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Rescued migrants disembark as Italy justice probes Salvini

Wed, 2019-08-21 06:07
Eighty-three migrants rescued at sea by the Open Arms disembarked early Wednesday (20 August) from the charity rescue vessel in Italy's Lampedusa island, television images showed, after Italian justice ordered they be brought ashore.
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Johnson, Merkel to face off in first Brexit talks

Wed, 2019-08-21 05:43
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Berlin on Wednesday (21 August) to kick off a marathon of tense talks with key European and international leaders as the threat of a chaotic no-deal Brexit looms.
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UK yields voting rights to Finland, officials to skip meetings

Tue, 2019-08-20 18:49
The UK government announced on Tuesday (20 August) that its officials will stop attending most EU meetings as of 1 September in order to focus efforts elsewhere ahead of its expected withdrawal from the bloc. London will also cede its voting rights to Finland in areas that are no longer of interest.
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Commissioners assemble: The names in the game

Tue, 2019-08-20 14:15
National governments across the EU have named their candidates for the next European Commission, which will be headed by Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen. Here is a rundown of the names on the table so far. There is an informal...
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EU’s Tusk rejects Johnson’s plea to scrap Irish backstop

Tue, 2019-08-20 13:00
European Council President Donald Tusk has rejected Boris Johnson’s pleas to scrap the Irish backstop and instead offered veiled criticism of the UK prime minister for not presenting “realistic alternatives”.
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France continues to flourish on EU arms sales market

Tue, 2019-08-20 12:02
An increasing number of EU member states is buying weapons 'made in France'. After its exports were high in 2018, France is even expected to top those numbers in 2019. EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.
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Lightning strike to blame for massive UK power loss

Tue, 2019-08-20 09:37
A huge electricity blackout that left more than one million Brits in the dark earlier this month was caused by a lightning strike, according to preliminary findings presented by the country’s grid owner on Tuesday (20 August).
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Investigation of Slovak journalist murder uncovers other serious crimes

Tue, 2019-08-20 09:32
A year and a half since the murder of Slovak investigative journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée, prosecutors said that the investigation has uncovered a ring of other crimes, including four murders and planned high-level assassinations.
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Gulf crisis is testing a new generation of European leaders

Tue, 2019-08-20 09:20
A new generation of EU leaders is grappling with the shipping crisis in the Arabian Gulf in a way that could determine the future military posture of individual countries, and perhaps even of the European Union, writes Faisal Al Yafai.
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Italy’s government crisis comes to the boil

Tue, 2019-08-20 08:01
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will clear the air on the political crisis gripping his coalition as he is expected to announce his resignation today (20 August), opening a new period of political uncertainty for the eurozone's third-largest economy.
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After INF treaty death, US tests first previously banned ground-launched cruise missile

Tue, 2019-08-20 06:49
The Pentagon said on Monday (19 August) it tested a conventionally configured ground-launched cruise missile with a range of more than 500 km, the first such test since the United States pulled out of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).
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Johnson tells EU he wants Brexit deal but without backstop

Tue, 2019-08-20 06:33
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wrote Monday (19 August) to EU President Donald Tusk reaffirming his desire to conclude a Brexit deal as well as his opposition to the controversial "backstop" on Ireland.
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As Iran tanker heads to Greece, US warns against helping vessel

Tue, 2019-08-20 06:31
An Iranian tanker at the centre of an angry confrontation between Iran and Washington sailed for Greece on Monday (19 August) after it was freed from detention off Gibraltar, as Washington called the release unfortunate and warned Greece and Mediterranean ports against helping the vessel.
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Macron, Putin see chance on Ukraine but clash on Syria

Tue, 2019-08-20 06:23
French President Emmanuel Macron and Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday (19 August) agreed changes in Ukraine had bolstered the chances of peace in its east but clashed on Syria, as the Russian leader made a rare bilateral visit to a key EU power.
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Recession fears grow as euro area inflation hits three-year low

Tue, 2019-08-20 06:01
Inflation in the euro area fell to 1% in July, its lowest level since 2016, according to Eurostat data released on Monday (19 August), adding pressure on the European Central Bank to consider relaunching its economic stimulus program in September.
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No-deal Brexit set to cause disruption for UK oil refineries

Tue, 2019-08-20 05:17
Though UK fuel export tariffs are set to rise to 4.7%, import tariffs will be set at 0%. Oil refineries are warning this would put them at a competitive disadvantage.
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EU lawmakers rubber-stamp European Defence Fund, give up parliamentary veto

Mon, 2019-08-19 14:53
MEPs signed-off a deal establishing the multi-billion European Defence Fund (EDF) on Thursday (18 April), giving up parliamentary oversight of the EU’s military subsidies programme. According to plans, approved by EU lawmakers with 328 votes in favour, 231 against and 19...
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World’s largest electric ferry enters service in Denmark

Mon, 2019-08-19 14:52
An all-electric ferry, purported to be the world’s largest, completed its first voyage between two Danish islands last week, as the shipping sector gears up for strict new emission laws due to take effect in 2020.
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Global military spending in 2018 reached post-Cold War peak

Mon, 2019-08-19 14:52
In 2018, countries invested as much money in the military as they did in 1988, before the end of the Cold War, the latest data by the Stockholm Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) shows. World military expenditure is estimated to have hit...
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Brexit uncertainty delays EU’s defence industry plans

Mon, 2019-08-19 14:50
EU and NATO officials have repeated the need for coherence in Europe’s future defence cooperation. However, crucial decisions on EU military project participation and funds have been delayed – also due to the stalemate over Brexit. With the EU’s permanent...
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