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Germany bristles at US sanctions threat over Russia pipeline - 2 hours 44 min ago
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Monday (10 August) he had expressed "displeasure" to his US counterpart Mike Pompeo about Washington's threat of sanctions against a German port over a gas pipeline from Russia.
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It’s high time for the EU to take the side of the Bulgarian citizens - 4 hours 3 min ago
EU leaders have to make up their minds and understand that they only have two options - to act on the side of Bulgarian citizens in their fight for a decent and modern European country, or to passively watch the failure of a member state, writes Radan Kanev.
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Poland calls for extraordinary EU summit following tainted Belarus election - 5 hours 56 min ago
Poland on Monday (10 August) called for an emergency European Union summit on the situation in Belarus after clashes in the night in Minsk following a disputed presidential election.
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Europe must not allow Lukashenko to continue his manipulations - 6 hours 20 min ago
The EU must shape at least two different policies towards Belarus - one for the regime that stole the elections and one for the civil society, writes Urmas Paet.
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[Ticker] EU calls for political clean-up in Lebanon - 8 hours 44 min ago
French president Emmanuel Macron and EU Council president Charles Michel called for an independent enquiry into the Beirut explosion at a UN-organised virtual donors' conference on Sunday, which raised €253m in aid. There also ought to be "urgently needed reforms" in Lebanese politics, German foreign minister Heiko Maas told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper, amid mass protests in Beirut against government misrule and corruption.
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[Ticker] Possible Covid vaccine before year's end, says EU - 8 hours 52 min ago
A vaccine against Covid-19 may be available before the end of the year, said European Commissioner for health Stella Kyriakides. In an interview with the German newspaper Handelsblatt on Sunday. "Although making predictions is risky at this point, we have good indications that the first vaccine will be available toward the end of this year or beginning of next year," she is quoted as having said.
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Night of violence in Minsk prompts talk of EU sanctions - 8 hours 52 min ago
Images of bloody injuries after police attacked protesters with batons and stun grenades marked Belarus' latest sham election, posing questions on EU sanctions.
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[Opinion] Schrems privacy ruling risks EU's ties to digital world - 8 hours 53 min ago
With more and more trade moving to the digital realm, Europe can ill-afford to cut itself off. Meanwhile, China continues to advance a vision for an internet that is fractured along national boundaries and controlled by governments.
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UK asks military to stop Channel migrants - 8 hours 53 min ago
The UK is scrambling to prevent migrant boat crossings but is facing legal obstacles in a move that seeks to offshore the issue onto France.
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What is happening in Belarus cannot be called elections - 9 hours 28 min ago
After 9 August Belarus will have a totally illegitimate president, and the West must be prepared for the perspective of the illegitimate Lukashenko, writes Andrius Kubilius.
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Belarus police crackdown on mass protests against strongman president after election - 9 hours 42 min ago
Belarus police fired water cannons, tear gas and stun grenades in a crackdown on protests that erupted on Sunday (9 August) as President Alexander Lukashenko was set to claim another election win in the face of the biggest challenge in years to his grip on power.
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Afghanistan to release 400 ‘hard-core’ Taliban prisoners in bid for peace - 9 hours 53 min ago
The Afghan government agreed on Sunday (9 August) to release 400 “hard-core” Taliban prisoners, paving the way for peace talks aimed at ending almost two decades of war.
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World pledges €250 million to Lebanon, to be delivered ‘directly’ to population - 10 hours 6 min ago
World leaders on Sunday (9 August) pledged more than €250 million for disaster-struck Lebanon, conference host France said, with the emergency aid to be delivered "directly" to a population reeling from the deadly port blast in Beirut.
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Turkey navy ops in eastern Med ‘extremely worrying’: EU - 10 hours 17 min ago
Turkey's resumed search for oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean is "extremely worrying", the EU said Sunday (9 August) after Greece and Egypt set up an exclusive economic zone in the region.
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UK armed forces asked to help deal with migrant boats crossing Channel - 10 hours 28 min ago
Britain's armed forces have been asked to help deal with boats carrying migrants across the Channel from France, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday (8 August) after a spate of arrivals on the southern English coast.
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Italy seeks €28.5 billion in EU’s SURE unemployment aid - 10 hours 51 min ago
Italy has asked the European Union to tap its SURE unemployment scheme for €28.5 billion after extending furlough support to help the economy withstand the hit from the COVID-19 crisis.
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EU commission urges states to allow unmarried partners to travel - 10 hours 58 min ago
The European Commission on Friday (7 August) urged member states to allow EU entry for unmarried partners of European citizens and residents by exempting them from travel restrictions targeting some countries.
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Speech by President Michel at the international conference on assistance and support to Beirut

European Council - 13 hours 59 min ago
Along other world leaders, President Michel delivered a speech at a virtual donor conference to secure international aid for Lebanon in the aftermath of the explosions that hit Beirut on 4 August
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"The people in Lebanon can count on the European Union" - press release following President Charles Michel's visit to Beirut

European Council - Sun, 08/09/2020 - 03:52
Charles Michel, President of the European Council, travelled to Beirut on 8 August 2020 to convey EU solidarity to the people of Lebanon after the devastating explosions on 4 August.
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EU wary of violence in Belarus election - Sat, 08/08/2020 - 17:01
EU states have voiced fear of violence during Belarus elections on Sunday (9 August), as president Aleksander Lukashenko seeks to enter his third decade in power.
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