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24th Nov 2017

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UK must vote again on Brexit, says Labour contender Smith

UK Labour leadership hopeful Owen Smith says prime minister Theresa May must commit to another public vote on the country's withdrawal from the EU. “The British people were lied to by the ‘Leave’ campaign: they deserve to have a say on whatever exit deal the Tories strike with the EU,” Smith said on Wednesday. If elected Labour leader, he would oppose any move to invoke article 50 without this commitment.

Irish crisis may complicate Brexit summit

Snap elections are on the horizon in Ireland over the future of Irish PM's right-hand woman, three weeks before Irish PM is due in Brussels for a crucial Brexit vote.

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EU calls for better disease prevention

EU health commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis is encouraging states to spend more to prevent diseases that weigh much on health systems.

Berlin risks being 'culprit' for stalling EU, warns Green MEP

Reinhard Buetikofer, who participated in the failed coalition talks, puts the blame squarely on FDP being 'afraid to govern', but hopes "there will be a lot of phone calls" to German politicians on the consequences of the deadlock in Berlin.

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