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EU seeks AI champions: Five things to know

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | From translation apps to facial recognition, artificial intelligence is becoming a major part of everyday life and the European Union is eager to bring order to this digital “wild west” where the US and China dominate. On Wednesday, key Brussels officials will unveil ideas to regulate …

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Brexit robs German village of Scottish mayor

BRUNSMARK, Germany | AFP |  The tiny village of Brunsmark, an hour outside Hamburg in the lush north German countryside, might seem an unlikely spot to suffer a sudden Brexit shock. But Britain’s departure from the European Union means Iain Macnab, a Scotsman comfortably settled in the area for decades, must …

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UK leaves European Union after 47 years

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT |  The United Kingdom officially leaves the European Union, a political and economic bloc bringing together 28 member states in Europe. The UK has been a Member of the European Union for 47 years. The decision to quit EU followed a referendum, commonly referred to as …

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Spain’s ‘Little Britain’ braces for Brexit

Orihuela, Spain | AFP |  On the sun-drenched eastern coast of Spain, British retirees, workers and small business owners are braced for an uncertain future after Britain leaves the European Union on Friday. “It is worrying what happens now,” said Karen Watling, 73, who moved to the Orihuela Costa in Alicante …

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EU’s Barnier warns of inevitable Brexit ‘damage’

Belfast, United Kingdom | AFP | The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Monday warned Britain that its departure from the bloc later this week would have “negative consequences” and only ever be an exercise in “damage limitation”. In a speech at Queen’s University Belfast, the Brussels diplomat charged …

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Britain’s years-long battle over Brexit

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  The curtain comes down on Britain’s membership of the European Union on January 31 after more than three and a half years of disagreements and delays. Here are the milestones in the rocky process. – Leave wins – In a referendum on June 23, 2016 …

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Britain eyes piecemeal post-Brexit deal with EU

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain said on Wednesday it could seek a piecemeal post-Brexit deal with the European Union that leaves some issues unresolved but still lets it break free from the bloc at the end of the year. Downing Street said Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivered the message …

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