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EU approves winding down of Italian lenders

The European Commission gave preliminary approval for an Italian plan to wind down two ailing Veneto-based regional lenders.

Is it time for the EU to improve its human rights record?

The European Union has made progress in ensuring its sanctions allow for legal challenges and don’t harm human rights.

US military shoots down Iranian-made drone in Syria

It's the third time this month that that the US has downed aircraft affiliated with Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government.

Michel Barnier optimistic about a fair Brexit deal

Talks on Britain leaving the European Union began Monday with both sides saying they will focus first on an orderly withdrawal.

Is the world really a better place these days?

Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan had left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016.

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