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Iran, EU Discuss Afghanistan Peace in Tehran

Iran, EU Discuss Afghanistan Peace in Tehran

TEHRAN – The European Union Special Envoy for Afghanistan, who is on an official visit to Tehran for political consultations, has met a number of officials at the Iranian Foreign Ministry. Roland Kobia spent a whole day at the Foreign Ministry on Thursday, holding talks with Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister …

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France urged to Intervene in Julian Assange Case

Julian Assange France urged to take a stand for the whistleblower nobody wants

PARIS – As whistle-blowers in Europe celebrate winning greater legal protection this week, France is being urged to intervene in the case of detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange – the controversial new recipient of an EU Award created in honour of a slain journalist, Independent reported Friday. Debate is raging …

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European Parliament Adopts Strict Rules for the Removal of Online Terrorist Content

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BRUSSELS – The European Parliament has voted to force social media companies to remove the terrorist content within an hour of receiving the order, The National said Thursday. The bill, which was passed Wednesday night, requires social media companies to remove or deny EU users access to the content. Companies …

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European Parliament Supports Whistle-Blower Law

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BRUSSELS – The European Parliament voted in favor of an EU law to protect whistle-blowers on Tuesday, EU observer reported Wednesday. With the widespread support of 591 MEPs, the EU directive lays down rules to protect whistle-blowers from retaliation and provides them with a safe means of reporting breaches of …

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EU Unites to Avoid #Brexit Without Agreement: German Minister

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BRUSSELS – The latest decision by the European Union to grant Britain another Brexit extension shows that European leaders are able to find a common solution, said the German Minister of the Economy, Peter Altmaier on Friday, April 12, Euro Reporter said Monday. “In the end we got together until …

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Theresa May and EU Agree to Postpone Brexit Until 31 October

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LONDON – British Prime Minister Theresa May said the UK would continue to seek to leave the EU as soon as possible after its agreement with the EU on a “flexible extension” of the Brexit until 31 October, The Week reported Thursday. Speaking after more than five hours of talks …

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China Agrees to Address Key EU Concerns in Snub to Trump

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BEIJING – The EU and China agreed on Tuesday on a joint statement addressing key European concerns at a summit in Brussels, Euobserver said Wednesday. The EU and Chinese negotiators overcame deep divisions in an effort to show unity in protecting a rule-based multilateral trade system, as Beijing is entangled …

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EU Calls for Kabul-Taliban Talks to Begin ASAP

EU calls for Kabul-Taliban talks to begin asap

LUXEMBOURG – EU foreign ministers on Tuesday called for talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban to begin as soon as possible, as they met in Luxembourg on Monday. In the conclusion adopted by its council, the EU said that it encourages the Afghan government of Afghanistan and Taliban …

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EU’s Juncker Concerned Over Italy’s Slowing Economy

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BRUSSELS – EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday that he is “slightly concerned” over Italy’s slowing economy and expressed hope that the government would take action to accelerate growth, AFP reported Tuesday. “Italian authorities must make supplementary efforts to keep growth alive in Italy,” Juncker said at a joint …

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Last Pressure in the European Parliament for the Reform of Copyright in the EU

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BRUSSELS – The European Parliament will vote Tuesday on the controversial copyright reforms supported by press editors and the music industry, while criticized by the great activists of technology and freedom on the Internet, AFP said Tuesday. The wave that led to the vote was marked by waves of lobbying …

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