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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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VIDEO: Election process was credible.

VIDEO: Election process was credible. Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | The European Union, African Union and the East African Community Observers have described Kenya’s national election as a peaceful, free and fair. Their preliminary reports advise those dissatisfied with the electoral process to seek justice through the courts. The observers have …

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‘We have fish & chips’: EU cities bid for Brexit agencies

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The battle for the spoils of Brexit began Tuesday as 23 European cities launched their bids to host two London-based EU regulatory agencies that will be forced to leave the British capital. Slick videos and glossy brochures abounded as the EU announced that 19 cities were …

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UK PM fends off jokes about her future before summer break

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May batted off jokes about her weakened government Wednesday during her final parliamentary grilling before escaping for the summer recess. After a string of terror attacks and an electoral humiliation last month, the Conservative leader opened prime minister’s questions in …

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Angola rejects EU poll observers’ demands

Luanda, Angola | AFP | Angola has rejected conditions demanded by an EU election observer mission that had been preparing to witness next month’s polls in the country, state media reported Monday. The European team had called for unfettered access to polling stations across the vast southern African nation during the …

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Brexit talks ‘get to work’ despite UK infighting

  Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Britain and the EU vowed to get to the “heart of the matter” as they launched fresh Brexit negotiations in Brussels on Monday, even as bitter infighting gripped the British government. Brexit minister David Davis met EU negotiator Michel Barnier for a second round of …

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Fresh Brexit talks begin with ‘clock ticking’

Brussels, Belgium | AFP |Britain and the European Union launch a new round of fraught Brexit negotiations Monday with Brussels pressing weakened British Prime Minister Theresa May to quickly set out her divorce strategy. Brexit minister David Davis travels to Brussels to meet Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, for …

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