EU Parliament Seeks To Reinstate Visas For American Travelers
A non-binding resolution passed by a show of hands said the European Commission, the EU's executive arm, was "legally obliged to take measures temporarily reintroducing visa requirements for United States citizens" within two months.
The US still demands that EU citizens from Poland, Croatia, Cyprus, Romania, and Bulgaria obtain visas to enter regardless of their European Union statuses.
European Union officials have said they'd rather resolve the issue diplomatically with the USA government, but if they can't, the Parliament could approve the measure as early as May 2017. The rules set a two-year warning period before action is taken - and because the initial warning to the US went out in April 2014, it expired last year. Parliament argues that as a result the Commission has been "legally obliged" to take measures.
Australia bounces back to robust GDP growth
The ratio of Australia's export prices to that of import prices, also called as the terms of trade, upped by 9.1 percent. Households expenditure contributed 0.5 points to the result, and net exports contributed 0.2 points.
Sixers' Joel Embiid out indefinitely with knee soreness, swelling
Embiid has only played one game since January 20 and has missed 13 straight games in Philadelphia. Embiid is now out indefinitely with swelling in his knee, and will have an MRI on Monday.
8-year-old girl shot and killed moments after vehicle crash
Homicide detectives have confirmed that an 8-year-old girl was shot to death after surviving a auto crash early Saturday morning. The woman who allegedly shot and killed eight-year-old DeMaree Atkins fled the area in a dark-colored, four-door sedan.
In April 2014, the European Commission was notified that five countries were not meeting their obligations towards the EU with regard to reciprocity of visa-free travel: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Japan and the US.
The four other countries the EU Commission notified in April 2014 are Australia, Brunei, Canada, and Japan-three of these four have already lifted visa requirements since then while Canada has announced [press release] its intention to do so by the end of the year.
Relations between the USA and other countries have already been markedly chilled since the inauguration of President Donald Trump, who in only six weeks has lashed out at Mexico, alienated China, and dismissed the Australian prime minister.
Aguero's double leads Man City into FA Cup quarterfinals
Guardiola and City have stated they want the Argentine to stay at the club, but the striker says they've not told him this. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has leapt to the defence of under-fire goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.
Senate confirms billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary
Mr Ross has indicated he will step down from his position as Vice-Chair of the bank to avoid any potential conflicts of interest. Ross has also sought to ease concerns about whether the White House would try to politicize climate science.
Jonker nets Wolfsburg post
New Wolfsburg head coach Andries Jonker has admitted that the club's decision to approach him to replace Valerien Ismael came as a surprise.
Nintendo Switch has its first portable-only game
With the failure to sell Wii U, Nintendo has sought to make the Switch bring them back into the competition. Surrounded by excited fans and curious onlookers, the event will kick off a new era in Nintendo gaming.
Ronald Koeman insists Everton can still secure Champions League place
We have to find a place to score and move the ball well. "I'm sure we have one to come". Everton manager Ronald Koeman: "If you are sloppy they will punish you for that".
Southern hemisphere rugby stars arrested for allegedly buying cocaine in Paris
Williams played for the All Blacks 77 times in his decade-long global career, which ended in 2012. They were expected to be held in custody for up to 24 hours, the source added.
Homs attacks aim to spoil Syria peace talks: United Nations envoy
He called them "act of political terrorism". "The UN should prioritize the struggle against terrorism", Jaafari said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group reported at least 14 people were killed.
Bihar SSC chairman arrested in test paper leak case
According to reports, the questions were leaked on WhatsApp, an online chatting platform, as soon as the exam has commenced. The SIT team has also arrested owner of the printing press from Ahmedabad where question papers were printed.
Jets Will Release Nick Mangold
Mangold was the Jets' second first-round pick - fellow lineman D'Brickashaw Ferguson was the first - in 2006 out of Ohio State. He will finish his tenure with the Jets as a two-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time first-team all-Pro team member.
Syria: ISIL vehicle bomb on Turkey-backed rebels 'kills dozens'
The blast devastated two adjacent rebel command posts and also seriously wounded a large number of fighters, the Observatory said. But at least six fighters were among those killed in the attack, according to Turkey's prime minister, who spoke in Ankara.
Feb 27 2017