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PIA allowed to operate flights to and from Europe till July 3

07 July, 2020 2:05 pm 2:05 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The European Union has allowed the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to operate flights to and from Europe till July 3. This was confirmed by PIA spokesperson on Wednesday. He said that all PIA flights to and from Islamabad to London, PK785 and PK 786 will operate as per schedule. The PIA … Read More

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No extension to EU-UK transition seen, goods trade deal likely – Reut...

02 February, 2020 8:30 am 8:30 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The transition period for Britain and the European Union to thrash out a trade deal will not be pushed beyond December, according to over two-thirds of economists polled by Reuters, resulting in a goods-only agreement when they part ways. Negotiations on the future relationship are due to start early next month, but … 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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Brexit day: United Kingdom casts off from the European Union

01 January, 2020 9:24 am 9:24 am

LONDON (Reuters) – The United Kingdom leaves the European Union on Friday for an uncertain Brexit future, its most significant geopolitical move since the loss of empire and a blow to 70 years of efforts to forge European unity from the ruins of two world wars. The country will slip away an hour before midnight … Read More

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House of Commons rejects changes to Brexit legislation

01 January, 2020 11:48 pm 11:48 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – The lower house of Britain’s parliament on Wednesday overturned changes made by the upper house to the legislation needed to ratify the country’s divorce agreement with the European Union. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has signalled he will not accept any changes to the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which will enact Britain’s departure from … Read More

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EU-UK trade deal cannot allow ‘race to the bottom’: EU’s ...

12 December, 2019 11:05 pm 11:05 pm

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union’s central interest in forging a free trade agreement with Britain is to agree common social and environmental standards and avoid a “race to the bottom”, the EU chief Brexit negotiator wrote in an opinion piece. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday there would be no alignment with … Read More

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Johnson election victory propels Britain towards swift Brexit

12 December, 2019 12:35 pm 12:35 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain was speeding towards Brexit on Friday after Prime Minister Boris Johnson won a resounding election victory, ending three years of uncertainty since Britons voted to leave the European Union. Johnson has relentlessly pursued Brexit since he put himself forward as the face of the victorious “Leave” campaign in a 2016 referendum, … Read More

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Johnson sends unsigned letter to EU asking for Brexit delay

10 October, 2019 8:16 am 8:16 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson sent an unsigned letter to the European Union requesting a delay to Britain’s exit from the bloc and also said he did not want the extension after his latest Brexit setback in parliament. Johnson had previously said he would rather be “dead in a ditch” than ask for … 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


I’d rather be dead in ditch than delay Brexit, Johnson affirms

09 September, 2019 2:26 am 2:26 am

WAKEFIELD, England – Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday said he would “rather be dead in a ditch” than ask the European Union to delay Brexit beyond October 31. But the PM declined to say if he would resign if a postponement – which he has repeatedly ruled out – had to happen. Mr … Read More

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EU imposes duties of up to 18% on Indonesian biodiesel

08 August, 2019 9:51 am 9:51 am

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission imposed countervailing duties of 8% to 18% on imports of subsidised biodiesel from Indonesia, saying the move aimed to restore a level playing field for European Union producers. “The new import duties are imposed on a provisional basis and the investigation will continue with a possibility to impose definitive … Read More

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Johnson’s top aide says lawmakers can’t stop no-deal Brexit

08 August, 2019 8:13 am 8:13 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Lawmakers will be unable to stop a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31 by bringing down Britain’s government in a vote of no confidence next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top aide has advised, according to the Sunday Telegraph. Dominic Cummings, one of architects of the 2016 campaign to leave the European Union, … Read More


Britain to spend an extra £2.1 billion on no-deal Brexit planning

08 August, 2019 9:19 am 9:19 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is ramping up preparations for a no-deal Brexit by preparing to spend an extra £2.1 billion to make sure the country is ready to leave the European Union (EU) with or without a divorce deal at the end of October. The new government led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, which took … Read More

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EU braces for no-deal Brexit or another delay under Boris Johnson

07 July, 2019 5:59 pm 5:59 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – The European Union is bracing for either a no-deal Brexit or another delay if Boris Johnson becomes Britain’s prime minister next week with a pledge to renegotiate a deal the bloc says it will not reopen. The three-year Brexit crisis could be about to deepen as Johnson’s pledge to leave the EU … Read More

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Germany’s Defence Minister Ursula nominated as first woman to lead EU...

07 July, 2019 10:04 am 10:04 am

BRUSSELS (Web Desk) – European Union leaders have nominated German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen, the first woman for the top job, to head up the European Commission as part of a proposal over who should run the EU’s top institutions, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. “For the position of Commission president, Ursula von … Read More