Britain's fate to be sealed in November
Photo: EPA EU leaders formed a united front to press on May for reaching a solution on Irish border in order to secure a Brexit deal in the coming months.

Britain's fate to be sealed in November

EU leaders press on Theresa May before agreeing to a deal

Brexit fell into the centre of the two-day informal meeting of the EU leaders in Salzburg on 19-20 September with pressure mounting on UK PM Theresa May to give guarantees on the Irish border before being granted a deal, news wires reported. The main stumble point was May's plea to ease up on a “backstop” plan dealing with the border between the British province of Northern Ireland and EU Member State Ireland.

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  • Entire media sector supports “Peevski Act”

    Entire media sector supports “Peevski Act”

    The entire media and NGO sectors have expressed their support for the Mandatory Deposition of Print and Other Materials Act introduced to parliament by MRF lawmakers Delyan Peevski, Yordan Tsonev, Velislava Krasteva and Hamid Hamid. The bill is intended to make ownership and financing mechanisms of not only print but the entire spectrum of media transparent.

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  • Strategy for connecting Europe, Asia outlined

    Strategy for connecting Europe, Asia outlined

    Creating transport links and energy and digital networks will be in its core

    A new and comprehensive strategy to better connect Europe and Asia was on Wednesday tabled by the Commission and the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in a Joint Communication, the EU press service reported. It builds on the EU's own experience of enhancing connections between its Member States and with other regions. The Communication will help to guide the EU's external action and is a part of the implementation of its Global Strategy.

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  • Bannon woos  Italy’s populists, Tajiani advises him to “go home”

    Bannon woos Italy’s populists, Tajiani advises him to “go home”

    Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon, who works to form a united trans-national front to push politics in Europe far to the right, declared on Saturday that far-right “patriots” are the “new elite” of Europe. Addressing a forum in Rome, organised by a small far-right Italian opposition party Fratelli d'Italia (Brothers of Italy), Bannon said that the “new elite in the populist movement are the patriots” in society.

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  • EU committed to free-trade pact with India

    EU committed to free-trade pact with India

    The European Union and India are "fully committed" to secure free trade agreement with discussions being currently on between the two sides, EU official says. The negotiations for the much-delayed pact, officially called the Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA), have been held up since May 2013, but have also witnessed many hurdles.

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  • Comcast outbids Fox for Sky

    Comcast outbids Fox for Sky

    American cable giant Comcast outbid 21st Century Fox and its powerful backer, Disney with a winning bid of about $40bn for control of European broadcaster Sky following an extraordinary, three round auction managed by UK's Takeover Panel. In the auction's final round, each company had to submit a "sealed" offer, which was made public Saturday evening by the Takeover Panel. The battle is over 61% control of Sky since 21st Century Fox already owns the other 39%.

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  • 29 killed in attack on Iranian military parade

    29 killed in attack on Iranian military parade

    Gunmen disguised as soldiers attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country's oil-rich southwest, shooting dead at least 29 people, including women, children and journalists, in the bloodiest assault to strike the country in recent years. According recent media reports Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the shooting rampage in Ahvaz dubbed a "terrorist" attack by the authorities, in which at least 57 people were also wounded.

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  • May faces ministerial resignations

    May faces ministerial resignations

    British Prime Minister Theresa May is reportedly facing a number of cabinet resignations if she does not change course on her Brexit proposal, a British news outlet reported on Friday, citing unnamed source. "We have to have a 'Plan B' now – 'Plan A' is out of the window,” the source said, adding that on Monday "every Cabinet minister will have to look again and reassess like Boris and David Davis did"

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  • Tensions rise within ECB on financial risk-sharing

    Tensions rise within ECB on financial risk-sharing

    The ECB leaders are still unable to reach a consensus about financial risk-sharing within the Eurozone. Last Wednesday, President Mario Draghi argued that the Union needed more integrated risk-sharing between Member States to boost confidence and help avert future crises. But a day later Board member Jens Weidmann countered that it is too soon for such a risk to be shared more broadly across the Eurozone.

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  • Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests

    Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests

    French far-right leader Marine Le Pen expressed outrage Thursday after being ordered by a French court to undergo a psychiatric test for tweeting pictures of atrocities committed by the Islamic State group in 2015. Le Pen reportedly shared the gruesome images in December 2015, a few weeks after IS jihadists killed 130 people in attacks in Paris, sparking widespread condemnation in France.

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  • Sofia Opera captivates Japan again

    Sofia Opera captivates Japan again

    Sofia Opera is joining the world's most prestigious opera houses touring Japan, the country with the biggest music market. In October, they will present for the seventh time two of their most popular performances - Turandot by Puccini and Carmen by Bizet.

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