Brazil will pull out of a United Nations pact on dealing with rising migration, the incoming foreign relations minister said, joining the United States and a growing number of countries in rejecting the agreement.
There is no scope to re-negotiate the agreement on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union as the existing deal was difficult enough to reach, Germany’s EU affairs minister Michael Roth said on Tuesday.
Germany’s BDI industry association said on Tuesday that the delay of a British parliamentary vote on Brexit increased uncertainty for businesses and added that companies should continue preparing for a disorderly Brexit.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Tuesday he hoped Britain would leave the European Union next year within the framework of an agreed deal, but said EU partners needed to prepare for the worst.
The European Union is willing to give Britain further clarifications on its Brexit deal but will not renegotiate the treaty or its protocol on the Irish border, EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker said.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Tuesday urged Kosovo to rescind, or at least suspend implementation of 100 percent tariffs that Pristina has slapped on Serbian goods, warning against any further escalation of tensions.
Russia fined Google 500,000 roubles ($7,530) on Tuesday for failing to comply with a legal requirement to remove certain entries from its search results, Russia’s communications watchdog was quoted as saying by TASS news agency.
UK shares sought to join a global equity recovery on Tuesday as the pound stabilised above 20-month lows, although banks and other domestically exposed stocks fell further as uncertainty grew over Britain’s exit from the European Union.