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EU countries send aircraft to Sweden to help with wildfires

France, Germany, Italy, and Lithuania are among EU countries that have sent help to Sweden, which is battling its worst wildfire season, triggered by the extreme heatwave across the Nordic region. Several countries have sent aircraft to help with putting out the around 40 fires. The EU Commission helped mobilise two firefighting planes from Italy, and the EU's Copernicus satellite mapping system has been activated to help Swedish authorities.

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No more Brexit talks, despite May's pleas

EU leaders said they can do no more than reassure the UK they do not want to trap it over Ireland, but May might need more than that to get the Brexit deal through parliament.

EU leaders stuck on asylum reform

Migration was overshadowed by Brexit at the EU summit, with leaders stuck on key legislation. Some warned that free movement could be at risk.

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