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Amsterdam has won a vote to host the European Medicines Agency (EMA) which
will relocate from London after the UK leaves the European Union.

BRUSSELS, Belgium (AFP) — The EU and Britain resumed Brexit talks on Monday
with fresh clashes, dimming hopes that a speech by Prime Minister Theresa May
could provide a breakthrough in unlocking stalled negotiations.

Some 10,000 UK financial services jobs could
move abroad on the first day of Brexit, the Bank of England predicted Wednesday

EU leaders have agreed to move Brexit talks on to the second phase but called
for "further clarity" from the UK about its future intentions.

The European Council has said that Brexit talks can enter the second phase following last week's agreement.

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We look forward to enhancing cooperation with the EU in sustainable development, including through promoting complementarities between the ASEAN Vision 2025 and SDGs,” stated Secretary-General of ASEAN Le Luong Minh, in his policy statement at the Inaugural High-Level ASEAN-EU Dialogue on Sustainable Development: Towards Achieving the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) held on 17 November in Bangkok.

Cecilia Malmstrom, the European commissioner for trade, said thousands of jobs in the European Union would be at risk from the U.S. tariffs

BRUSSELS — European Union officials unveiled an array of tariffs on Wednesday that they would place on American-made goods if the United States followed through on President Trump’s plan to impose penalties on imported steel and aluminum, raising the specter of a trade war.

A steel factory in Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea. The country is the third-largest exporter of steel to the United States after Canada and Brazil.

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s plan to impose stiff steel tariffs would severely punish South Korea, a key diplomatic ally and a major exporter of the metal to the United States, at a moment when America is embarking on a series of high-stakes negotiations to defuse tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

December figures ‘pretty poor’ given weakness of pound since Brexit vote, City analysts says

A tanker carrying shale gas from the US arrives in Grangemouth
An increase in fuel imports and lower levels of fuel exports were the main culprit in pushing up the trade deficit. Photograph: Getty Images


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CHRIST CHURCH, Barbados — Cooperation to beat back the scourge of crime and violence in the Caribbean advances further with the launch of the 10th European Development Fund CARIFORUM Crime and Security Cooperation Programme on Wednesday in Barbados.

KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — Representatives of the Forum of Caribbean States (CARIFORUM) will hold technical discussions on the seventh round of the multilateral evaluation mechanism (MEM) process on February 7, 2017, in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG).

Seventh meeting of the ALBA-TCP Political Council held in Caracas on January 12, 2018

CARACAS, Venezuela (ACN) — Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, reaffirmed on Friday in Venezuela need to strengthen the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) unity in diversity, political and integration agreement.

Speaking to journalists during a break at the Oil and Gas Summit in Georgetown on Wednesday, Sir Shridath said Guyana has been advancing the case to go to the International Court of Justice for the past fifty years, pointing out that the Geneva Agreement was signed in the context that the United Nations Secretary General could send the case to the ICJ.

Everything is at stake for Guyana in move to the International Court in territorial row with Venezuela   -Sir Shridath

Analysis by Judith Ephraim from the OECS Commission for the London School of Economics and Political Science

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