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November 24, 2018 2:38 PM EU gives Spain reassurances over Gibraltar in Brexit deal: document

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will declare in approving the Brexit deal with Britain on Sunday that any future arrangements regarding Gibraltar must be discussed directly with Madrid, a draft document seen by Reuters shows. “After the United Kingdom leaves the Union, Gibraltar will not be included in the territorial scope of the agreements 74

November 24, 2018 2:17 PM Britain gives Spain assurances on Gibraltar to unlock Brexit deal

(Reuters) - Britain provided assurances to the European Union on Saturday that it will not insist on interpreting the Brexit withdrawal agreement as binding the EU to apply a future EU-UK trade treaty to Gibraltar, soothing Spanish concerns on the issue. The British government “will negotiate the future agreements implementing the Joint Political Declaration 80

November 24, 2018 2:14 PM Britain says will hold talks with Spain on future of Gibraltar

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The UK government said in a statement on Saturday it would discuss the future of Gibraltar directly with Spain, part of reassurances given to Madrid to agree to the European Union’s Brexit deal. “For the withdrawal negotiations, given there are some circumstances which are specific to Gibraltar, we held talks with Spain which directly 78

November 24, 2018 1:34 PM EU's Tusk, Spain's Sanchez push for Gibraltar Brexit deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU summit chair Donald Tusk said on Saturday that a Brexit summit on Sunday which had been in doubt over Spanish concerns on Gibraltar was now closer to going ahead as planned after he spoke to the Spanish prime minister. “After the phone call between (European Council President Tusk) and (Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez) a few minutes 74

November 24, 2018 12:40 PM Northern Irish DUP says will support Gibraltar cause in parliament

BELFAST (Reuters) - Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party on Saturday pledged to use its 10 votes in parliament to support the cause of Gibraltar if necessary. The European Union is trying to broker a compromise between Spain and the United Kingdom over the future of the British overseas territory to stop Madrid from blocking an agreement on Britain’s 72

November 23, 2018 4:20 PM Citigroup, JPMorgan to pay $182.5 million to settle rate-rigging lawsuit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc and JPMorgan Chase & Co will pay $182.5 million to settle U.S. investor litigation claiming they violated antitrust law by conspiring with other banks to rig a key European interest rate benchmark. A preliminary settlement addressing the banks’ alleged manipulation of the European Interbank Offered Rate, or Euribor 114

November 23, 2018 8:07 AM Turkey's foreign minister says EU comments on rule of law 'out of line'

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey on Friday criticized the European Union’s foreign policy chief for her comments on the rule of law in Turkey, a day after she and another official rebuked Ankara over arrests of journalists and the detention of a Kurdish politician. In an interview with broadcaster CNN Turk, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu criticized the comments 93

November 22, 2018 7:27 PM Saudi crown prince goes on tour of Arab states amid Khashoggi storm

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Thursday at the start of a tour of several Arab countries, his first trip abroad since the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi that caused a global outcry. The prince, the country’s de facto ruler, is also expected to participate in a G20 meeting 95

November 22, 2018 3:08 PM Turkey needs to take action 'to reverse the current trend in rule of law', EU says

ANKARA (Reuters) - The European Union said Turkey needs to “take decisive action to reverse the current trend in the rule of law and fundamental rights,” according to a joint statement following meetings between the two sides on Thursday. Earlier on Thursday, top EU officials rebuked Turkey over its arrests of journalists and academics and the long pre-trial 77

November 22, 2018 2:44 PM Italy Salvini says has lost patience with EU's Moscovici

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Thursday he had lost his patience with European Union Commissioner Pierre Moscovici and accused him of insulting Italy. “Italy is not a nation of carpet salesmen or beggars. Moscovici continues to insult Italy, but his salary is also paid for by Italians,” said Salvini in a statement 76