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May says no UK PM could accept EU Brexit treaty

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May angrily rejected a draft divorce treaty unveiled by the EU on Wednesday, saying she would never allow the bloc to undermine her country’s “constitutional integrity”. May lashed out at the proposal to keep British-ruled Northern Ireland in a customs union if …

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Former British PM John Major suggests new Brexit vote

Londres, United Kingdom | AFP | Former prime minister John Major suggested Wednesday that Britons should be given the chance to vote again on Brexit, warning they were “misled” about its consequences. He said UK lawmakers should have the option of calling a second referendum on EU membership when they …

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EU calls for immediate Syria ceasefire

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The EU’s diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini on Monday demanded that a UN-backed ceasefire in Syria be implemented “immediately”, as fresh government strikes on rebel-held enclave of Eastern Ghouta killed 10 civilians. Mogherini said a UN Security Council resolution passed Saturday calling for a 30-day ceasefire …

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EU warns violent attacks threaten Tanzania’s democracy

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | A recent spate of violent attacks in Tanzania threaten the country’s democracy, the European Union has said. “We note with concern the recent developments which threaten democratic values and the rights of Tanzanians,” the EU said in a statement Friday. The EU said it was …

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EU doubles Sahel force funding

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | European leaders on Friday doubled their funding for a joint African force tackling jihadists in the Sahel at an international conference in Brussels, as fresh violence highlights the region’s fraught security situation. The European Union announced an extra 50 million euros ($61 million) for the …

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May pleads for ‘urgent’ post-Brexit EU security deal

  Munich, Germany | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May pleaded Saturday for an urgent deal with the European Union on post-Brexit security cooperation, warning that citizens’ lives were at stake. In a speech at the Munich Security Conference, she acknowledged that no deal currently exists between the EU …

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Pope condemns media denigration of migrants

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis on Monday criticised media which “denigrates” migrants through emotive or incomplete reporting on their situation. “Some months ago I saw a newspaper headline about a small town in Italy which read, ‘this is the town where there were the most rapes this …

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EU gives 100,000 Euros aid to Congolese refugees

EU gives 100,000 Euros aid to Congolese refugees Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Congolese refugees living in Uganda are set to benefit from aid to the tunes of 100,000 Euros from the European Union. According to a statement by the EU, the money will be available to the International …

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UK accuses EU of bad faith over Brexit transition plan

London, United Kingdom | AFP | A senior British minister on Thursday accused the European Union of acting in bad faith over a plan to sanction London if it breaks the rules of the post-Brexit transition period. “What we’re about is building an implementation period, which is to build a …

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