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[Ticker] Trump turned down: Greenland not for sale

MPs from Greenland and Denmark Friday turned down ideas aired by US president Donald Trump of buying Greenland, part of Denmark with self-government over domestic affairs. "No thanks. I do not think it will be beneficial for Greenland's development," A...

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[Exclusive] Selmayr did not keep formal records of lobby meetings

The German former secretary-general of the European Commission held some 21 meetings which were registered in the lobby register. But no documents appeared to exist summarising what was said.

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[Ticker] UK Libdems would back Clarke or Harman as new PM

Jo Swinson, the new leader of the Liberal Democrats, said the party would back Kenneth Clarke or Harriet Harman as prime minister of an anti-no-deal Brexit coalition government. The idea of this new coalition came from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and w...

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[Ticker] Six countries agree to take ‘Open Arms’ ship migrants

According to the Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte, six European countries are willing to take some of the migrants that were rescued by the 'Open Arms' ship in the Mediterranean: France, Germany, Romania, Portugal, Spain, and Luxembourg. An Italia...

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[Ticker] Gibraltar judge: Iranian ship should be released

A court in Gibraltar has ruled that an Iranian oil tanker, the Grace 1, should be released despite a request by the US department of justice to keep it in custody. The vessel had been seized on its way to Syria in order to provide it with 2.3m barrels ...

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[Ticker] Increasing fears of a global recession

Three economic powerhouses, Germany, China, and the United States have seen their economic growth slow down. In the second quarter of 2019, Germany's economy shrank by 0.1 percent, which will most probably affect the economy of the entire European Unio...

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[Ticker] Far-right hate crimes on the rise in Germany

During the first half of 2019, German authorities registered 8,605 far-right hate crimes. That was 900 more than in the first half of 2018. According to German newspaper Tagesshau, the actual number was even higher as some hate crimes are not categoris...

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[Ticker] EU steel tariffs have ‘worked well’ so far

An EU decision to impose 25 percent tariffs on 23 different types of steel in retaliation against US ones had "overall worked well during the first year of implementation" the European Commission said Wednesday on the basis of a new economic study. It ...

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[Ticker] Italian court: Migrant rescue ship can enter Italian waters

An Italian judge ordered Italy to open its waters to the Spanish migrant rescue ship Open Arms, despite a new law by deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini to fine migrant rescue boats up to €1m if they entered Italian maritime zones. The Open Arms ship has 147 people on board amid a shortage of food and space. This week another ship, the Ocean Viking, rescued 356 people.

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[Ticker] ECB warns UK-based banks on Brexit preparations

British-based banks have moved "significantly fewer activities, critical functions and staff" to the EU than the European Central Bank (ECB) had advised due to Brexit, it said in a statement Wednesday. It said banks could not continue to service EU cli...

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[Ticker] UK could exit EU in 10 days, Tory MP says

The UK could "unilaterally" withdraw from the EU in just 10 days' time to prevent parliament from trying to block a no-deal Brexit on 31 October, Tom Tugendhat, a Tory MP who chairs the foreign affairs committee, has said. Downing Street said the idea ...

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[Ticker] Nancy Pelosi: No UK-US deals if Ireland peace at risk

Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House of Representatives in the United States, said that no trade agreements between the US and the UK would pass US congress if it would put in peril the Good Friday peace agreement in Ireland. Her statement follows co...

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