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EU accuses Russia of 'orchestrated' disinformation campaign

EU accuses Russia of 'orchestrated' disinformation campaign

The European Union on Wednesday accused Russia of pumping out thousands of pieces of disinformation in an "orchestrated strategy" aimed at destabilising the bloc.

Jan 17, 2018, 23:14 PM IST
2017 was second hottest year on record, after sizzling 2016: Report

2017 was second hottest year on record, after sizzling 2016: Report

Trump plans to quit the 2015 Paris Agreement, which has the backing of almost 200 nations and seeks to limit the rise in temperatures to "well below" 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 F) above pre-industrial times, ideally 1.5 C (2.7 F).

Jan 04, 2018, 22:34 PM IST
Climate change to up migration of asylum-seekers to Europe

Climate change to up migration of asylum-seekers to Europe

Researchers compared asylum applications to the EU filed from 103 countries between 2000 and 2014, with temperature variations in the applicants' home countries.

Dec 27, 2017, 18:09 PM IST
Russia defends opposition leader Alexei Navalny's election ban

Russia defends opposition leader Alexei Navalny's election ban

The Kremlin on Tuesday rejected concerns that its decision to ban opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running against President Vladimir Putin in a March election could undermine the vote's legitimacy.

Dec 26, 2017, 18:37 PM IST
'10,000 refugees' to be relocated from Libya to EU in 2018

'10,000 refugees' to be relocated from Libya to EU in 2018

Up to 10,000 people stranded in refugee camps and detention centres in Libya could be relocated to Europe in 2018, the Italian government said today.

Dec 24, 2017, 18:24 PM IST
UK passports to change from burgundy to blue after Brexit

UK passports to change from burgundy to blue after Brexit

The country will phase out the current burgundy colour travel document -- used across the EU -- following Brexit, when it will no longer be required to conform to the bloc's rules.

Dec 22, 2017, 17:32 PM IST
EU wants Brexit transition to end December 2020

EU wants Brexit transition to end December 2020

Chief EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said that "all EU policies will still apply" during the transition to a new relationship between London and Brussels after Britain leaves the bloc in March 2019.

Dec 21, 2017, 00:03 AM IST
EU tells Poland to reverse judicial reforms or face sanctions

EU tells Poland to reverse judicial reforms or face sanctions

The EU executive launched an unprecedented action against Poland on Wednesday, calling on other member states to prepare to sanction Warsaw if it fails to reverse judicial reforms that Brussels says pose a threat to democracy.

Dec 20, 2017, 23:46 PM IST
European Union, 12 other nations call out Japan on Antarctic whaling

European Union, 12 other nations call out Japan on Antarctic whaling

Besides EU, the letter was also signed by Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Peru and Uruguay.

Dec 18, 2017, 15:55 PM IST
EU opens next Brexit phase but warns `difficult` talks ahead

EU opens next Brexit phase but warns `difficult` talks ahead

European Union leaders agreed Friday to open crucial talks on a future relationship with Britain once it leaves the bloc.

Dec 15, 2017, 23:57 PM IST
May 'disappointed' by UK vote but 'on course to deliver Brexit'

May 'disappointed' by UK vote but 'on course to deliver Brexit'

"I'm disappointed with the amendment but actually the EU Withdrawal bill is making good progress through the House of Commons and we're on course to deliver on Brexit," May said.

Dec 14, 2017, 21:02 PM IST
Seven decades in the making, EU set to sign defence pact

Seven decades in the making, EU set to sign defence pact

"No one EU country can provide security to its citizens on its own," EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said.

Dec 14, 2017, 15:59 PM IST
Brexit 'no deal' is massively less probable after EU agreement: Minister

Brexit 'no deal' is massively less probable after EU agreement: Minister

"I think no deal has become massively less probable after the decisions of last Friday," Davis told parliament.

Dec 14, 2017, 15:48 PM IST
Romanians stage anti-corruption protests to denounce left-wing government

Romanians stage anti-corruption protests to denounce left-wing government

More than 10,000 people on Monday braved biting cold to stage protests across Romania to denounce the left-wing government for backtracking on efforts to fight corruption.

Dec 11, 2017, 06:36 AM IST
'New sense of optimism' in Brexit talks: PM Theresa May

'New sense of optimism' in Brexit talks: PM Theresa May

Prime Minister Theresa May will tell British lawmakers today there is a "new sense of optimism" around Brexit talks after striking an initial agreement last week with the European Union.

Dec 11, 2017, 06:29 AM IST
EU President Donald Tusk to make statement Friday on Brexit

EU President Donald Tusk to make statement Friday on Brexit

EU President Donald Tusk will make a statement Friday on Brexit, the EU council said, as Britain and the bloc hope to agree terms to their divorce.

Dec 08, 2017, 00:08 AM IST
Clashes, protests erupt in West Bank, Gaza over Donald Trump's Jerusalem move

Clashes, protests erupt in West Bank, Gaza over Donald Trump's Jerusalem move

US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital sparked Palestinian protests, clashes and a call for a new intifada on Thursday as fears grew of fresh bloodshed in the region.

Dec 07, 2017, 20:20 PM IST
EU sets Sunday deadline for British PM after 'no white smoke' on Brexit

EU sets Sunday deadline for British PM after 'no white smoke' on Brexit

The European Commission said on Thursday that there was still "no white smoke" on a Brexit deal and set a limit of Sunday for British Prime Minister Theresa May to return to Brussels with an acceptable deal.

Dec 07, 2017, 18:39 PM IST

EU angers Israel over involvement in occupation exhibition

Israel on Monday harshly criticised the European Union over a plan for its ambassador to participate in an event marking 50 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank.

Dec 05, 2017, 00:36 AM IST
Theresa May heads for Brussels as last-minute Brexit talks go on

Theresa May heads for Brussels as last-minute Brexit talks go on

British negotiators were locked in last-minute talks with their European Union and Irish counterparts on Monday, trying to put together a Brexit deal that Prime Minister Theresa May might agree over lunch in Brussels.

Dec 04, 2017, 15:34 PM IST