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UK parliament votes on snap election in Brexit’s shadow

LONDON: Britain’s parliament votes Wednesday on holding a snap election in June, as Prime Minister Theresa May seeks to make strong gains against the opposition before gruelling Brexit negotiations. May, who made the shock call for an early election on Tuesday, needs to bolster her narrow majority of 17 seats ahead of likely tortuous talks…

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April 20, 2017

 

Britain’s May wins parliament’s backing for June 8 snap election

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May won parliament’s backing for an early election on Wednesday, a vote she said would strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union and help heal divisions in Britain.

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April 20, 2017

 

Erdogan makes final push before vote on presidential powers

ANKARA: President Tayyip Erdogan appealed for support from Turkish voters in final campaign rallies on Saturday, the eve of a referendum which could tighten his grip over a country bridging the European Union and a conflict-strewn Middle East.

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April 16, 2017

 

Europe a ‘rotting continent’, says Turkey’s Erdogan

Europe is a “rotting continent” and the “centre of Nazism”, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday in his latest withering attack on the European Union in the campaign ahead of a crucial referendum. Erdogan has repeatedly lashed out at the EU after some member states blocked Turkish ministers from holding rallies ahead of the…

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April 6, 2017

 

Britain’s May must prove ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’: committee

British Prime Minister Theresa May must prove that “no deal is better than a bad deal” by offering an economic assessment on the impact of leaving the European Union with no agreement, a parliamentary committee said on Tuesday.

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April 4, 2017

 

US wants Britain to remain ‘strong leader’ in Europe

WASHINGTON: The United States wants Britain to remain a strong leader in Europe even as it begins its withdrawal from the European Union, the Trump administration said Wednesday.

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March 30, 2017

 

Britain to launch EU exit process today

LONDON: Britain formally launches the process for leaving the European Union on Wednesday, a historic step that has divided the country and thrown into question the future of the European project. Just days after the EU’s 60th birthday, Britain is poised to become the first country ever to seek a divorce, striking a blow at…

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March 29, 2017

 

British PM May to fire starting gun on Brexit

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May will file formal Brexit divorce papers on Wednesday, pitching the United Kingdom into the unknown and triggering years of uncertain negotiations that will test the endurance of the European Union.

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March 29, 2017

 

Erdogan accuses EU of launching anti-Islam ‘crusade’

ISTANBUL: Turkey’s president Thursday accused the EU’s top court of starting a “crusade” against Islam after a ruling allowing European companies to ban employees from wearing religious or political symbols including the Islamic headscarf. “The European Union’s court, The European Court of Justice, my esteemed brothers, have started a crusade struggle against the (Muslim) crescent,”…

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March 16, 2017

 

Turkey to hold referendum on stronger presidency on April 16

ISTANBUL/ANKARA: Turkey will hold a referendum on April 16 on replacing its parliamentary system with the stronger presidency long sought by incumbent Tayyip Erdogan, electoral authorities announced on Saturday.

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February 12, 2017

 

UN, EU condemn Israel legalizing settlements on Palestinian land

The European Union’s foreign policy chief and the United Nations secretary-general on Tuesday criticized an Israeli move to legalize thousands of settler homes on Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.

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February 8, 2017

 

British MPs approve first stage of Brexit bill

London: British MPs on Wednesday approved the first stage of a bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to start pulling Britain out of the European Union. MPs approved the bill, which would allow the government to trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty and formally begin two years of exit negotiations, by a margin…

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February 2, 2017

 

British MPs approve first stage of Brexit bill

LONDON: British MPs on Wednesday approved the first stage of a bill empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to start pulling Britain out of the European Union.

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February 2, 2017

 

Trump says only in early stages of considering lifting sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he is only in the early stages of considering whether to lift U.S. sanctions on Russia, as British Prime Minister Theresa May, other foreign officials and lawmakers at home voiced concerns that such a move would be premature.

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January 28, 2017

 

EU approves Microsoft buyout of LinkedIn with conditions

BRUSSELS: The European Union on Tuesday approved Microsoft’s mega buyout of the professional networking site LinkedIn, provided the US tech giant meets commitments to allow fair competition. The European Commission, the EU executive, said it approved the merger after Microsoft offered promises, including leaving personal computer manufacturers and distributors free not to install LinkedIn on…

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December 6, 2016

 

Erdogan warns Turkey could open gates for migrants if pushed by EU

ANKARA: President Tayyip Erdogan warned on Friday that Turkey could open its gates for migrants to Europe if pushed by the European Union, a day after European lawmakers voted for a temporary halt to EU membership talks with Ankara. “If you go any further, these border gates will be opened. Neither me nor my people…

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November 25, 2016

 

EU a peace ‘superpower’, Mogherini says after Trump win

The European Union is becoming a “superpower” indispensible for world peace, the bloc’s foreign affairs chief said Thursday as Europe pondered the implications of Donald Trump’s upset US election victory. “In the months and years ahead, actually I can say in the hours we are living, there is and will be an increasing demand of…

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November 10, 2016

 

Video: Weight on wheels

The key to fitness lies in exercise. And the best kind of exercise is cycling. A fitness campaign drive in Islamabad flooded the streets of the city with Pakistani and European cyclists, all racing to beat weight and age issues. At the end of the race, the participants were shown awareness videos to educate them…

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September 26, 2016

 

Why are political cousins estranged?

The political cousins, namely, Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri and Imran Khan, seem to be at variance with each other. What is the reason that soured their relationship? SAMAA delved into the issue and found a reason. To know the reason of sulk, watch this video report from Islamabad.

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September 15, 2016

 

Bilawal backs Qadri bid to go to EU for justice

DUBAI: Supporting Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri’s bid to take the issue of Model Town massacre to European Union, Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said Dr. Qadri is having to look at other forums as he could not receive justice, unfortunately. In a statement released here, the PPP chief said it is unfortunate that PAT Chairman…

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September 15, 2016

 

Qadri to take MT carnage issue to EU

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri announced to take the issue of martyrs of Model Town tragedy to European Union and European Commission of Human Rights to seek justice. Talking to media here, Dr. Qadri asserted Model Town carnage is worst incident of state terrorist and trampling of human rights but the war…

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September 15, 2016

 
 
 
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