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Brexit firebrand Nigel Farage quits UKIP

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Brexit firebrand Nigel Farage resigned Tuesday from the UK Independence Party which he co-founded and turned into an influential force in British politics as its leader for nearly a decade. “With a heavy heart, I am leaving UKIP. It is not the Brexit party …

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EU ENVOY: We are not supporting insurgents in Uganda

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Head of European Union Delegation in Uganda, Attilio Pacifici says the EU is not supporting potentially subversive activities in Uganda. Ambassador Pacifici says such claims have come up with in the government questioning the EU support to support to civil society actors …

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Hopes for second Brexit referendum reach fever pitch

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Hopes for a second referendum on EU membership are rising in Britain amid heightened uncertainty over Brexit, but big hurdles remain — from the timing to legal complexities on both sides of the Channel. Prime Minister Theresa May is struggling to convince British lawmakers …

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Black people face ‘widespread prejudice’ in EU: report

Vienna, Austria | AFP | Black people in the EU continue to face “widespread and entrenched prejudice” in many areas of life, as well as racist harassment and attacks, according to a report published Wednesday. “Racism based on the colour of a person’s skin remains a pervasive scourge throughout the …

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Google accused of manipulation to track users

Oslo, Norway | AFP | Seven European consumer groups filed complaints against Google with national regulators Tuesday, accusing the internet giant of covertly tracking users’ movements in violation of an EU regulation on data protection. The complaints cited a study by the Norwegian Consumer Council that concluded the Internet giant …

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May wins business support for draft Brexit deal

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday won support from big business for her draft Brexit deal ahead of “intense negotiations” with Brussels in the coming week. May told the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the UK’s main business lobby group, that she was “determined …

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Intense week of talks ahead of Brexit showdown summit

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | European governments get their own say on Brexit this week as they debate future ties with London in the run-up to Sunday’s summit to sign Britain’s divorce papers. Ministers from the other 27 EU member states are in Brussels on Monday at the start of …

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Macron says strong Europe needed to prevent global ‘chaos’

Berlin, Germany | AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday urged a Franco-German push to make Europe a stronger and more confident global player that could prevent “chaos” on the world stage. Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have used a series of war anniversaries to project unity as …

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What next? Britain, Brexit and Theresa May

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Despite facing a fierce backlash to her draft Brexit deal, British Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to fight on. Amid cabinet resignations and moves by her own MPs to oust her, the battle to save the EU withdrawal agreement and her own political …

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