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Italian right unites in government bid

The three main parties of the right in Italy on Sunday vowed to unite in their effort to form a government following election gains last month. The poll results made the populist 5-Star Movement the largest single party while the alliance of three right-wing parties composed of the League, Brothers of Italy, and Forza Italia secured the biggest bloc of seats. Coalition talks are split given 5-Star reservations.

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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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