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  • World in brief: 20.06.17

    Six more in dock in coup backlash

    TURKEY: Newspaper editor Ahmet Altan, his brother Mehmet Altan, an economics professor and writer, and prominent journalist Nazli Ilicak were among people put on trial in Istanbul yesterday on charges relating to last...

    Tuesday 20th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • EU approves £7.4bn bailout payment for Greece

    GREECE’S Syriza government hailed the unlocking of more EU bailout money yesterday after the latest austerity cuts.

    European creditors agreed to release the latest tranche of €8.5 billion (£7.4 billion) on Thursday night after weeks of hard bargaining.

    The deal...

    Saturday 17th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Eurozone ministers thrash out terms for next Greece bailout

    EUROZONE finance ministers met today to thrash out terms for Greece’s next slice of bailout loans.

    Greece needs another €7 billion (£6.1bn) to pay debts due in July and Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the country has “done everything” required by the...

    Thursday 15th Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • China, Russia and EU vow to abide by climate accord

    CHINA, Russia and the European Union pledged yesterday to uphold the Paris climate change accord whether or not the United States withdraws from it.

    The rush of statements came as US President Donald Trump was expected to announce his decision on the agreement outside the White House...

    Friday 2nd Jun 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • May’s ‘no deal’ line is absurd

    IT’S a measure of the poverty of the Conservatives’ election propaganda that their Facebook page mocks Jeremy Corbyn’s interview on the BBC’s Woman’s Hour, when he sought to find an accurate response to a question about the cost of free childcare in Labour’s...

    Wednesday 31st May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • EU: Bloc ain’t big enough for the two of us

    BRUSSELS seems to be seeking voluntary redundancies among top Eurocrats.

    When US President Donald Trump met European Council president Donald Tusk and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker yesterday, there was an interesting exchange.

    Mr Tusk said: “You know,...

    Friday 26th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • EU ministers talk tough over Britain splitting the Brexit bill

    EU MINISTERS are taking a hard line on divorce proceedings with Britain, Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said yesterday.

    The 27 ministers meeting in Brussels said in a statement that Britain “must honour its share of all the obligations undertaken while being a member” and...

    Tuesday 23rd May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Greece: New capitulation to EU sparks rioting

    RIOTS broke out in Athens on Thursday night as parliament surrendered to new EU austerity demands.

    All 153 MPs in Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s Syrizaled coalition voted in favour of the measures, which include further pension cuts and lowering of the threshold at which income...

    Saturday 20th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • EU fines Facebook £94m for lying in takeover bid

    FACEBOOK was fined an “unprecedented” £94.5 million yesterday after an EU watchdog ruled that it had given misleading information in its £15.3 billion takeover of WhatsApp.

    The European Commission said that the US social network had falsely claimed that it was...

    Friday 19th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Get over the EU, Lib Dems

    DAILY Politics presenter Andrew Neil had fun yesterday replaying a clip of Nick Clegg addressing the Oxford Union in December 2015, comparing die-hard opponents of Britain’s membership of the EU to Japanese soldiers on isolated Pacific islands who couldn’t accept that the second...

    Thursday 18th May 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial