European ministers validate sanctions against Venezuela

European ministers validate sanctions against Venezuela

On Monday, European foreign affairs ministers validated a series of sanctions against Venezuela. Meeting as the European Council on Foreign Relations, they indicated that these include a weapons embargo. The ministers, meeting in Brussels, are particularly concerned about the “political polarisation” which has been increasing within South American countries and the implementation of the Constituent Assembly. They dispute both the legitimacy of the latter and the nature of its representation. It emerges from conclusions adopted by the ministers, “In this context, in addition to its political and diplomatic efforts to…

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Brexit: EU prepares for “possibility” of no agreement

Brexit: EU prepares for “possibility” of no agreement

The EU’s Chief Negotiator for Brexit, Michel Barnier, stated on Sunday that he is “preparing” for the “possibility” that no agreement will be reached with the British government. He stresses that he does not himself favour this. Speaking in an interview with the French weekly newspaper, Journal du Dimanche, he said, “This would not be my choice, which will restore the position we had 44 years ago (the date when the United Kingdom first came into the EU [then the EEC], editor’s note). However, it remains a strong possibility.” He…

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World Cup 2018 qualifications – the riots in Brussels leave 22 police officers injured

World Cup 2018 qualifications – the riots in Brussels leave 22 police officers injured

22 police officers were injured during riots in Brussels city centre on Saturday evening. This was according to an updated summary by Olivier Slosse, the Commissioner for the Bruxelles-Capitale Ixelles police force, on Sunday morning. Another person was also taken to hospital, but it has not been confirmed whether they were involved in the incidents. Two cars were burned and several shops were ransacked. No-one has been arrested yet, but police will use CCTV footage to identify the perpetrators. The riots started in Brussels city centre on Saturday evening, a…

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A Digital Future That Works for Everyone

A Digital Future That Works for Everyone

Think how much the average workplace has changed in the last two decades. The fax machine has gone. A lot less gets printed. Workers use apps to navigate to and from the workplace, and to turn their heating on before they arrive home. That pace of change is only getting faster, which is why at Google we believe we need to start thinking about the future of work right now. Our grandchildren will have jobs that don’t yet exist, and we cannot imagine what their everyday lives will look like….

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Belgium will sue Salah Abdeslam for 143,000 euros

Belgium will sue Salah Abdeslam for 143,000 euros

Belgium will sue Salah Abdeslam for a provisional amount of 143,000 euros. He is the last surviving commando involved in the Paris attacks on the 13th of November 2015, which killed 130 people. RTL reported on the story on Saturday. This is damages and for injuries suffered by federal police officers during the rue du Dries shooting in Forest on the 15th of March 2016. The State Attorney has prepared a document detailing the civil costs incurred by the shooting, which injured four police officers. It will be submitted to…

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