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ASEAN, EU close ranks in face of trade war threat

Fri, 2018-08-03 16:58
Southeast Asia and Europe stressed the importance of pushing back against protectionism and the threat of global trade wars on Friday (3 August), as their ministers work towards the eventual goal of a region-to-region free trade pact.
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Avramopoulos in Spain to announce further EU support to tackle migration

Fri, 2018-08-03 16:48
As Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos headed to Madrid, the European Commission announced Friday (3 August) further 3 million in emergency aid to support Spanish border guards in curbing irregular migration.
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Top Polish court halts disputed judge retirements, pending ECJ ruling

Fri, 2018-08-03 09:59
Poland's Supreme Court said on Thursday (2 August) said it was suspending the forced early retirement of judges over the age of 65, and judges who want to should stay in place until EU's top court decides whether measures that will effectively allow the government to choose the court's staff breach EU law.
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European Medicines Agency launches review of recalled heart drug

Fri, 2018-08-03 09:51
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) said Thursday it is conducting a review of the health effects on patients of a widely used blood pressure medication recalled around the world last month.
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Russian ex-prisoners speak out over torture after leaked video

Fri, 2018-08-03 09:43
After a widely shared video of guards beating an inmate shocked the country, Alexander Zarechnev is one of a growing number of Russians to break their silence over violence and torture in Russian prisons.
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Brexit on menu at May, Macron dinner

Fri, 2018-08-03 09:35
British Prime Minister Theresa May heads to President Emmanuel Macron's "summer Elysee Palace" on the Mediterranean coast on Friday, seeking to soften resistance to a Brexit plan which has upended her government while failing to win over sceptical EU negotiators.
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Ambitious EU-UK trade deal possible after Brexit, need Ireland solution first

Thu, 2018-08-02 16:46
Britain and the EU can have a trade agreement of unprecedented scope after Brexit if each retains control over their laws and there is a deal how to avoid a physical border in Northern Ireland, a top EU official said.
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European markets sink as trade war fears build

Thu, 2018-08-02 16:40
European equities markets were in the red on Thursday as trade war fears ratcheted higher after the United States said it was looking at more than doubling threatened tariffs on a range of Chinese imports.
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Bank of England poised to raise rates in the face of Brexit risk

Thu, 2018-08-02 09:23
The Bank of England looks set to raise interest rates on Thursday (2 August) to their highest level since the financial crisis, defying warnings that it is taking a gamble ahead of Brexit, the terms of which remain unclear.
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France adopts controversial asylum and immigration law

Thu, 2018-08-02 09:18
France's parliament signed into law a controversial asylum and immigration bill on  Wednesday (1 August), despite opposition on the left which decried an effort to limit arrivals while the far right saw the measure as not going far enough.
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Trump adds to China trade pressure as EU hails US soybean surge

Thu, 2018-08-02 02:00
As US President Donald Trump gears up pressure on China for trade concessions by proposing a higher 25% tariff on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports, the EU hailed a near three-fold jump in soybean imports from the US, attributing the surge to "market forces" and not last week's highly touted trade deal with President Trump.
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Sweden’s highest point set to lose title as glacier melts

Wed, 2018-08-01 21:00
Sweden’s highest peak, a glacier on the southern tip of the Kebnekaise mountain, is melting due to record hot Arctic temperatures and is no longer the nation’s tallest point, scientists said on Wednesday (1 August).
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EU drugs agency to see 30% staff losses over Brexit move

Wed, 2018-08-01 18:00
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) is to scale back operations further as it copes with higher than expected staff losses, triggered by the watchdog's forced relocation from London to Amsterdam because of Brexit.
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EU elections mission denounces Zimbabwe poll amid new delays

Wed, 2018-08-01 17:22
EU election observers have denounced Zimbabwe’s election commission and state media as the continued delay in releasing the presidential election results increases public fears of a rigged poll.
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Ukraine goes back to the future as IMF programme stutters

Wed, 2018-08-01 17:00
Ukraine's backsliding on reforms continues a national tradition: a Reuters study of data since 1994 shows it has drawn less than half the IMF funds it could have received, with commitment to change often weakening when economic indicators improve.
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Germany lifts ban on reunions for refugees, rekindles integration debate

Wed, 2018-08-01 15:00
Germany on Wednesday (1 August) resumed family reunifications for some refugees, drawing ire from leftist groups who said a cap of 1,000 people a month was too little and a far-right party opposed to immigration altogether.
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Slovak president sees security risk in ‘Putin’s motorcycle club’ activity

Wed, 2018-08-01 11:23
Slovak President Andrej Kiska says a recently established base in his country for a Russian motorcycle club known for its allegiance to the Kremlin presents a security risk for the EU and NATO country.
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Trump bets on new European LNG terminals but EU funds meager

Wed, 2018-08-01 09:59
US President Donald Trump expects the European Union to fund 9 to 11 liquefied natural gas (LNG) ports to absorb “vastly” more shipments from the United States but current EU investment in new projects will only help open small markets.
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Is the EU Doing Enough to Address Wildlife Crime?

Wed, 2018-08-01 09:38
The EU has become a global leader in tackling the illegal trade in wild animals and their products but needs to do more to address the wildlife crime happening on its doorstep, says Janice Weatherley-Singh
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Tajikistan attack reminds of Islamist terror threat in Central Asia

Wed, 2018-08-01 08:50
Islamic State sought to bolster its claim of responsibility for an attack which killed four Western tourists in Tajikistan, releasing a video on Tuesday (31 August) purportedly showing attackers pledging allegiance to the militant group.
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