Tag: Summits

EXPLAINER: Deterring tax avoidance by global companies

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Negotiators from 131 countries have agreed on a major overhaul of how the world’s biggest multinational companies are taxed. It's an effort to deter...

G20 ministers take up plan to deter cross-border tax dodging

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Finance ministers from the Group of 20 countries will push for agreement on proposals backed by U.S. President Joe Biden to deter tax dodging...

Luxembourg PM hospitalized after positive COVID-19 test

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BRUSSELS — Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel has been hospitalized and is under observation “as a precautionary measure” after testing positive for COVID-19 a...

Hungary PM calls EU leaders ‘colonialists’ in LGBT law feud

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BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday accused European leaders of acting like “colonialists" in their criticism of a controversial law...

Hungary PM calls EU leaders ‘colonialists’ in LGBT law feud

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BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday accused European leaders of acting like “colonialists" in their criticism of a controversial law...

Pandemic points to need to work together as Italy hosts G-20

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MATERA, Italy — With the pandemic providing painful lessons on how interconnected the world is, ministers from nations accounting for more than half the...

Germany’s Merkel defends idea of summit between EU and Putin

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BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday defended the idea of holding a European Union meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, arguing that...

Macron: EU needs to fight ‘illiberal values’ inside bloc

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BRUSSELS — French president Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that the European Union needs to fight a “cultural" and “civilizational" battle to stop the...

EU leaders defend LGBT rights amid concern over Hungary law

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BRUSSELS — Several European Union leaders insisted Thursday that discrimination must not be tolerated in the 27-nation bloc, setting the scene for a heated...

Luxembourg’s leader fears for minors over Hungary LGBT law

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BRUSSELS — Xavier Bettel is a jaunty, sharply-dressed man with a keen sense of humor who leads one of Europe's smallest but richest countries....