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France, UK, Canada rap Trump, say US trade tariffs absurd, illegal

Paris/LondonJun 2 (IBNS): As US trade tariffs came into force, allies France, the UK and Canada have joined hands in condemning American President Donald Trump, stating that the move is absurd and illegal.

New EU focus on Kosovo provides Pristina and Belgrade with historic opportunity – UN official

New York, May 15 (IBNS): Efforts to calm tensions between Belgrade and Pristina that came to a head with the arrest, “theatrical” parade and expulsion of a lead negotiator from Kosovo, must be redoubled if “real progress” is to be made on the ground, a senior United Nations official said on Monday.

UN-EU conference raises $4.4 billion for war-ravaged Syria; leaders underscore need for political solution

New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): International donors at a United Nations-European Union humanitarian conference pledged nearly $4.4 billion on Wednesday to fund critical aid programmes in war-torn Syria throughout 2018.

President Trump's decision to hike import tariff of steel and aluminium puts nations in a quandary

Mumbai, Mar 3 (IBNS): The global market fears that the decision taken by the United States to impose heavy tariff on imported steel and aluminium may spiral into a trade war, media reports said.

At African Union Summit, Guterres lauds strong AU-UN partnership, outlines areas for more cooperation

New York, Jan 29 (JEN):  Hailing the partnership between Africa and the United Nations as “solid, and grounded on sound principles of human rights and good governance,” Secretary General, Antonio Guterres told leaders gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the African Union Summit, that with Africa in the lead, “we can and will do more” to bolster successful cooperation throughout the continent.

US to open embassy in Jerusalem before the end of next year: US Vice President Mike Pence announces during Israel visit

Washington, Jan 22 (IBNS): In yet another major development in the political paradigm of Israel and Palestine, US Vice President Mike Pence has announced that his nation will open its embassy in Jerusalem 'before the end of next year'.

EU should seek common approach to address tragic loss of life on Mediterranean – UN agencies

New York, Feb 3 (Just Earth News): Ahead of a meeting of the European Council, the United Nations refugee and migration agencies have called on European leaders to take “decisive action” to save lives of migrants and refugees attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea along its central route in hopes of a better future.

Tim Barrow appointed as UK’s Permanent Representative to the European Union

London, Jan 5 (IBNS): Britain has appointed Tim Barrow as the UK’s Permanent Representative to the European Union.

EU condemns Cairo's Coptic cathedral bombing

Zurich, Dec 12 (BNS): The European Union on Monday condemned the bombing at Cairo's Coptic cathedral that left several people killed.

Canada-EU free trade deal gets signed

Brussels, Oct 30 (IBNS): After seven long years of negotiations, Canada and EU Finally signed a free trade agreement, on Sunday.

Canada PM Trudeau to travel to Brussels for inking Canada-EU trade deal

Ottawa, Oct 29 (IBNS): Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to travel to Europe tonight to sign the iconic Canada-EU free trade deal, soon after it got finalized after loads of discrepancies.

Indonesia and EU agree to start the FLEGT licensing scheme for verified legal timber products

Jakarta, Sept 15 (IBNS): Indonesia and the European Union on Thursday agreed that beginning Nov 15, Indonesia can issue 'FLEGT' licences to verify legal timber products it exports to the EU.

Greece facing ‘serious challenges,’ needs EU help to manage refugee crisis – UN agency chief

New York, Aug 26 (Just Earth News): Greece still faces great challenges in managing its refugee crisis, particularly if European Union countries do not step up their relocation and family reunion programmes, the head of the United Nations refugee agency said during a recent visit to the country.

Nigel Farage resigns as UKIP leader

London, July 4 (IBNS): Days after the UK voted to leave the EU, Nigel Farage on Monday announced his decision to step down as the leader of the UK Independence Party.

EU referendum: Britain votes to leave

London, June 24 (IBNS) Despite a close battle, Britain has voted to leave the European Union in a historic referendum on Thursday as results were declared on Friday, thus severing a tie of decades and dealing a blow to the European unity.