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EU Threatens to Block Brexit Talks Over Plans for Police Checks on Citizens Who Hope to Remain in Britain.

The EU is vowing to block Brexit talks unless Theresa May drops plans for criminal checks on European citizens hoping to stay in Britain, reported Daily Mail.Senior MEPs attacked the requirement as a mass 'invasion of privacy' and called for a list of demands to be met by the UK.British ministers have insisted that the ...

- Novinite - BG

EU could halt Poland's voting rights over court reforms.

BRUSSELS, July 26 — The EU warned Poland today it would suspend its voting rights if it pushes ahead with controversial court reforms, sparking a furious reaction from Warsaw. Poland's right-wing government accused Brussels of...

- The Malay Mail - MY

European Court removes Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers from terrorist list.

July 26, Brussels: The European Court of Justice on Wednesday removed Sri Lanka's defunct Tamil Tiger terrorist group, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, from its terrorism blacklist.

- ColomboPage.com - LK

Brussels hands Poland one-month deadline to address judicial reform concerns.

- Financial Times - US

EU steps up legal pressure on Poland over judiciary and refugees.

Brussels to issue formal warning despite veto of laws by Duda

- Financial Times - US

Brussels talks fail to ease EU-Turkey tensions.

Ankara request for new accession talks rejected amid European alarm over Erdogan crackdown

- Financial Times - US

EU: No accession until Turkey halts authoritarian trend.

Turkish ministers pushing for EU accession in Brussels have been told by the EU there will be no progress until Ankara restores human rights. It's Brussels' most public criticism in the aftermath of Turkey's failed coup.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Hungary's PM Orbán To Set Crosshairs On Journalists.

"We must stand our ground against the Soros mafia network and bureaucrats in Brussels, and will have to go to battle against the media they operate in the comings months," Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said this past weekend at Tusványos, the annual Fidesz jamboree in Băile Tușnad, Romania.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

'No Compromise Over Qatar': Egypt to the EU.

Against mounting pressure from the United States and Europe, Egypt has taken the step of warning the EU that it "will not compromise on the Qatar issue" according to AFP. Egypt warned the EU on Tuesday that an alliance of Arab states would accept no compromise in their dispute with Qatar over allegations that the gas-rich ...

- Albawaba - UK

EU Readies For Transatlantic Fight Over New U.S. Sanctions On Russia.

As the U.S. House of Representatives get ready to vote on new, tougher, sanctions against Russia, Brussels appears prepared to protect its ability to determine for itself what's good for its own energy security.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Row over Siemens turbines in Crimea: EU envoys to discuss Russia sanctions.

Ambassadors of the EU member states on July 26 will discuss the expansion of sanctions against Russia amid the scandal with the supply of Siemens turbines to the occupied Crimea, Brussels-based RFE/RL journalist Rikard Jozwiak wrote on Twitter.

- UNIAN - UA

Wayward Warsaw tests Brussels' bonds of trust

Brexit Britain play by the rules that Poland's leaders dismiss as a nuisance

- Financial Times - US

There's only one woman on the UK Brexit negotiating team – here's why that matters

ShutterstockIt has emerged that the team being sent to Brussels to lead on talks to take Britain out of the EU includes just one woman – out of nine named negotiators. This imbalance is not only embarrassing. It's negligent. Failing to include women on the frontline of this incredibly important process jeopardises the ...

- The Conversation - UK

Google gobbles EU's €2.4B search abuse fine as clock ticks to end illegal conduct'

Will Google shift its strategy to satisfy Brussels, or is an appeal against the fine incoming?

- Ars Technica UK - US

'Precious few allies left': EU's deputy chief negotiator tweets link to damning think piece

The EU's deputy chief Brexit negotiator Sabine Weyand has given a hint of just how badly David Davis and co are perceived on Brussels' side of the table this morning, tweeting a link to a pretty damning article. So far, the UK's approach in the talks has "burned many bridges and there are precious few allies and friends ...

- City AM - UK

UNIAN: Row over Siemens turbines in Crimea - EU envoys to discuss Russia sanctions

Ambassadors of the EU member states on July 26 will discuss the expansion of sanctions against Russia amid the scandal with the supply of Siemens turbines to the occupied Crimea, Brussels-based RFE/RL journalist Rikard Jozwiak wrote on Twitter. The post UNIAN: Row over Siemens turbines in Crimea - EU envoys to discuss ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Brussels pledges crackdown on car industry rule breaking

Cartel probe is latest in series of EU antitrust investigations into auto sector

- Financial Times - US

Euromacht: Brussels über Alles?

Visions of a pan-EU army beguile European leaders in the age of Trump and Brexit. Whether they can manage to create it is another matter. The post Euromacht: Brussels über Alles? appeared first on The American Interest.

- The American Interest - US

Wallonia's Magnette leaves national politics

Belgian Socialist leader Paul Magnette, who became famous last year for opposing the EU-Canada free trade agreement and threatening to derail it in the last minute, is leaving national politics. He announced Monday he would quit the Walloon assembly and focus on his role as mayor of Charleroi. Wallonia will play a crucial ...

- EU Observer - EU

EU ready to retaliate against U.S. sanctions on Russia - FT

Brussels is preparing to retaliate against the U.S. if Washington pushes ahead with far-reaching new sanctions on Russia that hit European companies, The Financial Times reports.

- UNIAN - UA

Hero Imams

More than 60 Islamic leaders and imams -- from France, Belgium, Britain, Tunisia, and of different Islamic faiths -- in a move that may be unprecedented, are touring Europe to denounce Islamic terrorism and to pay homage to the victims of terror in

- Hudson New York - US

Daily briefing: EU ready to retaliate over Russia sanctions, IMF cuts UK and US growth forecasts, Tesla's moment of truth

Brussels prepared to respond if European companies are hit by measures under discussion in Congress

- Financial Times - US

US envoy: 'hot war' not frozen conflict in Ukraine

The recently appointed US special envoy on Ukraine, Kurt Volker, blamed Russia for the war in the eastern European country. "This is not a frozen conflict, this is a hot war and it is an immediate crisis that we all need to address as quickly as possible," said Volker on Sunday during a visit to Kramatorsk, a ...

- EU Observer - EU

Daily briefing: EU alarm over Russia sanctions, Wolves of Wall St, Tesla's moment of truth

Brussels ready to retaliate if Washington pushes ahead with new sanctions that hit European companies

- Financial Times - US

EU ready to retaliate against US sanctions on Russia

Brussels fears effort to punish Moscow's election meddling will hurt energy companies

- Financial Times - US

Estonian Defence Minister to introduce EU presidency defense priorities in Brussels - The Baltic Times

TALLINN - Estonian Minister of Defense Juri Luik is set to introduce the priorities of the Estonian EU presidency in the field of defense to rep......

- The Baltic Times - US

Shipping movements

These ships are expected in Malta: The APL Oregon from Koper to Damietta, the CMA CGM Rabelais from Aliaga to Valencia , the MV Euroferry Malta from Salerno to Salerno, the MV Eurcargo Venezia from Genoa to Genoa , the MSC Teresa from Barcelona to Salalah and the L' Audace from Genoa to Genoa today. The Okee August from ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Six young Belgian men dive into Venice's Grand Canal, are taken to jail

Venice's mayor says six young Belgian men were going to spend the night in jail after they dived from a bridge into the lagoon city's ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Where they see in black, white and grey

Belgian photographer Sanne de Wilde is fascinated by the colourblind residents of Pingelap.

- BBC - UK

Alliance for Freedom and Dignity probes Qatar blockade

Brussels-based human rights group calls for end of sanctions against Qatar to alleviate suffering of ordinary people.

- Al Jazeera - QA

EU warns on failure to apply money laundering rules

Brussels sends letters to 17 countries about missing deadline to launch company register

- Financial Times - US

The Tories play Game of Thrones while the White Walkers from Brussels advance

The whole premise of the show is a pretty good metaphor for the current state of British politics. If you're a fan of asking who's that, then?' and is that the one who killed the other one's brother?', I bring great news. Game of Thrones is back for a seventh series. Its vast assortment of characters was hard enough to keep ...

- New Statesman - UK

In the Tory Game of Thrones, everyone is ignoring the advance of the White Walkers from Brussels

The whole premise of the show is a pretty good metaphor for the current state of British politics. If you're a fan of asking who's that, then?' and is that the one who killed the other one's brother?', I bring great news. Game of Thrones is back for a seventh series. Its vast assortment of characters was hard enough to keep ...

- New Statesman - UK

Photo: Maritime Cooperation Agreement

Captain Patrick Blond , Director General of Antwerp Maritime Academy, and Dr Fritz Pinnock , Executive Director of Caribbean Maritime Institute affix their signatures to the cooperation agreement between both institutions. The signing of the agreement formalises reciprocal participation in joint research, faculty and ...

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

Hungary's Orban vows to defend Poland from EU

Prime minister deepens east-west European split with latest attack on Brussels

- Financial Times - US

Khalifa greets King of Belgium on national day

Khalifa greets King of Belgium on national day...

- MENAFN - JO

Poland's Senate Passes Reforms in Defiance of EU, Left Wing Protests

Poland's Senate on Saturday approved long-promised reforms to the country's judicial system which have been fiercely opposed by Brussels and left wing protesters. To become law, the populist ruling Law and Justice party's draft bill for reforms  — which would give parliament greater power to dismiss activist judges, and ...

- Breitbart - US

State girls shining bright

The Indian eves have punched above their weight to be just one win away from clinching their maiden World Cup trophy. In the ongoing quadrennial event, mighty teams like England, Australia and New Zealand have bowed to India's brilliance. India's sensational run has come on the back ofsome dazzling performances and the ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Hungary's Orban vows to defend Poland from EU sanctions

Prime minister deepens east-west European split with latest attack on Brussels

- Financial Times - US

Iraqis arrest 26 foreigners in Mosul; 16 women

Sources say some of those arrested were from Chechnya, and the women were from Russia, Iran, Syria, France, Belgium and Germany.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Why the Dunkirk evacuation was a near-miracle for England

Wikimedia Commons The key moment in Churchill's first weeks in office was the British retreat to the coastal Belgian town of Dunkirk in late May 1940. Several hundred thousand British and Allied troops were encircled by the Germans. Had the Germans attacked aggressively, they would have captured a quarter of a million men, ...

- Business Insider - US

Search in Pics: Google future London office, teaBOT & interesting ceiling

In this week's Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have and more. Relaxing spot at Google's Belgium office: Source: Instagram a TeaBot... Please visit Search Engine Land for ...

- Search Engine Land - US

The EU Can't Afford to Ignore Europe's Migrant Crisis

Naman Jain Security, Europe Brussels should help central Europe forge an effective funding and financing plan to help stop the conflict in Syria. A lot has been happening in the midst of the European migrant crisis. Most notably, the political debate between EU member states is widening on how to best handle this ...

- The National Interest - US

Dunkirk: Everything You Need to Know Before You See the Movie

Sebastien Roblin Security, A battle like no other. Christopher Nolan's film Dunkirk inspired new attention to the famous evacuation by sea, in 1940, of four hundred thousand British troops under harrowing air attack. Had that evacuation failed, the United Kingdom would have been deprived of a land army to oppose Nazi ...

- The National Interest - US

Rights group wants monitors to look into Qatar blockade

Brussels-based rights group says 'siege' is against principle of non-interference in other country's internal affairs.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Women's Euro: Belgium pull off historic upset

Beat 2013 runners-up Norway 2-0 to get first-ever victory, while Netherlands beat Denmark 1-0 The post Women's Euro: Belgium pull off historic upset appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

The first light atomic nucleus with a second face

To some degree of approximation, atomic nuclei are spherical, though distorted to a greater or lesser extent. When the nucleus is excited, its shape may change, but only for an extremely brief moment, after which it returns to its original state. A relatively permanent 'second face' of atomic nuclei has so far only been ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Free Movement of People Could Last Up to 2 Years after Brexit

Free movement of European citizens in the UK will last for at least two years after the Brexit as part of the transitional agreement, Reuters reported. The first full round of talks on British exit from the EU ended yesterday with some compromises. Differences remain regarding the protection of the future of citizens living ...

- Novinite - BG

Tweets of the Week: Brexit negotiations, rule of law, and Belgian fries

Brexit talks are underway, rule of law goes astray, but Belgian fries are here to stay.

- EurActive - UK

Applications now open for the Google Policy Fellowship in Europe and Africa

Are you an undergraduate, graduate or law student interested in internet and technology policy? Do you want to get involved in the public dialogue on these issues? If so, the new Google Policy Fellowship pilot programs in Italy, Belgium , and three African countries may be for you.  Successful applicants to the program ...

- The Official Google Blog - US

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