Category Archives: EU News

Trump calls for Russia to be reinstated to G7

Friday President Trump called for Russia to be reinstated to the group of leading industrial nations meeting at the G-7 summit in Quebec, saying the Kremlin “should be a part” of the talks. Advertisements

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Trump to Face Tough Crowd at G-7 Amid Tariff Fight

Before President Donald Trump sits down with a notorious dictator, he will face what may well turn out to be a tougher crowd — some of America’s oldest allies.

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Hungary, in latest ‘Stop Soros’ laws, wants to criminalize migrant helpers

Hungary’s government is ramping up its battle against billionaire George Soros by drafting new laws criminalizing those who help migrants seeking asylum. The legislation is the latest reported measure in Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s “Stop Soros” campaign following accusations that the Hungarian-born donor is trying to “create an immigrant continent.”

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Austria unveils plan to cut benefits for immigrants

Austria’s coalition government has unveiled plans to cut benefit payments for immigrants, including refugees, in a move aimed at deterring new arrivals. The main benefit payment will be capped at €563 ($655; £492) a month, rising to match the amount Austrians receive – €863 – if they pass a German test.

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Brexit: Leave.EU fined £70,000 for breaking electoral law during referendum

Campaign group Leave.EU has been fined £70,000 for breaches of election law in the 2016 EU referendum. The Electoral Commission said the group – which was separate from the official pro-Brexit group Vote Leave – failed to report “at least” £77,380 it spent.

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Trade tariffs: Deadline looms on US exemption for EU

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom is to hold last-ditch talks with her US counterpart aimed at exempting the 28-nation bloc from President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminium tariffs. The EU says it expects a “permanent and unconditional” exemption to replace the temporary measure running out on 1 May.

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Finland to end its universal basic income program by year’s end

If this program failed in Finland, what makes Demorats think it would work here? Tuesday the Finnish government announced  that it will end the country’s universal basic income program by year’s end — and appears to be taking on new measures to cut benefits to those who do not actively seek employment.

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Police foil Berlin half-marathon knife attack plan – reports

German police have foiled an alleged plot to attack spectators and participants at Sunday’s half-marathon in Berlin, reports say. The Die Welt newspaper says four men were detained, one of whom allegedly planned to mount a deadly knife attack.

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In joint statement, world leaders agree Russia behind nerve agent attack on former spy

The leaders of the United States, Germany and France have joined together with the United Kingdom in accusing Russia of being behind the nerve agent attack on an ex-Russian spy.

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WH Trade Director: ‘No Country Exclusions’ But Will Be Tariff ‘Exemptions’

Although there are “no country exclusions” in President Donald Trump’s planned tariffs on steel and aluminum which will be put in effect “next week,” there will be national security “exemptions so that business can move forward,” U.S. Director of Trade and Industrial Policy Peter Navarro said Sunday.

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