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UK government review backs subsidies for mini nuclear plants

Wed, 2018-08-08 06:16
Britain should offer developers of mini nuclear plants subsidies similar to those made available to the offshore wind industry, an independent review commissioned by the government said on Tuesday (7 August).
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A decade after the war: Why the world should support Georgia’s peace initiatives

Wed, 2018-08-08 06:04
This week marks ten years since Georgia lived through a dramatic five day war with the Russian Federation. On 12 August 2008, the EU brokered a ceasefire deal bringing an end to open warfare – but not to conflict, explains Ketevan Tsikhelashvili.
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Football, national identity and belonging in today’s Europe

Wed, 2018-08-08 05:10
The euphoria triggered by the FIFA World Cup quickly gave way to divisive, ugly debates about national identity and race, around players of diverse ethnic origins. These controversies highlight the need for measured exchanges on belonging in today’s Europe, writes Michael O'Flaherty.
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Georgia’s NATO future resurfaces during Russia conflict anniversary

Tue, 2018-08-07 12:55
Foreign affairs chiefs from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Ukraine met in Georgia this week to take part in commemorations marking 10 years since Russia’s invasion of the Caucasus Republic during 2008's August War.
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Russia expels two Greek diplomats amid growing tensions with Athens

Tue, 2018-08-07 09:52
The Russian government decided to expel two Greek diplomats from its territory on Monday (6 August) in response to Greece’s similar “hostile” move last month, according to the Kremlin.
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World risks entering irreversible ‘hothouse’ state

Tue, 2018-08-07 08:03
The world is at risk of entering “hothouse” conditions where global average temperatures will be 4-5 degrees Celsius higher even if emissions reduction targets under a global climate deal are met, scientists said in a study published on Monday (6 August).
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May to meet Scotland’s Sturgeon after Brexit standoff

Tue, 2018-08-07 07:09
Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon accused the British government of "talking-up" a no-deal Brexit, making it more likely the UK will just drop out of the European Union at great cost to the economy.
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EU regulators to study need for action on common mobile phone charger

Tue, 2018-08-07 07:04
EU regulators plan to study whether there is a need for action in the push for a common mobile phone charger following a lack of progress by phone makers towards this goal, EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager said.
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Europe’s GM legislation is ‘outdated’, US says after Court ruling on gene editing

Tue, 2018-08-07 06:31
US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has called a recent ruling by the European Court of Justice on new plant-breeding techniques (NPBTs) a ‘setback’ and said Washington is ready to help EU politicians make decisions based on scientific evidence.
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Extreme drought causes EU vegetables ‘most serious’ crisis in 40 years

Tue, 2018-08-07 06:03
Europe's prolonged extreme drought has caused the most severe problems to the EU vegetable sector in the last 40 years, according to the European Association of Fruit and Vegetable Processors (PROFEL).
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EU tries to soften impact of US sanctions against Iran as they re-enter into force

Tue, 2018-08-07 06:01
As a result of the Trump administration's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, Washington's re-imposition of sanctions hit European companies operating in the country from Monday (6 August) onwards. The EU has updated its ‘blocking statute’ to temper the impact.
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Nagorno-Karabakh conflict: the basic prerequisites for a sustainable and lasting peace

Tue, 2018-08-07 06:01
A sustainable and lasting settlement is attainable but Azerbaijan should commit itself to peace, writes Armenian diplomat Rima Karapetyan.  
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Friendship no more: How Russian gas is a problem for Germany

Mon, 2018-08-06 14:13
For decades, the Friendship pipeline has delivered oil from Russia to Europe, heating German homes even in the darkest days of the Cold War. But the new Nord Stream 2 pipeline is becoming a problem for German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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Mogherini’s Asia trip set to deepen EU security role

Mon, 2018-08-06 13:28
During a roundtrip of Asia this week, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini will seek support to preserve the Iran nuclear deal, as well as exploring security cooperation in order to expand engagement and up the EU's role in global security, writes Fraser Cameron.
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Venezuela president assassination attempt provokes denials from Columbia, US

Mon, 2018-08-06 07:47
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has pointed the finger at Colombia following the alleged assassination attempt on him during a military parade in Caracas at the weekend.
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More than 1,500 migrant deaths in Mediterranean this year: UNHCR

Mon, 2018-08-06 07:46
More than 1,500 refugees and migrants have died while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in the first 7 months of this year, the UN refugee agency said Friday (3 August).
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Act on anti-Semitism or face ‘eternal shame’, insists Corbyn deputy

Mon, 2018-08-06 07:33
Tom Watson, the deputy leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party increased pressure on its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, over anti-Semitism on Sunday (5 August), saying the party could "disappear into a vortex of eternal shame" unless he tackled a growing crisis.
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Commission gives EU farmers ‘temporary relief’ amid extreme droughts

Mon, 2018-08-06 07:27
The European Commission decided to grant EU farmers more flexibility in implementing the green requirements in order to face alarming droughts across Europe, the executive said in an announcement.
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MEPs ask Commission to reject industry’s alcohol labelling proposal

Mon, 2018-08-06 07:22
A group of MEPs has called on the European Commission to turn down an industry proposal on alcohol labelling, claiming that alcoholic beverages should no longer enjoy a preferential regime compared to other foodstuffs.
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UK trade minister says EU is pushing Britain to no-deal Brexit

Mon, 2018-08-06 07:09
The United Kingdom is now likely to leave the European Union without a deal due to the "intransigence" of the European Union, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox told the Sunday Times.
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