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EU and Japan wave light in Trump’s ‘darkness’

EU leaders and Japanese prime minister signed a series of agreements, including the EU's biggest trade deal ever, designed as an answer to the disruption of the world order by the US president.

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[Opinion] How Israel silences Palestine in EU circles

Israeli disinformation campaign targeted Brussels news magazine to silence Palestinian NGO group.

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[Ticker] Juncker to meet Trump on 25 July

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker will meet US president Donald Trump in Washington on 25 July, the commission confirmed on Tuesday. It said they will discuss "deep cooperation" between the EU and the US "across a wide range of prioriti...

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[Ticker] EU and Japan sign trade and data deals

The EU and Japan on Tuesday signed a free-trade agreement that includes removing EU barriers on Japanese cars and Japanese duties on EU cheeses and meats. They also signed an agreement that recognises EU and Japan's data protection systems as "equivale...

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[Ticker] New Cyprus peace effort to start soon

The new UN special envoy Jane Holl Lute will be in Cyprus on 23 July to start consultations for a possible new round of negotiations to solve the island's division, after previous talks failed last year, Cyprus foreign minister Nikos Christodoulides sa...

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Russia seeks Trump’s help to go after British activist

Russia has urged the US to help it go after a British human rights campaigner in return for cooperation in an election-meddling probe.

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May caves in to Brexiteer demands, risking ‘no deal’

The British prime minister faces rebellion from both sides of her party as a key Brexit legislation is debated in parliament. The EU in the meantime gets ready for a no-deal scenario.

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[Ticker] Pussy Riot jailed for World Cup final stunt

Four protesters from the Russian art group, Pussy Riot, who interrupted the World Cup final match between France and Croatia by invading the pitch have been sentenced to 15 days in jail. The protestors called for the release of political prisoners, the...

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[Ticker] UK ‘Leave’ campaign fined and reported to police

The official 'Leave' campaign behind the 2016 victory in the UK referendum on Brexit has been fined and reported to the police, after a nearly two-year investigation. The Electoral Commission found that 'Vote Leave' had overspent by £500,000 (€565,000) on a £7m limit on campaign spending, and had colluded with another Brexit group, 'BeLeave'. The head of the commission also said Vote Leave had "resisted our investigation from the start."

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[Ticker] IMF warns global trade war could cost $430bn

The global economy could suffer a $430bn loss in GDP as a result of a trade war between the US and the rest of the world, the International Monetary Fund has warned, adding that the US itself would be "especially vulnerable", the Guardian reported. The...

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[Focus] EU and China agree on words, not yet on action

EU and Chinese leaders agreed on a joint statement to pledge more cooperation to uphold multilateralism - but concrete trade issues remain to be solved.

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[Ticker] VW owners to get diesel software update free until 2020

Owners of Volkswagen diesel cars will be able to have a software update of their car's engine for free until 2020, EU commissioner for consumers rights Vera Jourova announced on Monday. When the Dieselgate scandal broke in 2015, the German carmaker ple...

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