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Sweden emerges as possible US-North Korean summit host

North Korea's foreign minister landed Thursday in Sweden for talks with foreign minister Margot Wallstrom, prompting speculations of a possible summit between US president Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un on Swedish soil. Visiting Washington last week and Berlin on Friday, Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven told TT news agency that "if the main actors want Sweden to play a role then we are ready to do that."

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Unhappy EU leaders begin budget haggle

EU leaders arriving at the Brussels summit criticised the budget proposal of EU Council president Charles Michel, as richer member states insisted holding onto their rebates, while poorer countries wanted to avoid deep cuts to their subsidies.

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Commission bins 'Dublin' asylum-reform proposal

The European Commission is set present its new pact on migration at the end of March. Margaritis Schinas, the commissioner in charge, says its 2016 Dublin-reform proposal will be "taken off and be repackaged, redrafted."

EU backtracks on plans to ban facial recognition

The European Commission came under fire on Wednesday for ruling out a moratorium on facial recognition. Instead, it proposed a public debate with stakeholders to determine when this technology might be used.

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Only EU can tame Zuckerberg's Facebook

When the EU speaks, Silicon Valley listens. The tech titans know that the EU matters. Which is why it's so crucial that following the lobbying from Zuckerberg, on disinformation, the EU gets regulation right.

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