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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

Crackdown on JeM chief: France freezes Masood Azhar's assets

French government has decided to freeze the Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar's assets. France has also said that it will discuss on putting Jaish chief on a European Union list of people suspected of being associated with terrorism. Watch the video to know more.

Mar 16, 2019, 07:28 AM IST

US, EU, Canada slap sanctions on Russia over aggression against Ukraine

The sanctions were slapped on six Russian defense firms, two Russian energy and construction companies operating in Crimea and few officials.

Mar 15, 2019, 22:42 PM IST

British lawmakers overwhelmingly back Brexit delay

Lawmakers approved by 412 votes to 202 a statement setting out the option to request a short delay if a Brexit deal can be agreed by March 20 -- or a longer delay if no deal can be agreed in time.

Mar 15, 2019, 00:43 AM IST

'No deal in the desert,' EU says of Brexit breakthrough in Egypt

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Dutch Prime Minsiter Mark Rutte are among more than 20 EU leaders expected to go to Egypt.

Feb 22, 2019, 16:55 PM IST

EU debates how and when to start trade talks with Donald Trump

The European Commission has asked the EU`s 28 countries to approve two negotiating mandates so that formal talks can begin.

Feb 22, 2019, 11:17 AM IST

No-deal Brexit would take a chip off UK home values: Reuters poll

Britain`s overvalued housing market will undergo a modest correction if the country leaves the European Union at the end of next month without a deal, a Reuters poll found, with London being affected to a greater degree.

Feb 22, 2019, 07:47 AM IST

UK's Theresa May to speak to every EU head in bid for Brexit deal changes

In her talks with EU leaders and European Commission President Jean-Claude .Juncker she will be seeking to change the Irish backstop

Feb 17, 2019, 20:43 PM IST

More Brexit humiliation for Theresa May as parliament defeats her again

Lawmakers defeated the government 303-258 on the main motion asking them to reaffirm support for her plan to seek changes.

Feb 14, 2019, 23:53 PM IST

'Hold your nerve on Brexit': Theresa May to tell British lawmakers

The United Kingdom is on course to leave the European Union on March 29 without a deal unless May can convince the bloc to reopen the divorce deal she agreed in November.

Feb 12, 2019, 13:38 PM IST

EU begins process to hit Cambodia's with trade sanctions

The EU warned Cambodia last July that it could lose this special status, after elections maintained Prime Minister Hun Sen in power and gave his party all parliamentary seats.

Feb 11, 2019, 18:15 PM IST

UK, Norway, Iceland agrees on citizens rights if no-deal Brexit

Britain, the world`s fifth-biggest economy, is due to leave the EU on March 29 but Prime Minister Theresa May wants more concessions from Brussels to rally her divided Conservative Party behind her exit plan, rejected by parliament last month.

Feb 08, 2019, 18:08 PM IST