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UK faces food, fuel and drug shortages, says contested leaked document

Mon, 2019-08-19 07:48
Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, according to leaked official documents reported by the Sunday Times whose interpretation was immediately contested by ministers.
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July 2019 hottest month on record for planet, US agency finds

Fri, 2019-08-16 09:08
July 2019 temperatures were the hottest ever recorded globally, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday (15 August), confirming earlier observations by the European Union.
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EU’s von der Leyen bids Germany goodbye with Scorpions hit

Fri, 2019-08-16 09:00
EU president-elect Ursula von der Leyen chose the Scorpions' smash hit "Wind of Change", which has become an anthem for the fall of the Berlin Wall, for her official departure ceremony in Berlin on Thursday evening (15 August).
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EU plans to cut steel import quotas after industry protests

Fri, 2019-08-16 08:59
The European Commission has proposed boosting measures to protect against a rise in imports spurred by US tariffs after steel companies said the European industry was under threat.
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Six EU countries ready to take in migrants stranded off Italy

Fri, 2019-08-16 08:58
A 'coalition of the willing' of six EU member states have agreed to take some of the 147 migrants stranded on a rescue ship near the Italian island of Lampedusa, Rome announced Thursday (15 August), amid an immigration row between Italy's interior minister and premier.
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Gibraltar decides to free seized Iranian tanker, US threatens sanctions on crew

Fri, 2019-08-16 08:48
Britain's Mediterranean territory Gibraltar decided on Thursday (15 August) to free a seized Iranian oil tanker, but did not immediately indicate when or if the ship would set sail after the United States launched a new, last-minute legal bid to hold it.
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Hong Kong airport reopens after overnight clashes, mass protests

Wed, 2019-08-14 09:10
Hong Kong's airport resumed operations on Wednesday (14 August), rescheduling hundreds of flights that had been disrupted over the past two days as protesters clashed with riot police in a deepening crisis in the Chinese-controlled city.
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West urges Kosovo, Serbia to restart talks ‘with urgency’

Wed, 2019-08-14 09:05
Western powers on Tuesday (13 August) urged foes Serbia and Kosovo to reboot their stalled dialogue "with urgency", warning that the lack of progress is hindering their dreams of joining the European Union.
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US and Britain discuss trade deal that could take effect on 1 November

Wed, 2019-08-14 08:58
Britain and the United States are discussing a partial trade accord that could take effect on 1 November, the day after Britain is due to leave the European Union, a senior Trump administration official said on Tuesday (13 August).
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EU slaps anti-subsidy duties on Indonesian biodiesel

Wed, 2019-08-14 08:45
The European Commission on Tuesday (13 August) imposed countervailing duties of 8% to 18% on imports of subsidised biodiesel from Indonesia, saying the move aimed to restore a level playing field for European Union producers.
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Chinese intervention in Hong Kong would be a ‘catastrophe’, Patten says

Tue, 2019-08-13 10:00
Hong Kong’s last British governor Chris Patten on Tuesday (13 August) cautioned that if China intervened in Hong Kong it would be a catastrophe and that Chinese President Xi Jinping should see the wisdom of trying to bring people together.
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Italy recalls Senate as no-confidence vote looms

Tue, 2019-08-13 09:22
Italy's political crisis edged forward on Monday (12 August) after party leaders decided to recall the Senate to vote on a timetable that could include a no-confidence vote and spell the end of the populist coalition.
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Poland’s ruling party emerges unscathed from flights scandal

Tue, 2019-08-13 09:15
Poland's ruling nationalists appear on track to win October's parliamentary vote, three opinion polls show, despite a scandal over the private use of government aircraft by the party's speaker of parliament who was forced to resign.
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Greece calls on EU for fairer distribution of migrants

Tue, 2019-08-13 09:06
Greece on Monday (12 August) called on the EU for a fairer sharing of the migrant burden amid deep concern over a sharp increase in arrivals on some islands in recent weeks.
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Portugal government orders striking fuel drivers back to work

Tue, 2019-08-13 09:03
Portugal's government ordered striking fuel-tanker workers back to work in some parts of the country on Monday (12 August) after fuel supplies ran low at locations including Lisbon airport despite measures to counter the impact of the walkout.
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UN expert chides France over jihadist captives in Iraq

Tue, 2019-08-13 08:56
A UN investigator rebuked France on Monday (12 August) for its possible role in the transfer of seven suspected jihadists from Syria to Iraq, but Paris dismissed her concerns as speculation.
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Hungary and Finland wage media war of words

Mon, 2019-08-12 10:02
In July, a spat broke out between Hungary and Finland, which took over the EU's rotating Council presidency Romania and with its program quickly became a new enemy for Budapest.
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Salvini’s quest for snap Italian election faces hurdles

Mon, 2019-08-12 09:20
Lega chief Matteo Salvini's call for snap Italian elections after he turned on his own coalition partner faced mounting resistance on Sunday (11 August), with both his former 5-Star ally and the centre-left opposition seeking to put the brakes on.
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Trump security adviser to urge tougher UK stance on Iran and China

Mon, 2019-08-12 09:00
John Bolton, US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, arrived in London on the weekend for talks at which he is expected to urge Britain to toughen its stance on Iran and Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei.
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British PM Johnson to meet Ireland’s Varadkar over Brexit

Mon, 2019-08-12 08:56
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has accepted an offer to meet Irish leader Leo Varadkar to discuss Brexit and the Northern Irish backstop, the Sunday Telegraph said citing UK government sources.
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