United States

President Trump to attend G7 Summit, in part

The two-day meeting will be dominated by the possibility of a trade war – prompted by the US levies of 25 per cent on steel and 10 per cent on aluminum WASHINGTON(TIP): After initial dithering, […]

World

UK ready to pay 40 billion euro Brexit divorce bill: Report

LONDON (TIP): Britain is open to paying up to 40 billion euros ($47.1 billion) towards a so-called Brexit divorce bill to the European Union as long as a future UK-EU trade deal can be secured, a media report said on […]

Europe

Keep EU doors open to Britain says German Finance Minister and IMF chief

HAMBURG (TIP): The European Union should keep its doors open to Britain if it wants to change its mind about leaving the bloc, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble and International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde said on July 6. […]

World

Son of an Indian Immigrant is set to be Ireland’s new leader

Leo Varadkar, the son of an Indian immigrant, is set to be Ireland’s Prime Minister after he won an internal contest to lead the Centre-right Fine Gael, the senior coalition partner in the Republic’s minority government. The outspoken Mr. […]

Politics

EU leader urges Trump to stay in Paris climate deal

BRUSSELS (TIP): European Council President Donald Tusk made a personal appeal June 1 to US President Donald Trump not to pull Washington out of the Paris climate agreement. Tusk warned Trump on Twitter against such a move as he […]

Politics

Theresa May, Jeremy Corbyn face tough questions on live TV

LONDON (TIP): Prime Minister Theresa on May 29 and Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn faced tough questions and a skeptical audience in a live TV event May night ahead of next week’s parliamentary elections. It was not a debate, but […]

Politics

Iran votes for reform

“Mr. Rouhani’s decisive victory is a shot in the arm for the moderates coming after the elections in February last year for the Parliament and the Assembly of Experts where the moderates and the reformists had registered […]

Europe

UK Prime Minister May pledges to curtail immigration, including from India

LONDON (TIP): Prime Minister of UK Theresa May, on Thursday, May18, unveiled her Conservative Party’s election manifesto that makes cutting immigration from countries like India, a central poll pledge if her party wins the June 8 general election. The British […]

United States

US may ban laptops on all flights from Europe

US may ban laptops on all flights from Europe WASHINGTON (TIP): The Department of Homeland Security is considering banning laptops and other large electronic devices from carry-on bags on flights from Europe to the United States, a department spokesman […]

Business & Economics

Euro zone economy outperforms US with robust start to year

BRUSSELS (TIP): The euro zone economy started the year with robust growth that outstripped that of the United States and set the stage for a strong 2017, preliminary estimates showed. The improving economy may weaken […]

Europe

French elections: At the crossroads

French voters have defied predictions time and again. In 1995, Jacques Chirac, a Gaullist conservative who had been trailing in opinion polls, won the presidency. In 2002, they sent Jean-Marie Le Pen, the far-right, Holocaust-denying […]

Business & Economics

Brexit has already made UK less attractive place to do business, KPMG study says

LONDON (TIP): The UK has already become a less attractive place to do business as a result of the Brexit vote, according to a new survey. Professional services firm KPMG questioned 100 of the largest […]

COUNTER TERRORISM

EU to start checks at external borders

BRUSSELS (TIP): Europeans will face systematic checks at the external borders of the EU‘s Schengen border area from Friday under legislation designed to tackle “foreign fighters” returning from Iraq and Syria. “Member States will as […]

Britain targets legal certainty with plan to convert EU law after Brexit
Europe

Britain targets legal certainty with plan to convert EU law after Brexit

LONDON (TIP): The British government set out on Thursday how it will handle the mammoth task of converting European Union laws into domestic legislation in preparation for its exit from the bloc, seeking to ease […]

Europe

EU slaps down Poland, reappoints summit chair Tusk

The leaders of the European Union delivered a withering snub to Poland‘s right-wing government on March 8 by disregarding its objections and reappointing former Polish premier Donald Tusk to chair their summits. Tusk’s successor as […]

Europe

Central European nations seek stronger EU after UK leaves

WARSAW (TIP): The prime ministers of four Central European nations met Thursday to discuss ways of strengthening the European Union after Britain leaves the bloc. The meeting took place just days before an EU summit […]

Featured

Turkey talks tough with the EU

Turkey‘s European Union Affairs Minister, Omer Celik, has yet again said his country cannot overhaul its counter-terrorism laws in return for visa-free travel facilities for Turks. The much-derided quid pro quo forms part of the deal […]

Middle East

EgyptAir Hostage Drama Ends; Hijacker Arrested, Passengers Safe

Authorities arrested the hijacker of an Egyptian airliner that was diverted to Cyprus today, after the plane’s passengers and crew were able to escape unharmed. The hijacker, who officials said was motivated by personal reasons […]

Business & Economics

Coca-Cola can’t trademark new bottle: EU court

BRUSSELS (TIP): An EU court on Wednesday threw out an attempt by US drinks giant Coca-Cola to get trade mark status for a new design of its iconic fluted bottle throughout the 28-nation bloc. Invented […]

Refugee exodus is seen as logical outcome of Syrian president's survival strategy.
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EXODUS: EUROPE, ASIA, AND BEYOND

As the battles raged in Syria and Iraq, millions of innocent civilians have sought refuge elsewhere to escape the dire straits in their home countries. Their prime destination: Europe. They came via planes, trains, ships, […]

Business & Economics

VOLKSWAGEN CHECKING IF LATEST ENGINE CONTAINS CHEAT SOFTWARE

BERLIN (TIP): Volkswagen is looking into whether earlier versions of its latest diesel engine model contained software capable of rigging emissions tests, it said on Thursday, potentially widening a scandal that has rocked Europe’s biggest […]

Europe

Nations say Philippine peace effort shouldn’t break down

MANILA (PHILIPPINES) (TIP): A group of Western and Asian countries said Thursday that recent setbacks should not derail efforts that have brought a Muslim rebellion in the southern Philippines to the brink of a settlement, […]

Europe

EU referendum: Three of UK’s biggest donors to bankroll ‘out’ campaign

ENGLAND (TIP): Three of the biggest political donors in Britain are to bankroll the campaign to pull the country out of the European Union, it will be announced. Peter Cruddas, who has given the Tories […]

Europe

Refugees face new diversion as Hungary prepares to seal Croatia border

ZAKANY, HUNGARY (TIP): A small gap in coils of newly laid razor wire is all that remains of the Zakany-Botovo border crossing between Hungary and fellow European Union member Croatia, as Budapest prepares to close […]

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United States

UN says 850,000 to cross sea to Europe in 2015 and 2016

GENEVA (TIP): At least 850,000 people are expected to cross the Mediterranean seeking refuge in Europe this year and next, the United Nations said on Sept 9, giving estimates that already look conservative. The UN […]