Free Press Journal
  • Taliban ‘massacres’ 102 in Kabul

    Kabul : An explosives-packed ambulance blew up in a crowded area of Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 102 people and wounding 158 others, officials said, in one of the biggest blasts to rock the war-torn city in recent years.

  • Bayer-Monsanto’s global merger needs CCI’s nod

    New Delhi : The global merger of Bayer CropScience and Monsanto cannot happen unless the Competition Commission of India (CCI) approves their merger in India, according to a top official of Bayer in India. Richard van der Merwe, Vice-chairman and Managing Director of Bayer CropScience India told reporters that the rule of approval by the CCI applies to all mergers and is not specific to the Bayer-Monsanto deal. He expects the CCI

  • brexit can be reversed if uk wants, EC chief tweets

    Brussels : Brexit could still be avoided if UK citizens changed their minds and decided they did not want their country to leave the European Union, European Council President Donald Tusk said on Tuesday. Taking to Twitter, Tusk said Europe had never had a change of heart and was still open to the UK, following many calls from within the UK to hold a second referendum on the country’s future within the

  • Exports can help in doubling farmers’ income: Crop Association to PM Modi

    Mumbai : Agrochemicals industry association, Crop Care Federation of India (CCFI) is trying to offer a solution to double farmer’s income by 2022. CCFI has sought a target oriented plan to promote the consumption of Indian agriculture produces globally.

  • EU will ‘survive’ Brexit, remain strong: Federica Mogherini

    Havana, The European Union will “survive” Britain’s Brexit departure and will remain strong, the bloc’s foreign policy chief has said. “Many believed that the referendum in the United Kingdom (on leaving the EU) was going to be the beginning of the end of the European Union,” Federica Mogherini said during a two-day visit to Cuba.

  • UK passports to change from burgundy to blue after Brexit

    London: Britain will return to a blue and gold passport design after the country leaves the European Union in 2019 “to restore our national identity”, its interior ministry announced today.

  • EU sets Brexit transition period deadline as December 31, 2020

    London : The European Union (EU) on Monday set December 31, 2020 as the deadline for the Brexit transition period to end, after which the UK will be considered completely out of the 28-member economic bloc.

  • Europe wants Brexit transition to end by December 2020

    London: The European Commission (EC) on Wednesday said that the United Kingdom’s transition out of the European Union should be completed by 31 December, 2020, British media reported on Wednesday. Also, it was decided that the treaty on the U.K’s exit from the EU bloc should be finalized by October 2018. The deadline coincides with the end of the EU’s 7-year budget period and has long been expected as the end date of the transition.

  • EU defends Brexit deal

    Brussels  : The European Union (EU) said on Monday that last week’s Brexit agreement was a “deal between gentlemen” and not legally binding, but insisted that it had the full backing of the British government, reports the AFP.

  • Breakthrough deal on Brexit

    Brussels: British Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union on Friday announced that a breakthrough deal has finally been reached to move the Brexit talks on to future trade and a transitional period, after days of tortuous negotiations, reports IANS.

  • Britain to pay 35-39bn poundsin Brexit divorce

    London : Britain will pay a financial settlement of between 35 billion to 39 billion pounds (around 40 billion to 45 billion euros or USD 47 billion or 52 billion) for leaving the European Union (EU), Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said on Friday.

  • Apple Inc agrees to pay Ireland over USD 15 billion in back taxes

    Washington : iPhone maker Apple has reportedly reached an agreement with the European Union (EU) to pay Ireland USD 15.46 billion in back taxes by early 2018. Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has said that both sides agreed to the terms of an escrow fund for the money, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). The payout amounts to 5.9% of the iPad maker’s total cash pile as of August 2017, when

  • Brexit may give rise to Euro-English language

    London :  The exit of the UK from the European Union may give rise to “Euro-English” – a new language tailored to the cultures and needs of continental European societies, a study claims.

  • Brexit bill passes first vote in British parliament

    London: British MPs voted in favour of abill today to end Britain’s EU membership, a key moment forthe government’s Brexit strategy despite opposition accusations of an unprecedented power grab. Lawmakers voted by 326 to 290 in favour of backing the legislation, after more than 13 hours of debate, which will now go forward for further scrutiny by MPs.

  • La Liga chief Tebas slams PSG

    Manchester : Qatari-owned French side Paris Saint-Germain are “laughing” at the financial fair play (FPP) system, a combative Javier Tebas, president of Spain’s La Liga, said.

  • Leaked UK documents shows thinking on cuts to EU immigration

    London: A leaked document has shed some light on the British government’s plans to cut immigration from the European Union once Brexit has become a reality. The draft Home Office document published by the Guardian today reveals plans to make it much harder for low-skilled EUworkers to settle in Britain. It would also make it harder for EU workers in Britain to bring in family members to join them.

  • Merkel vows to block Turkey from joining EU

    Berlin : German Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to block Turkey from joining the European Union, as she pitched for re-election in a televised election debate with her rival, Martin Schulz.