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Battles loom in UK over competing Brexit demands

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain could remain closely aligned with the rules of the European Union’s single market under its initial withdrawal deal with Brussels, a move that has critics worried about heading towards a soft Brexit. The deal reached Friday after nearly six months of negotiations detailed …

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Britain and EU fail to reach Brexit deal

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Britain and the EU failed to strike a Brexit divorce deal after a dispute over the Irish border scuppered talks in Brussels on Monday, but both said they were confident of reaching an agreement later this week. British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President …

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Nearly 1,300 Nigerians repatriated from Libya in November

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Nearly 1,300 Nigerian migrants were brought home from Libya in November — nearly twice as many as in the previous month, the head of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said on Friday. “1,295 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya in November after being stranded in …

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AU, EU summit winds up after anti-slavery initiative

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | A summit gathering European and African leaders from more than 80 countries drew to a close Thursday with plans for the immediate evacuation of some 3,800 African migrants stranded in Libya. Wrapping up the summit in the Ivorian capital, a top African Union official said …

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Slavery scandal overshadows EU-Africa summit

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara demanded action Wednesday to combat migrant slave trading in Libya, as the issue dominated a Europe-Africa summit meant to focus on long-term growth and stability. Summit host Ouattara lashed slavery as a “wretched drama which recalls the worst hours …

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EU-Africa summit seeks jobs, stability for exploding population

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | More than 80 African and European leaders will gather in the Ivory Coast on Wednesday to promote jobs and stability for Africa’s exploding population, with some calling for a new “Marshall Plan.” The two-day summit in Abidjan opens as the European Union increasingly sees its …

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EU chief says Brexit deal ‘possible but huge challenge’

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | EU President Donald Tusk said Friday that a Brexit deal in December was possible but a “huge challenge” and gave Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May 10 days to act. Tusk issued the ultimatum after crunch talks with May on the sidelines of a Brussels summit, …

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EU to vote on relocation of agencies after Brexit

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The fight for some of the most prized spoils of Brexit comes to a climax on Monday when 27 EU states pick the new host cities for two London-based regulatory agencies. In a process only half-jokingly compared to the Eurovision Song Contest, ministers will vote …

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