Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

US sends 'much smaller' team to UN climate talks

The United Nations will hold technical talks this week in Bonn on how to implement promises made in Paris about preventing and preparing for climate change. News website Climate Home reported Monday that the United States delegation "will be much smaller this year than in recent years", according to a State Department spokesman. US president Donald Trump is still considering whether to remain party to the Paris treaty.

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.

Focus

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.

News in Brief

  1. Juncker has 'no' clear idea of kind of Brexit UK wants
  2. Belgian PM calls May's proposal on EU citizens 'vague'
  3. UK lacks support of EU countries in UN vote
  4. Spain to command anti-smuggler Mediterranean force
  5. Estonia confirms opposition to Nord Stream 2 pipeline
  6. Ireland and Denmark outside EU military plan
  7. EU leaders renew vows to uphold Paris climate deal
  8. US issues warrant for VW managers, German media say

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