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Britain and EU clinch deal to move Brexit talks forward

Britain and EU clinch deal to move Brexit talks forward

Published 08/12/2017

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May is welcomed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the EC headquarters in Brussels, Belgium December 8, 2017. REUTERS/Yves HermanBRUSSELS/LONDON [more…]

Factbox: What’s in the Brexit divorce deal?

Factbox: What’s in the Brexit divorce deal?

Published 08/12/2017

An Anti-Brexit protestor waves EU and Union flags outside the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Simon DawsonBRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European [more…]

Sterling hits six-month high, stocks up as Brexit deal adds to Asian cheer

Sterling hits six-month high, stocks up as Brexit deal adds to Asian cheer

Published 08/12/2017

The German share price index, DAX board, is seen at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Staff/RemoteLONDON (Reuters) - A breakthrough in [more…]

Australian lawmaker proposes to same-sex partner on floor of parliament

Australian lawmaker proposes to same-sex partner on floor of parliament

Published 04/12/2017

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An Australian conservative politician on Monday proposed to his long-term partner on the floor of parliament, ahead of the expected passage of [more…]

Euro holds line at $1.19 as investment prospects brighten

Euro holds line at $1.19 as investment prospects brighten

Published 01/12/2017

The German Central Bank (Bundesbank) presents the 50 euro banknote at its headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, March 16, 2017. REUTERS/Kai PfaffenbachLONDON (Reuters) - The euro [more…]

EU states set to haggle over blacklist of 20 tax havens

EU states set to haggle over blacklist of 20 tax havens

Published 01/12/2017

European Union flags flutter outside the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Francois LenoirBRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union finance ministers will decide [more…]

Latvia, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovakia bid for Eurogroup chair

Latvia, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovakia bid for Eurogroup chair

Published 30/11/2017

FILE PHOTO - Dutch Finance Minister and Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem arrives at Eurozone finance ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium July 10, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/File [more…]

Bob Geldof calls Aung San Suu Kyi `handmaiden to genocide`

Bob Geldof calls Aung San Suu Kyi `handmaiden to genocide`

Published 13/11/2017

Irish musician and activist Bob Geldof called Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi "a hand maiden to genocide" on Monday as he returned his Freedom of the City of Dublin award in protest over his fellow recipient's response to the repression of Rohingya Muslims. [more…]

Deal on British divorce bill vital for future talks on EU ties: Barnier

Deal on British divorce bill vital for future talks on EU ties: Barnier

Published 10/11/2017

The European Union stepped up pressure on Britain on Friday to clarify over the next two weeks what financial obligations to the EU it will honor on leaving the bloc in 2019, or risk delaying talks on future trade ties vital for firms in Britain. [more…]

Irish PM says future of $1 billion Apple data center uncertain

Irish PM says future of $1 billion Apple data center uncertain

Published 04/11/2017

A planned $1 billion Apple data center is in doubt after Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said the U.S. company's Chief Executive Tim Cook would no longer commit to it, adding that Dublin would do whatever necessary to get it built. [more…]