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23rd Jan 2019

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Genoa in state of emergency following bridge collapse

Italy's prime minister Giuseppe Conte declared on Wednesday a 12-month state of emergency in the north-western Liguria region and released €5m from the national emergency fund for immediate needs, following the collapse of a motorway bridge in Genoa on Tuesday, killing at least 39 people. Some experts had warned it would be more economical to demolish the bridge and rebuild it.

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Analysis

France and Germany hope to revive EU with Aachen treaty

In the face of attacks on the liberal world order and the EU, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron renew German-Franco cooperation - but their lack of political capital prevents bold visions or ambitious goals.

Opinion

What is fate of non-euro EU states after Brexit?

The UK's withdrawal from the EU will heighten fears of marginalisation among the eight member states - Bulgaria, Denmark, Croatia, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Czech Republic and Hungary - that have not adopted the euro.

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Turkish NBA star takes on Erdogan

Turkish NBA basketball star, Enes Kanter, gave up joining teammates in a London match over fears of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's reach into the EU.

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