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Italy seeks core EU of maximum 12 states

Italian foreign minister Paolo Gentiloni told the Rainews24 broadcaster in Rome on Sunday that Italy will "fight" for a "new type" of EU. He said the club of 28 states should contain "a smaller circle that share the single currency, the Schengen Treaty [on free travel] and especially better coordination of defence. A core of seven to 12 European countries which may have greater integration levels".

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EU leaders stuck on asylum reform

Migration was overshadowed by Brexit at the EU summit, with leaders stuck on key legislation. Some warned that free movement could be at risk.

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Russian and US obstruction was 'insult' to climate scientists

Professor Richard Betts led an EU-funded research project into global warming. Although he sensed an increase in determination at UN climate talks in Poland, he condemned as an "insult" the refusal of several countries to welcome a new report.

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