Post Tagged with: "Europe"

No Brexit deal would cost Scotland 12.7 billion pounds: Study

January 15, 2018 1:39 am
No Brexit deal would cost Scotland 12.7 billion pounds: Study

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon Scotland’s economy would contract by 8.5 percent and lose 12.7 billion pounds if Britain leaves the EU without a deal, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said Monday as she unveiled an economic impact study. “There is no option short of EU membership that is as good as being […]

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Greek capital of Athens comes to standstill amid strike

January 12, 2018 2:18 am
Greek capital of Athens comes to standstill amid strike

Police guard a side exit of the Greek Ministry of Finance in Athens on January 11, 2018, during a protest by All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) unionists against a law submitted to the parliament that includes strike restrictions as part of the Greek austerity measures. (Photo by AFP) The Athens subway […]

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel clinches deal on coalition government, finally

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel clinches deal on coalition government, finally

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and Martin Schulz (R) German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and Martin Schulz (R) German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) agreed after all-night talks on Friday to a blueprint for formal coalition negotiations, party sources said, bolstering prospects for an end to […]

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Moscow slams US Senate report on Russian President Vladimir Putin as ‘unfounded’

January 11, 2018 2:21 am
Moscow slams US Senate report on Russian President Vladimir Putin as ‘unfounded’

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov Russia has lambasted as “unfounded” a report released by the US Senate that accuses Moscow of carrying out disinformation campaigns to undermine democracies, including the Kremlin’s alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. “We can only express our dismay with this continuing […]

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UK will not hold a second EU referendum: Theresa May spokesman

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UK will not hold a second EU referendum: Theresa May spokesman

UK Prime Minister Theresa May UK Prime Minister Theresa May will not hold a second referendum on Britain’s exit from the European Union, amid growing calls for a new vote on Brexit. “We will not be having a second referendum,” May’s spokesman said Thursday. Earlier, leading Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage […]

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French President Emmanuel Macron urges European unity against China

January 10, 2018 1:35 am
French President Emmanuel Macron urges European unity against China

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech to the French community at the country’s embassy in Beijing, China, January 10, 2018. (Photo by AFP) French President Emmanuel Macron pleaded on Wednesday for European unity in the face of China’s growing economic power as he wrapped up a visit to Beijing […]

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Greek protesters storm into labor ministry

January 9, 2018 3:28 am
Greek protesters storm into labor ministry

Protesters from the Communist-affiliated trade union PAME chant slogans after storming the Greek Labor Ministry premises during a demonstration against changes to laws about calling strikes in Athens, Greece, January 9, 2018. (Photo by Reuters) Demonstrators with Greek Communist-affiliated group PAME stormed into the labor ministry on Tuesday protesting over […]

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French prosecutors investigates Apple for planned obsolescence

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French prosecutors investigates Apple for planned obsolescence

Activists of the Association for the Taxation of Financial Transactions and Citizen’s Action (ATTAC) stand next to a banner that reads, ‘We will stop when Apple pays,’ during a protest against alleged tax evasion by Apple Inc. at an Apple store in Paris, France, December 2, 2017. (Photo by AFP) […]

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May shakes up cabinet in New Year reshuffle, Boris Johnson survives

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May shakes up cabinet in New Year reshuffle, Boris Johnson survives

British Secretary for Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson (L) and British Prime Minister Theresa May (AFP file photo) UK Prime Minister Theresa May has changed the lineup of her ministers in an attempt to reunify her cabinet before the next phase of the Brexit talks with the European Union, but there are […]

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Germany’s powerful metalworkers on strike over pay, working hours

January 8, 2018 1:42 am
Germany’s powerful metalworkers on strike over pay, working hours

Protesting Siemens workers from the IG Metall union are seen demonstrating outside the Estrel hotel in Berlin on November 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Germany’s powerful metalworkers union has called for mass strikes from Monday over pay and working hours that could impact a key industry and the shape of […]

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BBC’s Carrie Gracie resigns over ‘secretive and illegal’ pay culture

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BBC’s Carrie Gracie resigns over ‘secretive and illegal’ pay culture

File photo of Carrie Gracie One of the BBC’s most senior journalists has resigned from her post, accusing the British broadcaster of having a “secretive and illegal” pay structure. “With great regret, I have left my post as China Editor to speak out publicly on a crisis of trust at […]

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Danish right-wing party urges ban on new mosques in refugee-dominated areas

January 6, 2018 12:26 am
Danish right-wing party urges ban on new mosques in refugee-dominated areas

The file photo of distraught asylum seekers at a station in Denmark (By Reuters) Denmark’s far-right People’s Party (DPP) has unveiled a plan to tackle “social problems” in ghettos mostly populated by asylum seekers, which calls for a ban on the construction of new mosques. Among the controversial parts of the […]

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Spain’s Supreme Court refuses to free jailed ex-Catalan vice president Oriol Junquera

January 5, 2018 12:17 am
Spain’s Supreme Court refuses to free jailed ex-Catalan vice president Oriol Junquera

A Spanish police vehicle arrives at the Supreme Court in Madrid presumably transporting Catalonia’s imprisoned former vice-president Oriol Junqueras for a hearing before the judge, January 4, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Spain’s Supreme Court on Friday decided not to release former Catalan vice president Oriol Junqueras, jailed while he is […]

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Europe hit by storm Eleanor, causing disruptions

January 3, 2018 11:47 pm
Europe hit by storm Eleanor, causing disruptions

Waves crash against the seafront of Wimereux, northern France, as storm Eleanor hits the northern part of France on January 3, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Winter storm Eleanor swept into France, Belgium and the Netherlands on Wednesday after tearing through England and Northern Ireland, cutting power to tens of thousands […]

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Thousands of doctors in Poland protest against overtime deals

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Thousands of doctors in Poland protest against overtime deals

The photo taken on October 14, 2017 shows young doctors, medical students and supporters demonstrating in front of the government building in Warsaw, Poland, to demand better working conditions. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of doctors have disrupted services at some hospitals in Poland, including children’s wards, in protest against overtime […]

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