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Macron, Merkel meet to harmonise positions before EU summit

Paris, France | AFP |  France’s Emmanuel Macron will hold talks Wednesday with Germany’s Angela Merkel for the second time in a week to chart a united front on issues ranging from Brexit to Syria ahead of this week’s EU summit. Macron goes into the two-day meeting in Brussels starting Thursday …

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EU, UK seen closing in on ‘possible’ Brexit text

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Britain and the EU were seen to be closing in on a detailed draft Brexit deal on Tuesday, although officials voiced scepticism it would be ready in time for a key European summit this week. The pound jumped to its highest level in five months on …

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EU and UK intensify Brexit talks ahead of key summit

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | British and EU negotiators agreed Friday to intensify efforts to find a new Brexit withdrawal agreement, just days before a key European summit. European Union member states will review progress on Monday, following a meeting between influential leaders French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela …

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Under-pressure Merkel govt to unveil climate strategy

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  Feeling the heat from a vocal climate protest movement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government plans Friday to unveil a multi-billion-euro grand plan for tackling global warming. Days before a UN climate summit in New York, Merkel’s team was due to announce details as the top EU …

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Germany’s Merkel to open embattled Frankfurt car show

Frankfurt am Main, Germany | AFP |  German Chancellor Angela Merkel opens the biennial IAA car show in Frankfurt to the public Thursday, addressing an auto industry on the defensive over safety and the environment. Climate protection protesters plan a rally outside the show Saturday, saying the sector is failing to …

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Merkel says Trump tweets ‘go against what makes America great’

Berlin, Germany | AFP | German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday condemned President Donald Trump’s xenophobic tweets against four minority Democratic congresswomen, saying the US leader’s attacks “go against what makes America great”. “I firmly distance myself from (the attacks) and I feel solidarity towards” the women, she told journalists. “In …

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