Migrants: Malta refuses refueling Ocean Viking humanitarian boat

Migrants: Malta Refuses Refueling Ocean Viking Humanitarian Boat

The successor of Aquarius, the Ocean Viking, chartered by SOS Mediterranean and Médecins sans Frontières, must rescue migrants off the coast of Europe. The Maltese authorities refused Wednesday 7th August 2019 full of fuel to the humanitarian ship Ocean Viking of SOS Mediterranean and Médecins sans Frontières, announced on board AFP the head of relief operations to […]

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HSBC Bank pays 300 million euros to close a money laundering investigation

HSBC Bank Pays 300 Million Euros to Close a Money Laundering Investigation

In Belgium, the Swiss branch of the HSBC bank, suspected of helping hundreds of customers to deceive the state, has agreed to pay a record fine in the country. The Swiss subsidiary of HSBC Bank has accepted in Belgium a financial penalty of nearly 300 million euros to close a criminal investigation opened in 2014 for “serious tax […]

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The new British prime minister, Boris Johnson had his first election defeat in a by-election

United Kingdom: First Election Loss for Boris Johnson

The new British prime minister, Boris Johnson had his first election defeat in a by-election, bringing his parliamentary majority back to a single vote. New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered his first setback at the polls, a party defeat in a by-election that reduced his weak parliamentary majority to just one vote, complicating his […]

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With Brexit, London promises never to restore physical checks at Irish border

Brexit: London Promises Never to Restore Physical Checks at Irish Border

The new UK prime minister, Boris Johnson has tried to reassure Ireland as he promises a Brexit without agreement by 31st October. The British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar that his government was determined to “never” recover from physical checks to the Irish border after Brexit announced Downing Street in a […]

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Donald Trump threatens to tax French wine in retaliation for GAFA tax

Donald Trump Threatens to Tax French Wine in Retaliation for GAFA Tax

Donald Trump denounced “stupidity” Emmanuel Macron and threatens to tax French wine in retaliation for the GAFA tax on the digital giants. Donald Trump stepped in on Friday 26th  July 2019 against France and its tax on the US digital giants denouncing “the stupidity” of President Emmanuel Macron and threatening to retaliate the French wine, one of the […]

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Boris Johnson terms for brexit are unacceptable to the EU

Brexit: EU judges Boris Johnson terms “Unacceptable”

The freshly appointed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is ready to do anything to rush Brexit, including by favouring the scenario of an exit from the EU without agreement. Freshly installed at 10 Downing Street, the new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hastily laid down on Thursday, July 25, 2019 his conditions for a new agreement to leave […]

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Demonstration against Ceta in Paris, July 16, 2019.

Ceta: The Ratification of the Controversial EU-Canada Agreement Voted in the Assembly

The French deputies approved Tuesday 23rd July 2019 the ratification of the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada (Ceta), with a record of disputes within LREM. Despite a record number of protests in the LREM majority group, the ratification of the controversial Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada (Ceta) was approved Tuesday 23rd […]

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United Kingdom: Boris Johnson appointed prime minister

United Kingdom: Boris Johnson Appointed Prime Minister

Former London mayor Boris Johnson was appointed Tuesday 23rd July 2019 by conservative Party activists to succeed Theresa May and carry out Brexit. Long-time leader to succeed Theresa May, pro-Brexit leader Boris Johnson has been appointed Tuesday 23rd July 2019 by the British Conservative Party activists to be the next prime minister. “We are going to implement Brexit on October 31st,” he said immediately […]

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Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at a campaign rally in Athens on 5 July 2019

Legislative Elections in Greece: Soon the End for Alexis Tsipras?

Greece is back to the polls this Sunday 7th July 2019 to elect their new Prime Minister. Who will be elected between Alexis Tsipras, and the favourite, Kyriakos Mitsotakis? In stifling temperatures, Greece will vote on Sunday for early parliamentary elections at risk for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, which according to all forecasts should stumble after a record of […]

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Electric cars will have to be noisy in Europe

All Electric Cars Will Now Have to Make Noise to Warn Pedestrians

ROAD SAFETY: From 1st July, all new four-wheeled electric vehicles will be equipped with the AVAS system in the European Union Electric vehicles are too discreet. For pedestrians, it’s hard not to be surprised when approaching these perfectly silent electric cars. As a safety measure, all new electric four-wheeled cars must now emit an artificial noise, reports Numerama. This new obligation comes into effect […]

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