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Britons in Europe face citizens' rights 'lottery' in event of no deal

Requirements and costs of staying put abroad after Brexit vary across EU member statesTens of thousands of Britons seeking to secure residency rights in EU countries in the event of a no-deal Brexit face fees of up to €210 (£183), tight application deadlines and minimum salary thresholds, a Guardian investigation can reveal.The challenges for British nationals will vary across the 27 EU member states if a withdrawal agreement is not ratified. The European commission has suggested member states s...
Tags: Europe, Politics, France, Germany, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Austria, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Denmark, Brexit


Trump-Ukraine: John Bolton 'sounded alarm about Rudy Giuliani's actions'

* Fiona Hill testifies that Bolton called Giuliani a ‘hand grenade’ * Hill says Bolton likened lawyer’s operation to a ‘drug deal’ * Trump renews call for whistleblower to be unmasked - as it happenedFormer national security adviser John Bolton described Rudy Giuliani’s actions in Ukraine as a ‘drug deal’. Photograph: Sergei Gapon/AFP/Getty ImagesThe former US national security adviser, John Bolton, was reportedly so alarmed at a back-channel effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Donald Tr...
Tags: Europe, New York, Texas, News, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Russia, Defense, US, European Union, Syria, Ukraine, Washington Dc, House, New York Times


No time left for Brexit deal before EU summit, says Finnish PM

Talks continue but agreement of legal text for leaders to approve looks unlikelyBoris Johnson’s hopes of sealing a Brexit deal before an EU summit on Thursday have been dealt a blow after Finland’s prime minister said he believed time had run out.As British and EU officials negotiated late into Monday evening, Antti Rinne, whose country holds the EU’s rolling presidency, appeared to call time on the prime minister’s race to find an agreement. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Finland, Johnson, Brexit, Antti Rinne


Violent clashes over Catalan separatist leaders' prison terms

Chaos at Barcelona airport as protesters react to sentencing over 2017 bid for independence Catalan independence: what is the story?Key figures in the independence pushThe Catalan independence crisis erupted again on Monday as police and protesters clashed at Barcelona airport hours after the Spanish supreme court jailed nine Catalan separatist leaders over their roles in the failed bid for secession two years ago, prompting fury and renewed calls for a political solution to the bitter territori...
Tags: Europe, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, World news, Prat


Poland's populist Law and Justice party win second term in power

Parliamentary elections prove closer than expected, with party losing control of upper housePoland’s ruling rightwing Law and Justice (PiS) party appears to have won a second term in power, final results from Sunday’s parliamentary election showed, but its drive to push through its agenda may be hampered by its loss of the upper house.What had earlier looked like a clearcut victory for PiS morphed into a closer than expected contest for the more powerful lower house and an opposition win in the ...
Tags: Europe, Law, European Union, World news, Poland


Russia's submarines are getting harder to find, and the Navy is sending more people to keep an eye on them

Russian naval activity around Europe is a growing concern, and the US Navy is reactivating command units to help manage its own forces in the region.
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UK to face questions over Northern Ireland citizenship laws

Irish foreign secretary will raise the issue after Emma DeSouza lost immigration caseIreland is to press the British government to review domestic laws on citizenship in Northern Ireland after a UK court ruled that people born in the region are legally British citizens even if they identify as Irish.Simon Coveney, the Irish foreign secretary, said he would raise the case of Emma DeSouza with the Northern Ireland secretary on Tuesday. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, UK, Society, UK News, Ireland, Northern Ireland, British identity and society, Foreign, Simon Coveney, Emma DeSouza


Men, women to compete against each other in golf in Europe

LONDON (AP) — Men and women will compete against each other next year in Sweden in a new European Tour and Ladies European Tour event hosted by Henrik Stenson and Annika Sorenstam. The two tours announced the Scandinavian Mixed on Monday, minus details on how the course at Bro Hof Slott Golf Club in Stockholm […]
Tags: Europe, London, News, Sweden, Sports, Ap, Golf, Henrik Stenson, Stockholm, Annika Sorenstam, Bro Hof Slott Golf Club


Thousands protest over prison terms for Catalan separatist leaders – video

Protesters took to the streets of Barcelona and other parts of Spain after the supreme court jailed nine Catalan separatist leaders for sedition over their role in a failed independence bid in 2017. Three main streets in Barcelona were blocked, as was train and metro access to Barcelona airportCatalan separatist leaders given lengthy prison sentences  Continue reading...
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Election results give hope to opposition in Poland and Hungary

Analysts say tactic of cooperation against nationalist parties appears to be workingA narrower-than-expected win for Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) and a serious setback for Hungary’s governing Fidesz show eastern Europe’s illiberal nationalist parties are not entirely invincible, analysts and commentators have said.“It looks like this may be a small step in the right direction – but it’s clear the opposition still has an awful lot of work to do,” said Agata Gostyńska-Jakubowska, a ...
Tags: Europe, Justice, Law, World news, Hungary, Poland, Fidesz, Agata Gostyńska Jakubowska, European Reform Continue


Pathe, Vendome Pictures Join Forces on TV Miniseries About the Notre-Dame Fire (EXCLUSIVE)

One of Europe’s most revered film groups, Pathé, is stepping into TV drama with Philippe Rousselet’s thriving Vendôme Group to co-produce an ambitious miniseries retelling the devastating fire that ripped through the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris. The companies are partnering with U.K.-based Xavier Marchand’s Moonriver TV to co-develop the project, surely one of the highest-profile […]
Tags: Europe, News, Global, Paris, Notre Dame, U K, Pathe, Philippe Rousselet, Xavier Marchand, Notre Dame fire, Vendôme Group, Vendome Pictures, Pathe Vendome Pictures Join Forces, Moonriver TV


Trump-Ukraine: John Bolton 'sounded alarm about Giuliani's actions'

* Fiona Hill testifies that Bolton called Giuliani a ‘hand grenade’ * Hill says Bolton likened lawyer’s operation to a ‘drug deal’ * Trump renews call for whistleblower to be unmasked - as it happenedFormer national security adviser John Bolton described Rudy Giuliani’s actions in Ukraine as a ‘drug deal’. Photograph: Sergei Gapon/AFP/Getty ImagesThe former US national security adviser, John Bolton, was reportedly so alarmed at a back-channel effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Donald Tr...
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The Budapest Election Is a Victory for Cities

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- With the election of Gergely Karacsony as mayor, Budapest joins a long list of big cities pitched against nationalist, populist and otherwise illiberal national governments. These cities, however, are largely powerless now to reverse countries’ policies which they abhor. By finding new ways to work together, though, these cities may find they can not only solve some of the thornier problems of urban life, but form an effective counterweight against authoritarian rule. Thou...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, London, News, Vladimir Putin, China, Narendra Modi, Bloomberg, European Union, Turkey, Prague, Budapest, Hungary, Paris, Poland, Moscow


Rights groups urge Cyprus to drop false rape case against Briton

Woman, 19, to go on trial after revoking claim she was raped by 12 Israeli touristsHuman rights and feminist groups are calling for Cypriot authorities to drop the case against a British teenager accused of falsely claiming she was raped by 12 Israeli tourists in a hotel room.The 19-year-old, who reported the alleged assault almost three months ago but was then arrested after revoking her criminal complaint, is due to go on trial on Tuesday on a charge of public mischief. She has pleaded not gui...
Tags: Europe, Gender, Human Rights, Law, Israel, UK News, World news, Cyprus, Rape and sexual assault


Far right and nationalists march in Kyiv to oppose east Ukraine peace plan

Ukrainian president calls on protesters to avoid violence as he is criticised for ‘capitulation’Thousands of people have joined a march through Kyiv led by far right groups and nationalist parties to protest against changes to a peace plan for east Ukraine that they have called a “capitulation” to Russia.Police deployed around Ukraine’s capital closed off several major avenues for the demonstrations, as the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, urged participants to avoid violence. He also w...
Tags: Europe, Russia, World news, Ukraine, Kyiv, Volodymyr Zelenskiy


Nationalists march in Kyiv to oppose east Ukraine peace plan

Ukrainian president calls on protesters to avoid violence as he is criticised for ‘capitulation’Thousands of people have joined a march through Kyiv led by nationalist parties and veterans’ associations to protest against changes to a peace plan for east Ukraine that they have called a “capitulation” to Russia.Police deployed around Ukraine’s capital closed off several major avenues for the demonstrations, as the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, urged participants to avoid violence. He ...
Tags: Europe, Russia, World news, Ukraine, Kyiv, Volodymyr Zelenskiy


Poland's populist Law and Justice party voted back in

Almost complete election results show party has done even better than four years agoPoland’s ruling rightwing Law and Justice party has scored a convincing victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, with almost complete results indicating a parliamentary majority and another four-year term in office.According to results from 99.5% of constituencies published by the electoral committee on Monday, Law and Justice took 43.8% of the vote, ahead of the country’s biggest opposition grouping, the lib...
Tags: Europe, Justice, Law, Eu, World news, Poland, Brussels, Warsaw, Psl, Donald Tusk, European Council, Confederation, Jarosław Kaczyński, Piotr Buras, Grzegorz Schetyna


Poland's populist Law and Justice party increases majority

Almost complete election results show party has done even better than four years agoPoland’s ruling rightwing Law and Justice party has scored a convincing victory in Sunday’s parliamentary elections, with almost complete results indicating a parliamentary majority and another four-year term in office.According to results from 99.5% of constituencies published by the electoral committee on Monday, Law and Justice took 43.8% of the vote, ahead of the country’s biggest opposition grouping, the lib...
Tags: Europe, Justice, Law, Eu, World news, Poland, Brussels, Warsaw, Psl, Donald Tusk, European Council, Confederation, Jarosław Kaczyński, Piotr Buras, Grzegorz Schetyna


Catalan independence leaders given lengthy prison sentences

Nine Catalan independence leaders have received lengthy prison sentences of between nine and 13 years for their part in a failed 2017 attempt to split from Spain, but were acquitted of the most serious charge against them.
Tags: Europe, News, Spain


Ireland has a hate crime problem and its legislation is not fit to deal with it

In the middle of the night, Imam Ibrahim Noonan answered the phone and heard an unfamiliar Irish voice.
Tags: Europe, News, Ireland, Ibrahim Noonan


Catalans protest at 'harsh' sentencing of independence leaders

Demonstrators take to streets in Barcelona and elsewhere in Spain after verdicts The key figures in the push for Catalan independenceWhat is the story of Catalan independence – and what happens next?Catalans were quick to react to the news that nine independence leaders had been found guilty of sedition and handed stiff sentences of between nine and 13 years, and within minutes of the verdict’s announcement the streets of Barcelona and other major towns began to fill with protesters. Related: ...
Tags: Europe, Protest, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, World news


Politics In America Has Changed And We Need A New Way To Talk About It

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. The 2016 election and President Trump’s first term in office has transformed politics in this country. His election represented not only a radical change in policy but an assault on what we consider fundamental American values. Going into the 2020 election, many on the left are thinking about the work that the next president and Congress will have to do to repair the damage done since 2016 and address the crises Trump ha...
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UK court rules against Derry woman in Irish identity case

Citizenship case raises questions over why UK law has not incorporated Good Friday rightsPeople born in Northern Ireland are legally British, unless they register a change in citizenship, even if they identify as Irish under rights granted in the Good Friday agreement, a UK court has ruled.The case involved Emma DeSouza, a Derry-born British citizen who in 2015 applied for a residence card for her US-born husband, Jake. She made the application identifying herself as an Irish citizen. The Home O...
Tags: Europe, UK, US, Society, UK News, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Derry, British identity and society, The Home Office, deSouza, Jake She, Emma DeSouza


A recession is coming. When it does, we need to demand a Green New Deal | Yanis Varoufakis and David Adler

Having squandered the last crisis, we cannot make the same mistakes again. A Green New Deal is the only reasonable responseAmerican carnage and Brexit collapse, detention camps and environmental breakdown – the daily barrage of bad news makes it easy to forget that these are disparate symptoms of the same disease unleashed by the 2008 financial crisis. Related: Facebook Libra must meet strict standards, warns Bank of England Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Business, Climate Change, Environment, Bank Of England, European Union, World news, Banking, David Adler, Green New Deal, Facebook Libra, Bank of England Continue


It’s Time to Talk to Iran

With tensions rising in the Middle East and Iran suffering under sanctions, this may be the last best opportunity to walk back from the brink.
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Poland's populist Law and Justice party increases its majority

Early results of parliamentary election show party has done even better than four years agoPoland’s ruling nationalist Law and Justice party won Sunday’s parliamentary election, doing better than when it swept to power four years ago, accordingly to nearly complete results.According to official results from 91% of constituencies published by the electoral committee on Monday, Law and Justice has taken 44.6% of the vote, ahead of the country’s biggest opposition grouping, the liberal centre-right...
Tags: Europe, Justice, Law, World news, Poland


Worldwide: Bloomberg Law: The Streaming Media Arms Race And Brewing Cold War With Europe - O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Partner Silvia Vannini and counsel Evie Whiting co-authored this article, which discusses why US streaming companies need to find ways to compete in the European markets to remain competitive
Tags: Europe, News, US, Bloomberg Law, Myers LLP, Silvia Vannini, Evie Whiting


Brexit: Queen's speech branded 'farcical' as talks in EU still fail to achieve breakthrough - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including the Queen’s speech and Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn speaking in the subsequent debate 9.17am BST When the Labour party has to decide what is going to be in its election manifesto, it holds what’s called a clause V meeting, where the shadow cabinet, the national executive committee and assorted union leaders thrash things out over the course of a day. It is the ultimate “smoke-filled room” - although of course t...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Eu, European Union, UK News, House Of Lords, Labour, Queens, House Of Commons, The Queen, Scottish politics, Boris Johnson, Parliament, Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, Scottish National party (SNP


Catalan separatist leaders given lengthy prison sentences

Nine leaders cleared of violent rebellion but found guilty of lesser crimes over roles in 2017 independence referendum What is the story of Catalan independence – and what happens next?The key figures in the push for Catalan independenceNine Catalan separatist leaders have been cleared of violent rebellion over their roles in the failed bid for regional independence two years ago but found guilty of the lesser crimes of sedition and misuse of public funds.The region’s former vice-president Oriol...
Tags: Europe, Spain, Catalonia, World news, Oriol Junqueras


What is the story of Catalan independence – and what happens next?

Spain’s supreme court is preparing to announce verdict in trial of 12 separatist leadersWho’s who: key figures in the push for Catalan independenceSpain’s supreme court is preparing to announce its verdict in the landmark trial of 12 Catalan leaders accused of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds over their roles in the failed push for regional independence two years ago. How has the independence movement evolved over recent years and why have some of its key figures ended up in the do...
Tags: Europe, Spain, Catalonia, World news



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