Europe

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Eurozone inflation picks up to 1.9%

Image copyright Getty Images Inflation in the eurozone accelerated in April, returning to the European Central Bank (ECB)’s target. Initial estimates from Eurostat showed inflation in the bloc hit 1.9%. That was up from 1.5%…


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Brexit: Tusk says UK trade deal not a priority

Image copyright PA Image caption UK PM Theresa May and the EU’s Donald Tusk. A Brexit deal has to be reached by early 2019 European Council President Donald Tusk says agreement on “people, money and…


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UK drawing up post-Brexit sanctions plan

Image copyright Getty Images The UK is urgently drawing up new laws that will enable it to continue imposing sanctions on foreign countries after Brexit, the BBC has learned. Ministers began consulting on the plans…


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German parliament moves to partially ban the burka

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Germany has not pursued a total ban on full-face veils as it is acknowledged this would violate its constitution Members of the lower house of parliament in Germany have approved…



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Man questioned after Westminster terror arrest

Image copyright Reuters A man arrested by armed police near the Houses of Parliament on suspicion of terrorism offences is being questioned by detectives. The 27-year-old was detained on Thursday afternoon as part of an…


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'I saw my sister drown'

Image caption Kelvin had the belief he would get to Europe This year alone over 40,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean, many of them are Nigerians. The BBC’s Martin Patience has been to Nigeria’s Benin…


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Expats, exports, security

Image copyright Getty Images As the leaders of the EU’s remaining 27 member states prepare for the first Brexit summit in Brussels, which issues will shape the agendas of the individual countries taking part? Germany:…



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Bloody scenes inside Macedonia parliament

Image copyright EPA Image caption Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev was among those injured after a fight broke out Protesters stormed into Macedonia’s parliament on Thursday after a vote to elect an ethnic Albanian as…