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By linking fishing to trade, the EU is betting that the UK will grant European boats better access to its waters in return for being able to do business with the bloc in other areas.(AP)

EU gives Boris Johnson fishing ultimatum as Brexit reaches climax

By Bloomberg | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 08:33 PM IST
After his British counterpart issued a statement on Thursday night describing the talks as “blocked,” Barnier said a deal could be struck if both sides make “a real effort.”
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European Union (EU) flags outside the Berlaymont building near a mural reading 'The Future Is Europe' in Brussels, Belgium.(Bloomberg)
European Union (EU) flags outside the Berlaymont building near a mural reading 'The Future Is Europe' in Brussels, Belgium.(Bloomberg)

Brexit vote on Christmas? Dash to ratify any agreement

By Bloomberg | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 11:55 AM IST
After their negotiating teams strike a deal, both sides will begin a race to approve the accord formally before the post-Brexit transition period expires at 11 pm London time on Dec. 31.
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FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, May 2, 1998, Jozsef Szajer, vice-president of the Fidesz Hungarian Civic Party, talks to the media. Hungarian member of the European Parliament Jozsef Szajer on Tuesday Dec. 1, 2020, admitted to being among those present at an illegal party broken up by Belgian police in central Brussels last week, amid press reports he took part in a COVID-19 lockdown sex orgy. (AP photo/Tibor Rozsahegyi, FILE)(AP)
FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, May 2, 1998, Jozsef Szajer, vice-president of the Fidesz Hungarian Civic Party, talks to the media. Hungarian member of the European Parliament Jozsef Szajer on Tuesday Dec. 1, 2020, admitted to being among those present at an illegal party broken up by Belgian police in central Brussels last week, amid press reports he took part in a COVID-19 lockdown sex orgy. (AP photo/Tibor Rozsahegyi, FILE)(AP)

Hungarian politician and member of European Parliament resigns, admits to attending Covid-19 ‘sex party’

By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral | Budapest
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 09:10 AM IST
Josef Szajer, a leader of Hungary’s ruling ultra-conservative Fidesz party, acknowledged in a statement that he attended the party — but did not comment on Belgian media reports on its nature.
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European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.(REUTERS)
European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.(REUTERS)

EU must impose sanctions on Turkey, Pakistan amid rising terror attacks: French MEP

By Asian News International | Posted by Shivani Kumar | Brussels
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 05:45 AM IST
The calls for sanctions by Bardella comes as the rift between France and Muslim countries has widened.
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Come #Navratri and #DurgaPujo season, and the symbolic desi Aloo Tikki Burger versus Chicken Mac Maharaja battle gets amplified to assume epic proportions.(GRAPHIC NEWS)
Come #Navratri and #DurgaPujo season, and the symbolic desi Aloo Tikki Burger versus Chicken Mac Maharaja battle gets amplified to assume epic proportions.(GRAPHIC NEWS)

Witerati: Who moved my chilli cheese!

By Chetna Keer | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 11:40 PM IST
While EU lawmakers battled it out about ‘veggie burger’ labels, the India Fasting narrative in pandemic’s #Pujo and #Navratri season scripted its own doughs and don’ts
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Indian human rights activist Gautam Navlakha displays a report by two rights groups during a press conference in Srinagar, India(AP)
Indian human rights activist Gautam Navlakha displays a report by two rights groups during a press conference in Srinagar, India(AP)

European Parliament’s panel on human rights expresses concern at arrest of Indian activists

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2020 11:24 PM IST
In a letter sent to the Union home minister on Thursday, the chair of the subcommittee, Marie Arena, also expressed concern at the action taken by the government against activists and others such as Safoora Zargar, Meeran Haider, Kafeel Khan and Sharjeel Imam.
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Globally, the number of those infected with coronavirus has surpassed 113,000, with deaths exceeding 3,900.(AP)
Globally, the number of those infected with coronavirus has surpassed 113,000, with deaths exceeding 3,900.(AP)

Led by Italy lockdown, Europe struggles to limit coronavirus spread

By Naomi Kresge and John Follain | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON MAR 10, 2020 04:18 PM IST
Schools, employers and cities across the region implemented their own piecemeal lockdowns to slow the spread of the highly infectious virus.
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People gather to protest against CAA and NRC at August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, December 19, 2019.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
People gather to protest against CAA and NRC at August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, December 19, 2019.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Indian diplomacy is now on front foot | Analysis

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 03:07 PM IST
The evidence suggests that, unlike in the past, Indian diplomacy now stands up to any country seen to be interfering in internal matters
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European Union will work hard to forge a future as an ally and partner of Britain after their divorce on Friday(Bloomberg)
European Union will work hard to forge a future as an ally and partner of Britain after their divorce on Friday(Bloomberg)

We will find new path with London after Brexit, say EU leaders

By Reuters | Berlin
PUBLISHED ON JAN 31, 2020 06:17 AM IST
In a joint article with European Council head Charles Michel and of European Parliament President David Sassoli, she wrote that Britain could no longer have unrestricted access to the European internal market.
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Outgoing British envoy Dominic Asquith said British diplomats were “very interested” in travelling to Kashmir to assess the situation there and the Indian side was yet to respond to a standing request for a visit.(BLOOMBERG PHOTO.)
Outgoing British envoy Dominic Asquith said British diplomats were “very interested” in travelling to Kashmir to assess the situation there and the Indian side was yet to respond to a standing request for a visit.(BLOOMBERG PHOTO.)

Hope govt will address concerns over CAA: British envoy

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 11:41 PM IST
Asquith’s remarks came against the backdrop of a debate on CAA in the European Parliament on Thursday that was joined by MEPs from the UK. Diplomats from Western countries have closely followed the protests against CAA, which the external affairs ministry has described as an internal matter.
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Hope govt will address concerns over CAA: British envoy

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 11:55 PM IST
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Indians march through a street during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act after Friday prayers in New Delhi.(Photo: AP)
Indians march through a street during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act after Friday prayers in New Delhi.(Photo: AP)

CAA ‘discriminatory in nature and dangerously divisive’, says European Parliament’s draft resolution

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2020 12:16 AM IST
The joint draft, accessed in advance by HT, also warned “against the increasing nationalism which has resulted, among others, in fuelling religious intolerance and the discrimination of Muslims”.
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Students shout slogans and hold placards during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Bangalore, India.(AP)
Students shout slogans and hold placards during a protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act in Bangalore, India.(AP)

Europe House resolution likely to be critical of CAA, India dismisses move

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 02:55 AM IST
The European People’s Party Group, a center-right group that is the largest with 182 MEPs, and the Socialists and Democrats Group, the second-largest group with 154 MEPs in the 751-member parliament, have been very critical of the CAA.
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Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla on Monday wrote to European Parliament President David Maria Sassoli after close to 600 lawmakers in the 751-member European Parliament moved six resolutions against the CAA.(HT Photo)
Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla on Monday wrote to European Parliament President David Maria Sassoli after close to 600 lawmakers in the 751-member European Parliament moved six resolutions against the CAA.(HT Photo)

‘Inappropriate’: LS Speaker on European Parliament’s resolutions on CAA

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 10:08 PM IST
“It is inappropriate for one legislature to pass judgement on another, a practice that can surely be misused by vested interests, Om Birla wrote in his a letter to European Parliament President David Maria Sassoli.
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People gathered in large numbers to celebrate the 71st Republic Day, during the ongoing round the clock protests against CAA, NRC and NPR at Shaheen Bagh, in New Delhi, India on Sunday January 26, 2020.(Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times photo)
People gathered in large numbers to celebrate the 71st Republic Day, during the ongoing round the clock protests against CAA, NRC and NPR at Shaheen Bagh, in New Delhi, India on Sunday January 26, 2020.(Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times photo)

What 6 resolutions in European Parliament on CAA mean for India-EU relations

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 01:10 AM IST
The six resolutions have been tabled as part of the European Parliament’s debate on the CAA and will be taken up for discussion on January 29. This will be followed by a vote on the matter on January 30.
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Group of Indian citizens living in Finland protest against the Indian government's Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Helsinki, Finland.(Photo: Reuters)
Group of Indian citizens living in Finland protest against the Indian government's Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Helsinki, Finland.(Photo: Reuters)

European Parliament will take up resolutions opposing CAA

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2020 11:06 AM IST
Five of the resolutions are critical of CAA and the Indian government’s handling of protests against the law, with only one resolution by the European Conservatives and Reformists (ECR) Group.
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Watch: ‘EU MPs may be invited to Parliament...’: Chidambaram mocks Centre

By Hindustan Times | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 11:55 PM IST
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PM Narendra Modi with members of the European Parliament in New Delhi on Monday.(Reuters)
PM Narendra Modi with members of the European Parliament in New Delhi on Monday.(Reuters)

EU group in Kashmir Valley today to assess situation on ground

By Shishir Gupta | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 08:33 AM IST
This will be the first visit by any international delegation to the Valley after August 5, when Indian Parliament passed resolutions and laws to split Jammu & Kashmir into two Union territories, and scrap special status to the state and special privileges to its residents.
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PM Modi is also learnt to have explained the context for the government’s recent steps in Jammu and Kashmir.(Photo: PIB_India)
PM Modi is also learnt to have explained the context for the government’s recent steps in Jammu and Kashmir.(Photo: PIB_India)

Will give a clear view of priorities, says PM Modi on EU lawmakers’ J&K visit

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 06:30 PM IST
The group, which will be travelling to various parts of the country, is visiting Jammu and Kashmir tomorrow.
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French President Emmanuel Macron tasted defeat in European elections and is set to continue pushing both his agenda’s in the European Parliament.(Reuters File Photo)
French President Emmanuel Macron tasted defeat in European elections and is set to continue pushing both his agenda’s in the European Parliament.(Reuters File Photo)

Beaten but not vanquished, French president Emmanuel Macron seeks to shake-up EU parliament

By Agence France-Presse | Paris, France
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 09:44 AM IST
Macron’s Republic on the Move party finished second behind the far-right National Rally of his arch-rival Marine Le Pen, but the two parties ended up with less than 1.0 percentage point separating them.
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Outsiders have watched with a mix of awe and embarrassment at how Ms May has stoically stumbled from one Brexit humiliation to another over the past two years.(AFP)
Outsiders have watched with a mix of awe and embarrassment at how Ms May has stoically stumbled from one Brexit humiliation to another over the past two years.(AFP)

The challenges ahead for Britain’s next PM

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2019 08:09 AM IST
This will bring Britain the closest it has been so far to a full break with the EU, without any sort of economic union. This will deliver a sharp economic cost to Britain, driving its economy into recession and making it far less attractive as an investment site for Indian and other foreign investors
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Divorce was banned in the largely Roman Catholic country until 1995. Ireland has seen rapid social change in recent years.(HT File photo / Representative image)
Divorce was banned in the largely Roman Catholic country until 1995. Ireland has seen rapid social change in recent years.(HT File photo / Representative image)

Irish voters plan to liberalise divorce laws

By Associated Press | London
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 04:08 PM IST
The country’s Fine Gael party-led government has proposed halving the separation period to two years.
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Sunday promises to be a long day and night for election watchers — the last polls close at 11 p.m. (2100 GMT) in Italy but the European Parliament plans to begin issuing estimates and projections hours earlier with the first official projection of the makeup of the new parliament at 11:15 p.m.(AP)
Sunday promises to be a long day and night for election watchers — the last polls close at 11 p.m. (2100 GMT) in Italy but the European Parliament plans to begin issuing estimates and projections hours earlier with the first official projection of the makeup of the new parliament at 11:15 p.m.(AP)

Europe’s voters elect new parliament as nationalism mounts

By Associated Press | Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 03:42 PM IST
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In almost all EU countries more people vote at national general polls than for the European Parliament. (Photo by: Luke MacGregor)(Bloomberg File Photo)
In almost all EU countries more people vote at national general polls than for the European Parliament. (Photo by: Luke MacGregor)(Bloomberg File Photo)

Why turnout has dropped in European elections

By Agence France-Presse | Paris
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 12:32 PM IST
As the May 23-26 elections for the European Union’s assembly wind up, here is an overview.
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Visitors walk past a giant images of the European Parliament hemicycle at the European Parliament museum in Brussels on May 24, 2019. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)(AFP)
Visitors walk past a giant images of the European Parliament hemicycle at the European Parliament museum in Brussels on May 24, 2019. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)(AFP)

4 countries vote in high-stakes European Parliament election

By AP | Brussels
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2019 03:48 PM IST
Britain, Ireland and the Netherlands have already voted, and the Czech Republic started voting Friday and continues Saturday.
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn serving during ‘langar’ at the Sri Guru Singh Sabha gurdwara in Southall on Sunday:
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn serving during ‘langar’ at the Sri Guru Singh Sabha gurdwara in Southall on Sunday:

Donning a ‘patka’, Jeremy Corbyn serves food at langar in Southall gurdwara before EU elections

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 03:26 PM IST
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn donned a ‘patka’ and served food during ‘langar’ at the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara in Southall on Sunday as part of campaigning for the May 23 elections to the European Parliament, and reiterated promises to the Sikh community.
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Doubts have crept in over the fate of any deal when PM Theresa May has made clear her intentions to resign later in the year.(REUTERS)
Doubts have crept in over the fate of any deal when PM Theresa May has made clear her intentions to resign later in the year.(REUTERS)

No Brexit consensus without new referendum: Labour

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, London
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2019 04:13 PM IST
There are demands within the Conservative party that PM Theresa May should call off the talks since, according to the increasingly influential view, they are destined to fail.
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A survey published in The Observer suggests that support for the Brexit party launched in April has soared to a level higher than that of the two main parties, reflecting continued anger among voters.(REUTERS)
A survey published in The Observer suggests that support for the Brexit party launched in April has soared to a level higher than that of the two main parties, reflecting continued anger among voters.(REUTERS)

New Brexit party set to eclipse Tories, Labour: Poll

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, London
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2019 06:06 PM IST
The Theresa May government has been forced to hold the European elections because the UK remains a member of the EU after the House of Commons thrice voted down the withdrawal agreement. Cross-party talks are currently on to explore a consensus position.
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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Twitter announces new feature to report fake news(REUTERS)
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Twitter announces new feature to report fake news(REUTERS)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Twitter users can now report misleading tweets on polls

By Vidhi Choudhary | New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 11:27 PM IST
The rules will also include misleading information about requirements for voting, including identification requirements, misleading statements or information about the official announced date or time of an election.
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May and her team is scheduled to resume talks with the opposition Labour to try and reach a consensus on the withdrawal agreement that has been thrice voted down by the House of Commons.(REUTERS)
May and her team is scheduled to resume talks with the opposition Labour to try and reach a consensus on the withdrawal agreement that has been thrice voted down by the House of Commons.(REUTERS)

More calls for UK’s Theresa May to quit over Brexit logjam

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2019 12:23 AM IST
Under Conservative party rules, May is immune from a leadership challenge until December, having won the last no-confidence vote in December 2018. But critics believe a no-confidence motion by the grassroots forum would add pressure on her to quit, instead of being pushed.
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