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14th Dec 2018

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Faulty glue delays Austria's presidential rerun

The rerun of the Austrian presidential election, scheduled on 2 October, has to be postponed, interior minister Wolfgang Sobotka announced Monday. The reason for the delay is a problem with the glue used for postal vote envelopes. The government will ask parliament to modify the electoral law so that the vote can be organised on 27 November or 4 December.

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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.

EU-27 unimpressed by May, offer little on Brexit

British PM asked for a legally binding guarantee on the backstop and for it to end no matter what in 2021, but did not reveal a strategy on how to sell the Brexit deal to her parliament.

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