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UK announces draft agreement with EU on Brexit

London: Negotiators from the United Kingdom and the European Union have formulated a draft Brexit agreement, the office of Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday. A special Cabinet meeting has been set for Wednesday to “consider the draft agreement the negotiating teams have reached in Brussels, and to decide on[Read More…]

Facebook faces $1.63 bn in EU fine over fresh data breach

Facebook faces $1.63 bn in EU fine over fresh data breach

Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) Embroiled in another massive data breach, Facebook may face $1.63 billion in fine from the European Union (EU) privacy watchdog, the media reported. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal on Sunday, Ireland’s Data Protection Commission which is Facebook’s lead privacy regulator in Europe,[Read More…]

UK Brexit plans ‘pure illusion’: Donald Tusk

London: Britain’s approach to the next stage of Brexit negotiations seems to be based on “pure illusion”, European Council President Donald Tusk has said. Tusk told a news conference in Brussels that the UK was still trying to “cherry pick” its future relationship with the European Union (EU), BBC reported[Read More…]

European Union deploys team to observe elections in Nepal

The European Union has deployed a 10-member team in Nepal to observe the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies scheduled for November 26 and December 7. “In response to an invitation by the Nepal authorities, the European Union has deployed an Election Observation Mission (EOM) to Nepal[Read More…]

Employers allowed to ban headscarf, says EU court

Companies in the European Union can ban “the visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign” as it does “not constitute direct discrimination,” the European Union’s top law court ruled on Tuesday. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) said it does not constitute “direct discrimination” if a firm has[Read More…]

Twenty-First Century Fox agrees to buy UK-based Sky

Rupert Murdoch’s Twenty-First Century Fox said on Thursday it had agreed to buy European pay-tv firm Sky for $14.6 billion, sticking to its earlier offer despite complaints from some investors. Fox is the founding shareholder in Sky and currently owns approximately 39.1 percent of Sky’s shares and this deal would[Read More…]

EU ‘extremely troubled’ by China’s human rights violation

Chinese human rights situation has ‘extremely troubled’ the European Union, which on Friday has called for the immediate release of wrongly detained individuals, reported Reuters. “During the past year, we have been extremely troubled about the deterioration of the situation with respect to freedom of expression and association,” it said[Read More…]

Britain votes to leave the European Union

Britain voted to end its 43-year old association with the European Union in a landmark referendum on Thursday. The country voted 52%-48% in favour of ‘Leave’ to become the first member state to exit the 28-nation European Union. Nigel Farage, leader of the eurosceptic UK Independence party called for June[Read More…]

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