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German President Steinmeier favours ending Internet anonymity

German President Steinmeier says he would favour an initiative to end anonymous commenting on the Internet to promote democracy and curb hate speech.

German President Steinmeier says he would favour an initiative to end anonymous commenting on the Internet to promote democracy and curb hate speech.

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Hungarians protest at government moves to restrict NGOs

Tens of thousands of protesters have held a day of rallies in the Hungarian capital to oppose government policies seen as limiting academic freedom and intimidating civic…

Tens of thousands of protesters have held a day of rallies in the Hungarian capital to oppose government policies seen as limiting academic freedom and intimidating civic…

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Hungary defies protests to pass into law 'anti-Soros' university bill

Hungary’s president signed into law on Monday a controversial bill on foreign universities seen as targeting an international school founded by US financier George…

Hungary’s president signed into law on Monday a controversial bill on foreign universities seen as targeting an international school founded by US financier George…

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Hungary submits bill targeting NGOs

The draft law on NGOs has just been submitted to the Hungarian Parliament, targeting the George Soros foundation. It comes a few days after

The draft law on NGOs has just been submitted to the Hungarian Parliament, targeting the George Soros foundation. It comes a few days after

Business

New British law could be major boost in womens' fight to close gender pay gap

From Thursday all British forms employing 250 people or more will have to publish by next April the complete gender breakdown of their workers' pay, and will no longer be able to hide the lower rates

From Thursday all British forms employing 250 people or more will have to publish by next April the complete gender breakdown of their workers' pay, and will no longer be able to hide the lower rates

Europe

EU criticism mounts of Hungary's crackdown on foreign universities

There is criticism from the European Commission’s president over controversial moves by Hungary’s prime minister to crackdown on foreign universities.

There is criticism from the European Commission’s president over controversial moves by Hungary’s prime minister to crackdown on foreign universities.

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MEPs call for infringement process against Hungary

Politicians across the European Parliament have denounced moves in Hungary, which could force out the Central European University – funded by George Soros – despite…

Politicians across the European Parliament have denounced moves in Hungary, which could force out the Central European University – funded by George Soros – despite…

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Moscow zoo sues after nude raccoon photoshoot

A Moscow petting zoo has filed a lawsuit against an advertising company for having rented a raccoon for a nude photoshoot

A Moscow petting zoo has filed a lawsuit against an advertising company for having rented a raccoon for a nude photoshoot

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Russian lawmaker proposes to legalise football hooliganism

A leading politician in Russia's legislative assembly has proposed turning behaviour which has plagued football in Europe into a sport of its own

A leading politician in Russia's legislative assembly has proposed turning behaviour which has plagued football in Europe into a sport of its own

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EU Parliament moves to end visa-free travel for Americans

The European Parliament has taken the first step in potentially revoking visa-free travel of Americans to the European Union

The European Parliament has taken the first step in potentially revoking visa-free travel of Americans to the European Union

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Italy: assisted dying debate reignited

The case of Fabiano Antoniani has reignited the debate about assisted suicide in Italy.

The case of Fabiano Antoniani has reignited the debate about assisted suicide in Italy.

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"There is a lot of pressure" - how "Premium Friday" could help the Japanese

Euronews Editorial Project Manager Javier Villagarcía has lived and worked in Japan. Here he gives us his impression of how the country's working culture will be affected.

Euronews Editorial Project Manager Javier Villagarcía has lived and worked in Japan. Here he gives us his impression of how the country's working culture will be affected.

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Eastern EU countries cry foul over "garbage can" food quality

Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic join forces in critiquing food companies they accuse of selling inferior foods compared to richer EU nations

Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic join forces in critiquing food companies they accuse of selling inferior foods compared to richer EU nations

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Jailed Kremlin critic Ildar Dadin's jail term quashed

Russia’s supreme court has overturned the conviction of jailed opposition activist Ildar Dadin and ordered his release.

Russia’s supreme court has overturned the conviction of jailed opposition activist Ildar Dadin and ordered his release.

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Dutch vote to legalise marijuana production

The vote to permit professional cultivation of the plant will allow the country's "coffee shops" which sell the drug openly, to have a legal source of supply.

The vote to permit professional cultivation of the plant will allow the country's "coffee shops" which sell the drug openly, to have a legal source of supply.

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Fears in Brussels mount after Bucharest weakens corruption fight

In Brussels, there is increasing alarm over the Romanian government’s emergency decree, which critics say will reduce penalties for corruption.

In Brussels, there is increasing alarm over the Romanian government’s emergency decree, which critics say will reduce penalties for corruption.

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Euronews Fact Check: Everything you need to know about executive orders

Donald Trump has caused a stir by issuing a flurry of executive orders in his first week in office. They have been used by every chief executive since the days of George Washington. Find out more in t

Donald Trump has caused a stir by issuing a flurry of executive orders in his first week in office. They have been used by every chief executive since the days of George Washington. Find out more in t

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UK: The Brexit ball is rolling

Britain's government has presented draft legislation to parliament, to enable the UK to trigger divorce proceedings from the European Union.

Britain's government has presented draft legislation to parliament, to enable the UK to trigger divorce proceedings from the European Union.

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Italy: Calls for immediate election after court ruling

Italy’s Constitutional Court has modified a contested electoral law, in a move that could pave the way for early elections this year.

Italy’s Constitutional Court has modified a contested electoral law, in a move that could pave the way for early elections this year.

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Italian court to review voting law

Italy’s Constitutional Court plays a regular part in Italian politics but the country’s new electoral law, or Italicum as its known, may give it a reduced role in…

Italy’s Constitutional Court plays a regular part in Italian politics but the country’s new electoral law, or Italicum as its known, may give it a reduced role in…

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Muslims suffer because of Europe's terror laws - Amnesty

The campaign group is sounding the alarm over "dangerously disproportionate" security measures adopted in 14 EU nations over the past two years.

The campaign group is sounding the alarm over "dangerously disproportionate" security measures adopted in 14 EU nations over the past two years.