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UK POLITICS: EU to Theresa May: Pay Up, Make Nice If You Want ‘Soft Brexit’

UK POLITICS: EU to Theresa May: Pay Up, Make Nice If You Want ‘Soft Brexit’

The other 27, including lead powers Germany and France, want to dissuade others from emulating Britain and so insist that any Brexit deal must be less advantageous than full membership.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: EU Slams Israel’s Plans for Thousand of New Settler Units

ISRAEL POLITICS: EU Slams Israel’s Plans for Thousand of New Settler Units

“Israel’s continued policy of settlement expansion is illegal under international law,” said Federica Mogherini, the EU’s high representative for foreign affairs and security policy, in a statement on Friday.

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UK POLITICS: How Theresa May’s Failed Election Gamble Changes Brexit

UK POLITICS: How Theresa May’s Failed Election Gamble Changes Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s failed gamble on a snap election throws Brexit – and the formal Brexit talks – into uncharted waters.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn Set Out Opposing EU ‘No Deal’ Stances

UK POLITICS: Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn Set Out Opposing EU ‘No Deal’ Stances

Britons will go to the polls in a vote that will decide whether May, from the centre-right Conservatives, or Corbyn of the leftist Labour Party, gets to sit down with Brussels and hammer out an exit deal that will define the country’s trade and diplomatic ties with the EU.

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IRELAND POLITICS: Irish Voters Want Tougher Stance on Brexit Talks: Poll

IRELAND POLITICS: Irish Voters Want Tougher Stance on Brexit Talks: Poll

Voters also want to see a closer-knit Europe after Britain leaves the Union, with 67% of respondents saying that they want to see further EU integration once a Brexit deal has been agreed.

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UK POLITICS: £350m for NHS After Brexit Pledge is in Conservative Manifesto: Boris Johnson Falsely Claims

UK POLITICS: £350m for NHS After Brexit Pledge is in Conservative Manifesto: Boris Johnson Falsely Claims

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has falsely claimed. “It is actually. It is. Theresa May, she said at the launch of our manifesto.”

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Philippine Ties With EU Set for ‘Rollercoaster Ride’: Minister

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Philippine Ties With EU Set for ‘Rollercoaster Ride’: Minister

“We have good relations with the EU, but it’s going to be a rocky period, or a rollercoaster ride,” Cayetano said, adding that he would meet the EU ambassador next week when he returns from an overseas trip.

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UK POLITICS: EU Could Pay Britain Brexit Divorce Bill: Boris Johnson Claims

UK POLITICS: EU Could Pay Britain Brexit Divorce Bill: Boris Johnson Claims

Boris Johnson claims: “There are assets that we have paid for over the years and there will need to be a proper computation of the value of those assets.”

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Stealing My Policies! Farage Says

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Stealing My Policies! Farage Says

“She is using exactly the same words and phrases I have been using for 20 years. I thought bashing Brussels bureaucrats was my domain,” Nigel Farage says.

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EUROPE POLITICS: US ‘Losing Leadership’ in World: EU Federica Mogherini

EUROPE POLITICS: US ‘Losing Leadership’ in World: EU Federica Mogherini

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the United States is “losing its leadership” position in the world, presenting an “opportunity” for the EU to become a “reliable partner” on the international stage. “There is an opportunity for the

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EUROPE POLITICS: Jean-Claude Juncker Says He’ll Stop ‘Speaking English’

EUROPE POLITICS: Jean-Claude Juncker Says He’ll Stop ‘Speaking English’

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker joked, “Slowly but surely, English is losing importance.”

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UK POLITICS: EU Seeking to Affect June 8 Election Result: Theresa May Says

UK POLITICS: EU Seeking to Affect June 8 Election Result: Theresa May Says

The European Commission’s negotiating stance has hardened, threats against Britain have been issued by European politicians and officials,” May said.

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USA POLITICS: Do-or-Die: EU Pushes Trump to Stick to Paris Climate Deal

USA POLITICS: Do-or-Die: EU Pushes Trump to Stick to Paris Climate Deal

“If the biggest economy in the world dumps the whole thing … we all have to worry,” one EU source told Reuters. “We are reaching out at all possible levels … to try to explain why they do not need to leave the Paris agreement.”

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UK POLITICS: Brexit Rising Payment Raises Negotiating Stakes

UK POLITICS: Brexit Rising Payment Raises Negotiating Stakes

EU negotiators have hiked possible payment demands for Brexit over recent weeks, officials say, widening the divide between Brussels and London, which questions whether it owes anything at all before talks start next month.

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FRANCE POLITICS: Hollande Wants Britain Purnished Because of Brexit

FRANCE POLITICS: Hollande Wants Britain Purnished Because of Brexit

“There will inevitably be price and cost for Britain, it’s the choice they made,” French President Francois Hollande said.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Accuses 27 EU Countries of Ganging Up Against UK Over Brexit

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Accuses 27 EU Countries of Ganging Up Against UK Over Brexit

“Our opponents are already seeking to disrupt those negotiations — at the same time as 27 other European countries line up to oppose us,” Theresa May says.

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ESTONIA POLITICS: US Deploys F-35 Jets to Estonia Even Closer to Russia Doorstep

ESTONIA POLITICS: US Deploys F-35 Jets to Estonia Even Closer to Russia Doorstep

US Air Force is deploying F-35 jets to Estonia, putting the newest fighter jets closer to Russia doorstep. The deployment is seen as marketing tactic by US to show off the aircraft’s capabilities to its European allies.

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UK POLITICS: EU to UK: Snap Election Irrelevant to Brexit Negotiations

UK POLITICS: EU to UK: Snap Election Irrelevant to Brexit Negotiations

Guy Verhofstadt slammed what he called “an attempted power grab” motivated by opportunism, saying it will be of very little consequence in Brussels.

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ARGENTINA POLITICS: Argentina May Regain Falklands Because of UK Brexit

ARGENTINA POLITICS: Argentina May Regain Falklands Because of UK Brexit

Argentina and Britain fought a 74-day war over the islands in 1982, which ended with the British side reasserting its rule over the islands.

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UK POLITICS: Britain Will Lose More From Brexit Than EU, Mogherini EU’s Foreign Policy Chief Says

UK POLITICS: Britain Will Lose More From Brexit Than EU, Mogherini EU’s Foreign Policy Chief Says

“The European Union, even after UK will be out, will continue to be the first market in the world, the second largest economy in the world,” Mogherini said.

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