EU presents human rights prize to Belarus opposition leader

The European Union has awarded its top human rights prize to the Belarus opposition movement and its leader, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, for their challenge to President Alexander Lukashenko’s long, hard-line reign. Continue Reading

Johnson, Macron discuss Brexit in phone call

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron held a phone conversation during which the latter was apprised that Britain wanted to explore every avenue to secure a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union (EU), the media reported. Continue Reading

EU warns Serbia, Kosovo over Israel embassy move

The European Union warned Serbia and Kosovo on Monday that they could undermine their EU membership hopes by moving their Israeli embassies to Jerusalem, as US President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement about the change left officials in Belgrade and Pristina scrambling to limit the political fallout. Continue Reading

EU holds virtual economic recovery plan summit

European Union (EU) leaders on Friday gathered for a virtual conference to reach a consensus on how to deploy the coronavirus rescue fund amid disagreements over who should bear the brunt of the cost, the bloc or individual member states. Continue Reading

Jaishankar meets EU leaders

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar met top leaders of the European Union and held wide-ranging talks on issues, including economic cooperation, climate change and capacity building, that would ‘benefit both India and EU’. Continue Reading

Growing bill to fix Britain’s Big Ben

The bill to repair London’s iconic Big Ben clock tower has increased by millions of pounds after the discovery of World War II bomb damage, pollution and asbestos, Britain’s parliament said on Thursday. Continue Reading

Johnson on course for huge win in UK’s Brexit election: Exit poll

Boris Johnson is set to be re-elected as British Prime Minister with a comfortable majority in the country’s general elections, according the latest projections today, a victory that will end the uncertainty over Brexit and will help him to take the UK out of the European Union by the end of next month. Continue Reading

Boris Johnson eyes general election after pausing Brexit Bill

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is preparing to push for a general election if the European Union (EU) offers a three-month extension to the 31 October Brexit deadline, after MPs rejected his fast-track timetable for the passage of the EU Withdrawal Bill in the UK Parliament.
Continue Reading