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UK poll suggests Brits would now vote Remain

Most UK voters in a YouGov survey said they would remain part of the European Union should a second referendum be held now. The poll follows reports the EU is willing to make a concession on British exit demands.

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[Ticker] Report: Canada appeals for support in Saudi Arabia row

Canada is discretely appealing for support from allies, including Germany and Sweden, in its row with Saudi Arabia, government sources confirmed Thursday to AFP. Riyadh expelled Canada's ambassador on Monday and froze all new trade and investments beca...

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[Ticker] Record number of German child benefits sent abroad

Germany has seen a sharp rise - 10 percent since the end of 2017 - in the number of children outside the country receiving benefit payments. "In June 2018, child benefits were paid for 268,336 children living outside of Germany," a finance ministry spo...

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[Ticker] Swiss boycott EU treaty talks that ‘undermine’ wages

Plans to forge a new treaty for EU and Switzerland relations ahead of Brexit appear to be stranded, after pro-EU Social Democrats joined the rightwing Swiss People's Party (SVP) in resisting a deal which the Swiss SGB labour union federation said might...

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[Ticker] Worries for EU banks exposed to Turkey’s sliding lira

European Central Bank concerns are growing over EU banks' exposure to the slide of the Turkish lira, reports the Financial Times. The lira has lost more than 30 percent against the dollar in 2018, and hit a new all-time low with a four percent fall on ...

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[Focus] Some EU states face delays in 5G preparation

National governments secured a one-year extension for publishing plans to make radio frequencies available for mobile communications - but some were nevertheless unable to meet the deadline.

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[Opinion] Nordic and Baltic farmers urgently need EU support

Drought is causing severe problems for farmers in the Nordic region and the Baltic countries. This is the third year in a row that the region has experienced extreme weather conditions, pushing farmers' financial situation to a breaking point.

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[Ticker] French-Algerian millionaire wants to pay Danish niqab fines

French-Algerian businessman and activist, Rachid Nekkaz, has pledged to pay fines issued in Denmark for breaches of a new law against face-masking garments, known as the 'burqa ban', after a 29-year-old woman became the first to be penalised under the ...

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[Ticker] Macedonia name deal threatens Greek government

Greek defence minister Panos Kammenos threatened on Wednesday to pull his nationalist Independent Greeks (ANEL) party from the government if a name deal with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) is put to a vote in the parliament, rather t...

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[Ticker] More than half of French babies born outside marriage

With 60 percent of babies born outside marriage, France leads a trend in Europe of more births occurring in non-marital relationships, cohabiting couples and to lone parents. In contrast, 80 percent of live births in Greece, Croatia and Cyprus were reg...

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[Ticker] Environment becomes a key topic in Swedish election

The summer's extreme heat, drought and fires has lifted the environment to become the second most important political issue among Swedish voters one month ahead of general election, according to a new Demoskop survey published by Swedish daily Expresse...

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[Ticker] Migrant farmers strike in Italy after 16 die in accidents

Hundreds of migrant farmworkers walked off tomato fields in Foggia in southern Italy on Wednesday protesting their working conditions after two road accidents killed 16 African workers. The accidents happened when lorries carrying tomatoes collided wit...

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