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EU seeks to give millions better access to drinking water

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The European Union proposed Thursday giving millions of people in the 28-nation bloc better access to safe tap water and reduce water consumption via wasteful plastic bottles. The legislation proposed by the European Commission, the EU executive, aims to make safe drinking water a citizen right …

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EU presidency slaps down May on post-Brexit citizens’ rights

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Bulgaria, which holds the presidency of the EU, warned British Prime Minister Theresa May against plans to deny residency rights to Europeans arriving during the post-Brexit transition period. Lilyana Pavlova, the Bulgarian minister for the EU Presidency, told AFP that she was “worried” by May’s stance …

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Trump blasts EU for trading with US ‘very unfairly’

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The European Union trades with America “very unfairly”, President Donald Trump said in an interview aired Sunday, warning that his many problems with Brussels “may morph into something very big”. “The European Union has treated the United States very unfairly when it came to …

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EU to back Brexit transition demands as tensions rock May

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The EU will adopt demands Monday for a transition period that binds Britain by the bloc’s laws for nearly two years after Brexit, a plan that is dividing the British government. The terms have infuriated pro-Brexit lawmakers in embattled Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative party …

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Brexit ‘a mistake, not a disaster’: ex-PM Cameron

Davos, Switzerland | AFP | Britain’s planned departure from the European Union is “a mistake, not a disaster”, former premier David Cameron said during a conversation caught on camera in Davos Wednesday. Cameron stepped back from frontline British politics in the wake of the historic 2016 referendum, but was caught airing …

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EU suspends Kenya water project after fatal shooting

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | The European Union late Wednesday suspended a large-scale water conservation project in Kenya after evictions of local indigenous people turned fatally violent this week. The indefinite suspension of the $38 million (31 million euro) project follows the reported killing of a member of the local Sengwer …

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Trump decision looms over Iran deal as Europe watches

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump was set Friday to decide whether to jeopardize the 2015 Iran nuclear deal by re-imposing American sanctions, against the wishes of European leaders who say the agreement is working just fine. Washington agreed to sanctions relief under the terms of …

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Fresh row as EU monitors issue critical Kenya poll report

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | European Union election monitors said Wednesday that Kenya’s flawed presidential poll had “weakened” the country’s democracy in a critical report that triggered an angry government response. President Uhuru Kenyatta won a second term in an October rerun after his initial victory was nullified by the Supreme …

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Migration to dominate southern EU meet in Rome

Rome, Italy | AFP | The heads of seven southern European states gather in Rome on Wednesday to tackle one of the stubbornest thorns in the EU’s side: flows of migrants from war-torn and impoverished countries. The leaders of Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal and Spain will meet in the …

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Bulgaria takes over revolving EU presidency

Sofia, Bulgaria | AFP | Bulgaria, the European Union’s poorest member state, on Monday took over the bloc’s six-month revolving presidency with the ongoing migrant crisis and Brexit among the top items on its agenda. “Bulgaria will take charge of the EU presidency at a key moment for the union …

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