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In Poland, thousands of protesters took to the streets of the capital Warsaw and other cities Thursday, ahead of a vote scheduled today by the ruling Law and Justice party on a bill that would let Parliament appoint Supreme Court judges. Protesters say the measure would end the separation of powers between the executive and the judiciary. Zbyszek: "Elections took place democratically, but their governing breaks the law, breaks the constitution, so the democracy in Poland practically dies." Andrzej: "This new law on the courts is definitely a step in the wrong direction. That is why... [Read More]
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NIGEL FARAGE berated Michel Barnier and European Union bosses after receiving a letter that states he owes the Brussels bloc £80,000, saying they are "unhinged" as a result of Brexit. [Read More]
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Trump's behavior at recent summits undermines its basic terms. Iran is accusing the US of violating the landmark nuclear deal between the two countries. Surprisingly, Tehran may be right — and it could have serious consequences for the future of the accord. The dispute dates back to May's NATO summit in Brussels, when President Donald Trump asked some of Washington's closest European allies to hold off from signing new business deals with Iran. That's a problem, because the nuclear deal itself bars the US and the European Union from implementing "any policy specifically intended to directly and adversely... [Read More]
BRITAIN was forced to hand over hundreds of millions of pounds extra to Brussels in June, after the European Commission claimed the UK has underpaid the bloc in previous years. [Read More]
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The house he grew up in is No 71 on a street in the quiet village of Wintam, between Brussels and Antwerp, and behind the few roads of tidy social housing, if you know where to look, you can find a patch of grass enclosed by trees where Romelu Lukaku played football every day of his young life. [Read More]
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The 44-year-old monarch waved to the crowds as she was flanked by her genetically-blessed family at the 'Te Deum' mass at the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula in Brussels. [Read More]
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REFUSING to pay a divorce settlement to Brussels would effectively kill off any talks on a future trade deal between the EU and Britain, one of the bloc's negotiators has said. [Read More]
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A FORMER UK negotiator to the EU was accused of attempting to thwart Brexit in a fiery exchange with BBC host Evan Davis. [Read More]
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Ryanair will slash flights between Britain and the EU if London and Brussels fail to agree on terms for post-Brexit air travel by September next year, a senior executive said Friday. If there is no "clarity" on the issue by September 2018, the Irish no-frills airline will remove flights from and to the UK from its summer 2019 timetable, chief commercial officer David O'Brien told German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung. Ryanair will also remove some 85 aircraft currently based in Britain to airports on the European mainland or in Ireland, he added. Chief executive Michael O'Leary made similar comments to... [Read More]
EUROCRATS admit they have still not brought forward any proposals on scrapping the controversial tax on tampons almost 18 months after being urged to do so by EU leaders. [Read More]
Britain and a frustrated European Union hesitantly edged forward during their first full divorce negotiation session this week, though it became clear Thursday that one of the biggest stumbling blocks will be agreeing which court will have the final say in settling legal disputes after Brexit. The EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, urged Britain to flesh out its positions on a variety of issues that need to be dealt with before discussions can begin on a wide-ranging trade deal to follow the country's exit. [Read More]
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The British government could agree to free movement of people during a Brexit transition period, newspapers reported on Friday in what would be a major reversal of current plans.The transition period could last between two and four years after Britain leaves the European Union as expected in 2019, the Times and the Guardian reported, citing anonymous sources."If you ask business when they want to see it agreed, they'd say tomorrow," a senior cabinet source told the Guardian. The Times quoted "a British source close to the negotiations" with Brussels.Curbing EU immigration was a key argument for the "Leave" campaign... [Read More]
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Sources claim EU negotiating chief Michel Barnier modified his address at the Commission HQ on Thursday at the last minute... [Read More]
Japanese investment in the UK has hit a "record high" since last year's shock Brexit vote, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Friday. Johnson, a leading campaigner for Britain to quit the European Union, also pledged London will "build a fantastic relationship with our friends and partners in the EU" after talks with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida in Tokyo. Referring to growing regional tensions over North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, he also called on China to pressure Pyonyang to agree to fresh negotiations.The second round of contentious talks over Britain's exit from the political bloc ended this week,... [Read More]
The would-be terrorist who tried to blow up Brussels' main transit hub last month had plenty of ambition, but no discernible talent. His homemade bomb, a suitcase stuffed with nails and camp-stove gas canisters, caught fire as he wheeled it into the station, sending passersby fleeing before the device could properly explode — which it failed to do.The only casualty was the bomb-maker himself, an Islamic State sympathizer who was shot and killed as he... [Read More]
The would-be terrorist who tried to blow up Brussels' main transit hub last month had plenty of ambition, but no discernible talent. His homemade bomb, a suitcase stuffed with nails and camp-stove gas canisters, caught fire as he wheeled it into the station, sending passersby fleeing before the device could properly explode — which it failed to do.The only casualty was the bomb-maker himself, an Islamic State sympathizer who was shot and killed as he... [Read More]
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MICHEL Barnier is appealing to the Brussels bloc by promising completely "unrealistic" terms in Brexit negotiations, a former UK diplomat declared. [Read More]
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Britain and a frustrated European Union hesitantly edged forward during their first full divorce negotiation session this week, though it became clear Thursday that one of the biggest stumbling blocks will be agreeing which court will have the final say in settling legal disputes after Brexit. [Read More]
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The announcement comes as Brussels plans to restrict the free movement of Brits... [Read More]
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