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21st Jan 2019

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German grand coalition talks to start on 7 January

Negotiations between the Christian Democrats of chancellor Angela Merkel and Social Democrats led by Martin Schulz to form a government coalition will start on 7 January. The leaders of the CDU/CSU alliance and of the SPD want to close exploratory talks by 12 January. Talks follow a first coalition attempt, between the CDU/CSU, the Greens and the liberals, which failed in November. The elections took place on 24 September.

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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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