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EU slaps anti-subsidy duties on Indonesian biodiesel

Wed, 2019-08-14 06:45
The European Commission on Tuesday (13 August) imposed countervailing duties of 8% to 18% on imports of subsidised biodiesel from Indonesia, saying the move aimed to restore a level playing field for European Union producers.
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Chinese intervention in Hong Kong would be a ‘catastrophe’, Patten says

Tue, 2019-08-13 08:00
Hong Kong’s last British governor Chris Patten on Tuesday (13 August) cautioned that if China intervened in Hong Kong it would be a catastrophe and that Chinese President Xi Jinping should see the wisdom of trying to bring people together.
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Italy recalls Senate as no-confidence vote looms

Tue, 2019-08-13 07:22
Italy's political crisis edged forward on Monday (12 August) after party leaders decided to recall the Senate to vote on a timetable that could include a no-confidence vote and spell the end of the populist coalition.
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Poland’s ruling party emerges unscathed from flights scandal

Tue, 2019-08-13 07:15
Poland's ruling nationalists appear on track to win October's parliamentary vote, three opinion polls show, despite a scandal over the private use of government aircraft by the party's speaker of parliament who was forced to resign.
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Greece calls on EU for fairer distribution of migrants

Tue, 2019-08-13 07:06
Greece on Monday (12 August) called on the EU for a fairer sharing of the migrant burden amid deep concern over a sharp increase in arrivals on some islands in recent weeks.
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Portugal government orders striking fuel drivers back to work

Tue, 2019-08-13 07:03
Portugal's government ordered striking fuel-tanker workers back to work in some parts of the country on Monday (12 August) after fuel supplies ran low at locations including Lisbon airport despite measures to counter the impact of the walkout.
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UN expert chides France over jihadist captives in Iraq

Tue, 2019-08-13 06:56
A UN investigator rebuked France on Monday (12 August) for its possible role in the transfer of seven suspected jihadists from Syria to Iraq, but Paris dismissed her concerns as speculation.
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Hungary and Finland wage media war of words

Mon, 2019-08-12 08:02
In July, a spat broke out between Hungary and Finland, which took over the EU's rotating Council presidency Romania and with its program quickly became a new enemy for Budapest.
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Salvini’s quest for snap Italian election faces hurdles

Mon, 2019-08-12 07:20
Lega chief Matteo Salvini's call for snap Italian elections after he turned on his own coalition partner faced mounting resistance on Sunday (11 August), with both his former 5-Star ally and the centre-left opposition seeking to put the brakes on.
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Trump security adviser to urge tougher UK stance on Iran and China

Mon, 2019-08-12 07:00
John Bolton, US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, arrived in London on the weekend for talks at which he is expected to urge Britain to toughen its stance on Iran and Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei.
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British PM Johnson to meet Ireland’s Varadkar over Brexit

Mon, 2019-08-12 06:56
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has accepted an offer to meet Irish leader Leo Varadkar to discuss Brexit and the Northern Irish backstop, the Sunday Telegraph said citing UK government sources.
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EU’s Juncker tells Britain: no-deal Brexit will hurt you the most

Mon, 2019-08-12 06:45
A no-deal Brexit would hurt Britain more than the rest of Europe no matter how much Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government pretends otherwise, outgoing European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in remarks published on Saturday (10 August).
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Climate crisis reducing land’s ability to sustain humanity, says IPCC

Fri, 2019-08-09 08:00
The climate crisis is damaging the ability of the land to sustain humanity, with cascading risks becoming increasingly severe as global temperatures rise, according to a landmark UN report compiled by some of the world's top scientists. EURACTIV's media partner, The Guardian, reports.
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It’s up to EU to avoid no-deal Brexit, says UK foreign minister

Fri, 2019-08-09 07:12
Britain's foreign minister on Thursday (8 August) pressed the European Union to amend the terms of Britain's EU withdrawal agreement, saying Brussels would have to take responsibility for a no-deal Brexit if it does not compromise.
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Trump accuses France’s Macron of sending ‘mixed signals’ to Iran

Fri, 2019-08-09 06:53
US President Donald Trump on Thursday (8 August) said no one is authorized to speak to Iran on behalf of the United States, and he accused French President Emmanuel Macron of sending "mixed signals" to Tehran over possible talks.
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Poland’s parliament speaker resigns over private flights scandal

Fri, 2019-08-09 06:50
Poland's parliament speaker said on Thursday (8 August) he would resign after it was revealed that he used government aircraft for private trips, suggesting the ruling nationalists aimed to defuse a scandal that could affect their re-election campaign.
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Italy’s Salvini says government is finished, calls for elections

Fri, 2019-08-09 06:30
Tension is mounting in Italy between its populist leaders over the financing of a multi-billion-euro high-speed train line, raising speculation the coalition government could collapse.
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US, Britain back rapid trade deal post-Brexit

Thu, 2019-08-08 07:51
The top US and British diplomats said Wednesday (7 August) they were prepared to move "as soon as possible" on a trade deal after Britain's planned withdrawal from the European Union on 31 October. 
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EU opens antitrust investigation into PKN’s bid for rival Lotos

Thu, 2019-08-08 07:00
Polish oil refiner PKN Orlen's bid for rival Lotos may reduce competition in Poland and neighbouring countries and push up prices, EU antitrust regulators said on Wednesday (7 August) as they opened a full-scale investigation.
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Turkey, US agree to form joint operation centre for Syria safe zone

Thu, 2019-08-08 06:45
Turkey and the United States agreed on Wednesday (7 August) to establish a joint operation centre in Turkey to coordinate and manage a planned safe zone in northeast Syria, a move that appeared to reduce the chance of imminent Turkish military action.
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