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EU calls for more data from online platforms in fight against fake news

The online platforms must do more to combat disinformation, including sharing data on their efforts, said European Union after it tracked suspected Russian and domestic attempts to disrupt last month's European Parliament elections.

Britain's Conservatives prefer a 'no deal' Brexit to Theresa May's plan

Respondents in a survey shrugged off warnings that a cliff-edge departure could lead to steep price hikes and shortages of food and medicine.


Spain digs in on Gibraltar before EU Brexit summit

At Sunday's summit, the EU leaders would expect to endorse the treaty and approve the declaration by consensus, which means Spain in effect has the power to hold up the process.

Stand up to EU bullies, says UK's ex-foreign minister Boris Johnson

Brexit campaigners, like Johnson, are also fearful the government is trying to agree a non time-limited backstop to keep the whole country inside a customs union with the EU indefinitely - something they say will not deliver Brexit.

Talks between EU, US don't point to trade war: Germany's Scholz

The gathering comes amid an escalating trade dispute between the United States and China, financial jitters in some emerging economies and worries about Italy’s public finances.

EU nations divided on 2030 CO2 curbs for cars, vans

The debate comes a day after the release of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which warned that society would have to take "unprecedented" changes to meet a lower global warming target.


UK hits back after EU trashes Theresa May's Brexit plan

A rattled May insisted that her plan was the only one on the table and that Britain was prepared to walk away from the EU without a deal if it was rejected.

Iran calls for European Union help as shipping giant pulls out for fear of US sanctions

"European countries have political will to maintain economic ties with Iran based on JCPOA (the nuclear deal), but they need to take practical measures within the time limit," Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday in his official website.

EU moves on migrant plans, while 100 reported missing at sea

Even as migrant arrival numbers drop, the situation has been heating up. Anti-migrant parties have been fomenting public fear of foreigners, winning votes in Italy, Austria, Slovenia and elsewhere.

Web giants gird for legal headaches under new EU copyright rules

Under the new rules, Facebook and Google could be required to prevent certain works from showing up on their websites in the first place, should rights holders demand it.

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Migration crisis: ‘Critical times’ for EU say the bloc’s founding members

Against a backdrop of deep divisions within the EU over the migration crisis, the bloc’s six founding members put on a united front at a meeting in Rome on Tuesday. Germany, France, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg pledged to pursue “ever closer union”, although they acknowledged that the EU was facing “very challenging times.” […]

EU is a complete democracy-free zone: Varoufakis

Former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis spoke at a debate panel in Berlin, Monday, on the European Union’s need for reforms, ahead of leaunching his own left-wing, pan-European political movement. Varoufakis accused the European Union (EU) of being a “complete democracy-free zone” as “there is no sovereignty.” He added that despite the national representatives being […]