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26th Jun 2017

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Sinn Fein wants referendum in N. Ireland to leave UK

Following calls on Monday by Scotland's leader for a new independence referendum, Northern Ireland's largest Irish nationalist party, Sinn Fein, has announced the need for a referendum on splitting from the United Kingdom "as soon as possible". "Brexit will be a disaster for the economy, and a disaster for the people of Ireland. A referendum on Irish unity has to happen as soon a possible," party leader Michelle O'Neill said.

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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