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Finsbury Park attack: Minute’s silence held to mark anniversary

Finsbury Park attack: Minute’s silence held to mark anniversary

“We will not let terrorists divide us” says Prime Minister Theresa May, one year on from the attack.

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France’s Macron seeks common ground with Italy on #Immigration

France’s Macron seeks common ground with Italy on #Immigration

| June 19, 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron has urged Italy’s new prime minister to work with France, Germany and Spain on resolving migration issues rather than siding with an anti-immigration “axis” emerging within the European Union, write Michel Rose and Richard Lough. Smiling and calling each other “my friend”, Macron and Italian premier Giuseppe Conte sought to bury […]

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Voice of #StephenHawking beamed into space at final send-off

Voice of #StephenHawking beamed into space at final send-off

| June 19, 2018

The voice of Stephen Hawking was beamed into space with a message of peace and hope last week as the British physicist, who gained international acclaim for his work on black holes, was laid to rest during a service at London’s Westminster Abbey, writes Costas Pitas. The wheelchair-bound scientist who died in March aged 76 […]

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UK seeks ‘closest possible’ security pact with EU after #Brexit – minister

UK seeks ‘closest possible’ security pact with EU after #Brexit – minister

| June 19, 2018

Britain wants to cement its foreign policy and security ties with the European Union via the “closest possible co-operation agreement” for when it leaves the bloc, a British minister said, write Andrea Shalal in Berlin and Robin Emmott in Brussels. Britain was also open to a close partnership with Europe on a crisis intervention force […]

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Pro-EU lawmaker in Britain’s Conservative party: ‘We could collapse government’ #Brexit

Pro-EU lawmaker in Britain’s Conservative party: ‘We could collapse government’ #Brexit

| June 19, 2018

A leading pro-European Union lawmaker in Britain’s ruling Conservative Party warned on Sunday (17 June) that a row over parliament’s influence on the Brexit process could collapse the government, but said he hoped to find a way to avoid that, writes William James. Prime Minister Theresa May’s minority Conservative government is fighting with rebels from […]

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Three decades on, #Greece and #Macedonia sign pact to change ex-Yugoslav republic’s name

Three decades on, #Greece and #Macedonia sign pact to change ex-Yugoslav republic’s name

| June 19, 2018

Greece and Macedonia defied protests and set aside three decades of dispute on Sunday (17 June) as they agreed on a new name for the Balkan state, potentially paving the way for Macedonia’s admission to the European Union and NATO, write Karolina Tagaris and Aleksandar Vasovic.  The foreign ministers of Greece and Macedonia signed an […]

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May says important to ensure parliament does not overturn #Brexit

May says important to ensure parliament does not overturn #Brexit

| June 19, 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday (17 June) it was important to ensure that parliament could not block Brexit, defending her approach to passing the legislation that will end Britain’s membership of the European Union, writes William James. “We need to recognise the role of parliament, but ensure that the government’s hands can’t […]

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