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26th Jun 2017

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UK parliament will debate Brexit on 31 January

British MPs will examine the bill over triggering article 50, the EU clause to exit the bloc, on 31 January and 1 February with a vote on 1 February, the speaker of the House of Commons David Lidington announced on Thursday. Opposition Labour MPs have protested against the short notice. The debate and vote were the result of a UK Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday.

EU extends sanctions on Russia

German chancellor Angela Merkel said that Russia hadn't done enough to implement the so-called Minsk peace process, a condition for lifting the sanctions.

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UK's universities set 'Brexit wish list'

British academics want to guarantee residency and work rights for their EU staff, as well as "enhanced mobility opportunities" for UK and EU students, mostly by keeping British participation in EU funding programs.

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