Posts filtered by tags: Brussels[x]


 

Theresa May Unveils Brexit Plan B. It Looks A Lot Like Roundly Rejected Plan A

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled her Brexit Plan B on Monday — and it looks a lot like Plan A. May launched a mission to resuscitate her rejected European Union divorce deal, setting out plans to get it approved by Parliament after securing changes from the EU to a contentious Irish border measure. May’s opponents expressed incredulity: British lawmakers last week dealt the deal a resounding defeat, and EU leaders insist they won’t renegotiate it. Opposition leader Jerem...
Tags: London, News, Eu, European Union, World news, Ap, Bbc, Britain, Ireland, Theresa May, Labour, Yvette Cooper, House, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, Bill Murray


British pound recovers as May outlines Brexit 'Plan B'

The pound recovered ground Monday after British Prime Minister Theresa May said she plans to return to Brussels to discuss changes to the Brexit deal she agreed with EU leaders last month despite an overwhelming rejection of the draft text by MPs last week. There was mixed news out of China, with official data showing the country's economic growth at its slowest pace in 28 years offsetting a report that the country has offered to eliminate its massive trade surplus with the United States -- eas...
Tags: News, China, Eu, United States, Theresa May, Brussels, Konstantinos Anthis Head


Skripal poisoning suspects put on European sanctions list

Two suspected intelligence officers included on list alongside fellow Russians and five SyriansTwo Russians blamed for poisoning the former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, have been put on a European sanctions list, alongside the top leaders of Russia’s military intelligence agency, as the EU stepped up its response to the Salisbury attacks.A total of nine individuals, four Russians and five Syrians, have been included on a sanctions list that targets those accused of chemi...
Tags: Europe, Russia, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Bashar al-Assad, Brussels, Salisbury, Yulia, Sergei Skripal


EU slaps sanctions on Syrians, Russians over attacks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is imposing sanctions on Russians blamed for a nerve agent attack in Britain and a Syrian research center as the bloc steps up its action against the use of chemical weapons. EU foreign ministers on Monday slapped travel bans and asset freezes on nine people and on Syria’s Scientific […]
Tags: News, Eu, European Union, Syria, Ap, Britain, Nation, Brussels


EU deplores Nicaragua crackdown, stands ready to help

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union says it stands ready to use all peaceful means available to help prevent further human rights abuses in Nicaragua, where hundreds have died in a crackdown on protests since last year. EU foreign ministers underlined in a statement Monday the bloc’s “readiness to use all its policy instruments to […]
Tags: News, Eu, Ap, Nation, Brussels, Nicaragua, The European Union


Monday briefing: May to present Brexit plan B

PM expected to focus on renegotiating backstop with Brussels … house prices in wealthiest areas drop 25% ... and blood moon wows stargazersThis is Alison Rourke with today’s briefing as Theresa May prepares to set out her Brexit Plan B. Continue reading...
Tags: Theresa May, Brussels, Alison Rourke


May planning to reject calls for cross-party consensus on Brexit

Despite PM’s promise of compromise priority remains fixing backstop to prevent Tory split Theresa May is expected to reject calls to forge a cross-party consensus on Brexit when she lays out her plan B to parliament on Monday, choosing instead to back new diplomatic efforts in Brussels to renegotiate the Irish backstop.The prime minister held a conference call with her bitterly divided cabinet from the country retreat of Chequers on Sunday evening. But despite her claim in the wake of last week’...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, Ireland, Theresa May, Brussels, Brexit, Chequers


'No solutions' to Irish backstop in May's Brexit call with cabinet

Statement on Monday expected to focus on finding a remedy to issue that threatens to split Tory partyTheresa May is expected to reject calls to forge a cross-party consensus on Brexit when she lays out her plan B to parliament on Monday, choosing instead to back new diplomatic efforts in Brussels to renegotiate the Irish backstop.The prime minister held a conference call with her bitterly divided cabinet from the country retreat of Chequers on Sunday evening. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, UK News, World news, Ireland, Foreign Policy, Brussels, Brexit, Chequers


A Week In Southwest Michigan On A Joint $146,000 Income

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: an accountant who makes $23,000 per year ($146,000 when combined with her husband) and spends some of her money this week on Honey Nut Cheerios.Occupation: AccountantIndustry: NonprofitAge: 43Location: Southwest MichiganMy Income: $23,000 between my t...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Brussels, Hulu, American Eagle, Banana Republic, Jcpenney, Wayfair, Southwest Michigan, Applebee, Clif, Middle, Benedict, Meijer, Turbotax


Melania Flies To Florida On Military Jet After Trump Tells Pelosi To Fly Commercial To Afghanistan

First lady Melania Trump jetted off on a military plane for a long weekend getaway Thursday night, just hours after her husband President Donald Trump abruptly banned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi from using a military aircraft to visit U.S. troops based in Afghanistan.In a letter, the president told Pelosi that he was canceling her trip, which also included stops in Brussels and Egypt with a congressional delegation, due to the government shutdown. The decision seemed to be retaliation after the ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Florida, Washington, White House, Afghanistan, Egypt, House, Brussels, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Melania Trump, Pelosi, Barron, Melania


Melania Trump Took Government Plane To Florida For Weekend During Shutdown

First lady Melania Trump took a government plane to fly to Florida for the weekend, Politico Playbook reported, after it was flagged by a Twitter account that monitors civilian and military air travel. The trip is notable given President Trump’s recent decision to bar Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from using military air crafts to fly to Brussels and Afghanistan — effectively canceling the trip to visit troops — citing the government shutdown. Most see the move as a petty retaliati...
Tags: Florida, News, Afghanistan, House, Brussels, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Melania Trump, Pelosi, Politico Playbook, Nicole Lafond


EU cool on Arab League summit over Syria, Saudi concerns

BRUSSELS (AP) — A month after European Union leaders prepared for a summit with Arab League nations, enthusiasm for the Feb. 24-25 meeting in Egypt is waning. EU diplomats expressed concern Friday that Syria could be invited back into the Arab League soon, and say that European leaders would be unwilling to sit down alongside […]
Tags: News, Eu, European Union, Syria, Nation, Egypt, Brussels, Arab League


EU could snub US-Mideast meeting over Iran concerns

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union countries appear ready to snub an international conference on the Middle East in Poland next month over concerns it is part of a U.S. drive to ramp up pressure on Iran. EU diplomats on Friday raised questions about the real agenda of the Feb. 13-14 conference, saying that it was […]
Tags: News, Eu, European Union, Iran, Ap, Nation, Middle East, Poland, Brussels, Iran EU, US Mideast


EU insists farming is excluded from EU-US trade talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is insisting to keep agriculture out of the EU-U.S. trade negotiations despites Washington's wishes to include the vast sector.The EU Commission announced Friday its proposals for a negotiating... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, Eu, European Union, Ap, Brussels, EU US, EU Commission


EU wants to exclude agriculture from trade talks with US

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union insisted Friday that agriculture be kept out of the EU-U.S. trade negotiations, despite Washington's wishes to include the vast sector, and said any overall deal will be limited in scope.The EU... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Washington, US, Eu, Ap, Brussels, The European Union


Brexit: Boris Johnson claims EU will be 'flexible' if UK tries to get it to remove backstop - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Boris Johnson’s Brexit speech 11.12am GMT Johnson says trying to “heave” MPs from one side of the debate to another is a mistake.And the idea that customs union membership would be a solution is a mistake, he says.Now is the time for us to go back to Brussels ... and demand real change to that backstop. And this time we must mean it. 11.08am GMT Johnson says it would be a mistake to stay bound by EU rules.What...
Tags: Politics, UK, Germany, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Brussels, Johnson, Brexit


UK PM May refuses to rule out 'no-deal' Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May scrambled to put together a new Brexit strategy after MPs rejected her EU divorce deal, and insisted she could not rule out a potentially damaging "no-deal" split. Governments across Europe are triggering plans designed to avoid logjams at ports and airports when trade barriers go up should London fail to find a Plan B. The government held individual talks with MPs from rival parties after narrowly surviving a confidence vote brought on by the crushing defeat...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, News, Eu, Theresa May, Brussels, Brexit


Schiff berates Trump for disclosing warzone trip

The chairman of the House intelligence committee says that President Donald Trump's decision to reveal House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's trip to Brussels and Afghanistan is "completely and utterly irresponsible in every way." (Jan. 17)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, Ap, Afghanistan, House, Brussels, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Schiff


UK PM May seeks Brexit fix in crisis talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May scrambled to put together a new Brexit strategy on Thursday after MPs rejected her EU divorce deal, and insisted she could not rule out a potentially damaging "no-deal" split. Governments across Europe are triggering plans designed to avoid logjams at ports and airports when trade barriers go up should London fail to find a Plan B. The government held individual talks with MPs from rival parties after narrowly surviving a confidence vote brought on by the cru...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, News, Eu, Theresa May, Brussels, Brexit


President Trump Canceled Nancy Pelosi’s Trip to Afghanistan Over the Shutdown Fight

One day after she essentially disinvited him from delivering his State of the Union
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Uncategorized, Afghanistan, Egypt, Brussels, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Shutdown, Trump


Here's a Sneak Peak at the Upcoming Alessi Documentary

As it can be visited by appointment only, it's possible a bunch of you don't know that Alessi has its own museum. Museo Alessi has been in operation for 20 years, with the mission "to conserve and showcase all the objects, designs, images and materials of all types that document the company's history and research." Now, even those of us who can't score an appointment will get to look inside. To celebrate Museo Alessi's 20th anniversary, the company has commissioned a film called NEWMUSEUM(S), wh...
Tags: Design, Milan, Australia, US, Korea, Brussels, Object Culture, Alessi, Alessandro Mendini, Museo Alessi, Francesca Appiani, Museimpresa


Portugal promises no visas for Britons in any no-deal Brexit

Britain is due to leave the European Union on March 29 but parliament's rejection this week of Prime Minister Theresa May's withdrawal agreement with Brussels has thrown those plans into chaos and opened up a range of outcomes, from quitting with no agreement on future relations to halting Brexit altogether. "At this moment we do not even know what the United Kingdom wants," Siza Vieira told Reuters in an interview late on Wednesday. "In the absence of an alternative proposal by the United Kin...
Tags: News, Eu, European Union, Britain, Theresa May, United Kingdom, Portugal, Brussels, Brexit, Reuters, Siza Vieira


Amid the Brexit Chaos, E.U. Sees a ‘Catastrophic Success’

Brussels has celebrated its unity in negotiations with Britain, and it has successfully demonstrated the pain of leaving the E.U. But at what cost?
Tags: News, European Union, Britain, Brussels, International Relations, European Parliament, Great Britain, Politics And Government, Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit, Brussels (Belgium, Legislatures and Parliaments


Trump cancels Pelosi trip to Brussels and Afghanistan after she suggests State of the Union delay

Donald Trump has cancelled speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi‘s overseas trip to Brussels and Afghanistan, saying in a letter that he thinks it is best that she stay in Washington to continue discussions to reopen the federal government. The president announced his decision in a letter to Ms Pelosi on Thursday, just a day after Ms Pelosi sent her own letter asking Mr Trump to either postpone his 2019 State of the Union, or else deliver it in writing because of security concerns posed by the shut...
Tags: News, Washington, Afghanistan, House, Brussels, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Pelosi, Mr Trump


Apple CEO Tim Cook blasted the invisible 'shadow economy' that profits off your information

Tim Cook published an op-ed in Time Magazine on Thursday arguing for the US to rein in data brokers in order to give people true privacy when it comes to their data. Data brokers are firms such as Experian or Oracle which collect huge amounts of information on consumers, then sell that data or insights based on the data to their customers. Most people aren't aware that data brokers exist, and how they hoover up online information. Cook called for new federal privacy regulation to shine a light...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Cook, China, US, Trends, Tim Cook, Brussels, Time Magazine, Las Vegas, Alex Stamos, Axciom Experian


Thousands skip school again to go to Belgium climate protest

BRUSSELS (AP) — More than 10,000 students skipped school again in Belgium to join a march demanding better protections of the globe's fragile climate.Despite the rain and cold, the colorful protest march in Brussels was bigger than... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Belgium, Brussels


What's 'maters, precious?

I really need to get out with the camera. I'm reduced to taking pictures of produce. And it's not even tomato season. We try to eat seasonally much of the time, but once in a while you need a fresh tomato. Even if it doesn't have the flavor of the end-of-summer home-grown varieties. They look good. How will they taste? Ken picked up a bunch of tomatoes at the supermarket the other day. Some went into the tacos we made for lunch that day. These are the rest, slated for a salad today. As for sea...
Tags: Travel, Brussels, Ken, WCS, Food And Cooking


Markets expect Brexit to be delayed, Bank of England governor says

Rebound of pound after the vote shows investors believe process could be extendedInvestors expect a delay to Britain’s exit from the EU following the crushing defeat of the prime minister’s Brexit deal, the Bank of England governor has said.Mark Carney said the reaction of financial markets in the wake of the vote showed a degree of confidence that a no-deal Brexit was unlikely on 29 March. The pound bounced back against the dollar on Tuesday night amid optimism that article 50 would be prolonge...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Eu, Bank Of England, Mark Carney, European Union, UK News, Britain, Foreign Policy, Brussels, Article 50, Brexit


Brexit-voting town urges British MPs to grow up

In the Brexit-voting town of Redcar in northeastern England, residents voiced dismay at the political infighting that threatens to delay Britain's departure from the EU and called on politicians to "make this work for the country". "I think they're behaving like children," said one resident, Mark Blakey, a day after British MPs voted overwhelmingly against a Brexit deal agreed with Brussels in a humiliating blow for Prime Minister Theresa May. "There's a lot of political infighting, a lot of p...
Tags: England, News, Eu, Britain, Brussels, Brexit, Redcar, Mark Blakey


Theft of church painting puzzles Belgian police

BRUSSELS (AP) — It’s probably not a long-lost painting by Michelangelo. It almost certainly wasn’t stolen by a sophisticated gang of international art thieves. But the disappearance of a painting that a priest claimed resembled a work by the Renaissance master has Belgian investigators scratching their heads. The wood-mounted art piece — “The Silence of […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Nation, Brussels, Michelangelo