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'We know we will lose influence' May tells MPs as she triggers Brexit.

British Prime Minister Theresa May admitted today the UK would both lose influence and not be able to 'cherry pick' the advantages of EU membership, as she briefed MPs in London on the two years of unprecedented negotiations with Brussels ahead.

- EurActive - UK

Tusk: 'No reason to pretend this is a happy day'.

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday that there is no reason to pretend that this is a happy day, either in Brussels or London.

- EurActive - UK

Deutsche Boerse - London Stock Exchange merger blocked by EU.

Brussels blocked a proposed merger between Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange Wednesday, saying it would create a de facto monopoly in the markets for clearing fixed income instruments.

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Löfven on Brexit: It's good negotiations can begin.

Sweden's prime minister has given his reaction after the UK triggered the official Brexit process with the delivery of the letter invoking Article 50 to the European Council in Brussels.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Spain opens Brexit desk at London embassy as Theresa May's article 50 letter is received in Brussels.

The letter informing the EU that it will leave the bloc has now been received by Brussels The post Spain opens Brexit desk at London embassy as Theresa May's article 50 letter is received in Brussels appeared first on Olive Press News Spain.

- The Olive Press - ES

Commission clears post-mandate activities for former Commissioner Jonathan Hill, subject to conditions.

European - Press release Commission Brussels, 29 March 2017 The Commission approved today the appointment of former Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, Jonathan Hill, to two positions.

- EU - EU

EU To Pay More to Countries Suffering from Natural Disasters.

The EU budget will pay more money to countries which have suffered from natural disasters. The agreement was reached at the permanent representatives-level in Brussels. The EU is nearly doubling financial aid for regions which will suffer in the future from earthquakes, floods, drought or similar natural disasters. ...

- Novinite - BG

Air Malta special offers to coincide with Amitex fair.

Air Malta has announced special prices to coincide with the Amitex Holiday Show, opening this weekend at the MFCC. The offer is available to 21 destinations with one-way prices starting at €39 inclusive of taxes and charges. The sale being offered for a travel period between May 1 and December 6. It will run for a week ...

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FTSE Moves: Top-flight shares shrug off Brexit leaving pains as PM triggers Article 50.

The move comes as Brussels confirms it will block the €29bn merger of the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse.

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Tusk says no need to pretend this is a happy day.

President of European Council Donald Tusk has said there is no reason to pretend that this is a happy day, either in Brussels or London.

- RTE - IE

UK delivered its Article 50 letter to the EU.

At 13.30pm Brussels time, the UK's envoy delivered the Article 50 letter to European Council president Donald Tusk, triggering the exit procedure from the EU. "After nine months the UK has delivered," Tusk tweeted Wednesday , referring to the UK's referendum on EU membership last June. Tusk will shortly deliver a press ...

- EU Observer - EU

Key points from May's Brexit letter

LONDON, March 29 — Calling for a deep and special partnership' with Brussels, Prime Minister Theresa May struck a conciliatory tone today in her letter formally announcing Britain's intention to leave the EU. The letter was...

- The Malay Mail - MY

EU divorce bill that could sink Brexit deal

BRUSSELS, March 29 — As with most divorces, Britain's negotiations with the EU after Prime Minister Theresa May triggered the Brexit process could rapidly turn nasty over money. Brussels is demanding that Britain settle its bill before...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Brussels blocks LSE-Deutsche Börse merger

Vestager ends third attempt in 17 years to create Anglo-German exchange

- Financial Times - US

A leaked document shows Brussels opposes a special Brexit deal for the City

London's financial sector has taken centre stage after the UK triggered Article 50 today, with a leaked document from Brussels opposing any special deal for the City. A draft motion from the European Parliament reminds EU states that they are not allowed to pursue bilateral arrangements with the UK's world-famous financial ...

- City AM - UK

Watch: Car falls two storeys at MCP car park

  Updated 3.34pm A Belgian man was hospitalised this morning after the car he was driving fell from a height of two storeys as he was reversing at the MCP in Floriana. The Peugeot 2008 rental car was considerably damaged as a result of the fall, and the 28-year-old driver was taken to Mater Dei hospital, where doctors ...

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World-famous electronic music festival gets Maltese offshoot

Electronic music fans are to get a taste of one of Europe's most renowned festivals, thanks to a live satellite link that will stream three DJ sets from the Tomorrowland mainstage.  Marsa sports ground will join seven other venues from around the globe in hosting Unite with Tomorrowland on Saturday 29 July, the festival ...

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EU Council chief Donald Tusk tells UK: 'We already miss you – thank you and goodbye'

EU Council president issued the statement in Brussels after Theresa May triggered divorce talks.

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Brexit countdown begins as Article 50 triggered

Prime Minister Theresa May today said there could be "no turning back" as the countdown to Britains exit from the EU began after the British envoy to the economic bloc delivered her letter to the European Council in Brussels, announcing the UKs intention to end its 44-year association.In her statement to the House of ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Brexit triggered: How did we get here?

A letter delivered to Brussels from UK Prime Minister Theresa May will officially kick off the Brexit process Wednesday. This is how we got here.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Moldova's PM Visits Brussels as President Courts Moscow

Moldova's pro-European premier is meeting EU officials in Brussels to discuss the country's reform agenda while its pro-Russian president continues his policy of rapprochement with Moscow.

- Balkan Insight - UK

Brexit begins: Article 50 has been triggered

Letter will be delivered to Brussels at 12:30pm today; EC's response expected soon.

- Ars Technica UK - US

Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim militants deny terrorist links

An armed militant group fighting Myanmar’s government on behalf of the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority has issued a statement asserting its right to self defence and denying links to any terrorist groups. The statement, dated March 29 but released on Tuesday through overseas sympathisers, is the first public ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Brexit: How did we get here?

A letter delivered to Brussels from UK Prime Minister Theresa May will officially kick off the Brexit process Wednesday. This is how we got here.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Byju's gets fresh funds, this time from Belgium's Verlinvest

Raveendran said the company has been mopping up capital to expand globally and make acquisitions in new markets.

- Times Of India - IN

Brussels blocks €29bn London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse merger on Brexit day

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager said the deal would have created "a de facto monopoly".

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Car falls two storeys at MCP car park

    A Belgian woman is believed to have been slightly injured when the car she was driving fell from a height of around two storeys as she was looking for a parking space at the MCP in Floriana. The rental car was considerably damaged. The vehicle crashed down from the car park's level -4 to level -6 as the driver was ...

- - MT

Visegrad Four slam 'blackmail' by Brussels on migrants

Leaders from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland rejected yesterday what they called Brussels' use of "blackmail and diktat" over planned resettlements of migrants across the EU.

- EurActive - UK

British PM Theresa May signs Brexit letter to begin divorce from EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May has signed the historic letter that will launch Brexit. The letter will be delivered to Brussels on Wednesday.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

World › British PM signs letter that will start Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday signed the historic letter that will launch Brexit when it is delivered to Brussels on Wednesday, a photo released by her office showed. Sitting in front of a lone Union Jack national flag and a portrait of Britain's first prime minister, Robert Walpole,…

- Japan Today - JP

The movement against fossil fuels is growing. Get used to it!

Yesterday I woke up at 4.30am, entered the second-largest refinery in Europe, and climbed a 90-meter-high chimney to paint over a logo. Not an ordinary day at the office, even as an executive director of Greenpeace. But knowing about the insanity of Total's plans to drill for oil at the mouth of the Amazon, I knew I needed ...

- Greenpeace - INT

Brussels prepares for Iris Festival

A party atmosphere will once again take over the streets and neighbourhoods of Brussels during the Iris Festival this coming 6-7 May. Many free activities are scheduled.

- eTurboNews - US

Lloyd's of London moving EU business to Brussels

As the UK waits for Theresa May to trigger Article 50 and kick off the Brexit process, Lloyd's of London has reportedly come to a decision on where to move its EU business.  The insurance giant will locate its new EU subsidiary in Brussels, according to a report by The Insurance Insider, which revealed the Lloyd's ...

- City AM - UK

Britain triggers Article 50: the choreography

Theresa May signs the letter on Tuesday evening before it is transported to Brussels

- Financial Times - US

May sends historic Brexit letter to Brussels

No 10 anxious to avoid acrimonious divorce after setting Article 50 process in motion

- Financial Times - US

UK's May signs letter set to trigger Brexit process

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday signed the historic letter that will launch Brexit when it is delivered to Brussels on Wednesday, a photo released by her office showed.

- France24 - FR

British PM Theresa May signs Brexit letter to begin divorce from EU

British Prime Minister Theresa May has signed the historic letter that will launch Brexit, according to a photo released by her office. The letter will be delievered to Brussels on Wednesday.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

May begins historic Brexit process with call for unity

Prime Minister Theresa May will kick off the historic process of taking Britain out of the EU with a vow to fight for citizens, including European nationals, and a call for the people of Britain to unite. May's ambassador to Brussels, sir Tim Barrow, will tomorrow notify the EU of the beginning of Brexit ...

- City AM - UK

African champions Cameroon surprised by Guinea

JOHANNESBURG, March 29 — Cameroon lost for the first time since winning the Africa Cup of Nations last month when falling 2-1 to Guinea yesterday in an international friendly in Belgium. Aboubacar Demba Camara gave Guinea a 21st-minute lead...

- The Malay Mail - MY

The view of Brexit from a city that voted to 'Leave'

'Brexit' is often framed in terms of anger: the anger of 'Leave' voters at Brussels and immigrants, and the anger of 'Remain' voters at what Britain loses by divorcing the EU. But as the experience in Hull shows, hope is part of Brexit, too.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

EU stands aside as Hungary detains migrants

Commission is withholding action on Hungary's detention of asylum seekers, even as the Hungarian government tries to "stop Brussels" on immigration policy.

- EU Observer - EU

Kid races bike on sidewalk next to world-class pro for a few glorious seconds In case you missed it, cycling is the best sport. And for many fans this is the best time of year as the one-day classics are here. This Sunday it's the Tour of Flanders — one of the biggest sporting events in Belgium — and the week after that it's the "Hell of the North," Paris-Roubaix. When races come ...

- Business Insider - US

Canada dispatches team to Brussels to assess airplane laptop threat

The United States and Britain have ruled that only cellphones and smartphones will be allowed in the passenger cabin of flights into the U.S. and Britain from a number of Muslim-majority countries

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Grand welcome awaits brand new year

Ugadi, one of the most popular festivals of Karnataka, is here. Religious programmes and cultural activities have been planned across the city to welcome the Hindu New Year. Panchanga Shravana, a reading of the almanac at homes and temples, is a key component of the festivities. The Ramaseva Mandali, Srirampuram, has also ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Exclusive: ECB replaces Brussels head, annuls four hires after rule breach

FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank has replaced the head of its Brussels office and annulled four more appointments after staff complaints about unlawful hirings and promotions, internal documents seen by Reuters show.

- Reuters - US

Commission alarmed by 'mass killing' of Aegean seals and turtles

The killing of protected mammals in the Aegean Sea has raised eyebrows in Brussels, which called on the Greek government to punish the culprits.

- EurActive - UK

Despite concerns, Germany approves sale of nuclear fuel elements to Belgian reactors

With a myriad of hairline cracks in the reactor pressure vessels, Germany is convinced that Belgium's Tihange 2 nuclear reactor is a huge security risk. Now, however, it appears Germany is helping secure its operation.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Kubo plays instrumental role in Japan's rout of Thailand

Man-of the-moment Yuya Kubo scored a goal and set up two more as Japan took a step closer to a sixth straight World Cup appearance with a 4-0 drubbing of Thailand on Tuesday. Gent striker Kubo, who scored his first international goal in his third appearance in Japan's 2-0 win over the United Arab Emirates The post Kubo ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Belgian authorities probe Kazakh paymasters in Nicholas Sarkozy's helicopter deal

Belgian Federal Parliament to examine events which "shame the country, democracy and justice".

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Aichi man referred to prosecutors for making explosive used by terrorists

Police referred to prosecutors Tuesday a 23-year-old man suspected of producing the same explosive used in the terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015 and one in Brussels last year. The man, whose name has not been released, is suspected of making a small amount of triacetone triperoxide, known as TATP, at his home in ...

- The Japan Times - JP