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[…]
The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called on the European Union member states to contribute to Africa or face risks of migrant influx. Juncker said on Wednesday during the EU’s State of the Union Address that Europe could face a repeat of the 2015 high influx of migrants when[…]
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday urged “sweeping change” in the upper echelons of the ruling party ahead of 2019 elections, after it showed signs of weakness at the ballot box. Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) was celebrating the 16th anniversary of its founding in 2001, for[…]
More than 2,500 refugees in Germany were attacked last year, according to a report by the interior ministry, raising fears over the safety of those who have fled war and persecution. In a statement on Sunday, the interior minister citing police figures said that Germany recorded more than 3,500 attacks[…]
EU ministers are pushing forward with plans to fund refugee camps outside the bloc to save migrants from drowning in the Mediterranean and bringing into Europe only those “who require protection.” The long-debated topic was on the table at Thursday’s meeting between EU interior ministers in the Maltese capital, Valletta.[…]
European Union leaders agreed on Thursday to step up their efforts to curb illegal migration from African countries with the aim of replicating their success in halting inflows from Turkey over the past year. While migrants reaching Greece from Turkey have dropped to a trickle after a deal with Ankara[…]
US and EU sanctions against Syria are punishing the population and make aid work in the war-torn country almost impossible, a leaked UN report and internal letters have revealed. The restrictive measures contributed to the destabilization of every sector of the economy in Syria that used to be self-sufficient before[…]
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