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The EU disregards human rights in Iran

Wed, 2017-08-16 05:47
Federica Mogherini should be asked how she manages to continue relations with the Iranian officials despite reports of Tehran's declining respect for human rights, writes Hamid Bahrami.
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Rouhani: Iran could quit nuclear deal in ‘hours’ if new US sanctions imposed

Wed, 2017-08-16 05:42
Iran could abandon its nuclear agreement with world powers "within hours" if the United States imposes any more new sanctions, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday (15 August).
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Greece seeks EU help as wildfires rage

Wed, 2017-08-16 05:20
Firefighters battled wildfires raging northeast of Athens for a third day yesterday (15 August) as Greece asked for help from its European partners to prevent them from spreading.
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Fico ends coalition crisis, insists Slovakia should stick to EU’s core

Wed, 2017-08-16 05:00
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico struck a deal on Tuesday (15 August) to keep his three-party coalition in power, ending a week-long crisis triggered when a Eurosceptic junior partner threatened to quit.
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UK links trade to post-Brexit Irish border plans

Wed, 2017-08-16 04:31
The UK will set out its proposals for the Irish border after Brexit today (16 August), seeking to use the issue to pressure the European Union into starting early trade negotiations.
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Italy minister sees light at the end of the tunnel on migrant flows

Wed, 2017-08-16 03:31
Italy's interior minister said on Tuesday (15 August) he saw light at the end of the tunnel for curbing migrant flows from Libya after a slowdown in arrivals across the Mediterranean in recent months.
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Two in Dutch court over tainted eggs scandal

Wed, 2017-08-16 03:00
Two Dutch men appeared in court Tuesday (15 August) in connection with the tainted-eggs scandal that swept Europe this month, which saw millions of eggs destroyed and caused tens of millions of euros in damages.
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EU calls for ‘peaceful, not military’ solution to Korea crisis

Tue, 2017-08-15 13:04
The European Union's foreign policy chief on Monday (14 August) called for "peaceful, not military" means to resolve the Korean peninsula crisis, urging Pyongyang to avoid any "further provocative action" that could stoke tensions.
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German court passes ECB buck to European judges

Tue, 2017-08-15 12:01
Germany's constitutional court said on Tuesday (15 August) it had declined to hear a challenge to the European Central Bank's €2.3 trillion asset purchase scheme, referring the case instead to the European Court of Justice.
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UK floats post-Brexit interim customs deal idea

Tue, 2017-08-15 10:37
The United Kingdom has said it wants an interim customs agreement with the European Union after Brexit to allow the freest possible trade of goods, but that it will also seek the right to negotiate other trade deals - a possible sticking point in the talks.
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France-Italy energy link secures hefty EU loan

Tue, 2017-08-15 04:25
The European Investment Bank has agreed to lend an Italy-France interconnector project €130 million to support investments.
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Big Ben’s Brexit bong in doubt

Tue, 2017-08-15 04:11
London's famous 'Big Ben' bell will cease its regular bongs on 21 August, falling silent for most of the next four years for renovation works. It will ring for important events like New Year's Eve but perhaps not the exact moment the UK leaves the EU.
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EU ready to roll out new vacuum cleaner rules

Tue, 2017-08-15 04:02
New EU rules on vacuum cleaners come into force next month, as Brussels looks to improve energy efficiency and cut carbon emissions.
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Belgrade seeks ‘delimitation’ for Serbs in Kosovo

Mon, 2017-08-14 12:25
Serbia's foreign minister and a top ally of President Aleksandar Vučić has suggested a compromise to end a conflict over Kosovo, the newest independent European state, that is blocking Serbia's hopes of European Union membership.
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Is the Irish border question really ‘intractable’?

Mon, 2017-08-14 10:15
In the coming days the UK government will release its “carefully formulated” working paper on the Irish border issue. Dick Roche gives timely advice.
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Coal expansion plans up in smoke as Europe realises mistake

Mon, 2017-08-14 09:54
Substantial coal power expansion in Europe has been significantly scaled back in recent years after utility companies realised they bet on the wrong horse, according to a new study by the University of Oxford.
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Suspected jihadists kill 17 in attack on Burkina Faso restaurant

Mon, 2017-08-14 06:30
Suspected jihadists killed at least 17 people and wounded eight during a raid on a restaurant in Burkina Faso's capital, the communications minister said, as security forces sought to free people still trapped inside today (14 August).
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EU ambassadors hold extraordinary meeting over North Korea

Mon, 2017-08-14 05:59
EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini has called an extraordinary meeting at EU ambassadorial level over the current tensions over North Korea, to be held today (14 August).
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Rise of electric car solves little if driven by fossil fuels, warns windfarm boss

Mon, 2017-08-14 05:36
The rise of electric cars will be an empty victory for the environment if they are powered by fossil fuels instead of renewables, according to the UK boss of the world’s biggest offshore windfarm developer. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
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Schulz uses dieselgate to invigorate his campaign

Mon, 2017-08-14 05:21
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief challenger in a September election, Martin Schulz, launched a stinging attack on the country's dieselgate-tainted car industry on Sunday (13 August) as he sought to turn around a flagging campaign.
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