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European Union bans most Russian oil imports: Details here

31 May 2022

Vladimir Putin
European Union bans most Russian oil imports: Details here

The leaders of the European Union (EU) on Monday agreed to put an embargo on most imports of Russian oil.

Russia defending 'motherland' in Ukraine, says Putin on Victory Day

09 May 2022

Ukraine
Russia defending 'motherland' in Ukraine, says Putin on Victory Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin opened the annual grand parade commemorating Nazi Germany's defeat in World War II on Monday, saying the Russian military in Ukraine was protecting the "motherland" from an "absolutely unacceptable threat."

Jaishankar to visit Slovenia, Croatia, Denmark in four-day tour

02 Sep 2021

Denmark
Jaishankar to visit Slovenia, Croatia, Denmark in four-day tour

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will visit three central European countries, Croatia, Denmark, Slovenia, in a four-day tour from September 2-5.

He once played Ukraine's President, is now one in real-life

22 Apr 2019

Emmanuel Macron
He once played Ukraine's President, is now one in real-life

A comedian with no political experience won a landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election, drawing congratulations from global leaders while dealing a stunning rebuke to his country's political establishment.

Trick or treat? Brexit delayed until Halloween, October 31

11 Apr 2019

Emmanuel Macron
Trick or treat? Brexit delayed until Halloween, October 31

European Union leaders and Britain today agreed to a Brexit extension that will allow the UK to delay its EU departure date until Halloween.

May heads to Brussels as Spain threatens Brexit summit boycott

24 Nov 2018

London
May heads to Brussels as Spain threatens Brexit summit boycott

British Prime Minister Theresa May was headed back to Brussels today to defend the planned Brexit divorce deal even as Spain threatened to boycott an EU summit meant to endorse it.

EU to extend economic sanctions against Russia for 6 months

29 Jun 2018

Russia News
EU to extend economic sanctions against Russia for 6 months

European Union leaders agreed to extend punishing economic sanctions against Russia for six months over the conflict in Ukraine, the European Council, comprising 28 leaders, said after a summit in Brussels.

Brexit: EU-states agree to move talks to second phase

16 Dec 2017

Brussels
Brexit: EU-states agree to move talks to second phase

After arriving at a breakthrough Brexit deal recently, EU leaders who met in Brussels have agreed to move the talks on to the second phase.

Catalonia declares independence, puts it on hold

11 Oct 2017

Spain
Catalonia declares independence, puts it on hold

The Catalan Parliament signed a declaration of independence in a session eagerly watched by the whole world.

India-EU summit: Both sides commit to jointly fight terrorism

07 Oct 2017

India
India-EU summit: Both sides commit to jointly fight terrorism

India and the EU adopted a Joint Statement on Cooperation in Combating Terrorism on Friday during the 14th India-EU summit in New Delhi.

EU leaders hammer out tough conditions for Brexit

30 Apr 2017

Brussels
EU leaders hammer out tough conditions for Brexit

In an unusual act of harmony, the 27 EU leaders who gathered in Brussels took just a few minutes, approved eight pages of negotiating terms and conditions for the Brexit.

EU agrees on Brexit guidelines in Brussels summit

29 Apr 2017

Brussels
EU agrees on Brexit guidelines in Brussels summit

Donald Tusk, the European Council President said that the EU leaders had unanimously accepted to negotiate Brexit guidelines.

EU president Tusk to issue Brexit negotiation guidelines

31 Mar 2017

Brussels
EU president Tusk to issue Brexit negotiation guidelines

European Council President Donald Tusk is due to issue draft proposals outlining how the EU plans to negotiate the Brexit with the UK over the next two years.

UK to begin formal Brexit process

29 Mar 2017

Theresa May
UK to begin formal Brexit process

Prime Minister Theresa May has signed and sent off an official notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to European Council president Donald Tusk, to trigger the formal Brexit process.

Gloomy Brexit Report: MPs stage walkout

29 Mar 2017

Brexit
Gloomy Brexit Report: MPs stage walkout

Pro-Brexit MPs "politely walked out" of a meeting of the Brexit Select Committee after a report presented was deemed "too gloomy".

Parliament clears way for Brexit bill

14 Mar 2017

Theresa May
Parliament clears way for Brexit bill

The parliament has paved the way for the UK to trigger Article 50 of Lisbon Treaty and begin the Brexit process after passing Brexit bill.

UK House of Commons passes Brexit bill

09 Feb 2017

Theresa May
UK House of Commons passes Brexit bill

The House of Commons in the UK passed the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill by 494 votes to 122, allowing Theresa May to trigger article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to start the Brexit process.

UN Secy General: Populism spreading anti-Muslim hatred

29 Jan 2017

Donald Trump
UN Secy General: Populism spreading anti-Muslim hatred

Speaking to Holocaust survivors, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that the rise of populism had led to increase in "anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia, anti-Muslim hatred and other forms of intolerance".

UN Secretary says post midnight 'everything changes'

31 Dec 2016

Donald Trump
UN Secretary says post midnight 'everything changes'

Outgoing UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon jokingly said that he felt like "like Cinderella - tomorrow at midnight, everything changes".

Nigeria's environment minister now UN chief's deputy

16 Dec 2016

Donald Trump
Nigeria's environment minister now UN chief's deputy

Incoming chief of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres appointed Amina Mohammed, Nigeria's environment minister as his deputy secretary-general today.

New UN Chief Antonio Guterres takes oath

13 Dec 2016

Donald Trump
New UN Chief Antonio Guterres takes oath

The new secretary-general of the United Nations, Antonio Gutteres was sworn in as the 9th secretary general of the UN.

Antonio Guterres to be sworn in as next UN Secretary-General

12 Dec 2016

Donald Trump
Antonio Guterres to be sworn in as next UN Secretary-General

Antonio Guterres is set to be sworn in as the ninth United Nations Secretary-General on Monday, during a formal ceremony at the UN General Assembly.

UK PM Theresa May to discuss post-Brexit ties with EU

21 Oct 2016

Theresa May
UK PM Theresa May to discuss post-Brexit ties with EU

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May would reportedly convey to the EU that it is time to discuss the bloc's future ties with Britain post-Brexit.