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26th Jun 2017

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Northern Ireland power-sharing talks collapse

After power-sharing talks between nationalist and unionist parties collapsed Sunday, there is a looming question of fresh elections or direct British rule for the first time since 2007. Northern Ireland has been without a functioning government since January when the late Martin McGuinness resigned from the power-sharing Stormont Executive in disagreements over a green energy scheme. March elections left Sinn Fein just one seat smaller than the Democratic Unionist Party.

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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