Wednesday

18th Oct 2017

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Yanukovych agrees compromise with opposition

Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich has made a first concession to pro-EU demonstrators and agreed to repeal the recently passed laws banning protests. He also said he would grant amnesty to the protesters, provided they leave the streets and main square (Maidan). An extraordinary parliament session is scheduled for Tuesday morning.

EU rejects UK claim it's slowing Brexit talks

The EU is "not confident, but hopeful" that the UK will achieve sufficient progress for 'stage 2' by December, as Britain's Brexit negotiator blames the slow pace of negotiations on the EU ahead of a crucial summit meeting.

News in Brief

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  2. Austria's Green leaders step down following election failure
  3. Icelandic journalists protest ban on reporting PM's finances
  4. UK to begin registering EU nationals by end of 2018
  5. EU countries want compensation from Israel in Palestine
  6. Spanish Court declares Catalan referendum law void
  7. EU to keep 'Dieselgate' letter secret
  8. No deal yet on Mediterranean alliance for EU agencies

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