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Final votes cast as Europe chooses future course

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Tens of millions of Europeans will vote Sunday as 21 countries choose their representatives in a battle between the nationalist right and pro-EU forces to chart a course for the bloc. Greece, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Lithuania and Cyprus were the first to open their polling stations …

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Contenders jockeying to replace British PM

  London, United Kingdom | AFP | After British Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation on Friday, here are the top contenders for her job: – Boris Johnson – A former mayor of London, “Boris” or “BoJo”, has confirmed he would “of course” contest any upcoming leadership contest, surprising …

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Neymar scores name win in EU court ruling

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Brazilian superstar Neymar scored a legal win on Tuesday as a top EU court ruled against a businessman who tried to claim copyright on the world’s most expensive footballer’s name. The General Court of the European Union said that Carlos Moreira had acted in “bad faith” when he tried to …

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Britain’s Trump? Farage surges on Brexit discontent

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Polls show his Brexit Party easily winning next week’s European Parliament polls and edging ahead of Theresa May’s Conservatives in a UK general election. Nigel Farage is channelling Donald Trump’s brand of angry populism to help turn British politics on its head. “You are in …

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British PM rejects calls for resignation timetable

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday resisted demands from within her party to give a clear timetable for stepping down, with her spokesman insisting she would stay until Britain’s exit from the EU is finalised. “She is here to deliver Brexit in phase one and …

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Britain’s May seeks to sell new Brexit delay at home

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to convince her splintered country Thursday to accept a Brexit delay of up to six months she secured from EU leaders to the fury of many in her own party. May’s 27 EU counterparts pulled another all-nighter in …

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Britain’s May seeks Brexit delay from Merkel, Macron

Berlin, Germany | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May held talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday in a last-gasp bid to keep her country from crashing out of the European Union at the end of the week. May will also meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, seeking support …

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