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14th Aug 2018

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Europe delivers airplanes to Iran on eve of US sanctions

Iran's national air line, Iran Air, on Sunday received five passenger airplanes produced by the Franco-Italian manufacturer ATR. The delivery took place on the eve of US sanctions against Iran, which would target ATR and other European companies doing business with Iran. EU countries have given European firms legal cover to continue operating in Iran, despite the US pullout from the nuclear deal in May. Sanctions resumed on Monday.

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Opinion

What Salvini teaches us about Operation Sophia

It seems as if the EU and some member states are trying to 'sell' European external action in Italy, Austria, Poland and Hungary as a key to solving internal issues – and thus pulling these missions into today's populist debates.

UK poll suggests Brits would now vote Remain

Most UK voters in a YouGov survey said they would remain part of the European Union should a second referendum be held now. The poll follows reports the EU is willing to make a concession on British exit demands.

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