The European Union has extended a ban on selling arms to Myanmar and prolonged sanctions against high-ranking officials over their role in the Rohingya crisis. The measures, which include an embargo on weapons and other equipment that could be used for repression, will stay in place until at least April[…]
A no-deal Brexit could damage smaller economies trading with the United Kingdom. But it could be good for South Africa. The UK market accounts for about 3,5 percent of world trade and it’s an important trading partner for many developing countries. South Africa might be a major winner in a[…]
The EU on Thursday decried the disproportionate use of force by Zimbabwe authorities during protests in which doctors say 68 people suffered gunshot wounds. “The escalation of violence in Zimbabwe over recent days has been aggravated by the disproportionate use of force by security personnel,” European Commission spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic[…]
The European Union (EU) has renewed sanctions against the chosen successor of Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila, just two weeks before a historic election in the resource-rich Central African country. Travel bans and asset freezes will be renewed for a year against Congo’s ruling party candidate Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary and[…]
In a major snub to the United States, the European Union has decided to set up a new mechanism to enable legal trade with Iran without encountering US sanctions. The EU will create new payment channels to preserve oil and other business deals with Iran, Federica Mogherini, the bloc’s foreign[…]
European Union leaders remained divided over dealing with refugees and accepting migrants as a two-day meeting on migration opened in Brussels on Thursday. Members have not reached a deal over how to handle the flow of Europe-bound refugees and migrants, despite a significant drop in arrivals this year, diplomats said.[…]
The United States has said it was moving ahead with tariffs on aluminium and steel imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, ending a two-month exemption and potentially setting the stage for a trade war with some of the country’s top allies. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told reporters on[…]
US President Donald Trump has ordered the expulsion of 60 Russians as the diplomatic dispute between Russia and the UK intensifies over a spy poisoning case. Up to 16 EU countries have also announced that they will expel 31 Russian diplomats. The US – backing up its closest ally –[…]
The EU has called Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif for a meeting on Thursday in Brussels with his French, British and German counterparts in efforts to preserve the hard-fought deal to curb Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. The meeting between Zarif and the three European parties to the landmark 2015 agreement[…]
European Union ministers adopted a blacklist of 17 non-EU tax havens on Tuesday including the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Tunisia after a year of tough negotiations. The Paradise Papers leak last month gave a new impetus to the plan, making public some of the intricate ways the world’s rich[…]
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