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France backs Lille as best choice to host EU drug agency after Brexit

PARIS: France offered the northern city of Lille as a candidate to host the European Union’s drug regulator to replace London after Britain leaves the bloc, the government said on Wednesday. The European Medicines Agency (EMA), Europe’s equivalent of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is preparing to leave its London headquarters in the wake… Read More »

Northern Ireland holds snap election in shadow of Brexit

BELFAST: Northern Ireland began voting on Thursday (Mar 2) in snap elections to resolve a political crisis fuelled by bad blood and Brexit, which is testing the delicate peace in the British province. Long-simmering tensions boiled over in January when Sinn Fein deputy first minister Martin McGuinness quit, saying he could no longer work with… Read More »

Brexit is opportunity to pull Europe closer together – EU official

NEW YORK: The European Union Parliament’s chief Brexit negotiator on Monday said Britain’s decision to make a clean break from the EU was an opportunity to reform Europe and avoid a further breakdown in ties between its remaining member states. Former Belgian Prime Minister and member of the European Parliament Guy Verhofstadt also said the… Read More »

Brexit will make it harder for England to win hosting rights – FA

REUTERS: Britain’s decision to leave the European Union will make it tougher for England to win the right to host future World Cup and European Championship tournaments, English Football Association (FA) chairman Greg Clarke has said. Britons voted in June to leave the EU in a landmark referendum, leaving the world’s fifth-largest economy facing uncertainty… Read More »

Brexit a sobering reminder about globalisation's shortcomings: WP

SINGAPORE: The result of Britain’s European Union (EU) referendum is a sobering reminder about the shortcomings and limits of globalisation, the Workers’ Party (WP) said in a statement on Saturday (Jun 25). In a 52 per cent to 48 per cent vote, the United Kingdom opted to leave the EU in Thursday’s referendum, causing turmoil… Read More »