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EU agrees to ratify Paris climate deal

Environment ministers from across the EU agreed to ratify a landmark UN climate accord on Friday.

Environment ministers from across the EU agreed to ratify a landmark UN climate accord on Friday.

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Downing Street refuses to back up Boris's Brexit claim

Downing Street has refused to back up Boris Johnson’s claim that Brexit negotiations could begin “by the early part of next year” and may not take a full two years to…

Downing Street has refused to back up Boris Johnson’s claim that Brexit negotiations could begin “by the early part of next year” and may not take a full two years to…

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WTO backs Boeing over Airbus in latest round of government subsidies row

The World Trade Organisation has ruled against the European Union over subsidies to planemaker Airbus says the EU has failed to comply with its earlier rulings over European government loans.

The World Trade Organisation has ruled against the European Union over subsidies to planemaker Airbus says the EU has failed to comply with its earlier rulings over European government loans.

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The Brief from Brussels: EU vows to end roaming

This is the Brief from Brussels, a daily roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

This is the Brief from Brussels, a daily roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

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Transatlantic trade deals trigger Brussels demo

Several thousand farmers, activists and trade unionists held a protest outside EU buildings in Brussels in the latest demonstration against planned transatlantic free trade…

Several thousand farmers, activists and trade unionists held a protest outside EU buildings in Brussels in the latest demonstration against planned transatlantic free trade…

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Brussels and Apple trade claims over Irish tax row

The verbal sparring continues between Brussels and Apple over the 13 billion euro tax bill the European Commission has ruled it must pay to the Irish government.

The verbal sparring continues between Brussels and Apple over the 13 billion euro tax bill the European Commission has ruled it must pay to the Irish government.

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Attack on Brussels forensic lab 'probably arson'

A fire at a top forensic crime lab in Brussels was probably arson aimed at destroying evidence rather than terrorism, investigators have said.

A fire at a top forensic crime lab in Brussels was probably arson aimed at destroying evidence rather than terrorism, investigators have said.

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Blast rocks Brussels crime lab - no sign of terrorism

An explosion at a crime laboratory in Brussels early on Monday is being dealt with as a criminal offence, with no immediate indications of terrorism although nothing has been ruled…

An explosion at a crime laboratory in Brussels early on Monday is being dealt with as a criminal offence, with no immediate indications of terrorism although nothing has been ruled…

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Berlin urges London not to postpone Brexit after delay reports

Germany has urged London not to delay Brexit, following a flurry of British media reports which suggested Prime Minister Theresa May might postpone the formal procedure to leave the…

Germany has urged London not to delay Brexit, following a flurry of British media reports which suggested Prime Minister Theresa May might postpone the formal procedure to leave the…

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Japan-inspired "Flower Carpet"

Six hundred thousand giant begonia flowers were laid out on the historical Grand Place in the centre of Brussels.

Six hundred thousand giant begonia flowers were laid out on the historical Grand Place in the centre of Brussels.

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Turning Japanese: Brussels goes bonkers for begonias

Hundreds of begonias and dahlias will perfume the Grand Place in Brussels this weekend for the 20th "Flower Carpet" display, a biennial event which this year has a Japanese theme.

Hundreds of begonias and dahlias will perfume the Grand Place in Brussels this weekend for the 20th "Flower Carpet" display, a biennial event which this year has a Japanese theme.

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Europe - Turkey: At odds

As tension builds between the EU and Turkey what will become of their refugee pact?

As tension builds between the EU and Turkey what will become of their refugee pact?

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The Brief from Brussels: May is new British PM

This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.

Europe

Brexit leaders 'leaving the boat', says EU's Juncker

Under-fire European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has attacked Brexit campaigners Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage for leaving frontline politics.

Under-fire European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has attacked Brexit campaigners Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage for leaving frontline politics.

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NATO eyes more Russia talks

NATO officials plan to hold more talks with Russia after an alliance summit later this week, the alliance’s secretary-general said on Monday.

NATO officials plan to hold more talks with Russia after an alliance summit later this week, the alliance’s secretary-general said on Monday.

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UK PM Cameron bows out at 'final EU summit'

British Prime Minister David Cameron has bowed out of his final Eu summit by urging his successor to forge strong ties with the bloc.

British Prime Minister David Cameron has bowed out of his final Eu summit by urging his successor to forge strong ties with the bloc.

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The EU is finished after Brexit vote, says UKIP's Farage

UKIP leader Nigel Farage said on Tuesday that the EU is “dead” and predicted that more countries would hold referendums on their membership of the 28-member…

UKIP leader Nigel Farage said on Tuesday that the EU is “dead” and predicted that more countries would hold referendums on their membership of the 28-member…