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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson agrees 'great' new Brexit deal with EU

United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday that Britain and the European Union had agreed a "great" new Brexit deal and urged lawmakers to approve it at the weekend.

Oct 17, 2019, 15:34 PM IST

Erdogan warns EU as Turkish offensive in Syria enters day 2

The operation dubbed Peace Spring by the Turkish government began Wednesday at around 4 pm local time with air raids and shelling while a ground offensive, involving Turkish soldiers and allied Syrian rebels, began at 11.30 pm.

Oct 10, 2019, 20:23 PM IST

Explainer: Why the UK's Brexit proposal falls short for the European Union

Britain`s latest proposal for an agreement on the terms of its divorce from the European Union has been widely rebuffed in Brussels because it does not meet the objectives of the so-called Irish border backstop.

Oct 04, 2019, 17:28 PM IST

Terrorists don't land in J&K from Moon: Polish EU lawmaker Ryszard Czarnecki slams Pakistan

Polish lawmaker Ryszard Czarnecki made these remarks during a special debate of the plenary of the European Parliament.

Sep 18, 2019, 21:14 PM IST

EU Parliament backs India on Jammu and Kashmir, says Pakistani terrorists target Europe

In yet another diplomatic win for India, the European Union Parliament supported New Delhi's stance on Kashmir and called Pakistan an “ambiguous” nation

Sep 18, 2019, 13:58 PM IST

Apple fights $14.3bn tax bill in EU court

Apple's Chief Financial Officer Luca Maestri led a six-member delegation to the EU's second highest court.

Sep 18, 2019, 11:26 AM IST

We will not extend Brexit transition period: UK PM Johnson's spokesman

A deal was agreed with the EU but later voted down by the British parliament.

Sep 16, 2019, 18:16 PM IST

Brexit showdown: British lawmakers bid to block PM leaving EU with no deal

Johnson implicitly warned lawmakers on Monday that he would seek an election if they tied his hands, ruling out ever countenancing a further delay to Brexit, scheduled for October 31.

Sep 03, 2019, 20:34 PM IST

British PM Boris Johnson to restrict parliament time before Brexit

In his boldest move yet to take the country out of the European Union with or without a divorce deal,  Boris Johnson said he would set October 14 for the Queen's Speech - the formal state opening of a new session of parliament where he will set out his government`s legislative agenda.

Aug 28, 2019, 17:18 PM IST

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