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[Ticker] EU hits back over Salvini’s blame for bridge collapse

The European Commission has rebuked Italy's deputy premier Matteo Salvini's comments on EU "constraints" related to the Genoa bridge disaster. The commission wanted "to make a few things clear", spokesman Christian Spahr said Thursday. "For the record,...

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Brexit talks resume as chance of ‘no deal’ put at 50:50

Politicians are increasingly calling on businesses and citizens to prepare for a no-deal scenario.

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[Ticker] Poll: Sweden’s social democrat-led government set to win again

The red-green alliance of Swedish social democrats, leftists and greens are set to win the upcoming election, with a combined 39 percent support, according to a new SVT/Novus poll published on Thursday. The conservative-led centre-right opposition all...

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[Ticker] Genoa in state of emergency following bridge collapse

Italy's prime minister Giuseppe Conte declared on Wednesday a 12-month state of emergency in the north-western Liguria region and released €5m from the national emergency fund for immediate needs, following the collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa on Tuesday, killing at least 39 people. Some experts had warned it would be more economical to demolish the bridge and rebuild it.

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[Ticker] EU summertime survey closes Thursday

An online public survey on whether EU states should keep changing their clocks between summer and wintertime closes on Thursday. People are asked about their overall experience with the scheme, whether they want to keep it, and for what reasons. The sh...

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[Ticker] Putin to attend Austrian foreign minister’s wedding

On his way to meet German chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Saturday, Russian president Vladimir Putin will attend the wedding of Austrian foreign minister Karin Kneissl, the Kremlin has confirmed. Kneissl was nominated by the far-right FPO party a...

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[Opinion] US trial sheds light on murky Cyprus-Russia links

The US trial of Trump's former campaign manager has shown how Kremlin cronies used Cyprus to channel shady money.

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Burned cars fuel Swedish election debate

Sweden's first big party leader TV debate ahead of September elections was marked by the burning of dozen of cars in cities across the south-west of the country.

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EU court to hear citizens’ climate case against EU

Some 37 citizens, from Europe and elsewhere, are suing the European Parliament and Council for adopting climate laws that they say are not ambitious enough.

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[Ticker] Salvini questions EU ‘constraints’ after bridge collapse

Italy's deputy premier Matteo Salvini has called into question whether Italy should respect European Union budget rules after a 50-year old bridge in Genoa collapsed on Tuesday and killed at least 35 people."If external constraints prevent us from spen...

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[Ticker] Bosnian Serbs to rewrite 1995 Srebrenica genocide report

Bosnia's autonomous Serb-dominated regional parliament on Tuesday requested a rewrite of a 2004 report concluding that Bosnian Serb forces killed about 8,000 Muslims in Srebrenica in 1995. The vote was initiated by Serb Republic nationalist president M...

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[Opinion] How long can Bulgaria keep facing both East and West?

Sofia may be wearing out its welcome with Western democracies by playing both sides - seeking closer integration in Europe while cosying up to Moscow and Beijing, claiming to work towards hitting EU targets while putting its own interests first.

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