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British PM Boris Johnson urges lawmakers to back October 31 Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson urged lawmakers to support an October 31 Brexit, saying they had promised to honour the result of the country`s 2016 decision to leave the European Union.

Aug 08, 2019, 17:13 PM IST

Parliament vs prime minister: Can a no-deal Brexit be blocked?

If the European Union refuses to renegotiate the terms of Britain`s departure, Johnson says he will take the country out without a divorce deal on October 31. Some in parliament are determined to stop him. Below are some of the likely moves and countermoves.

Aug 06, 2019, 21:23 PM IST

UAE to give visa-on-arrival to Indian passport holders

Indian passengers can then proceed to the Marhaba service counter to get their entry permit for a fee of Dh100 and Dh20 service charges, and continue on to the passport control.

Jul 17, 2019, 13:26 PM IST

Ursula von der Leyen elected first female European commission president

The European Parliament on Tuesday confirmed Ursula von der Leyen, a German conservative, as the next president of the executive EU Commission by 383 votes to 327 against, the speaker of the assembly, David Sassoli, said.

Jul 16, 2019, 23:32 PM IST

EU leaders scramble for consensus on 2050 carbon neutral target

EU nations hoping to help lead the fight against global warming by agreeing to go carbon neutral by 2050 at a summit on Thursday engaged in last-ditch diplomacy to ease fears among central and eastern states that such a commitment could cost jobs.

Jun 20, 2019, 22:48 PM IST

More EU leaders sign up to carbon net-zero goal by 2050 ahead of summit

UN negotiators hope the gathering of EU heads of state will show commitment to the 2015 Paris pact to limit the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

Jun 17, 2019, 21:44 PM IST

Tata Steel, ThyssenKrupp merger would have spiked steel prices: EU

The Commission, the executive arm of the 28-member European Union (EU), formally tabled its decision this week after ThyssenKrupp announced its decision to withdraw from the joint venture plans last month in anticipation of the EU ruling.

Jun 13, 2019, 18:00 PM IST

Iran urges Europe to normalise economic ties with it or face consequences

US president Donald Trump has condemned a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, signed by his predecessor Barack Obama, as flawed for not being permanent.

Jun 09, 2019, 13:13 PM IST

Nationalists surge in EU Parliament vote, but pro-EU parties remain dominant

The far-right and nationalists in Italy, Britain, France and Poland came out on top in their national votes on Sunday.

May 27, 2019, 14:07 PM IST

Donald Trump presses Japan over trade gap, expects 'good things' from North Korea

US President Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday to even out a trade imbalance with the United States and expressed confidence, despite Japanese wariness, that "good things" would come from North Korea.

May 27, 2019, 10:18 AM IST

Europeans vote, with EU future in balance

Europeans vote on Sunday in an election expected to further dent traditional pro-EU parties and bolster the nationalist fringe in the European Parliament, putting a potential brake on collective action in economic and foreign policy. Polls opened at 7 a.m. (0400 GMT) in the east of the bloc and will finally close at 11 p.m. (2100 GMT) in Italy. Seven states have already voted, with 21 joining in on Sunday in what is the world`s biggest democratic exercise after India.

May 26, 2019, 11:33 AM IST

EU rejects any ultimatums after Iran's move on nuclear deal

After Tehran`s announcement and threat to take more action that could violate the 2015 nuclear deal, US imposed new sanctions on Iran, targeting revues from exports of its industrial metals.

May 09, 2019, 14:33 PM IST

Brexit delay better than no-deal outcome: International Monetary Fund IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde

"A no-deal Brexit would have been a terrible outcome."


Apr 12, 2019, 05:28 AM IST

Facebook tightens rules on political ads ahead of EU vote

Facebook Inc toughened its rules on political advertising in Europe on Friday under pressure from EU regulators to do more to guard against foreign meddling in the bloc`s upcoming legislative election. Chastened since Russia used the social media platform to influence polls that swept US President Donald Trump to power, Facebook says it has ploughed resources and staff into safeguarding the ballot across 27 EU nations on May 26.

Mar 29, 2019, 08:00 AM IST

Factbox: Conservative lawmakers who have switched to back PM Theresa May's Brexit deal

Prime Minister Theresa May is considering bringing her twice-defeated Brexit deal back to parliament after some of its eurosceptic opponents indicated they could change their minds and back it amid fears another loss could mean Britain staying in the European Union.

Mar 28, 2019, 06:15 AM IST

Theresa May's offer to quit fails to break Britain's Brexit stalemate

British Prime Minister Theresa May failed to sway hardline opponents of her European Union divorce deal on Wednesday with an offer to quit, but parliament`s bid to agree an alternative fell short, leaving the Brexit process as deadlocked as ever.

Mar 28, 2019, 06:13 AM IST

Brexit multiple choice: How will UK Parliament's indicative votes work?

The options selected by the Speaker will be included on a ballot paper and lawmakers will be asked to vote "aye" or "noe" to each of them. They will be able to vote for as many of the proposals as they wish.

Mar 27, 2019, 07:27 AM IST

May in fight to retain grip on Brexit as parliament seeks control

British Prime Minister Theresa May was holding crisis talks with colleagues on Sunday in an effort to breathe life into her twice-defeated Brexit deal after reports that her cabinet was plotting to topple her.

Mar 25, 2019, 00:00 AM IST

UK economy dodges no-deal Brexit hit, for now

Carmakers have reduced expansion plans in Britain and many financial firms have set up operations in other EU countries. 

Mar 22, 2019, 20:58 PM IST

EU ready to grant Brexit delay if UK parliament backs deal

The European Union could grant Britain`s request for a short Brexit delay if parliament votes next week in favour of a stalled departure deal, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday.

Mar 21, 2019, 13:36 PM IST