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EU Leaders Decide Who to Inherit Jean-Claude Juncker

Juncker

BRUSSELS – European Union (EU) leaders meet today and tomorrow at a meeting in Brussels. They have to decide who will be the successor of Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission and who will head the European Central Bank, the European External Action Service and the European Council, …

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EU Sees Sharp Rise in Asylum Applications from Venezuela

EU

BRUSSELS – The number of applications for asylum in the EU is back up. While Syrians and Afghans formerly topped the list, the EU has seen a surge in the number of refugees from Latin America — particularly Venezuela. After several years in decline, the number of first-time asylum applications …

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Global Actions Advance as Centrists Lose Ground in EU Vote

Europe

BANGKOK – Shares rose on Monday in Europe after centrists lost ground to ecologist and pro-corporate groups in the 28-nation parliamentary assembly elections, Reuters reported Monday. The German DAX rose 0.5% to 12,066.21 and the CAC 40 in France, from 0.3% to 5,332.66. Markets have been closed in Great Britain. …

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EU Rejects Iran’s 60-Day Ultimatum on JCPOA

Iran

TEHRAN – The EU has rejected Iran’s ultimatum to JCPOA, which calls on the bloc to keep its commitments on the nuclear deal in the next two months, otherwise Tehran would start suspending its part, MNA reported Thursday. “We reject all ultimatums and we will assess Iran’s compliance on the …

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EU Nations Live Well Beyond the Means of the Earth: Report

EU

BRUSSELS – All 28 European Union (EU) countries are consuming Earth’s resources much faster than they can be replenished, and none of them has a sustainable consumption policy, a report by World Wide Fund (WWF) and Global Footprint Network (GFN) said on Thursday, as European leaders meet to discuss priorities …

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Labor Officials Quit Their Posts with Blast at Corbyn Over Brexit

Brexit

LONDON – Aaron Austin Locke and Robert McIntosh announced their resignation as the top two office bearers in the Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven constituency Labor party in an email to local members, PoliticsHome said Tuesday. They said they were unhappy with the party’s failure to fully endorse another referendum on …

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