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French far-right overtakes Macron in EU parliament election poll

11 November, 2018 1:17 pm 1:17 pm

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s far-right Rassemblement National (RN) party jumped ahead of President Emmanuel Macron’s LREM for the first time in a poll of voting intentions for May 2019 European Parliament elections. An Ifop poll published on Sunday showed the Read More

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EU calls for fast inquiry into killing of Bulgarian journalist

10 October, 2018 9:56 am 9:56 am

RUSE, Bulgaria (Reuters) – The European Commission urged Bulgaria on Monday to conduct a rapid investigation into the killing of journalist Viktoria Marinova as hundreds of mourners held vigils in her hometown and cities throughout the Balkan country. Prosecutors said Read More

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Facebook yet to comply with EU consumer rules, Airbnb in line: EU sources

09 September, 2018 9:33 am 9:33 am

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Facebook  may face sanctions because it has yet to comply with EU consumer rules while Airbnb has made the necessary changes in response to regulatory demands, EU sources said on Wednesday. Online platforms are under pressure in Read More

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EU pushes internet firms to remove extremist content in one hour

09 September, 2018 11:01 am 11:01 am

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission will propose new laws on Wednesday giving Google, Facebook, Twitter and other internet companies one hour to remove extremist content or face fines. The Commission told such companies in March that they had three Read More

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UK to start work on satellite system to rival EU’s Galileo

08 August, 2018 8:43 am 8:43 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is to start work on its own satellite navigation system to rival the European Union’s Galileo project because the UK’s access to sensitive security information could be restricted after Brexit, the Sunday Telegraph reported. Galileo, a Read More

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EU order against Google opens new doors for mobile industry

07 July, 2018 9:28 am 9:28 am

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A European Union antitrust judgment against Google invites more competition from software developers including Microsoft Corp , Amazon.com Inc  and Samsung Electronics Co , but still leaves them at an disadvantage, industry executives and analysts told Read More

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UK watchdog sees no appetite from banks to rip up rules after Brexit

07 July, 2018 3:54 pm 3:54 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s banks and insurers do not want their rulebooks dismantled after Brexit and the ability to ease regulation will depend on the country’s future trade deal with Europe, Financial Conduct Authority Chair Charles Randell said on Wednesday. Read More

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Struggling to save nuclear deal, Iran and world powers meet

07 July, 2018 12:12 pm 12:12 pm

VIENNA (Reuters) – Iran wants world powers to present measures guaranteeing oil revenue and investment into the country despite US sanctions when ministers meet on Friday to save the 2015 nuclear deal, but European states will fall short of its Read More

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Polish-EU tensions flare again as new law requires judges to quit

07 July, 2018 9:03 am 9:03 am

WARSAW (Reuters) – A long-running dispute between Poland and the European Union over democratic values escalated on Wednesday when new legislation came into force that requires about a third of judges at the Supreme Court to retire. The EU accuses Read More

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EU leaders agree on migration after late-night summit

06 June, 2018 8:45 am 8:45 am

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – European Union leaders reached an agreement on migration after almost 10 hours of chaotic talks in Brussels over the sensitive issue threatening their union and zone of free travel, as well as German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government. Read More

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UK’s Hammond says he’s no ‘enemy of Brexit’, seeks ...

06 June, 2018 10:32 am 10:32 am

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Treasury is not trying to undermine Brexit but is instead focused on boosting prosperity by promoting continued close ties with the European Union after the country leaves, finance minister Philip Hammond said. Hammond is widely viewed Read More

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