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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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EU’s Schmidt challenges govt on health, education

Low cost of production is crucial for private sector-led growth – President Museveni Kampala, Uganda| PPU | President Yoweri Museveni has stressed the need to lower the cost of production for the private sector led growth to yield positive results. The President made the observations Thursday at State House, Entebbe during a meeting …

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AU SUMMIT 29: Africa’s need is bigger than ever

ANALYSIS: Despite gains, Somalia isn’t filling the governance vacuum in regions recovered from al-Shabaab Addia Ababa, Ethiopia| BY PSC REPORT | ISS TODAY| Now more than ever, Africa needs the help of the African Union (AU) and its partners in tackling security threats and other ongoing crises – particularly in the …

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Google hit with record 2.4 bn euro EU fine

Brussels, Belgium | AFP |  The EU hit Google with a record 2.4-billion-euro fine Tuesday for illegally favouring its shopping service in search results, in a fresh assault on US firms that risks the wrath of President Donald Trump. Hard-charging European Commission competition chief Margrethe Vestager said the tech giant …

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