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1408, 2018

[Ticker] Malta to allow Aquarius migrants to disembark

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Malta has agreed to let 141 people that were rescued by the Aquarius vessel disembark at its port, the Maltese government said in a statement on Tuesday, stressing that it had "no legal obligation to do so". It said that from there the migrants will he...

1408, 2018

[Ticker] Juncker sends condolences over Genoa bridge collapse

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A motorway bridge collapse in the Italian city of Genoa killed at least 22 people on Tuesday, according to Italy's deputy infrastructure minister Edoardo Rixi, who added that the death toll was "likely to rise". European Commission president Jean-Claud...

1408, 2018

EU commission steps up legal case against Poland

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Commission says it is not convinced by Warsaw's defence of a new law on Poland's Supreme Court, which forces the early retirement of some 27 judges.

1408, 2018

[Ticker] EU pledges €500,000 more for Indonesian earthquake island

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The European Commission has said on Tuesday that it will provide €500,000 in additional aid to the earthquake-struck Indonesian island Lombok. "This additional contribution will provide crucial support to those in need and ensure that the most vulnerable among the affected people have enough means to cope through this difficult time", said humanitarian aid commissioner Christos Stylianides. Last week, the commission pledged an initial €150,000 in emergency assistance.

1408, 2018

[Ticker] EU commission in talks with states on new Aquarius migrants

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The European Commission is discussing where to disembark 141 people onboard the Aquarius vessel with "a number of member states that have approached us regarding this incident", a spokeswoman said Tuesday. However, she refused to say which or how many ...

1408, 2018

[Ticker] Man held after car crashes into UK parliament security barrier

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Armed police in London have arrested a man after a car crashed into security barriers outside the UK parliament early on Tuesday. Several pedestrians were reported to be injured, although none seriously. Parliament is currently in the summer recess. Po...

1408, 2018

[Ticker] Brexit delays better readability of medicines’ instructions

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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) had planned to update its guidelines on the readability of leaflets accompanying medicines. "However, the completion of the work is currently impacted by the forthcoming move of the EMA from London to Amsterdam and t...

1408, 2018

[Ticker] Masked youths set dozens of cars alight in Sweden

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Less than a month before the Swedish general election, a wave of possibly co-ordinated attacks on Monday evening saw dozens of cars set alight and stones thrown at police by gangs of masked youths. In Gothenburg alone over 80 vehicles were destroyed or...

1408, 2018

[Ticker] Spain and Italy refuse new Aquarius-rescued migrants

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Both Spain and Italy appear unwilling to accept a new group of 141 migrants rescued by the Aquarius boat on Friday. "Spain is not the safest port", sources close to Spain's prime minster were reported saying by El Pais. "It can go where it wants, (but)...

1408, 2018

[Ticker] Bayer shares plunges after glyphosate cancer trial

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The world's largest seed and agrochemical company, German multinational Bayer's stock slumped more than 10 percent in trading on Monday, three days after a San Francisco jury ruled the company's subsidiary Monsanto liable for a terminally-ill man's cancer and awarded him €254m in damages. Monsanto, the maker of the glyphosate weedkiller Roundup, was acquired by Bayer in June for €55bn.

1408, 2018

[Ticker] Merkel announces surprise visit by Putin

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German chancellor Angela Merkel will host a meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin in Berlin this weekend, spokesman Steffen Seibert announced on Monday. The surprise meeting is meant to focus on Syria, violence in eastern Ukraine and the Nord S...

1408, 2018

[Ticker] Hungary to ban university gender study courses

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The Hungarian government is planning to remove gender study courses from the curriculum of universities from 2019. "Nobody wants to hire gender graduates, so you do not need to train them," deputy prime minister Zsolt Semyen was qouted saying by the At...

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