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Russia says US strikes in Syria’s Idlib put ceasefire at risk

Mon, 2019-09-02 05:40
Russia's military said the United States had mounted air strikes in Syria's Idlib without forewarning Moscow or Ankara, endangering a ceasefire there, Russian news agencies reported on Sunday (1 September).
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Faced with ‘dogmatic’ EU, Switzerland may turn to UK on research cooperation

Mon, 2019-09-02 05:30
Switzerland is unlikely to strike a deal with the European Union this year over a stalled partnership treaty, its economy minister said, extending an impasse that has hurt bilateral ties and disrupted cross-border share trading.
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Far-right AfD falls short of first place in both German state elections

Sun, 2019-09-01 18:27
Right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) achieved historical gains in state elections in Saxony and Brandenburg but Chancellor Merkel’s CDU and its coalition partner SPD remain strongest political parties allowing current grand coalition to hold on until 2021.
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The Brief – A summer’s tale with no happy ending yet

Fri, 2019-08-30 14:59
For most people, summertime means relaxation with a good book in the sun, under the shelter of a flimsy parasol or taking in the clean mountain air. This season’s number one thriller had a distinctly Italian flavour. No matter the...
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Half a billion euros to flow into Germany’s forests

Fri, 2019-08-30 14:30
Climate change is causing problems for Germany's forests, as large woodland areas are dying. The ministry of agriculture is now planning to unlock millions of euros in aid to help prevent new forests from dying out. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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EU calls ‘unacceptable’ the tensions at Georgia occupation line

Fri, 2019-08-30 13:57
The ambassador of the EU to Georgia called “unacceptable” on Friday (30 August) the tensions and confrontational language at the “border” between Georgia and its occupied territory of South Ossetia.
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Protein discussion likely to be on next European Commission agenda

Fri, 2019-08-30 11:23
Fires that consume the Amazon rainforest are often started by farmers who are attempting to meet the growing demand for soybeans. Now, France wants to convince its European partners of the EU's potential role as a leader on the plant protein market. EURACTIV France reports.
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One in two Germans against increased migration, study says

Fri, 2019-08-30 09:55
A growing number of Germans believe migrants drive wages down and burden the welfare system, according to a study analysing the attitude of Germans towards foreigners before and after the 2015 refugee crisis. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Orban commiserates with ‘fellow combatant’ Salvini

Fri, 2019-08-30 07:10
Hungary's nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán commiserated Thursday (29 August) with Italy's outgoing far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, calling him a "fellow combatant" in the fight for the "preservation of European Christian heritage and against migration".
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Ukraine president picks young lawyer as prime minister

Fri, 2019-08-30 06:58
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Thursday (29 August) picked untested 35-year-old lawyer Oleksiy Goncharuk as his prime minister, as a new parliament met for the first time.
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Trump skips trip to Poland as hurricane approaches Florida

Fri, 2019-08-30 06:48
US President Donald Trump abruptly called off a weekend trip to Poland on Thursday (29 August), saying he wanted to stay home and make sure the federal government is prepared for a looming hurricane headed for Florida.
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How Italy’s government deal was received in Brussels

Fri, 2019-08-30 06:39
After current Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte was granted a mandate to form a new government and while talks between the Five Star Movement (M5S) and Democratic Party (PD) are well underway, EURACTIV.com spoke with Italian MEPs from the parties involved in the summer political crisis to find out about the reaction in Brussels.
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Defence ministers discussed artificial intelligence, killer robots, climate threat

Fri, 2019-08-30 06:36
EU defence ministers discussed artificial intelligence, autonomous weapons – also called “killer robots” –, hybrid threats and conflicts stemming from climate change, EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini told the press after an informal Council meeting in Helsinki on Thursday (29 August).
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Britain, France, Germany to hold Iran talks in Helsinki

Fri, 2019-08-30 06:34
Britain, France and Germany will hold talks Friday (30 August) on how to preserve the beleaguered Iran nuclear deal and protect shipping in the Gulf.
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EPP MEP: Eastern Germany puts grand coalition to the test

Fri, 2019-08-30 06:28
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UK, EU Brexit teams to meet twice-weekly in September

Fri, 2019-08-30 06:15
Britain's Brexit negotiators are to meet their EU counterparts twice a week throughout September, London said Thursday (29 August), in a bid to strike a new divorce deal.
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Shifting politics raise the stakes in Germany’s local elections

Fri, 2019-08-30 06:01
State elections in Brandenburg and Saxony are likely to make waves, even across state borders. If the socialist party (SPD) loses its spot as leading party to the far-right AfD, demands to end the grand coalition would increase, again. Although all eyes are on the AfD, maybe the time has come for the Free Democratic Party (FDP) to shine. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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‘New generation of disinformation’ awaits next Commission, says rights group

Thu, 2019-08-29 15:41
Disinformation campaigns are becoming increasingly sophisticated and are developing almost unregulated, according to civil rights activists who say the European Commission's relying on the self-regulation of social media platforms is no longer enough.
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The Brief – I looked after your children

Thu, 2019-08-29 15:03
As people up and down the UK came out to protest against Prime Minister Johnson's plans on Wednesday night, a Portuguese woman stormed the scene in London and launched an emotional call to the government in front of TV cameras, asking for her voice to be heard:
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‘Sports for future’: German athletes raise their voices against climate change

Thu, 2019-08-29 13:11
German athletes, associations, clubs and supporters are joining forces to support the ‘Fridays for future’ movement and raise awareness of the need to fight climate change, including by promoting eco-friendly practices in sports management.
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