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EU adopts resolutions in support of Iran nuclear deal

The European Union has reiterated its continued support for the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, while citing concerns about the country’s ballistic missile programme and regional activities. In a series of resolutions adopted on Monday, the European Commission, the EU’s governing body, said it was disappointed at the United States’ decision[…]

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European governments complicit in abuse of migrants in Libya: Amnesty

Despite repeated warnings, European governments have continued to actively support a “sophisticated system of abuse and exploitation of refugees and migrants” by Libyan authorities, according to an Amnesty International report released on Tuesday. The document, titled “Libya’s dark web of collusion,” details European governments’ complicity in the human rights abuses[…]

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Huge rallies in Turkey mark failed 2016 coup

Tens of thousands of people gathered at a massive rally in Istanbul, marking one year since the defeat of the coup aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from power. Joining the crowd gathered on Saturday at the Bosphorus Bridge, now known as the July 15 Martyr’s Bridge, Erdogan threatened[…]

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Theresa May triggers Brexit Article 50

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has triggered the formal two-year process of negotiations that will lead to Britain leaving the European Union after 44 years in a process popularly known as Brexit. A letter invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and officially notifying the EU of Britain’s decision to[…]

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Poultry industry crisis deepens

By Thakira Desai The Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) and its industry stakeholders have called on the European Union (EU) to intervene in the job loss crisis that has hit the South Africa’s poultry industry. This follows a recent march by FAWU and its members to the European Union[…]

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Hungary votes on EU refugee quotas referendum

Hungarians on Sunday began voting on a referendum over European Union plans to relocate refugees and migrants among member states. The right-wing government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban has fiercely opposed the EU plan, which seeks to share 160,000 asylum seekers around the 28-member bloc via mandatory quotas. Under the[…]

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David Cameron to quit after UK votes to leave EU

Prime Minister David Cameron is to step down by October after the UK voted to leave the European Union. Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, he said “fresh leadership” was needed. The PM had urged the country to vote Remain but was defeated by 52% to 48% despite London, Scotland and Northern Ireland[…]

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