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French government outlines tough anti-terror law

The government of French President Emmanuel Macron has proposed the outlines of a controversial anti-terrorism law that would end the state of emergency in France but incorporate several of the tough measures under the emergency into permanent law. The proposed law was presented at the first meeting of Macron’s newly-reshuffled ...

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Spanish MPs vote down Catalan independence plebiscite

Spanish lawmakers on Thursday as expected threw out a Catalan bid to hold an independence referendum which a court had already ruled illegal. Pro-separatist regional president Carles Puigdemont presented a bill calling on Madrid to “respect” the wealthy northeastern region’s attempt to hold a vote in October. But 250 out ...

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EU extends sanctions against Russia over Ukraine crisis

EU leaders have agreed to extend sanctions against Russia for another six months due to what they call Moscow’s failure to comply with its Ukraine ceasefire commitments. “Agreed. The EU will extend economic sanctions against Russia for their lack of implementing the Minsk agreement,” European Council President Donald Tusk tweeted ...

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