Free Press Journal
  • UK visa rules to hit Indians

    The Tier 2 category of visas, a route used by many Indians will undergo major set of changes under the new rules

  • 58 killed in Syria chemical attack

    Damascus: At least 58 people, including 11 children, were on Tuesday killed in a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in Syria, a war monitor said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said the attack struck the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province, Efe news reported.

  • EU sees no future for Assad in Syria: foreign ministers

    Luxembourg: President Bashar al-Assad has no future in post-conflict Syria but his fate is ultimately up to the Syrian people, EU foreign ministers said today in response to an apparent shift in US policy. The United States and the European Union have consistently demanded Assad stand down in any peace deal.

  • UK ‘to stand up’ for Gibraltar’s interests

    London: The UK government has said that it will stand up for Gibraltar’s interests after the territory accused Spain of using Brexit to forward its territorial aims, a media report said on Saturday.

  • Theresa May woos European press on Brexit deal

    London: Prime Minister Theresa May today reached out to the European press to strike a tone of friendship and send out a message that Britain’s exit from the EU was not an attempt “to do harm” to the bloc.

  • European Union to India: Extend trade pact by 6 months

    New Delhi: The European Union pressed India to extend by six months its bilateral investment pacts with several EU-member countries which are expiring soon, saying absence of the treaties could adversely impact trade ties and FTA talks. A high-level European Parliament delegation, here to gauge India’s views about the Trump administration and discuss various key issues concerning India-EU ties, also expressed concern over situation in Jammu and Kashmir and called for improvement

  • Theresa May wins crucial vote in UK Parl to start Brexit

    London: British Parliament overwhelmingly supported a bill today empowering Prime Minister Theresa May to start crucial negotiations by March 31 on leaving the European Union, bringing Brexit a step closer.

  • EU urges Beijing to release political prisoners

    Hong Kong : The European Union (EU) has asked China to investigate a harrowing account of torture by a detained lawyer and release several political prisoners.

  • Russia PM calls idea US will lift sanctions soon ‘illusion’

    Moscow: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Sunday said the west’s sanctions on Russia are likely to remain in place “for a long time” despite expectations Donald Trump’s inauguration as US president will lead to warmer relations between Washington and Moscow.

  • EU proposes corporation-like legal status for robots

    London : As members of the European Union back a draft resolution to grant legal status to robots, in order to understand this proposal one needs to look at corporations which carry legal responsibility but aren’t recognised as having human rights or seen as individuals, say experts.

  • Donald Trump

    Paris climate pact irreversible, say 197 nations

    Marrakech: Nearly 200 nations on Friday reaffirmed their political commitment to a global climate deal that is ‘irreversible’ at the ongoing UN climate talks that were mostly overshadowed by US President-elect Donald Trump’s comments to cut off funding to climate change programmes.