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EU rejects Trump Middle East peace plan, annexation

02 February, 2020 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union rejected parts of the new US peace plan for the Middle East on Tuesday, saying the plan broke with “internationally agreed parameters”, and any Israeli annexation of Palestinian land would be subject to challenge. President Donald Trump’s plan, announced last week, was warmly welcomed by Israel and rejected outright … Read More


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Brexit trade deal clash: UK and EU spar over rules

02 February, 2020 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union and Britain clashed over a post-Brexit trade deal on Monday, with the two sides setting out very different visions of a future relationship that could result in the most distant of ties. Almost three days since Britain officially left the EU, both sides presented their aims, with the question … Read More


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Brexit at last: Britain leaves EU for an uncertain future

02 February, 2020 8:09 am 8:09 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom finally cast off from the European Union on Friday for an uncertain future, with Brexiteers claiming victory they said marked a new era for the country. In its biggest shift since losing its global empire, the United Kingdom slipped away at 2300 GMT, turning its back after 47 years … Read More


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Britain cuts loose from the EU with joy, anger and indifference

01 January, 2020 11:40 pm 11:40 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom leaves the European Union on Friday with a mixture of joy, anger and indifference, casting off into the unknown in one of the biggest blows yet to Europe’s attempt to forge unity from the ruins of World War Two. In the United Kingdom’s most significant geopolitical move since its … Read More


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Brexit to bring new start for EU, no fewer opportunities: commission chief

01 January, 2020 7:00 pm 7:00 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The EU will start a new chapter after Britain leaves, with no fewer opportunities as a united force on global issues from climate change to technological transformation, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Friday. “Our experience has taught us that strength does not lie in splendid isolation but in … Read More


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EU checks UK compliance with market rules after Brexit

01 January, 2020 6:18 pm 6:18 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union’s markets watchdog said it will check how Britain applies the bloc’s financial rules during the transition period that follows Brexit on Friday. Britain leaves the bloc at 2300 GMT, with a business-as-usual transition period until the end of December when all EU rules still apply. “In the coming 11 … Read More


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EU approves six resolutions for debate & vote on IOK and CAA

01 January, 2020 7:57 pm 7:57 pm

BRUSSELS (KMS) – After Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s relentless global campaign against India over the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act, the European Union (EU) Parliament has decided to debate and vote on a scathing resolution against the forcible annexation of Occupied Kashmir in clear violation of … Read More


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Trump threatens big tariffs on car imports from EU

01 January, 2020 9:45 am 9:45 am

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump on Wednesday threatened to impose high tariffs on imports of cars from the European Union if the bloc doesn’t agree to a trade deal. Trump has previously made threats to place duties on European automobile imports, with the intent of receiving better terms in the U.S.-Europe trade … Read More


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Brexit bill passes in historic vote clearing way for Britain’s exit from ...

01 January, 2020 11:26 pm 11:26 pm

LONDON (Web Desk) – UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill has passed through its final stage in the House of Commons, clearing the path for Britain to leave the EU at the end of January. According to American based news website ‘Business Insider’, with a 80-strong majority, Johnson’s government raced the Withdrawal Agreement Bill … Read More


Britain threatens Brexit cliff-edge to force EU trade deal by December 2020

12 December, 2019 9:05 am 9:05 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain set a hard deadline of December 2020 on Tuesday to reach a new trade deal with the European Union, betting that the prospect of another Brexit cliff-edge would force Brussels to move more quickly than usual to seal an accord. Johnson will use his control of parliament to outlaw any extension … Read More


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Johnson uses UK law to demand EU trade deal by end of 2020

12 December, 2019 9:02 am 9:02 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will use the prospect of a Brexit cliff-edge at the end of 2020 to push for the European Union to give him a comprehensive free trade deal in less than 11 months. In his boldest move since winning a majority in Thursday’s election, Johnson will use his … Read More


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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