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Macron to slash France's MPs by a third as part of political shake-up

2017-07-04

President Emmanuel Macron on Monday promised a "profound transformation" of French politics, proposing to slash by a third the number of MPs, and telling lawmakers he would call a referendum if they do not agree.

Brexit: British officials drop 'cake and eat it' approach to negotiation

2017-07-03

British officials have quietly abandoned hope of securing the government’s promised “cake and eat it” Brexit deal, increasingly accepting the inevitability of a painful trade-off between market access and political control when the UK leaves the EU.

Finland rape case: Cuban volleyball players' jail terms cut

2017-07-01

A Finnish court has cut the jail terms of four members of Cuba's national volleyball team found guilty of rape, and released a fifth.

France's Macron sees slowdown in approval rating: poll

2017-06-30

A poll released Thursday showed that the popularity of President Emmanuel Macron, France's youngest head of state, suffered a slowdown a month after he occupied the Elysee Palace.

EU to reform key information-system management body for interoperability

2017-06-30

The European Commission proposed Thursday to strengthen the mandate of the EU Agency for the operational management of large scale IT systems (eu-LISA), enabling the key management body to develop and roll-out technical solutions to make the EU information systems interoperable.

Greece on track to exit bailout in 2018: ESM chief

2017-06-29

Greece is on track to exit the current third bailout in mid-2018 and focus should now shift to growth, European Stability Mechanism (ESM) Managing Director Klaus Regling said on Wednesday.

Cyprus showdown talks seek fix for decades-old crisis

2017-06-28

Rival Cypriot leaders meet on Wednesday to resume efforts to solve one of the world's longest-running political crises in what the island's UN envoy billed as the "best chance" for peace.

Queen to receive £6m pay increase from public funds

2017-06-28

The Queen is to receive an 8% increase in income from public funds, after the Crown Estate's profits rose by £24m.

'Powerful' cyberattack on Ukraine goes global

2017-06-28

A "powerful" cyberattack that started in Ukraine has spread across the world, hitting banks, government IT systems and energy firms.

Sturgeon put Scottish independence referendum on hold until after Brexit

2017-06-28

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday the government will not seek legislation for a second independence referendum immediately until the terms of Britain's EU exit are clear.