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LONDON, June 22 (Reuters) - The European Union is not intent on stealing business from the City of London, but future access for Britain to the bloc's financial market will hinge on whether it can be trusted to keep its word, EU financial services chief Mairead McGuinness said on Tuesday.
The Netherlands are beginning to resemble a juggernaut no other nation will relish trying to halt. Two goals from Georginio Wijnaldum made the captain Euro 2020’s joint top-scorer on three, as his side ended Group C as emphatic winners. Frank de Boer’s men have returned a perfect nine points via results of 3-2, 2-0 and now 3-0.
LEEDS United's Gjanni Alioski saluted a 'legendary' team mate before being confirmed a starter for North Macedonia in his own Euro 2020 swan song. Goran Pandev is his country's all-time record goalscorer but the 37-year-old captain will play his last game for North Macedonia in Tuesday evening's European Championships Group C finale against the Netherlands in Amsterdam (kick-off 5pm).
When Boris Johnson announced his roadmap for exiting England’s coronavirus lockdown restrictions he was careful to stress that he was setting out a plan which was “cautious but irreversible”. He emphasised that it was a provisional, rather than definitive, timetable and that each suggested point in the four-stage process was the earliest moment at which the shackles could be loosened.
Yemen's foreign minister warned Friday that Huthi rebels could thwart a renewed diplomatic push for peace as they scramble to seize a key city before discussing any ceasefire. In an interview with AFP, Ahmed bin Mubarak said Omani mediators had made progress in efforts to broker a ceasefire, but urged Europe to maintain pressure on the rebels.
DUP leader Edwin Poots has said he wants to see “actions not words” after European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen backed the Northern Ireland Protocol as the "only solution" to prevent a hard border with the Republic, which must be implemented "completely".
Confidence in the EU’s ability to handle crises has taken a hit from Covid-19, a major survey shows, but dissatisfaction with national political systems is even higher and most people still support EU membership and want a stronger, more cooperative bloc. The report’s authors suggested the polling should be a wake-up call for Brussels, warning that while public support for the broader European project remained high in many countries, it was fragile and would not easily survive more disappointment.
Google said in a statement Friday that its global lead for diversity strategy and research will no longer be a part of the company's diversity team after a 2007 blog post surfaced in which he wrote that Jewish people have an "insatiable appetite for war" and an "insensitivity to the suffering [of] others."
Ursula von der Leyen comes close to calling for regime change as she urges country to ‘change course’ Daniel Boffey in Brussels and Andrew Roth in Moscow The EU has said it will provide Belarus with €3bn (£2.6bn) through grants and loans if the country “changes course” in an attempt to ramp up internal pressure on president Alexander Lukashenko as he met Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
(Reuters) - Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Wednesday he was cautiously optimistic that Greece would achieve its tourism revenue target this year. Greece, which relies on tourism for a fifth of its economy, saw just seven million tourists and 4 billion euros in revenues in 2020, down from a record 33 million visitors and 18 billion euros in revenues in 2019.
Osaka said journalists questioning tennis players following a loss is “kicking a person while they are down." One of the world’s biggest tennis stars, Japan’s Naomi Osaka, said Wednesday she will not speak with the media during this year’s French Open because of the toll press conferences take on players' emotional wellbeing.
France's Europe minister called Monday for "total transparency" over speculation that one of Italy's victorious Eurovision contestants used cocaine during the song contest, saying it should be grounds for disqualification if confirmed. Damiano David, the outlandish vocalist for Italian rockers Maneskin, has agreed to take a drug test after video footage appeared to show him snorting something from a table backstage during Saturday's contest.
Italy's Maneskin won the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, which was held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, on May 22, 2021.© Kenzo Tribouillard, AFP Italian rock foursome Maneskin won the Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam on Saturday in a glammed-up message of hope for a world emerging from the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has so far been unable to speak with China's top general despite multiple attempts to set up talks, U.S. defense officials said on Friday. Relations between China and the United States have grown increasingly tense, with the world's two largest economies clashing over everything from Taiwan and China's human rights record to its military activity in the South China Sea.
The UK being awarded “nul points” has become a staple of the Eurovision Song Contest over the years. But after being cancelled in 2020, this year’s competition is like no other, so let’s hope the losing streak changes too. While the UK may not have won in more than two decades, it does have five champions to its name.
Ukraine's Go_A performs during the first semi-final of the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, at the Ahoy convention centre in Rotterdam, on May 18, 2021.(Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD / AFP) (Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images) The Eurovision Song Contest returned on Tuesday night (18 May) for the first semi-final, and it was as chaotic and as dramatic as ever.