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Merkel takes centre stage in EU's year of crises

Berlin (AFP) – In a year of crises for Europe, from the Ukraine war to Greece's debt turmoil to the historic refugee influx, Germany's Angela Merkel emerged as the continent's…

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Polish Senate backs contested court reforms, despite EU warnings

Warsaw (AFP) – Poland's Senate approved controversial reforms to the country's highest court which have triggered protests at home & EU warnings that they could undermine the rule of law,…

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EU doubles aid to drought-hit Papua New Guinea to tackle food, water shortages

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – An El Niño-related drought & frost have triggered severe food & water shortages in Papua New Guinea's highlands, prompting the European Commission to more than…

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EU data protection reform may promise more than it delivers

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Implementing the biggest shake-up to Europe's fragmented data protection laws in two decades may fail to provide companies with the consistency & simplicity that…

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Mercosur eyes free trade with EU

Asuncion (AFP) – South America's Mercosur countries are set to meet Monday to initiate talks on a possible free trade deal early next year with the European Union. Foreign &…

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Cameron to send Britons dossier on benefits of EU: report

London (AFP) – British Prime Minister David Cameron is planning to send voters a dossier on the benefits of European Union membership ahead of an in-out referendum, British media reported…

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Mercosur eyes free trade with EU

Asuncion (AFP) – South America's Mercosur countries are set to meet Monday to initiate talks on a possible free trade deal early next year with the European Union. Foreign &…

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'Fix it:' Cameron, EU chiefs hand UK puzzle to technocrats

By Alastair Macdonald & Elizabeth Piper BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Christmas came early for Brussels lawyers & policy wonks who relish nothing better than a brain-teasing multidimensional constitutional puzzle to while…

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Germany-Italy clash ends year of crisis for EU

Brussels (AFP) – A clash between Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi & German Chancellor Angela Merkel highlighted fresh EU divisions on Friday despite efforts to present a unified front after…

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Germany and Austria working together on EU asylum law

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany & Austria are working on a proposal for a usual European asylum law, Germany's refugee crisis coordinator said in an interview with German magazine Focus. Hundreds…

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