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EU nominee von der Leyen faces sceptical parliament

Strasbourg, France | AFP |  Was an intense two-week political operation to woo European lawmakers long enough to win German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen the top job in Brussels? The 60-year-old conservative will replace Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission if she secures a majority in …

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EU commits UGX 34 billion to climate change adaptation in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union-EU has committed 8 million Euros (34 billion Shillings) towards mitigating the effects of Climate Change in districts in the central cattle corridor, that experience semi-arid climatic conditions. Under the project, the EU will scale up agricultural adaptation activities in the districts of …

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One in, one out: A tale of two Brexit MEPs

Dublin, Ireland | AFP |  When the other new members of the European Parliament take their seats in Strasbourg on Tuesday, Barry Andrews will be sitting at home, unable to attend because of Brexit. Basking in the sun in Dublin, the 52-year-old Irish politician is on an unwanted holiday as he …

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Boris Johnson wins first round of UK leadership vote

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Boris Johnson overwhelmingly won the first round of voting Thursday in the race to replace outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May, with the field of candidates narrowed to seven from 10. The Brexit-backing former foreign minister picked up 114 of the 313 votes cast …

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Candidates face first cull in battle to be British PM

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The 10 candidates running to replace Britain’s outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May face the first round of voting on Thursday — when at least one will get the chop. Conservative MPs hold their first secret ballot in the governing party’s leadership contest as they begin …

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