European External Action Service

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EU leaders want one united Ireland after Brexit

European Union leaders are set to acknowledge that Northern Ireland could join the bloc in the future if its people vote to unite with EU member state Ireland.
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Russia provides energy to Ukrainian rebels and arms the Taliban

Russia announced it will begin supplying electricity to separatist-controlled areas after the Ukrainian government cut off their electricity.
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“Europe will not recognize Crimea’s annexation as re-unification”

The European Union does not recognize the annexation in Crimea and hopes for the full implementation of the Minsk Agreements,
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UN warns East Africa against signing trade deal with the EU

The EU-EAC EPA promises duty-and-quota free access to EU markets for East African goods in exchange for a gradual opening up of the region's markets to European products.
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Trump realizes that Europe is a bigger trading partner than Britain

Britain will not be free to agree new trade deals until it has left the EU in 2019.
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Donald Tusk questioned in Polish investigation

Military prosecutors are investigating allegations of secret illegal contacts between Polish and Russian intelligence officials during the period when Tusk was Poland's prime minister.
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Central banks expand their power around the globe

Central banks worldwide are likely to get even broader mandates and will retain many of their often improvised unconventional tools
International Court of Justice

ICJ: No evidence of Russian funding of Ukraine rebels

Ukraine had asked the ICJ to order Russia to shore up its border and prevent weapons, vehicles, people and money reaching the rebels.
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Russia arms Serbia to increase its influence in Europe

Serbia is seeking a Russian air defense system in addition to fighter jets and battle tanks in what could fuel tensions in the Balkans.
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“Turkish EU membership is off the table”

MEPs have given a mixed response to the outcome of the referendum that gave Turkish President Erdoğan sweeping new powers.

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