RFI : Europe
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EU budget summit ends without agreement  19h16 21 février
A marathon EU summit called to set the bloc’s budget for the next seven years ended in deadlock late on Friday after the 27 member countries failed to find common ground.
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Nine dead in ’xenophobic’ Germany bar shootings  09h41 20 février
A shooter with suspected far-right beliefs killed nine people at a shisha smoking bar and a cafe in the German city of Hanau, police said Thursday, before apparently killing himself and his mother.
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EU rebuffs UK’s ’timewasting’ Brexit tweet  18h27 19 février
The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has dismissed an aggressive tweet by the office of the British prime minister, saying that the offending tweet risked obstructing continued negotiations on the UK’s future relationship with the EU.
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EU promotes ’trustworthy’ artificial intelligence in new digital roadmap  15h16 19 février
The European Union has revealed new strategies for the development of artificial intelligence and data. The European bloc wants to help shape the rules that define the use of AI as well as enable its businesses to catch up with rivals in the United States who have led the charge in facial...
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Turkey at odds with EU over policing of Libya arms embargo  13h21 19 février
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has slammed an EU move to police the UN arms embargo off the coast of Libya. Erdogan said the EU had no authority to take such decisions, suggesting the new maritime effort was an initiative designed to interfere in Libya’s affairs.
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French town cuts ties with Polish twin that declared itself LGBT-free  10h53 18 février
A Polish mayor on Monday deplored the decision by a sister town in France to suspend 25-year official ties with her town because it declared itself an area free of LGBT ideology.
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UK needs ambitious Brexit trade deal, not WTO terms - Von Der Leyen  10h33 11 février
European Union Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says the European Union will only offer Britain unique access to its vast single market if the U.K. agrees to stick to the bloc’s standards. Speaking this Tuesday, the EU chief also dismissed British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s idea of...
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Venice has been taking high tides in its stride for centuries  14h18 09 février
High tides in Venice have been par for the course in recent months, with the lagoon city sustaining significant damage to its buildings, churches and cultural heritage after a particularly destructive episode in November.
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Planes, trains cancelled in France as Storm Ciara sweeps Western Europe  10h29 09 février
Some 60 flights in and out of Brussels were cancelled Sunday and 35 French departments put on orange alert as storm Ciara brought howling winds and rain to Western Europe.
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Coronavirus case among repatriated Europeans reported in Belgium  11h14 04 février
A Belgian person who was one of hundreds of Europeans repatriated from the Chinese city of Wuhan via France at the weekend has tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said Tuesday.
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Ireland to hold first post-Brexit elections  07h45 04 février
Ireland votes in a general election on 8 February, just one week after neighboring Britain’s departure from the European Union. RFI looks at how Brexit affects the Irish political landscape and Ireland’s position within the EU 27.
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EU, France insist on fishing rights in post-Brexit talks with UK  15h03 03 février
Top officials in France and the European Union have insisted that any future trade deal with Britain must hinge upon equal access to fishing waters, underlining the symbolic importance of an industry crucial on both sides of the English Channel.
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After Brexit, Irish activists begin push for reunification  09h59 01 février
On Saturday, February 1, the United Kingdom is no longer part of the EU. Hardcore Brexiteers celebrated noisily in London and other places, but small groups gathered at the border between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic for mutual consolation.
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Transport may pay high price for Brexit delays  08h05 31 janvier
Every year, more than 800,000 trucks cross the waters between Northern Ireland and the rest of Great Britain. About half come from England and Scotland. A new border, projected in the North Channel between Ulster and the British mainland, could have disastrous repercussions for the road haulage...
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UK refuses top French Michelin-starred chef permanent residency  11h05 28 janvier
In what could be the shape of things to come, Britain has refused a top Michelin-star chef permission to remain in the UK permanently. Claude Bosi, who runs the upmarket restaurant Bibendum in Chelsea says he is not welcome there anymore.