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EU to activate statute to shield firms from U.S. sanctions against Iran

By   /  May 18, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

BRUSSELS, May 18 (Xinhua) — The European Commission on Friday proposed activating a dormant statute to shield European firms doing business with Iran from renewed U.S. sanctions. The commission, executive of the European Union (EU), also proposed to “remove obstacles for the European Investment Bank (EIB) to decide under the EU budget guarantee to finance […]

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Jordan urges EU to recognize East Jerusalem as capital of Palestine

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

AMMAN, May 16 (Xinhua) — Jordan on Wednesday urged the EU to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, which is a prerequisite for attaining peace and stability in the Middle East region, the state-run Petra news agency reported. The remarks were made by Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi at a meeting with ambassadors […]

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Iran says nuke deal talks with EU “constructive”

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini (R) meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Brussels, Belgium, May 15, 2018. (Xinhua/European Union)

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EU top diplomats agree to follow through Iran nuclear deal

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister of France Jean-Yves Le Drian, Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas and Foreign Secretary of Britain Boris Johnson (from L to R) attend a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, May […]

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Boeing calls WTO ruling against EU’s Airbus subsidy “landmark decision”

By   /  May 16, 2018  /  Business  /  No Comments

SAN FRANCISCO,  (Xinhua) — U.S. top aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. (Boeing) Tuesday called as “a landmark decision” a ruling by the World Trade Organization (WTO) determining that the European Union (EU) has provided billions of U.S. dollars in subsidies to European aircraft maker Airbus. Boeing said the WTO has found that the EU has failed […]

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EU calls on Israel to respect right to peaceful protest

By   /  May 14, 2018  /  Religion, World  /  No Comments

ANKARA – EU Vice President Federica Mogherini on Monday called on Israel to protect the right of peaceful protest in Gaza, a statement said. The statement came on a day when thousands of Palestinians converged along the Gaza Strip’s eastern border with Israel to protest the relocation of the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. […]

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Ukraine, EU to hold summit in July

By   /  May 14, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

KIEV, May 14 (Xinhua) — Ukraine and the European Union (EU) will hold their 20th summit on July 9 in Brussels, the Interfax-Ukraine news agency said on Monday, citing a senior EU official. According to the agency, Hugues Mingarelli, head of the EU delegation to Ukraine, told reporters in Kiev that the summit will discuss […]

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Hungary says Europe remains ‘defenseless’ against migrants

By   /  May 11, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

ATHENS: Hungary’s foreign minister said Friday that Europe remains threatened by unchecked immigration and must focus on stopping it, three years after the mass influx of about a million people. Peter Szijjarto told The Associated Press that the European Union should screen asylum-seekers in camps created outside its own borders, which he said the bloc […]

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EU will stand by Iran nuclear deal: Mogherini

By   /  May 9, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

ROME,  (Xinhua) — Europe will stand by the international nuclear accord with Iran, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said in a live press statement here Tuesday in response to American President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. is withdrawing from the deal. “The EU is determined to preserve it,” she said. “We expect the […]

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Lithuania expects new trade opportunities with China

By   /  May 9, 2018  /  Business  /  No Comments

VILNIUS,  (Xinhua) — Lithuania expects new export opportunities and bilateral business contacts with China following the 16+1 Agriculture Ministerial and Economic & Trade Forum to be held on May 25 in Vilnius, Bronius Markauskas, Lithuania’s outgoing minister of agriculture, said on Tuesday. “Big Chinese business delegation is coming to Lithuania which includes importers, traders, as […]

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