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Tech giants under pressure in the US

Wed, 2019-08-21 10:56
About twenty US states are worried about the monopolistic tendencies of tech giants, and are close to launching a joint antitrust investigation next month, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday (19 August). EURACTIV's partner La Tribune reports.
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Washington needles Germany with threat of US troops relocation to Poland

Wed, 2019-08-21 09:11
Washington has talked for some time of relocating US troops from Germany because of its annoyance with Berlin's military spending shortfalls. But President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to Poland in September could give it another twist.
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Trump cancels Denmark visit after PM refuses to sell Greenland to US

Wed, 2019-08-21 08:15
US President Donald Trump on Tuesday (20 August) called off a visit to Denmark scheduled for early September after the country’s prime minister rebuffed his idea of purchasing Greenland.
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Italy’s Conte blasts Salvini before handing in resignation

Wed, 2019-08-21 07:07
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned on Tuesday evening (20 August), despite an eleventh-hour attempt by the far-right Lega party to defuse the crisis by withdrawing a motion of no-confidence against the government.
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Trump unsettles G7 with support for Russia return

Wed, 2019-08-21 06:15
President Donald Trump on Tuesday (20 August) gave a foretaste of his convention-wrecking diplomacy at next weekend's G7 by calling for Russia - expelled from the group of democracies - to be readmitted.
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As the sun sets on oil, the sun will rise on solar power

Wed, 2019-08-21 06:11
When shares in Saudi Aramco eventually go public, there will doubtless be a feeding frenzy on what promises to be the largest initial public offering ever seen. More significantly, the move would also signal Saudi Arabia’s recognition that sunset for fossil fuel is just over the horizon, writes Jonathan Gornall.
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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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