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Can Marape fashion stability in PNG? | East Asia Forum

Opposition files vote of no confidence against PM Marape, proposing Allan Bird as alternate PM.
Political instability in Papua New Guinea due to government crisis and looming vote of no confidence.
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Independent
2 hours ago
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John Downing: Biggest challenge to Ursula von der Leyen's future is the rise of the far right

Ursula von der Leyen's living arrangement allows her to efficiently manage her duties spanning 27 member states and 450 million people.
Ursula von der Leyen, a 'Euro brat', was raised in Brussels by her father, a senior EU official.
english.elpais.com
1 day ago
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Von der Leyen gearing up for second term as president of the European Commission

Ursula von der Leyen is seeking a second term as head of the European Commission.
She is facing challenges within her term in office, but remains the best positioned candidate within her political entourage.
www.dw.com
1 day ago
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Von der Leyen to seek second term as EU Commission chief DW 02/19/2024

Ursula von der Leyen to seek second term as European Commission chief
Expectations of EPP performing well in upcoming EU election
www.france24.com
1 day ago
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Ursula Von der Leyen seeks second term as head of the EU Commission

Ursula von der Leyen seeks second term as head of the EU Commission
Von der Leyen's leadership through crises and progressive policies highlighted
www.nytimes.com
1 day ago
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Ursula von der Leyen Seeks Second Term as Top E.U. Official

Ursula von der Leyen seeks a second term as President of the European Commission, seen as a reliable leader due to her handling of crises like the pandemic and Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
She is the first woman to hold the office and has used her position to expand her authority and become one of the most visible leaders in the European Union.
euronews
2 days ago
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Ursula von der Leyen to announce bid for second term

Ursula von der Leyen to announce re-election bid
EU Parliament elections process
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www.dw.com
6 hours ago
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Pakistan: Coalition parties agree to form government DW 02/20/2024

A coalition government between Pakistan's PPP and PML-N is set to move forward with key posts expected to be filled soon.
Former premier Shehbaz Sharif is likely to be the coalition's candidate for prime minister.
www.theguardian.com
14 hours ago
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Polish farmers dump grain in protest as Ukraine dispute deepens

Polish farmers dumped grain as part of protests against Ukrainian imports.
Ukraine's president accused Poland of mockery amid the dispute over farm imports.
POLITICO
6 days ago
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EU nuclear weapons 'unrealistic,' says German defense committee chair

Some German politicians have suggested the EU needs its own nukes rather than relying on the U.S., France and the U.K.
www.theguardian.com
11 hours ago
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In Wales, struggling farmers grapple with new sustainability scheme | Letter

Farmers in Wales protesting about the Welsh government's Sustainable Farming Scheme paying for public goods.
Former EU schemes paid farmers per hectare, regardless of environmental practices. New scheme focuses on actions benefiting the environment.
www.theguardian.com
15 hours ago
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Key allies seek to rein in Israel without letting Hamas off the hook

Israel's supporters avoiding direct calls for immediate ceasefire in Gaza to not empower a potentially strengthened Hamas.
US proposing a hostage deal between Israel and Hamas to bring calm to Gaza and work towards a lasting peace.
www.dw.com
17 hours ago
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Alexei Navalny's death: EU mulls fresh sanctions on Russia DW 02/19/2024

Navalny's death called out as result of Putin's regime repression
EU pledges to hold Russia accountable for Navalny's death through sanctions
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www.theguardian.com
1 day ago
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English farmers to be offered largest ever' grant scheme amid food security concerns

Rishi Sunak announces largest grant scheme for farmers and creation of food security index.
Concerns over Brexit impact on food security, farming schemes focusing on nature rather than production, and trade deals undercutting British farmers.
www.independent.co.uk
1 day ago
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Boris Johnson would bring back half of lost Tory votes' lost under Sunak, poll finds

Boris Johnson leads as most popular choice over Rishi Sunak among Conservative voters.
Concerns raised within the Conservative party for Rishi Sunak's leadership direction.
www.theguardian.com
2 days ago
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Tory MPs pushing for Rishi Sunak to quit before he is deposed

Tory MPs are hoping for Rishi Sunak to voluntarily step down to avoid a damaging coup.
Some Conservative MPs are in talks with Graham Brady to have the Prime Minister quit, but are not yet submitting letters of no confidence.
www.independent.co.uk
4 days ago
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UK voters deliver double blow to Rishi Sunak, electing Labour lawmakers in two special elections

Conservatives lose two English districts to opposition-party lawmakers, raising concerns about their chances in the upcoming national election.
Labour candidate Damien Egan won in Kingswood and Labour's Gen Kitchen took Wellingborough, seats that Conservatives held in the 2019 election.
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
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Bring back Boris voices are growing louder but will a desperate Sunak listen?

Conservatives face byelection defeats and calls for Boris Johnson to return
The prospect of Johnson's return has lingered since his departure speech
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
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Bring back Boris Johnson, Kwasi Kwarteng tells Rishi Sunak

Former chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng urges Rishi Sunak to bring back Boris Johnson to help the Conservative party in the face of potential electoral wipeout.
Kwarteng criticizes Sunak's outreach with backbench Tory MPs who are considering quitting, and calls for a change in order for the party to have a chance of winning.
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www.theguardian.com
1 day ago
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Why is Apple facing a 500m fine from EU over music streaming?

Apple to be fined $500 million for alleged anti-competitive behavior in the music streaming market
EU's investigation focuses on restrictions imposed by Apple on app developers such as Spotify
www.dw.com
1 day ago
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EU mulls fresh sanctions over Navalny death DW 02/19/2024

EU ministers support Navalny's widow and vow to hold Russia accountable for his death.
Calls for more support for Russian opposition politicians and families at risk.
www.theguardian.com
1 day ago
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China offers to deepen security ties with Hungary

China offers to deepen security cooperation with Hungary, focusing on counter-terrorism and law enforcement.
Hungary's warming ties with Beijing contrast with snubbing of visiting US delegation.
www.theguardian.com
1 day ago
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Apple faces possible 500m fine from EU over music streaming access

Apple could face a 500m fine from the EU over restrictions on music streaming services.
The European Commission is investigating whether Apple's practices violate competition rules by blocking cheaper subscription options outside its app store.
www.theguardian.com
1 day ago
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Germany to propose new sanctions against Russia after death of Alexei Navalny

Germany to propose new sanctions against Russia over Navalny's death
EU considering renaming global human rights sanctions regime in Navalny's honor
www.theguardian.com
1 day ago
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Europe must defend itself': shadow of war in Ukraine looms over security conference

Ukrainian veteran's emotional plea for help to end the war
Western politicians urged to question Putin's aggression in Ukraine
www.theguardian.com
2 days ago
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Kremlin accused of covering tracks' as whereabouts of Alexei Navalny's body remain uncertain

The Kremlin accused of covering tracks in Navalny's death investigation
Navalny's mother and lawyer face challenges in locating his body
www.theguardian.com
2 days ago
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Exodus of long-serving MPs leaves Commons facing wave of change

High number of departing MPs ahead of next election, including experienced former secretaries of state.
Concerns about Tory party being left with inexperienced MPs after the departures.
www.theguardian.com
2 days ago
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Call to urgently revive Theresa May's plan for EU-wide defence treaty

Theresa May's EU defence treaty proposal needs revisiting
Calls for EU-UK security pact due to war in Ukraine
www.dw.com
2 days ago
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MSC 2024: Leaders to discuss future of European Union DW 02/18/2024

Key speakers to address EU enlargement and Israeli-Palestinian relations
Debate to cover future of EU geopolitics and Finland's role in geopolitics
www.theguardian.com
3 days ago
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From beehive to kitchen table: UK beekeepers call for new law to trace honey's origin

Beekeepers support new rules for honey traceability
EU proposing new labelling rules for honey traceability
www.independent.co.uk
3 days ago
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Thousands at anti-government rally in Croatia allege high-level corruption and demand an election

Opposition demanding immediate parliamentary elections over corruption accusations
Political tensions rising in Croatia amid push for dissolution of parliament
www.mercurynews.com
4 days ago
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Labour wins 2 special elections, dealing blow to PM Sunak

The UK Conservative Party is facing challenges after losing two seats in special elections to the Labour Party.
The Conservatives have lost 10 by-elections since the last general election.
www.theguardian.com
4 days ago
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Sunak faces conflicting calls over Tory path forward after bruising byelections

Reform UK winning 13% of the vote in a byelection is a shock for the Conservatives.
Calls to unite the Tory family of Reform and Conservative voters as a winning strategy are questioned by polling experts.
www.theguardian.com
4 days ago
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Tory MPs warn Sunak veering further right would be politically disastrous'

One Nation Conservatives warn Rishi Sunak against moving further to the right after byelection losses
Calls from some Conservatives to reunite the right and win back Reform voters
BBC News
4 days ago
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Farage: Conservatives would vote for me as leader

The Tories are considered to be further right on the political spectrum than a centre-right party.
Nigel Farage believes that Tory members would support him as leader over Rishi Sunak.
www.aljazeera.com
4 days ago
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Why has UK's Labour Party suspended two election candidates over Gaza war?

Two Labour Party parliamentary candidates were suspended due to alleged anti-Semitic remarks made about Israel.
The controversy raises questions about the stifling of criticism of Israel and the party's stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
www.theguardian.com
4 days ago
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Farmers are in revolt and Europe's climate policies are crumbling. Welcome to the age of greenlash' | Paul Taylor

Ursula von der Leyen withdrew a bill to halve the use of chemical pesticides by 2030, a key part of the European Green Deal and Farm to Fork strategy
Her decision was influenced by rural protests, rising fuel costs, and the threat of far-right nationalists
www.theguardian.com
5 days ago
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EU policies partly to blame for 3,000 deaths in Mediterranean last year, say rights groups

NGOs running rescue missions in the Mediterranean are calling for a change in EU policies, blaming them for the drownings of over 3,000 people last year.
A 2023 decree implemented by the Italian interior minister severely reduces the response capacity of NGO-run civil fleets, hindering their rescue missions and putting lives at risk.
www.theguardian.com
6 days ago
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Ireland and Spain demand EU reviews Israel trade deal over rights obligations

The prime ministers of Ireland and Spain have written a joint letter to EU leaders, calling for action on the deteriorating situation in Gaza and urging an assessment of Israel's compliance with human rights obligations.
The letter demands a review of the EU-Israel association agreement, which is the main basis for trade ties between the two parties.
www.theguardian.com
6 days ago
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EU told Slovakia that its reforms risked irreparable damage' to rule of law

The European Commission warned Slovakia about potential damage to the rule of law before the approval of controversial legal reforms.
The reforms, which critics say protect the prime minister's political and business allies, include scrapping a special prosecutor's office and lowering penalties for financial crimes.
www.theguardian.com
6 days ago
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EU proposes sanctions on Chinese firms aiding Russian war effort

The EU is proposing to sanction companies in mainland China, Hong Kong, and India for their support of Russia's military.
The EU is concerned about technology being sold outside the bloc and then finding its way to Russia via third countries.
Independent.ie
6 days ago
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Ireland and Spain take first European steps towards economic penalties on Israel over war in Gaza

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez, have written a joint letter to President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, urging the EU to propose measures against Israel for breaching its association agreement.
Varadkar claims Israel is 'blinded by rage' in its actions in Gaza and calls for an urgent review of Israel's compliance with its human rights obligations under the EU/Israel Association Agreement.
The letter stresses the need for a ceasefire and the protection of civilians in Gaza, as well as the importance of continued humanitarian assistance from organizations like UNWRA.
www.dw.com
1 week ago
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Pakistan: Khan's rivals agree to form coalition DW 02/14/2024

PML-N and PPP have formed a coalition in Pakistan to command a majority in parliament.
Former Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will be nominated to lead the new government.
www.theguardian.com
6 days ago
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Why are kids doing the Brexit tackle'? They're having fun at adults' expense and mocking our toxic politics | Lola Okolosie

Kids are using the term 'Brexit tackle' while playing football, referring to a tackle that takes out the player instead of getting the ball.
The term has spread beyond North London and has become a popular phrase among young football players.
www.theguardian.com
6 days ago
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Europe and the US are drifting further apart and Britain will be left to flounder | Rafael Behr

European allies are concerned about the possibility of Donald Trump being re-elected as US president
Trump's disdain for alliances and focus on transactions and threats undermines deterrence
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
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David Cameron to meet EU ministers to seek more help for Ukraine

David Cameron is discussing strengthening Ukraine's defences and finances with European partners in the face of potential US financial support cuts.
The UK hopes that European countries, including Poland, can increase defence production and provide windfall profits from seized Russian assets to Ukraine.
english.elpais.com
1 week ago
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Pakistan's former premier Sharif and allies agree to form a coalition

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's party and its allies will form a coalition government after last week's parliamentary elections.
The coalition includes rival parties of imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Shehbaz Sharif is expected to be the joint choice for prime minister.
www.npr.org
1 week ago
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Pakistan heads toward a coalition government

Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's party and its allies will form a coalition government after no party won a simple majority in parliamentary elections.
The coalition includes the Pakistan People's Party of former President Asif Ali Zardari and Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League.
It is widely believed that Shehbaz Sharif, the younger brother of Nawaz Sharif, will be the joint choice for prime minister.
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
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Post-Brexit watchdog ready' to investigate flood of cheaper Chinese electric cars

The UK's Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) is prepared to investigate Chinese electric car companies flooding the market, but the government has not requested it to do so.
The European Commission has already launched an investigation into Chinese electric vehicles (EVs).
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
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European leaders call for stronger defence ties after Trump's Nato remarks

European leaders call for greater unity and military cooperation in response to Trump's comments about NATO
Some European leaders openly criticize Trump while others express more nuanced responses
www.dw.com
1 week ago
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Scholz says Trump NATO remarks 'irresponsible and dangerous' DW 02/12/2024

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz criticizes Donald Trump for threatening to withhold security from NATO members
Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk encourages increased European defense and production
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
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'Provide less arms' if you think death toll is too high, Josep Borrell tells Israel allies video

EU foreign policy chief suggests US should reconsider military aid to Israel in response to civilian casualties in Gaza.
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
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Nato chief says Trump remarks may put US and EU lives at risk

Nato chief, Jens Stoltenberg, stated that any attack on Nato would be met with a united and forceful response.
Trump's comments about Russia attacking Nato allies who don't pay their fair share were criticized by European leaders.
www.independent.co.uk
1 week ago
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The Brexit bill: 100bn hit to UK exports as toy and jewellery sales slump

Brexit is resulting in a loss of almost 100bn in annual UK exports, leaving the economy worse off than if it had remained in the EU.
Businesses producing sporting goods, toys, jewelry, and medical equipment have been particularly affected by border costs imposed by Brexit, leading to a 30% decrease in trade between 2020 and 2023 compared to if the UK had stayed in the EU.
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www.independent.co.uk
1 week ago
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Top playwright blames Boris and Trump for madness' in modern politics

Playwright James Graham criticizes Boris Johnson and Donald Trump for their handling of politics
Graham believes the UK needs new leadership and a reset in order to move forward
www.mediaite.com
1 week ago
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Russian President Vladimir Putin Blames Boris Johnson For Derailing Ukraine Peace Deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin blames Boris Johnson for derailing a peace agreement with Ukraine in 2022.
Johnson's visit to Kyiv in 2022 is seen as a turning point in the peace talks.
www.mediaite.com
1 week ago
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Lying F***ing Public Schoolboy': Rock Icon Rod Stewart Rips Boris Johnson, Backs Labour

Rod Stewart criticizes Boris Johnson and expresses support for Keir Starmer in the upcoming general election.
Stewart cites Johnson as a 'lying public schoolboy' and expresses disillusionment with the Conservative Party's leadership.
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www.dw.com
1 week ago
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Poland: Tusk's visit to Berlin will be a tightrope walk DW 02/11/2024

Donald Tusk will be traveling to Paris and Berlin to meet with Emmanuel Macron and Olaf Scholz, respectively.
Tusk's main challenge will be repairing Poland's relationship with Germany without getting too close to their western neighbor.
www.dw.com
1 week ago
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Can the EU do more to support Ukraine? DW 02/10/2024

The war in Ukraine was a key issue in the meeting between German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and President Joe Biden in Washington.
The EU recently approved a 50-billion support package for Ukraine, but it is primarily earmarked for civilian purposes.
Steelers Depot
1 week ago
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Shrine Bowl Interview: Michigan WR Cornelius Johnson Could Bring Size And Winning Pedigree To Pittsburgh WR Room

Cornelius Johnson stood out as one of the best wide receivers at the East-West Shrine Bowl.
Despite his modest statistics at Michigan, Johnson has been a key contributor to the team's success.
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
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Imran Khan claims victory in Pakistan poll but military might have final say

Imran Khan's political party, PTI, intends to form the next government in Pakistan despite opposition efforts to form a coalition.
PTI won the most seats in the election but did not secure a simple majority, leading to political turmoil and uncertainty.
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
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UK farmers vow to mount more blockades over cheap post-Brexit imports

Farmers in Kent staged a slow tractor protest at Dover to protest low supermarket prices and cheap food imports.
Farmers may organize further blockades and protests, inspired by French farmers who previously blocked motorways in France.
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
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Brexit border checks and badly planned farm subsidies could plunge the UK into a food crisis

Brexit border checks and delays are impacting food imports and exports, leading to potential food shortages in the UK.
Many businesses may choose to trade elsewhere due to the costs and uncertainty of trading with the UK after Brexit.
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
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The most effective cure for Northern Irish unionism? Attitudes in England | Emma DeSouza

The polarisation and politicisation of identity in Northern Ireland is leading to the perception that you can only be Irish or British, not both.
Many citizens of Northern Ireland who identify as British find their perception of Britishness challenged when they interact with people on the mainland UK.
www.dw.com
1 week ago
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EU supply chain law postponed amid German FDP opposition DW 02/09/2024

The German business-focused FDP is opposing the adoption of a proposed EU law on supply chain due diligence.
The legislation would require companies to assess whether their supply chains use forced labor or cause environmental damage.
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
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Port of Dover fears gangs of meat smugglers looking to bypass new post-Brexit checks

The Port of Dover could become a target for criminals smuggling illegal and diseased meat into the UK under new post-Brexit plans.
The Dover Port Health Authority is considering legal action against the government over its decision to end physical checks of imported meat at a post within the port.
www.esquire.com
1 week ago
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Dakota Johnson Hated Working on The Office: 'Worst Time of My Life"

Dakota Johnson had a negative experience filming the series finale of The Office.
Johnson felt like an outsider on set and had difficulty fitting in with the cast.
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
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Family of Swede imprisoned in Iran fear death penalty verdict is imminent

The family of a Swedish EU diplomat imprisoned in Iran fears he will be given a death sentence or life imprisonment.
Johan Floderus, an innocent man, has been detained in Iran for over 663 days and his family is calling for his immediate release.
www.thelocal.dk
1 week ago
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UK and Denmark agree on voting rights for UK nationals in Danish local elections

The UK and Denmark have signed a treaty allowing UK nationals living in Denmark to vote and run for office in local elections.
The treaty will also allow Danish citizens with 'settled status' in the UK to vote and participate in British local council elections.
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
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Tucker Carlson interview with Putin to test EU law regulating tech companies

The EU's Digital Services Act requires tech companies like X and Facebook to remove illegal or harmful content from their platforms.
The EU is concerned that an interview between Tucker Carlson and Vladimir Putin could be used as part of Putin's information war and spread propaganda on social media.
euronews
1 week ago
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Is Ireland inching closer to being united as one?

Northern Ireland's power-sharing government has been restored with pro-United Ireland parties in key positions
A growing shift in demographics and national identity suggests that Northern Ireland is becoming less unionist and more open to a united Ireland
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
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Italian man removed from UK despite post-Brexit Home Office certificate

A man holding a Home Office certificate was removed from the UK despite his right to travel while his application to live and work in the country post-Brexit was being processed.
The man's removal contravenes the withdrawal agreement between the EU and the UK, causing distress and hardship for him and his partner.
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
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Spain and EU to sign migration deal with Mauritania as people-smuggling rises

There has been a surge in people-smuggling operations to the Canary Islands, with a dramatic increase in the number of people making the perilous journey.
The EU is seeking to strengthen ties with Mauritania, Tunisia, and Egypt to create strategic alliances in managing migration and creating legal routes for migrants.
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
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John Bruton obituary

John Bruton played a significant role in the Northern Ireland peace process during his time as taoiseach.
He advanced political negotiations through the joint framework agreement of 1995 and was candid in expressing his views even when he disagreed with his British counterpart.
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
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EU to take action against Hungary's sovereignty' law

The European Commission is taking legal action against Hungary over a new law that it says violates the principle of democracy
Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been clashing with Brussels over democratic norms
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