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Echo chambers: Fake news fact-checks hobbled by low reach, study shows

The European Union has called on Facebook and other platforms to invest more in fact-checking, but a new study shows those efforts may rarely reach the communities worst affected by fake news.

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

In a review due to be published on Friday and seen by Reuters, the EU assesses efforts to safeguard the May vote for the EU's legislature by funding fact-checking organisations, building up an in-house unit to counter disinformation from Russia, and enlisting the help of Facebook, Google, Twitter and others.


Trump tells UK to 'walk away' if EU does not give what it wants in Brexit

“They've got to get it done,” he said. “They have got to get the deal closed.” “If they don’t get what they want, I would walk away. If you don’t get a fair deal, you walk away.”

Who wants to be Britain's next prime minister?

The face of the official campaign to leave the European Union, Boris Johnson resigned as foreign minister in July in protest at May's handling of the exit negotiations. Johnson set out his pitch to the membership in a speech at the party's annual conference in October - some members queued for hours to get a seat.

As Europe votes,populists seek to undercut bloc from within

Not so long ago, Europe’s populist movements were advocating a departure from the bloc, or at least from the euro currency area. But with voters overwhelmingly in favor of staying in — an attitude hardened by two years of Brexit chaos — that strategy has changed: Now they are promising an insurgency from within.

European Union Extends Brexit Deadline to October 31

On another difficult night for Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain, European leaders scrapped her proposal for a postponement until June 30, concluding that such a short deadline was unrealistic for the departure known as Brexit.


UK's Theresa May will meet Labour leader in attempt to end Brexit stalemate

The United Kingdom was supposed to leave the EU last Friday, but three years after Britons backed leaving the bloc in a referendum, it is still unclear how, when or even if it will do so.

Is Britain’s Political System at the Breaking Point?

On Wednesday, three lawmakers quit Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party, joining eight rebels from the opposition Labour Party in a bold attempt to smash Britain’s entrenched two-party system for the first time in a generation.

UK parliament's Brexit committee says no-deal cannot be govt policy

"Having taken a wide range of evidence on the implications of a no deal Brexit, the committee is clear that this cannot be allowed to happen," Hilary Benn, chairman of parliament's Brexit committee, said.

European Union unveils strategy paper for ramping up ties with India

India and the EU are significantly deepening their counter-cooperation to effectively deal with the challenge of terrorism in the region, said European Union's Ambassador to India Tomasz Kozlowski.