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UK opposition seek ways to stop no-deal Brexit

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will on Tuesday attempt to bridge deep divisions with other opposition parties on how to avoid Britain crashing out of the EU on October 31. Corbyn said he would “do everything necessary” to stop a no-deal Brexit, following leaked official warnings …

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Johnson seeks to push Trump at fractious G7

Biarritz, France | AFP |  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will on Sunday seek to persuade President Donald Trump to offer flexibility on trade and also win concessions from the EU on Brexit, at a G7 summit hosted by France marked by stark divisions. Johnson was to hold his long-awaited first …

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Johnson, Merkel to face off in first Brexit talks

Berlin, Germany | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Berlin on Wednesday to kick off a marathon of tense talks with key European and international leaders as the threat of a chaotic no-deal Brexit looms. On his first foreign visit since taking office, he will seek to convince German …

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EU injects UGX 37 billion in aquaculture parks construction

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union is investing up to 37 billion shillings for the construction of two aquaculture parks in Kalangala and Apac districts. The parks are part of a wider project to promote environmentally sustainable commercial aquaculture project in Uganda. The parks will have a …

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U.S. Steel job cuts highlight EU sector woes

Kosice, Slovakia | AFP |  As day breaks through smudged tram windows, Slovak workers heading to the U.S. Steel Kosice plant mull their fate after hearing the company plans to sack a fifth of them. Some stare silently at the morning haze behind the chimneys of the sprawling communist-era factory. With …

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Migrant rescue NGOs defy European states

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | A Spanish charity that saved 121 migrants in the Mediterranean last week vowed Monday to continue sea rescue operations, the latest NGO to defy moves by European nations to shut down a route exploited by trafficking gangs. Proactiva Open Arms founder Oscar Camps called on EU …

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Boris Johnson and girlfriend Symonds move into Downing Street

  London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds moved into Downing Street on Monday, becoming the first unmarried couple to occupy the British prime minister’s official residence. The change of guard at the famous address was prompted by Theresa May’s forced resignation under the …

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Determined EU defies Johnson push for Brexit rewrite

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The European Union on Thursday flatly rejected an aggressive push by Britain’s new prime minister Boris Johnson to rewrite the Brexit agreement. Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warned EU member states that Johnson was trying to divide them by amping up the threat of a damaging …

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EU nominee von der Leyen faces sceptical parliament

Strasbourg, France | AFP |  Was an intense two-week political operation to woo European lawmakers long enough to win German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen the top job in Brussels? The 60-year-old conservative will replace Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission if she secures a majority in …

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