Tag: Europe

Brexit

Trump Says His Brexit Negotiation Advice ‘Too Brutal’ for PM May, Warns Her on Trade

President Donald Trump offered Prime Minister Theresa May some kind words at their joint press conference at Chequers, but hinted he was not convinced she will take Britain out of the EU, and asked her to make sure she wins back the country’s trade powers if she does — and told the press she may yet take his “brutal” advice on how to deal with Brussels.

Iranian vice-president and candidate in Iran's upcoming presidential elections Eshaq Jahangiri gives an interview to AFP in Tehran on May 9, 2017

Iran’s VP Vows to ‘Sell as Much Oil as We Can’ in Face of U.S. Sanctions

Iranian Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri vowed on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic will “sell as much oil as we can” to protect its banking system, the financial lifeblood of the regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), while acknowledging that America-imposed sanctions would hurt Iran’s economy.

An oil facility on Iran's Khark Island; the US State Department on Monday confirmed sanctions for oil would "snap back" in November

Europe Grants EIB Ability to Invest in Iran

The European Commission voted on Wednesday to grant the European Investment Bank (EIB) the ability to invest money, as a loan, into U.S.-sanctioned Iran.

Betsy DeVos Scolds

DeVos Wants U.S. to Adopt European Education Policies

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says switching to the type of education and workforce development policies embraced by countries such as Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the U.K. would “help catch us up” to students in other countries.

Germany

Explosion Destroys Apartment Block in Germany, 25 Injured

Twenty-five people were injured, four of them severely, when an explosion destroyed an apartment building in the western German city of Wuppertal, police said Sunday. They would not comment on whether they suspected the incident was terror-related.