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EU greets Rwanda’s ‘democratic elections’

Mon, 2017-08-07 08:58
Incumbent leader Paul Kagame swept to a landslide victory in Rwanda's presidential election, securing a third term in office and extending his 17 years in power, final results showed on Saturday (5 August).
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Deadly heatwave ‘Lucifer’ hits Europe

Mon, 2017-08-07 05:59
Swathes of southern Europe sweltered on Saturday (5 August) in a heatwave that has claimed several lives, cost billions in crop damage and is, scientists warned, a foretaste of worse to follow in coming decades.
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Belgium aware of eggs scandal since June but did not speak out

Mon, 2017-08-07 05:55
Belgium has been aware of a potential problem with fipronil in the poultry sector since June, its food safety agency admitted, adding that it did not say anything because of a fraud investigation.
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London sees €40 billion as a fair Brexit bill

Mon, 2017-08-07 05:44
The UK is prepared to pay up to €40 billion as part of a deal to leave the European Union, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, citing three unnamed sources familiar with Britain's negotiating strategy.
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Strong euro worries Europe’s exporters, but little risk to growth

Mon, 2017-08-07 05:38
Some European exporters are beginning to worry about the strengthening euro which has rebounded from near parity with the dollar after Donald Trump's election, though analysts see little immediate risk to growth.
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UK government adviser warns electric cars are not total air pollution solution

Mon, 2017-08-07 04:03
Cars must be driven out of cities to tackle the UK’s air pollution crisis, not just replaced with electric vehicles, according to the UK government’s top adviser. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
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EU sanctions Russian deputy minister over Siemens turbines to Crimea

Fri, 2017-08-04 15:30
The European Union on Friday (4 August) imposed sanctions on three more Russians, including Deputy Energy Minister Andrei Cherezov, and three Russian companies over the delivery of Siemens' turbines to Moscow-annexed Crimea.
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Brexit to impact ‘every aspect of life’ in Northern Ireland: Irish PM

Fri, 2017-08-04 13:00
Brexit is "the challenge of our generation" with far-reaching consequences for all, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar warned Northern Ireland on Friday (4 August) on his first visit to the British province since taking office.
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Football union wants EU to ban high transfer fees after Neymar deal

Fri, 2017-08-04 13:00
World football players' union FIFPro is lobbying the European Union to ban transfer fees, which it says concentrates power in the hands of a few mega-rich clubs, to the detriment of most players and to the sport itself.
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Greece seizes more than 700kg of illegal pesticides from Turkey

Fri, 2017-08-04 12:19
Greek Ministry of Rural Development and Food announced on Friday (4 August) that the customs office seized more than 700 kilos of illegal pesticides originating from Turkey.
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Refugee children ‘could be separated from their families after Brexit’

Fri, 2017-08-04 11:42
Refugee children could be permanently separated from their families unless the government includes family reunification in post-Brexit immigration law, the head of Unicef UK has warned. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
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Europol ‘wish you were here’ campaign targets EU’s most wanted

Fri, 2017-08-04 10:18
European police forces are sending a series of cheeky "wish you were here" postcards this summer in a bid to track down 21 of the continent's most wanted criminals.
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Desert solar project could power 5 million EU homes

Fri, 2017-08-04 10:00
A consortium of clean energy developers has applied for permission to build a gigantic solar power plant on the edge of the Sahara desert, which will be linked to Europe by a number of undersea cables and which could power over 5 million homes.
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Mogherini’s attendance at Rouhani’s inauguration encourages Iranian impunity

Fri, 2017-08-04 08:35
Attending Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration in the midst of a series of revelations is morally and politically unconscionable, writes Alejo Vidal-Quadras, as it suggests the EU will look the other way on actual abuses as long as there are pleasant-sounding promises coming out of a small faction within the Iranian regime.
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Athens-Skopje name dispute hits sporting world

Fri, 2017-08-04 05:59
The Greek ministry of foreign affairs said on Thursday (3 August) that Macedonia violated a 1995 interim agreement after they started playing a handball match wearing jerseys with the name 'Macedonia' printed on them.
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Turkey promises to stamp out anti-China media reports

Fri, 2017-08-04 05:56
Turkey regards China's security as akin to its own and will move to stamp out any anti-China reports in its media, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Thursday (3 August), after meeting his Chinese counterpart.
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Dutch and Germans ‘massively’ get rid of contaminated eggs

Fri, 2017-08-04 05:41
Supermarkets in the Netherlands and Germany massively withdrew batches of eggs from their shelves on Thursday (3 August) amid fears that they contained high quantities of fipronil, a toxic insecticide which is dangerous for humans.
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EU fishing boats can operate in UK waters after Brexit, says Gove

Fri, 2017-08-04 04:31
The UK's environment minister has told the Danish fishing industry that boats from EU countries will still be able to operate in British waters after Brexit, as the UK does not have enough capacity to catch and process all its fish alone. EURACTIV's partner The Guardian reports.
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Poland accused of ignoring EU ruling on protected forest logging

Fri, 2017-08-04 04:27
Environmental activists have accused Poland of ignoring an order from the EU's top court to stop large-scale logging in one of Europe's last ancient forests - an allegation dismissed by Warsaw.
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UN admits it is up to Cypriots to broker deal alone

Fri, 2017-08-04 04:18
The United Nations will not resurrect the collapsed Cyprus reunification talks as the onus is now on the divided island's rival communities to prove they really want a long-elusive settlement, the outgoing UN envoy said on Thursday (4 August).
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