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Pittella on #LondonAttack: “We must fight back against fundamentalism in our societies”

Pittella on #LondonAttack: “We must fight back against fundamentalism in our societies”

Following the terrorist attack in London yesterday and confirmation that the attacker had links with Islamic extremism, S&D Group President Gianni Pittella said: “We are deeply saddened by the horrific attack at Westminster yesterday. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. We commend the bravery of the police and emergency services who responded […]

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British police make seven arrests after #LondonAttack

British police make seven arrests after #LondonAttack

British police have made seven arrests and searched six addresses after an attack near parliament which left four people dead and 29 injured, the country’s top anti-terrorism officer said on Thursday (23 March). “We have searched six addresses and made seven arrests. The inquiries in Birmingham and other parts of the country are continuing,” Mark […]

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Statement by European Commission President Juncker on the #LondonAttacks

Statement by European Commission President Juncker on the #LondonAttacks

My thoughts are with London tonight (22 March), with the families of the victims, with the commuters travelling home, with the people across the country and the world trying to get in touch with their loved ones, with the emergency services working courageously tonight, as every other night. Today marks one year since the people […]

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UK parliament #shooting: Woman dies in Westminster attack

UK parliament #shooting: Woman dies in Westminster attack

A woman has died on Westminster Bridge in central London in what police are treating as a terrorist incident. A police officer was also stabbed in the nearby Houses of Parliament by an attacker, who was shot by police. The attacker struck several pedestrians as he drove a car across the bridge, before crashing it […]

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#Scottish parliament begins debate on new independence referendum

#Scottish parliament begins debate on new independence referendum

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon sought backing from the Edinburgh parliament on Tuesday (21 March) for her proposal to hold a new referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, the first formal step in a process resisted by London. The parliament started a two-day debate on Sturgeon’s proposal to hold a referendum in late 2018 […]

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#UK wants to be #China’s leading Western financial partner says official

#UK wants to be #China’s leading Western financial partner says official

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The United Kingdom wants to be China’s leading Western partner as the Asian power regains its place as the world’s biggest economy, a top official at Britain’s finance ministry said on Tuesday (21 March).  “China is well on the way to reclaiming its position as the world’s largest economy and the UK government firmly believes […]

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Dutch report urges strong Britain-EU trade ties after #Brexit

Dutch report urges strong Britain-EU trade ties after #Brexit

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Netherlands should push for the European Union to keep strong trade ties with Britain after the British quit the EU, a report commissioned by the Dutch parliament said on Tuesday (21 March). Britain is the Netherlands’ second-largest trading partner, accounting for 9% of exports, according to the paper by two members of the Dutch […]

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