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Stories for August 5th 2017

  • Saturday, August 5th 2017 - 11:49 UTC

    Brexit will happen despite the “density of problems” says Juncker

    People are more and more conscious of the density of problems of Brexit on a daily basis, without always being able to provide a coherent answer, said Juncker

    Brexit will still happen despite the UK becoming more aware of the “density of problems” during withdrawal negotiations, Jean-Claude Juncker has said. The European Commission president indicated he disagreed with the Maltese prime minister Joseph Muscat, who reportedly said last week he saw “hopeful signs” that “Brexit will not happen”.

  • Saturday, August 5th 2017 - 08:21 UTC

    Ireland calls for “unique solutions” to preserve UK/EU relations after Brexit

    On his first official visit to Ulster, Varadkar raised the possibility of a bilateral UK/EU customs union; he described Brexit as “the challenge of this generation”.

    Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has called for “unique solutions” to preserve the relationship between the UK and the European Union after Brexit. On his first official visit to Northern Ireland, he raised the possibility of a bilateral UK-EU customs union, and described Brexit as “the challenge of this generation”.

  • Saturday, August 5th 2017 - 07:55 UTC

    Mercosur foreign ministers will discuss the Venezuela situation in Brazil

    Brazilian foreign minister Aloysio Nunes, will host the meeting when Mercosur will decide if to implement, or not, the Democratic Clause

    Mercosur foreign ministers are scheduled to meet this Saturday in Sao Paulo to decide on to how to address latest events in Venezuela, the fifth member of the group which remains suspended, and so far has not replied to calls to cancel the constituent assembly procedure and attempt some form of dialogue with the political opposition.

  • Saturday, August 5th 2017 - 07:37 UTC

    The political motive behind football’s biggest transfer

    Neymar’s new club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are owned by Qatari Sports Investment (QSI), a closed shareholding organisation founded in 2005

    by Luke Blackstock -The change of employer for 25-year-old, Brazilian footballer Neymar da Silva Santos Jr and a diplomatic crisis halfway around the world apparently have no link. Neymar has become the world’s most expensive footballer after signing for Paris Saint-Germain, and priced away from one of its biggest clubs.

  • Saturday, August 5th 2017 - 06:54 UTC

    Standard Chartered moves European base to Frankfurt because of Brexit

    German's strong credit rating informed the bank's location choice, said chief executive Bill Winters. The bank has about 100 staff in Frankfurt currently.

    Standard Chartered is set to spend about US$20m to turn its Frankfurt office into a European base due to Brexit. The bank plans to create a subsidiary at its German branch to maintain access to the European market after Britain withdraws from the European Union.