EU’s Tusk cancels Mideast trip due to Brexit crunch

President of the European Council Donald Tusk arrives at a press conference at Government buildings in Dublin, Ireland, Dec. 1, 2017. (Reuters/Clodagh Kilcoyne)
Updated 04 December 2017
0

EU’s Tusk cancels Mideast trip due to Brexit crunch

BRUSSELS: European Council President Donald Tusk canceled a trip to Israel and the Palestinian Territories planned for this week due to a “critical moment” in Brexit negotiations, an EU official said on Monday.
Tusk, who scheduled a meeting in Brussels at short notice on Monday with British Prime Minister Theresa May, will chair an EU summit next week that London hopes will give the go-ahead to opening talks on post-Brexit trade relations.
On Wednesday, Tusk had been due to meet Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in Ramallah and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.


Five metro stations closed in Ukraine capital after bomb warning

Updated 26 May 2018
0

Five metro stations closed in Ukraine capital after bomb warning

KIEV: Kiev has closed five subway stations, mostly in the central part of the Ukrainian capital, after a bomb warning, the subway operator said in a statement.
"The stations are closed to passengers and checks are being carried out," it said on Facebook.
Kiev is hosting the UEFA Champions League final later on Saturday in which Liverpool will play Real Madrid.