first_img—Corrects spelling of Tunisian prime minister’s first name to Habib.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said it was in Europeans’ own interest to assist Tunisia and its democratically elected government.Mogherini said “we have to keep hope alive in a region that faces so many difficulties.”At the meeting, EU ministers also reviewed the situation in Libya, where many armed radicals active in Tunisia were reportedly trained in jihadi camps. The EU has been hoping for establishment of a national government in Libya so it can conclude agreements to stem the exodus of migrants leaving from its shores for Europe.On July 11, some Libyan political leaders met in Morocco to initial an agreement designed to bring their country’s civil war to an end. But one major faction, the General National Conference, balked, demanding a greater share of power.The EU is seeking a “government of national unity” in Libya, and is ready to wield both carrots and sticks to make it a reality, Mogherini made clear.The bloc has a 100-million euro ($108 million) aid package ready as soon as a new Libyan government can been formed, she said. And, without naming names or revealing a timetable, she said the EU ministers also discussed imposing economic sanctions on Libyans who have become “spoilers” of the effort to forge national unity. New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, right, welcomes Tunisia’s Prime Minister Habib Essid upon his arrival at EU headquarters in Brussels on Monday, July 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert) Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 5 ways to recognize low testosterone Top Stories center_img BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday agreed to help Tunisia combat violent Islamic extremism and boost its economy, including by raising quotas on how much olive oil it can sell in EU markets.Several cooperative measures were agreed upon Monday by EU foreign ministers in Brussels during a visit by Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid. In a statement, the EU ministers expressed solidarity with the North African country following the attack last month at a Mediterranean beach resort that killed 38 tourists, many of them EU nationals. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories The vital role family plays in society Comments   Share   How men can have a healthy 2019last_img

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first_imgNINE DOGS THAT were due to be put down at Carrick Dog Shelter earlier this afternoon have been saved.A pound in Monaghan were going to have to put down the dogs – which ranged in age from just 16 weeks to eight years old – but thankfully they’ve all been offered homes or rescue spaces after their stories appeared on on Tuesday.However, it isn’t all good news.Speaking about the last-ditch call from the Carrick shelter, spokesperson for Dogs Trust told that the fear of having to put animals to sleep because of a lack of space is a good example of what’s happening in pounds all over the country.In Ireland, 15 dogs are destroyed on average everyday. That’s 5,500 a year. To compare, in Scotland that number is just 500.A spokesperson from the ISPCA said “any sort of animal is not a suitable gift to give.“It is a big responsibility and it certainly is not something to surprise someone with, whatever time of the year it is.”Thankfully the nine dogs from Carrick have been saved but this problem is far from over.Carrick Dog shelter have got in touch with the newsteam here to say “a massive thanks from us on behalf of nine very happy pound dogs!”These nine dogs have less than 48 hours to live if they can’t be re-homed>Dog welfare group say Christmas dumping of dogs has already started>Men plead guilty to training dogs for animal fights>last_img

first_img Share7 Tweet Email1 By Stephen McDermott Short URL Mar 5th 2019, 7:44 AM Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article US to scrap special status for Turkey and India in attempt to end trade war with China Certain products from the two countries will no longer be imported to the US duty-free. 18 Comments Tuesday 5 Mar 2019, 7:44 AM Donald Trump speaks at the National Association of Attorneys General in the White House on Monday Source: SIPA USA/PA ImagesTHE US INTENDS to scrap a preferential trade status granted to India and Turkey which allows certain products from the two countries to be imported duty-free.The Office of the US Trade Representative announced it would end the countries’ designations as beneficiary developing countries as part of what the ‘Generalised System of Preferences’ programme.Under the programme, certain products can enter the US duty-free if countries meet an eligibility criteria, including “providing the United States with equitable and reasonable market access”.In a statement, the office said that the two countries “no longer comply with the statutory eligibility criteria” for the programme.It added that India has failed to provide assurances that it would allow the US the required market access, and “has implemented a wide array of trade barriers that create serious negative effects on United States commerce”.In response, India said the impact on its exports to the US would be minor, claiming just €4.95 billion of its €70 billion in exports to the US are covered by GSP.Meanwhile, the US said that Turkey was now considered “sufficiently economically developed” to have “graduated” from the programme, having first been designated a GSP beneficiary in 1975.Donald Trump said the country’s economy “has grown and diversified”, and noted that Istanbul has already “graduated from other developed countries’ GSP programmes”.The changes cannot take effect for at least 60 days, after the US House of Congress and the affected countries were notified, a process that started on Monday when Trump wrote letters to the speaker of the House and the president of the Senate.The move comes as the US and China seek to negotiate an exit from a costly trade war that is part of the Trump administration’s efforts to address what it views as inequitable commercial relationships with other states.Under an agreement taking shape, Beijing would lower some barriers on US companies’ operations in China and purchase large amounts American agricultural and energy goods if the United States agreed to lower most of the tariffs in return.However, reports have suggested that significant details of the deal remained unresolved.With additional reporting from – © AFP 2019 13,457 Views last_img

first_imgThe Vancouver pilot of a single-engine airplane remains in critical condition this morning after crashing into a hangar Saturday evening at the airport in Aurora, Ore.The pilot has been identified as Kevin R. Carr, 53. Carr also owned the plane, according to public records.Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to the call of the crash at 5:47 p.m. The plane was a 1996 Savage-Cozy experimental aircraft.Aurora Fire Department personnel extricated Carr from the wreckage of the three-seater airplane. He was the sole occupant.A Life Flight helicopter flew him to Oregon Health & Science University hospital in Portland. He was listed in critical condition this morning, a spokeswoman said.Preliminary information indicates that the aircraft struck the roof of a hangar before coming to rest on the airport ramp, east of the runway. There was no post-impact fire.The Federal Aviation Administration is conducting an investigation.last_img

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