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26th Apr 2018

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Van Rompuy: Russia not permanently excluded from G7

EU Council chief Van Rompuy said at the start of a G7 summit in Brussels Russia is not permanently excluded from the club of leading nations, but can come to future summits if it "de-escalates" in Ukraine. "It is only a supsension, it is not a permanent solution," he said.

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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