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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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Batumi and Sokhumi: A tale of two cities

Wed, 2019-08-07 13:04
Unresolved conflicts in Georgia don’t serve the interest of local populations on either side of the artificial divide and may not serve Russia’s own interests in long term, writes Ketevan Tsikhelashvili.
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British ministers in US to ‘fast-track’ post-Brexit trade deal

Wed, 2019-08-07 07:26
Britain was seeking to fast-track a crucial post-Brexit trade deal with the United States on Wednesday (7 August) after new Prime Minister Boris Johnson dispatched his top diplomat and foreign trade minister to Washington.
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UN warns Italy over tough law on migrant rescue boats

Wed, 2019-08-07 07:16
The UN voiced concern on Tuesday (6 August) over a law approved by Italy's parliament that imposes stiffer penalties on NGO migrant rescue boats in the Mediterranean, demanding humanitarian work "not be criminalised or stigmatised."
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Poland to hold parliamentary election on 13 October

Wed, 2019-08-07 07:05
The Polish president's office confirmed on Tuesday (6 August) that the country will hold its parliamentary election on 13 October, which most pollsters expect the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party to win thanks to generous social spending and robust economic growth.
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US warns off Venezuela allies at Lima Group meeting

Wed, 2019-08-07 06:45
Washington warned China and Russia on Tuesday (6 August) to avoid doing business with the Venezuelan regime of Nicolas Maduro, as delegates from some 60 countries met in Lima to discuss ways of ending the crisis in the South American nation.
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Romania defies EU shipping sheep in summer heat

Wed, 2019-08-07 06:13
Under the burning sun in Romania's Midia port on the Black Sea, the Lady Maria stands ready to embark its passengers - thousands of sheep to be shipped to Libya for the Eid al-Adha holiday.
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Political violence against women at the highest level since 2018

Wed, 2019-08-07 06:06
The threat of political violence towards women has grown over the past 19 months and is currently at its highest level recorded since 2018, a new report by the NGO Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project (ACLED) has found.
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Lithuania wants EU to bar east Ukraine’s Russian passports

Wed, 2019-08-07 06:04
Lithuania is working with the European Union to establish a common policy not to recognise Russian passports issued in east Ukraine, currently controlled by Moscow-backed separatists, Vilnius said Tuesday (6 August).
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British beer waits to see what’s brewing with Brexit

Wed, 2019-08-07 05:00
Britain's beer industry is in limbo, waiting to see what is in the pipeline for brewers, pubs and drinkers after Brexit - but the glass is by no means half-empty.
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Migrant rescue NGOs defy European states

Tue, 2019-08-06 07:53
A Spanish charity that saved 121 migrants in the Mediterranean last week vowed Monday (5 August) to continue sea rescue operations, the latest NGO to defy moves by European nations to shut down a route exploited by trafficking gangs. Proactiva...
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UK seeks to boost post-Brexit ties with the Americas

Tue, 2019-08-06 07:01
British foreign minister Dominic Raab will travel to Canada, the United States and Mexico this week to seek to boost ties with non-European countries ahead of Brexit, his office said.
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