Free Press Journal
  • Ex-London mayor compares EU’s aims to Hitler’s

    London: London’s former mayor Boris Johnson today compared the European Union to Adolf Hitler, saying the economic bloc’s attempts to create a European super-state was similar to that of the Nazi leader’s attempt which ended tragically.

  • EU, France urges Bangladesh government to ensure freedom of expression

    Dhaka: Underscoring the need for thorough investigation into the recent killings to bring criminals to justice, the European Union (EU) has urged the Bangladesh government to ensure freedom of expression as a fundamental human right and to promote respect. “It (freedom of expression) is also essential to ensure the protection and safety of all citizens,” the Daily Star quoted European Union (EU) as saying. Highlighting the recent killings, including the two LGBT

  • London mayor accuses Obama of hypocrisy

    London: London Mayor Boris Johnson has accused US President Barack Obama of hypocrisy for supporting those who want Britain to stay in the European Union.

  • Belgian transport minister quits over security lapses:official

    Brussels: Belgium’s transport minister resigned today after he was accused of ignoring damning EU reports on the deplorable state of security at Belgium’s airports that was laid bare by the March 22 suicide attack.

  • EU regulators demand tax transparency from multinationals

    London: Tax avoidance by multinational corporations will be forced into the open under proposals to be unveiled by European regulators on Tuesday following the Panama Papers revelations.

  • Greece says up to 70,000 migrants may be ‘trapped’ next month

     Athens:  Greece today said the tally of refugees and migrants on its soil could more than triple next month, reaching as many as 70,000 people, as a cap on border crossings by Balkan countries left them “trapped” in the country.

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    Erdogan threatens to send refugees to EU as NATO steps in

    Ankara: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to send the millions of refugees in Turkey to EU member states, as NATO pledged to deploy ships to the Aegean Sea to ease the migrant crisis.

  • EU extends sanctions against defiant Russia

    Brussels : The EU extended damaging economic sanctions against Russia today amid sharp differences over relations with Moscow which struck back with a furious tirade and its own import ban against Ukraine.

  • Germany warns of legal action against EU countries

    Berlin : German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier threatened legal action today against EU countries that refused to accept refugees under the bloc’s quota programme, reports AFP.

  • EU unveils border force plan to stem migration

    Brussels : The EU unveiled plans  for a new border agency that can intervene even without the host country’s consent, saying it had to boost the security of Europe’s borders threatened by the migration crisis.

  • Non-EU patients to be charged across Britain

    London : The UK government is preparing to introduce charges for non-EU national, including from countries like India, accessing doctor’s services in the country.  It had been announced earlier this year that the government planned to charge for Accidents and Emergency (A&E) and ambulance care, but this has now been extended to some general practitioner (GP) services too.

  • Barack Obama

    Barack Obama lets down European allies

    Paris seems to have knitted the West into a cohesive unit to take on the thugs of the Islamic State. President Francois Hollande, who declared war against the barbarians soon after the Paris attacks, has since hopped from one western capital to another to get everyone on board to neutralise the terrorist threat.

  • David Cameron aiming for EU deal before Christmas: Donald Tusk

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron, who is negotiating with Britain’s EU partners on its conditions of membership, is aiming for a deal at an EU summit in December, European Council President Donald Tusk has said.

  • Edward Snowden

    A time for extradition and all that

    Despite the absence of major wars in any part of the globe, there is some consolation that India is not actually near any potential war zone. In Tamil Nadu, Dravidian and non-Dravidian groups are competing to build temples in honour of the late Mahavira Tamil warrior Velupillai Prabhakaran, his uniforms loaded with LTTE medals hand polished by handpicked cadres of the DMK and the AIADMK. There is no talk of extradition of

  • EU votes to grant Snowden asylum

    London : US intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden on Thursday hailed a European Parliament vote urging EU member states to take him in and offer protection as an “extraordinary” gesture of support.

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    Race bias lurks beneath compassion

    Last weekend’s meeting in Brussels of 11 of the European Union’s 28 member nations and the outcome of Poland’s general election both suggest that the generous welcome to Asian migrants (highlighted by the German chancellor, Angela Merkel) may be wearing thin. In fact, as hundreds of thousands of Syrians, Afghans and Pakistanis surge across the Dardanelles, Europe is beginning to reveal the race bias that underlies compassion.

  • Jailed Saudi blogger wins EU rights prize

    Paris : A Saudi blogger sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for insulting Muslim clerics has won the European Union’s prestigious Sakharov Prize for human rights, the media reported.

  • Migrants and refugees line up to cross the Serbian-Croatian border on Saturday in Berkasovo.

    Balkan states ‘ready to close borders if need be’

    Sofia : Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia pledged today to seek a Europe-wide solution to the migrant crisis but warned they would close their borders if other EU countries stopped taking new arrivals. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov said the three countries were not prepared to become a “buffer zone” for the thousands of people trying to reach the European Union, many fleeing war in Syria and Afghanistan.

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    Sergei Lavrov urges moves towards elections in Syria

    Moscow: Moscow said today it hoped to see political progress on the Syria crisis in the foreseeable future and urged moves towards presidential and parliamentary polls in the war-torn country. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Rossiya 1 television channel that a “correct understanding” of the situation was developing among Western politicians. He said the raging migrant crisis in Europe had helped to alter EU politicians’ thinking.