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Carl Bildt

Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:45:00 AM

Trump’s tweet suggests that his entire Iran policy is rooted deep in the past, as if actions taken today represent a belated response to wounds inflicted long ago. STOCKHOLM — Recognising that the European Union is facing a number of vexing challenges on the world stage, Ursula von der Leyen, the....
Which way for Europe on China?

Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:45:00 AM

STOCKHOLM — Recognising that the European Union is facing a number of vexing challenges on the world stage, Ursula von der Leyen, the new European Commission president, has promised to lead a “geopolitical Commission.” Echoing this sentiment, Josep Borrell, the new high representative for Foreign....
Thumbs down to Facebook’s cryptocurrency

Sunday, January 19, 2020 12:45:00 AM

NEW YORK — Facebook and some of its corporate allies have decided that what the world really needs is another cryptocurrency, and that launching one is the best way to use the vast talents at their disposal. The fact that Facebook thinks so reveals much about what is wrong with twenty-first-century American capitalism.
Greens Say Fine Gael's Climate Action Plan 'Lacks Ambition'

Saturday, January 18, 2020 10:01:00 PM

Eamon Ryan says it doesn't go far enough. The Green Party leader Eamon Ryan says Fine Gael's climate action plan - launched this morning - "lacks ambition". The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has promised a 2 per cent reduction in emissions a year, and says the Greens' 7 per cent reduction promise is too "extreme".
Trump, EU chief to meet in Davos as US tariffs loom on digital tax: Report

Saturday, January 18, 2020 09:12:00 PM

is expected to meet with EU leader Ursula von der Leyen in Davos, Switzerland, next week, three sources said on Friday, as tensions mount between the allies over tariff threats and the US president faces an impeachment trial at home. Just days after Trump scored big victories by inking a partial....
Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement needed between India and the European Union: Edgars Rinkevics

Saturday, January 18, 2020 08:25:00 PM

India-EU trade cannot increase substantially until the Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) between the European Union and India is negotiated, said Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics, expressing the hope that there will be movement on the BTIA when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Brussels in March this year.
STOXX reaches record high on trade optimism

Saturday, January 18, 2020 07:59:00 PM

European shares on Friday clocked a record closing high after European Commissioner for Trade Phil Hogan struck a positive tone on talks with Washington and on optimism over signs of resilience in China’s economy. The pan-European STOXX 600 on Friday rose 3.82 points, or 0.9 percent, to 424.36, its best week since Dec.
New Register: Bright Simons Challenges EC Wit...

Saturday, January 18, 2020 07:27:00 PM

Honorary Vice President of think tank, Imani Africa, Bright Simons, has said recent arguments by the Electoral Commission (EC) for a new voters’ register is merely a Public Relations stint to legitimise a premeditated decision. He criticised the EC for not consulting political parties, activists,....
Commentary 37 mins ago Demonization relay race

Saturday, January 18, 2020 07:07:00 PM

The richly funded effort to weaken President Rody Duterte, which was recently behind the moves in the United States (US) Senate to bar Philippine officials who are arbitrarily accused of having a hand in the “unlawful incarceration” of suspected drug trafficker Sen. Leila de Lima, is hard to deny.
Can Brexit be stopped?

Saturday, January 18, 2020 06:46:00 PM

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video The European Court of Justice ruling last year did confirm that the UK could revoke Article 50, but with Boris Johnson’s clear: ‘Let’s get Brexit done’ message and the fact that the Brexit....
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