East EU states want powers returned to capitals after Brexit vote

By Gabriela Baczynska BRUSSELS, June 28 : – Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic called today for the powers of the European Commission to be reined in after Britain voted to leave the EU, with Warsaw calling for the dismissal of Jean-Claude Juncker, the executive’s head. Last week’s referendum alarmed governments in the former […]

Venezuela’s Maduro entreats Latin America not to isolate him

By Sarah Marsh and Nelson Acosta HAVANA, Jun 4 : Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro called upon Latin America today not to give in to “brutal pressure” from the United States to isolate his government, which is battling intensifying opposition at home and abroad. The head of the Organization of American States (OAS), that Venezuela views […]

At G7, Cameron keeps lid on press pack’s “Brexit” probing

By Kylie MacLellan ISE-SHIMA, Japan, May 28 : In Japan, ostensibly to cover Prime Minister David Cameron’s talks with other G7 leaders, travelling reporters had other things on their minds — mainly next month’s vote on whether Britain should ditch its membership of the European Union. With the June 23 vote looming, British “hacks” who […]

G7 told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits US

By Kylie MacLellan and Ben HirschlerISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON, May 27 : Britain told the G7 industrial powers today to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic.US scientists said the infection in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman “heralds […]

G7 vows growth efforts as Japan’s Abe warns of global crisis —

By Tetsushi KajimotoI SE-SHIMA, Japan, May 27 : The Group of Seven industrial powers pledged today to seek strong global growth, while papering over differences on currencies and stimulus policies and expressing concern over North Korea, Russia and maritime disputes involving China.G7 leaders wrapped up a summit in central Japan vowing to use “all policy […]

Brexit would be serious risk to global economic growth -G7 leaders Adds Cameron and Hollande

By Kylie MacLellan and Andreas Rinke ISE-SHIMA, Japan, May 27 : A British exit from the European Union would be a serious risk to global economic growth, Group of Seven leaders said in a summit declaration on Friday, although German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the issue had not been discussed.The statement will be welcomed by […]