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14/05/2017 17:16

French president Macron's top quotes at inauguration

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Emmanuel Macron took over as French president on Sunday, promising to heal the country's divisions and breathe new life into the European Union.

14/05/2017 03:30

Five challenges for France's new president

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Emmanuel Macron, France's new president who formally takes power on Sunday, faces a daunting to-do list.

13/05/2017 15:54

EU could pay Brexit bill to Britain: Johnson

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The European Union could end up paying a Brexit bill to Britain instead of the other way round, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson told The Daily Telegraph in an interview on Saturday.

12/05/2017 18:40

On new EU frontier, Brexit chief tries to calm nerves

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A stream runs through the land where Kevin Black used to man a checkpoint on the border between the north and south of Ireland -- now a focus of concern as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.

12/05/2017 13:01

Britain blocking EU military HQ: sources

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Brexit-bound Britain is blocking the launch of an EU military headquarters because it opposes any suggestion that the unit would have an active operational role, EU diplomatic sources said Friday.

12/05/2017 10:53

Brexit means changing North Ireland peace deal: Blair

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Former British prime minister Tony Blair said Friday that the landmark 1998 peace agreement for Northern Ireland -- which he helped to negotiate -- would have to be changed because of Brexit.

11/05/2017 10:24

EU approves visa-free travel for Ukrainians

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The European Union approved visa-free travel for Ukrainians on Thursday, fulfilling a key promise to cement ties with Kiev as it remains embroiled in a deadly conflict with pro-Russian insurgents.

11/05/2017 09:18

Uber must get licences as ordinary taxi firm

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Ride-hailing app Uber may be a pioneer in its field but at heart it is an ordinary taxi company and should be regulated as such, a top EU lawyer said Thursday.

08/05/2017 10:57

Eurosceptics see Macron win as bad news for Brexit

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British Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated France's incoming president Emmanuel Macron but eurosceptics reacted angrily on Monday to his election victory, saying it was bad news for the Brexit talks.

07/05/2017 21:40

Five challenges for France's new president

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Emmanuel Macron, who exit polls say won France's presidential elections on Sunday, may have seen off the competition in the race for the Elysee Palace but will face daunting challenges when he takes office.

07/05/2017 18:31

Gazprom starts construction of gas pipeline to Turkey

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Russian gas firm Gazprom said Sunday construction had begun of a gas pipeline under the Black Sea to Turkey meant to eventually also serve the European Union.

05/05/2017 14:47

Changing face of migrant crisis in Mediterranean

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From waves of dinghies setting off from Libya to the appearance of privately-funded rescue ships, the face of the migration crisis in the Mediterranean has changed greatly over the past few years.

05/05/2017 14:32

EU's Barnier blames Britain for Brexit expat uncertainty

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The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator said Friday that Britain was to blame for the uncertainty facing millions of expatriates in the run-up to the country's departure from the bloc.

05/05/2017 10:17

UK ministers accuse Brussels of trying «to bully» Britain over Brexit

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British ministers blasted the European Commission on Friday, accusing EU officials of trying to «bully» the UK ahead of two years of gruelling Brexit negotiations.

05/05/2017 10:05

Brexit a tragedy and EU partly to blame: Juncker

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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Friday described Brexit as a «tragedy» that had happened partly as a result of the European Union's past mistakes.

05/05/2017 07:34

Brussels «crossing fingers» for Macron in French vote

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The EU has clearly pinned its hopes on pro-European presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron in Sunday's French run-off vote, wary of the threat posed by the fiercely eurosceptic Marine Le Pen.

02/05/2017 12:23

Greece, creditors look to debt relief after provisional fiscal deal

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Greece and its creditors on Tuesday closed a troubled chapter on fiscal reforms with a preliminary deal on pension and tax cuts, offering hope for a debt relief agreement later this month.

14/03/2017 00:11

EU extends sanctions over Ukraine crisis for six months

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The European Union on Monday prolonged by another six months sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals over their role in the Ukraine crisis.

13/03/2017 07:13

Empire 2.0? Commonwealth eyes post-Brexit trade boost

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With Britain on the brink of triggering its EU exit talks, the country and its historic trading partners in the Commonwealth are sizing up an opportunity to boost business.

12/03/2017 17:04

Tensions stoked up in the Balkans

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The devastating wars in the Balkans ended almost two decades ago but tensions have spiked throughout the region, where a battle for influence is playing out between Russia and the West.

12/03/2017 16:59

Prudent Merkel meets unpredictable Trump amid tense ties

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Europe's most powerful leader, Angela Merkel, meets for the first time next week America's flamboyant President Donald Trump whose arrival in the White House has sent shockwaves across the Atlantic.

18/12/2016 03:56

Iran seeks meeting of nuclear deal powers to protest US sanctions

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ran formally requested a meeting of the commission that oversees its nuclear deal with world powers to complain about the renewing of sanctions by the United States, state television reported Saturday.

05/11/2016 20:25

British PM heads to India with eye on post-Brexit ties

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British Prime Minister Theresa May will lead a major business delegation to India this week, using her first trip outside Europe since the Brexit vote to push for more trade with the world's fastest-growing major economy.

17/10/2016 14:52

EU not considering Russia sanctions over Syria

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The EU is not considering sanctions against Russia for its role in Syria but further measures against its ally Damascus are possible, the bloc's foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said Monday.

03/10/2016 14:49

Pound plunges as UK minister warns of Brexit «rollercoaster»

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The pound hit a three-year low against the euro Monday after Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain will trigger Brexit negotiations by the end of March and her finance minister warned of «turbulence».

23/09/2016 16:23

Five questions on troubled US-EU trade pact

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The European Union and United States are struggling to complete talks on a vast free-trade zone that would simplify rules and slash tariffs in a market of 850 million people.

28/08/2016 22:37

German minister says talks on EU-US trade deal have «failed»

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Germany's vice chancellor and economy minister Sigmar Gabriel said Sunday that negotiations on a massive trade between the European Union and the United States were effectively dead in the water.

09/07/2016 20:30

Barroso slammed over Goldman Sachs Brexit job

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Former European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso faced a wave of criticism Saturday after it emerged that he will advise US investment bank Goldman Sachs on the fallout from Brexit.

03/04/2016 09:10

Truce in «currency war», but will it last?

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A truce appears to have emerged in the undeclared global «currency war», but analysts question whether central banks have really given up manipulating exchange rates to prop up their economies.

01/04/2016 16:10

Priceless tomes in Italy hold key to European identity

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As Europe struggles with an identity crisis, a new exhibition in Rome looks at the birth of European culture through ancient manuscripts and the earliest printed books, including a first edition of Dante's Divine Comedy.

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