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Britain's May looks set for Brexit victory in parliament

Britain's May looks set for Brexit victory in parliament

Prime Minister Theresa May looked set to win a crucial Brexit vote in parliament on Wednesday, keeping her deeply divided government's plans to end Britain's more than 40 years of partnership with the European Union on track.

US websites blacked out in Europe on 'Happy GDPR Day'

US websites blacked out in Europe on 'Happy GDPR Day'

The EU's flagship new data protection laws came into effect on Friday but hit an early hitch as several major US news websites were blocked to European users.

Iran says Europe's support for nuclear deal not enough

Iran says Europe's support for nuclear deal not enough

Since President Donald Trump announced on May 8 that he would pull the United States out of the deal, EU leaders have pledged to try to keep Iran’s oil trade and investment flowing.

Europe reassures Iran of commitment to nuclear deal

Europe reassures Iran of commitment to nuclear deal

The European Commissioner for Energy and Climate, Miguel Arias Canete, delivered the message during a visit to Tehran and also said the 28-nation EU, once the biggest importer of Iranian oil, hoped to boost trade with Iran.

Hungary's Orban sworn in as PM, eyes 20 years in power

Hungary's Orban sworn in as PM, eyes 20 years in power

Fresh from a landslide election win in April, Hungary's combative premier Viktor Orban was formally sworn in as prime minister on Thursday, and hinted at designs on power until at least 2030.

EU plan to make internet giants pay for news hailed

EU plan to make internet giants pay for news hailed

Officials are hammering out an overhaul of EU copyright rules against the backdrop of free online news that has decimated earnings for traditional media companies.

EU grants Silatech E5mn for empowering Yemenis

EU grants Silatech E5mn for empowering Yemenis

Silatech, an international non-governmental social development organisation, has succeeded in obtaining a European Union grant of 5mn euros for its ongoing efforts to achieve stability in Yemen through the empowerment of youth and women.

EU piles pressure on social media over fake news

EU piles pressure on social media over fake news

The European Commission will draw up an EU-wide Code of Practice on Disinformation by July with measures to prevent the spread of fake news such as increasing scrutiny of advertisement placements.

WhatsApp bans European under-16s from using app

WhatsApp bans European under-16s from using app

WhatsApp has raised its minimum age for users in the European Union to 16 years, as the bloc prepares for a new online privacy law to come into force next month.

14 EU states expel Russian diplomats over UK spy attack

14 EU states expel Russian diplomats over UK spy attack

The move came after British Prime Minister Theresa May addressed fellow European Union leaders at a summit in Brussels to urge them to support Britain's assessment that Russia was to blame.

UK encourages EU to support London over Spy poisoning row, says Russia

UK encourages EU to support London over Spy poisoning row, says Russia

Russia on Friday slammed Britain for encouraging European Union member states to support London over a spy poisoning row after they agreed to recall the bloc's envoy from Moscow for consultations.

May seeks EU backing against Russia on spy attack

May seeks EU backing against Russia on spy attack

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday warned EU leaders that Russia posed a threat to the whole bloc as she sought united backing against Moscow after the poisoning of an ex-spy in England.