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22nd Jul 2018

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Schroeder and Sarkozy appear with Putin at World Cup

Former German and French leaders Gerhard Schroeder and Nikolas Sarkozy joined Russian president Vladimir Putin at the football World Cup opening party in Moscow on Thursday, even though EU leaders and EU officials stayed away in a quiet protest against Russian aggression in Europe. Leaders of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Panama, and Saudi Arabia were also snapped enjoying Putin's hospitality.

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EU wants answers to de-dramatise Brexit talks

Further talks on the Irish border could continue next week as the EU is open to "any solution" that keeps the border invisible. EU negotiator Michel Barnier said key questions remain over the UK's white paper on a future partnership.

EU urges no-deal Brexit preparation

The EU Commission urged companies, citizens, and member states to prepare in case the UK next March crashes out of the EU without a deal - on the day the new UK Brexit minister arrived in Brussels.

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