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Russia poses threat to all of Europe: British PM May

Russia poses threat to all of Europe: British PM May

 British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would tell other European Union leaders on Thursday that Russia posed a threat to the whole bloc, not only to Britain, following an attack using a military-grade nerve agent in England. "Russia staged a brazen and reckless attack against...

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Dutch say 'no' in referendum on spy agency tapping powers

Dutch say 'no' in referendum on spy agency tapping powers

Dutch voters have narrowly rejected a law that would give spy agencies the power to carry out mass tapping of Internet traffic delivering a setback to Prime Minister Mark Rutte's government. Dubbed the "trawling law" by opponents, the legislation would allow spy agencies to install wire...

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Swiss stage raids after arms group flags questionable deals

Swiss stage raids after arms group flags questionable deals

Swiss federal prosecutors staged raids after state arms group RUAG flagged potential violations of the country's war materiel act, the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) said Thursday. It was reacting to a report by the Handelszeitung newspaper that RUAG was searched in connection...

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May to seek stand against Russia at EU summit

May to seek stand against Russia at EU summit

British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge European Union leaders to unite and condemn Russia as leaders of the bloc's 28 nations meet in Brussels. May is seeking a strong statement against President Vladimir Putin after the poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter...

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Sarkozy faces second day of questioning in Gadhafi funds case

Sarkozy faces second day of questioning in Gadhafi funds case

France's Nicolas Sarkozy faced a second day of questioning on Wednesday by investigators looking into allegations that his 2007 election campaign had received funds from late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. Sarkozy, president from 2007 to 2012, was seen by a Reuters photographer leaving...

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EU seeks Facebook data breach probe

EU seeks Facebook data breach probe

The European Union pushed Tuesday for an urgent investigation into revelations that a firm working for Donald Trump presidential campaign harvested data on 50 million users. EU Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova, who has called the breach "horrifying", was meanwhile to seek clarification...

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Expelled Russian diplomats leaving London embassy

Expelled Russian diplomats leaving London embassy

Diplomats expelled from the Russian embassy in London began leaving the building with their families and luggage on Tuesday, AFP journalists witnessed. Britain has thrown out 23 Russian diplomats over the nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia on...

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EU dissects Poland's defense of contested judicial reforms

EU dissects Poland's defense of contested judicial reforms

Germany and Denmark told Poland on Tuesday to adhere to the rule of law, as EU ministers gathered in Brussels to analyze Warsaw's defense of a court overhaul that the bloc says weakens democracy. Poland, the biggest of the former communist EU states, stands accused of subjecting its...

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Hungary defends anti-immigration stance at U.N. rights body

Hungary defends anti-immigration stance at U.N. rights body

Hungary defended its anti-immigration stance on Monday at the United Nations, saying it was determined to maintain a homogeneous, Christian society. The U.N. Committee on Civil and Political Rights, composed of independent experts, began a two-day review of Hungary's record, less than...

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Irish FM sees 'good progress' in Brexit transition agreement

Irish FM sees 'good progress' in Brexit transition agreement

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said an agreement between the European Union and Britain on Monday on a Brexit transition period represented "good progress" and made the British commitment to address Irish issues clearer. A draft transition agreement unveiled by the two sides...

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Frankfurt bankers expect bigger gains from Brexit

Frankfurt bankers expect bigger gains from Brexit

More London banks are expected to pick Frankfurt as a European base as they adjust to post-Brexit restrictions, German financial industry representatives said Monday, even as Britain and the EU hailed progress in divorce talks. "From April there will be sizeable moves" by banks setting...

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May responds to Russia’s expulsion of UK diplomats

May responds to Russia’s expulsion of UK diplomats

Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday delivered her response to the expulsion of 23 British diplomats by the Russian government. Speaking at the annual Conservative Party’s spring conference, May said: “In light of their [Russia’s] previous behavior, we anticipated a response of...

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Kurds protest in Germany against Turkish govt, 3 arrested

Kurds protest in Germany against Turkish govt, 3 arrested

German authorities said three people were arrested in the northern city of Hannover when Kurdish demonstrators protesting Turkish military attacks in northern Syria clashed with police Saturday. The dpa news agency reported that some of the estimated 11,000 protesters threw plastic...

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Russian ambassador gets note saying Skripals in critical condition: RIA

Russian ambassador gets note saying Skripals in critical condition: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters)- Russia's ambassador to London said he had received a diplomatic note informing him that Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are in a critical condition, but that Britain was "hiding" further details, RIA news agency reported Friday. Alexander Yakovenko told the...

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Kremlin: Accusation of Putin role in poisoning is shocking

Kremlin: Accusation of Putin role in poisoning is shocking

MOSCOW (Reuters)- The Kremlin said Friday that British accusations that President Vladimir Putin was involved in a nerve agent attack in England were shocking and unforgivable, TASS news agency reported. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said earlier on Friday that it was...

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Iraqi asylum seeker guilty of London Tube bombing

Iraqi asylum seeker guilty of London Tube bombing

LONDON (AFP)- An 18-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker was on Friday found guilty of attempted murder over the botched bombing of a rush-hour London Underground train that injured 30 people. "The prosecution argued that Ahmed Hassan made this homemade bomb with the aim of indiscriminately...

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UK position in spy case 'irresponsible': Kremlin

UK position in spy case 'irresponsible': Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters)- Moscow considers Britain's stance in the conflict over the poisoning of a former spy in southern England as "irresponsible" and is preparing to retaliate over London's measures against it, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday. British Prime Minister Theresa...

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Russia behind chemical attack on ex-spy in Britain: France

Russia behind chemical attack on ex-spy in Britain: France

PARIS (Reuters)- France said Thursday it agreed with Britain that Russia was behind a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy in England, President Emmanuel Macron's office said in a statement. "Since the beginning of the week, the United Kingdom has kept France closely informed of the...

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