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National parliaments to get more influence on EU legislation

The European Parliament approved a report which advocates extra checks to ensure the EU legislates only on areas not best left to member states and that the legislation is fit for purpose as well as proportionate

EU threatens Hungary with sanctions

Hungarian populist premier Viktor Orban denounced threatened EU sanctions over the country's deteriorating rights situation.
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Mogherini optimistic about EU army headquarters

EU foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said remaining differences over a planned military headquarters had been resolved and it could be formally launched in a few days.

EU joins African, Caribbean and Pacific countries in climate deal push

The EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) made the call at a UN climate change conference taking place in Bonn.
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US President Donald Trump ‘obstructs justice’, a possible impeachable offense

President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into ties between Michael Flynn and Russia.
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Merkel and Macron propose historic EU reconstruction

The new French president and the German chancellor were speaking in Berlin on Macron's 1st day in the job.

Ivory Coast on the brink of civil after nationwide army mutiny

Heavy gunfire erupted on Monday in Ivory Coast's two largest cities of Abidjan and Bouake as the military said it pressed an operation to quash a four-day nationwide army mutiny over bonus payments.

German lawmakers not allowed to visit soldiers at Incirlik air base

Germany has about 270 troops at the base. The refusal was communicated to Germany’s ambassador over the weekend.
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Edouard Philippe appointed as new prime minister of France

French President Emmanuel Macron has appointed Edouard Philippe, a relatively unknown 46-year-old lawmaker, as prime minister.
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EU strengthens humanitarian support for Myanmar

Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides has concluded his official visit to Myanmar, announcing new funding of €12 million for the country.

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