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21st Jan 2019

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French government rules out Corsican autonomy

The French government on Tuesday ruled out major concessions towards autonomy for Corsica, but said it was open to talks. Corsican nationalists wan 56.5 percent of the vote in Sunday's regional elections, demanding recognition for the Corsican language, amnesty for jailed political prisoners, and a halt on foreigners buying holiday homes on the island, which is the birthplace of Napoleon. Unlike self-sufficient Catalonia, Corsica depends heavily on funding from Paris.

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Turkish NBA star takes on Erdogan

Turkish NBA basketball star, Enes Kanter, gave up joining teammates in a London match over fears of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's reach into the EU.

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Salvini and Kaczynski - the new 'axis' powers?

Populists and Eurosceptics are slowly realising that the goal of dismantling the EU is not only unrealistic, costly and unpopular - but also deprives them of valuable opportunities to accumulate political capital and exert influence.

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