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EU hammers Amazon, Apple over taxes

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The EU turned the screw on US tech giants Wednesday, ordering Amazon to repay Luxembourg 250 million euros in back taxes and taking Ireland to court for failing to collect billions from Apple. Europe’s competition chief Margrethe Vestager accused tiny Luxembourg of an illegal deal with …

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EU says ‘time to talk’ in Catalonia crisis

Strasbourg, France | AFP | The European Commission said Wednesday it was “time to talk” to resolve the escalating political crisis in Catalonia, while defending Madrid’s right to use “proportionate” force to maintain law and order. “It’s time to talk, finding a way out of the impasse, working within the constitutional …

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Mishaps disrupt UK PM as she tries to rally party

Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Theresa May urged her party Wednesday to back her to deliver bold change for Britain, but her attempt to move past Brexit splits was marred by a protest, a collapsing set and a coughing fit. The Conservative leader used her closing speech to …

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EU breaks cover to urge Catalonia crisis dialogue

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | EU leaders on Monday called for dialogue to solve the crisis over Catalonia’s banned independence referendum and urged an end to violence in a cautious first reaction to a thorny subject for the bloc. Breaking weeks of virtual silence on the subject after scores were …

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EU leaders look to digital future

Tallinn, Estonia | AFP | EU leaders will look to the bloc’s digital future at a summit in Tallinn on Friday, a day after debating wider plans unveiled by French President Emmanuel Macron to strengthen the union. Macron is expected to seek to persuade sceptical counterparts to overhaul tax rules so …

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EU launches online map to navigate sanctions maze

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The European Union is launching an interactive online map Friday to help businesses and officials steer through the jungle of international sanctions in force against regimes, organisations and individuals around the world. With around 30 to 40 international sanctions regimes in force against regimes such as …

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Museveni, EU boss Jean-Claude Juncker discuss EPA

Kampala, Uganda | PPU | President Yoweri Museveni has met the European Union (EU) Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and presented a raft of concerns raised by East African Community (EAC) member states on the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA). Leading a delegation of EAC trade ministers to the meeting at the EU …

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Brexit: What We Know

London, United Kingdom | AFP | As the latest round of Brexit negotiations in Brussels come to a close on Thursday, here is an outline of what we know so far about Britain’s departure from the European Union: – Timing – Following Britain’s vote to leave the EU in a June …

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Museveni in Brussels for key EU-EPA discussions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni is in Belgium on a three-day working visit that will include talks with European Union (EU) about the EU-EAC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Museveni took over chairmanship of the East African Community (EAC) from Tanzania’s  John Pole Magufuli in May with a promise …

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US, EU slam DR Congo army for using ‘excessive force’

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The United States and European Union on Wednesday urged Congolese security forces to refrain from using “excessive force” after soldiers fired on Burundian refugees last week, killing over 30. “The US government is dismayed by the violence and death of more than 30 Burundian nationals …

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