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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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EU antitrust chief defends probe of Google, US tech giants

Washington, United States | AFP | Europe’s top antitrust regulator Magrethe Vestager on Monday defended her agency’s investigations of Google and other US tech giants, arguing that dominant companies have a “special responsibility” to avoid abusing their market power. “If you have products that people like and they keep coming, you …

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THIS WEEK: EU to invest Shs420bn in SME’s

THIS WEEK: EU to invest Shs420bn in SME’s Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union plans to invest over Shs 420 billion in small and medium enterprises that are environmentally friendly in the coming few years, according to the Union’s head of cooperation in Uganda, Cedric Merel. Merel, …

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US role in spotlight as nations meet on Paris climate deal

Montreal, Canada | AFP | A top European environment official said Saturday the United States appeared to be softening its stance on the Paris climate accord, but the White House quickly pushed back. The remark came as environment ministers from some 30 countries gathered in Montreal seeking headway on the Paris …

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EU ministers make push for Google, Facebook tax

Tallinn, Estonia | AFP | Google and Facebook may face higher tax bills in Europe as the EU rushed Saturday to change rules so that more of Silicon Valley’s mega profits fall into public coffers. Public anger against the billions of euros earned by online behemoths is growing louder in Europe …

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EU mulls longer Schengen checks to fight terror

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The EU said Thursday it may allow countries in Europe’s passport-free Schengen zone to carry out internal border checks for an extra two years to tackle terror threats. Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said there was no longer any need for temporary checks that several countries …

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New rules proposed for longer internal Schengen border checks

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | EU ministers will on Thursday debate a proposal to allow countries in Europe’s passport-free Schengen zone to reintroduce internal border checks for longer periods to tackle terror threats, diplomats said. The proposal for countries to reinstate border controls — including for up to four years in …

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Car-sharing means fewer cars, busier roads in 2030: study

Frankfurt am Main, Germany | AFP | A boom in car-sharing could slash the number of vehicles on European roads by 80 million by 2030, a study published Monday predicts. But roads could become busier even as Europe’s fleet of cars falls from 280 to 200 million, consultancy PwC forecasts, as …

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Merkel warns of consequences for EU asylum laggards

Frankfurt am Main, Germany | AFP | Countries that fail to take part in the quota scheme for assigning asylum seekers around the European Union could themselves be denied help in other areas, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday. “If there is no solidarity on migration, neither will there be in …

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Poland ‘ready’ to demand WWII reparations from Germany: PM

Warsaw, Poland | AFP | Poland’s rightwing premier Thursday said she believed her country had the right to demand World War II reparations from Germany but added that her government was still mulling its official position. “The position of the Polish government on war reparations will be officially expressed when a …

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