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EU parliamentary elections and the Brexit headache

EU parliamentary elections and the Brexit headache

With the Brexit deadline delayed until autumn, Britain will still be an EU member when elections for the EU Parliament begin May 23 and thus obligated to elect its own MEPs. It is a confusing state of affairs that puts Europe in an “absurd” position. Just a few weeks ago, the prospect...

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Macron popularity still weak after Notre-Dame fire: poll

Macron popularity still weak after Notre-Dame fire: poll

The popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron remains stuck at under 30 percent as he battles a series of political troubles, with no major change reported after the Notre-Dame fire, a poll said Sunday. According to the Ifop poll for the Journal du Dimanche just 29 percent of people...

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UK police say total of environment activists arrested passes 700

UK police say total of environment activists arrested passes 700

More than 700 climate change activists blocking roads at some of London’s most famous landmarks have been arrested over the last six days, police said on Saturday, up from a total given on Friday of more than 682. The protests, organized by climate group Extinction Rebellion, have for...

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France under pressure to come clean over Yemen arms exports

France under pressure to come clean over Yemen arms exports

France’s lucrative arms exports to the Gulf came under renewed scrutiny this week following the release of a classified report showing that the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has made much wider use of French arms than officials in Paris acknowledge. On October 3, 2018, a day after...

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