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France to introduce tax on large internet, tech firms

Paris, France | AFP | France will introduce its own tax on large internet and technology companies from January 1, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Monday amid difficulties in finalising a new EU-wide levy. France has been pushing hard for a new so-called “GAFA tax” — named after Google, …

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France ‘the sick man of Europe’: Polish foreign minister

Warsaw, Poland | AFP | France is “the sick man of Europe” and its problems are hurting the region, Poland’s foreign minister said Monday, citing the “yellow vests” protest movement and last week’s jihadist attack. “France is the sick man of Europe, it is a drag on Europe while Poland …

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Uganda secures Sh16bn to boost coffee, cocoa exports to EU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has received a grant of sh16 billion to boost exports of coffee and cocoa to the European Union and other global markets. Finance minister Matia Kasaija and the EU head of delegation Attilio Pacifici signed the financing grant agreement this morning in Kampala. The …

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What next for Brexit as May wins leadership battle?

London, United Kingdom | AFP | What happens to the Brexit process now Prime Minister Theresa May has defeated Wednesday’s challenge to her leadership? Her victory means she will continue to helm Britain’s exit from the European Union next March, and she will likely continue to press the bloc for …

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Theresa May survives, weakened and with an exit date

London, United Kingdom | AFP | By seeing off a revolt by her own MPs, British Prime Minister Theresa May has once again proved her ability to survive a political crisis — but in the process acknowledged her time in office is limited. May responded to a no-confidence vote with …

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D-Day for UK PM May, faces leadership challenge over Brexit

  London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to fight “with everything I’ve got” an attempt on Wednesday by her own Conservative party to remove her from office over her unpopular Brexit deal. May faces a vote of no confidence on Wednesday evening sparked by …

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48 letters to replace a Conservative leader

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Members of British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative party have triggered a vote of confidence in her leadership, which will take place on Wednesday evening. If she loses, her successor would take over in Downing Street. If she wins, she will be immune from …

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May tours Europe in desperate bid to save Brexit deal

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May was met with sympathy but firm refusals on a desperate tour of European capitals on Tuesday, with EU leaders ruling out any renegotiation of the Brexit deal. A day after she postponed a crucial vote on the deal in …

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