More


EU nations agree Brexit delay until Jan 31 as PM Johnson seeks election

10 October, 2019 6:35 pm 6:35 pm

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union on Monday agreed a 3-month flexible delay to Britain’s departure from the bloc as Prime Minister Boris Johnson pushes for an election after opponents forced him to request an extension he had vowed never to ask for. Just days before the United Kingdom is formally due to leave the … Read More


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EU shelves Brexit delay decision as Britain squabbles over election

10 October, 2019 4:05 pm 4:05 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union agreed on Friday to London’s request for a Brexit deadline extension but set no new departure date, giving Britain’s divided parliament time to decide on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s call for a snap election. “There was full agreement on the need for an extension,” an EU official said after … Read More


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EU mulls delay as Britain says Johnson’s deal is the Brexit endgame

10 October, 2019 5:49 pm 5:49 pm

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) — The United Kingdom will ultimately leave the European Union on the terms of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s deal, a senior Downing Street source said on Thursday, as EU leaders mulled offering London a three-month flexible Brexit delay. More than three years after voting 52%-48% to be the first sovereign country to leave … Read More


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Brexit delay looms after UK MPs demand more time to debate deal

10 October, 2019 9:53 am 9:53 am

LONDON (AFP) – European Council President Donald Tusk said he will recommend EU leaders grant another Brexit extension, hours after British MPs rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s bid to force his divorce deal through parliament this week. Tusk said he would advise the bloc’s 27 other member states to accept a postponement request from the … Read More


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Brexit hangs in the balance as EU doubts a deal this week

10 October, 2019 4:05 pm 4:05 pm

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A deal to smooth Britain’s departure from the European Union hung in the balance on Monday after diplomats indicated the bloc wanted more concessions from Prime Minister Boris Johnson and said a full agreement was unlikely this week. As the Brexit maelstrom spins ever faster, Johnson and EU leaders face a tumultuous … Read More


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Furious with Turkey, EU threatens sanctions, arms embargo

10 October, 2019 9:14 pm 9:14 pm

BRUSSELS/PARIS (Reuters) – EU governments threatened sanctions against Turkey on Friday over its offensive in Syria, angrily rejecting President Tayyip Erdogan’s warning that he would “open the gates” and send 3.6 million refugees to Europe if they did not back him. Turkey has stepped up its air and artillery strikes on Kurdish militia in northeast … Read More


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Britain and EU to hold last-ditch Brexit talks as deadline looms

10 October, 2019 2:13 am 2:13 am

BRUSSELS – Britain and the European Union on Wednesday agreed to hold last-ditch talks aimed at securing a Brexit deal with just days left to thrash out an agreement, as the two sides accuse each other of failing to compromise. Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay will meet his EU counterpart Michel Barnier in Brussels in an … Read More


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EU funds worth billions of euros misspent in 2018: Auditors report

10 October, 2019 6:17 am 6:17 am

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – More than 4 billion euros ($4.3 billion) of European Union funds were misspent last year, EU auditors estimated in a report released on Tuesday. The report highlights poor checks in receiving states on how the bloc’s funds are invested. The annual assessment is likely to fan the heated debate about the bloc’s … Read More


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Britain and EU spar over Brexit as clock ticks down

09 September, 2019 11:58 pm 11:58 pm

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain said on Friday a Brexit deal with the European Union could be reached at a summit next month, but EU member Ireland said the sides were far from agreement and London had not yet made serious proposals. Three years after Britons voted to leave the EU, hopes of a breakthrough over … Read More


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Italy, France agree migrants must be distributed around the EU

09 September, 2019 9:23 am 9:23 am

ROME (Reuters) – The European Union (EU) must introduce a new, automatic system of taking in migrants saved from the Mediterranean, the leaders of Italy and France said, as they sought to patch up bruised bilateral relations. Italy has long complained that it has been left alone to deal with the hundreds of thousands of … Read More


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EU Parliament demands India to lift curfew in Occupied Kashmir

09 September, 2019 9:04 am 9:04 am

BRUSSELS (92 News) – Kashmir issue was discussed in the European (EU) Parliament after 12 years as they demanded India to lift immediately communication blackout and curfew in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK). The EU parliament body has also urged Pakistan and India to engage in a direct dialogue with a view to a peaceful solution … Read More


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EU urges Iran return to nuclear deal commitments

09 September, 2019 7:33 am 7:33 am

BRUSSELS – The European Union (EU) has urged Iran to stick to nuclear deal commitments it had earlier struck with world powers after the Islamic Republic announced it was ending curbs on atomic research. European Commission spokesman Carlos Martin Ruiz de Gordejuela told a media briefing in Brussels on Thursday that the decision was “inconsistent” … Read More


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No-deal Brexit to hurt you the most, EU’s Juncker tells Britain

08 August, 2019 2:41 am 2:41 am

VIENNA (Reuters) – Outgoing European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said Saturday that a no-deal Brexit would hurt Britain more than the rest of Europe no matter how much Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government pretends otherwise. Britain has been pressing the European Union to amend the terms of Britain’s withdrawal agreement, saying Brussels would have to … Read More


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Bulgaria’s Georgieva emerges as EU’s candidate for IMF head

08 August, 2019 3:23 am 3:23 am

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union sates picked Bulgaria’s Kristalina Georgieva as the bloc’s candidate to lead the International Monetary Fund (IMF) after more than 12 hours of talks on Friday that highlighted the EU’s internal divisions. The 65-year-old chief executive of the World Bank got the backing of a majority of the 28 EU states, … Read More