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27th Apr 2018

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Fabius first French FM to visit Cuba in 30 years

Laurent Fabius became the first French foreign minister to visit Cuba in more than 30 years on Saturday. Cuba is bidding to boost its trade and investment ties with the EU following years of diplomatic isolation. Fabius said that his meeting with President Raul Castro covered "everything, including human rights".

EU tells platforms to sort fake news by October or face new law

The European Commission wants results by October against fake news - or it may impose regulations targeting "a few platforms." But its current plans are not acceptable to everyone, with civil groups saying more evidence is needed to shape policy.

Analysis

Commission wants bigger post-Brexit budget

The Commission wants the next EU budget to prove the bloc has survived Brexit unscathed. However, some net payers disagree. The EU executive plans to put out an overall budget figure of 1.13 to 1.18 percent of EU GNI.

EU shelves Macron idea for 'European Darpa'

The European Commission's new strategy on artificial intelligence contains nothing that resembles French president's idea for a US-inspired agency for disruptive innovation.

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