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German elected S&D leader in European Parliament

German MEP Udo Bullmann was on Tuesday evening elected the new president of the S&D group in the European Parliament, following Gianni Pittella, who gave up his seat in the parliament when elected a member of the Italian senate in March. The 61-year old university lecturer has been a member of the European Parliament since 1999 and will be heading the assembly's second largest political group, with 188 members.

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COP24: Vanuatu in 'constant state of emergency' on climate

Ralph Regenvanu, foreign minister of the Pacific island Vanuatu, said at the COP24 talks in Poland it was disappointing the host country was promoting coal - but was happy with EU contributions to tackle climate change.

EU awaits May's future, insists on no renegotiation

EU officials warn that even if the Conservatives topple British prime minister Theresa May, the Brexit deal on offer would remain the same. At summit, EU-27 leaders are only expected to give a statement on the backstop, no legal assurances.

MEPs and EU staff hid from Strasbourg gunman

MEPs and others hid in restaurants and alleys in Strasbourg during a gunman's rampage on Tuesday which left at least three dead and France on emergency alert.

EU rules out Brexit changes, but could help May

EU top officials and German chancellor Angela Merkel said the EU would not renegotiate the Brexit deal, but talks are underway to design a clarification that could help the British prime minister get her parliamentary majority.

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