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Germany blocking EU plans to stop spyware trade with dictators

EU proposals to establish export restrictions on spyware are being held back by Germany, which has adopted an ambiguous stance on the matter.


European powers say they will stick with Iran nuclear deal

Despite Tehran saying it would curtail its commitments, European powers say they will not reimpose sanctions.


No trade deal without agriculture, warns US ambassador to the EU

The US will not sign up to a trade deal with the EU unless agriculture is included, US ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland warned during a conference at the European Business Summit in Brussels on Tuesday (7 May), ahead of another round of transatlantic talks.



Middle East

Turkey works insistently for full EU membership

Turkey struggles to become full member of EU for last 60 years, determined to gain it, says President Erdogan.

[Anadolu Agency]

King Abdullah Port ranked second fastest growing port in the world

King Abdullah Port has been ranked the second fastest growing port in the world in 2018, according to Alphaliner, the global leader in analyzing maritime transport data, port capabilities and the future of vessels and shipping route development.




AfCFTA: African countries urged to discuss implementation modalities

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has urged African countries and pan-African institutions to prepare modalities as the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) edges closer to entry into force.

[New Times]