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21st Jan 2019

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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria kill 33,000 in Europe annually

An estimated 33,000 people die annually as a direct consequence of an infection due to bacteria resistant to antibiotics, according to a study from the Sweden-based European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The burden of these infections is comparable to that of influenza, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS combined, it said. Italy and Greece had a substantially higher estimated burden of antibiotic-resistant bacteria than other EU and EEA countries.

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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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Salvini and Kaczynski - the new 'axis' powers?

Populists and Eurosceptics are slowly realising that the goal of dismantling the EU is not only unrealistic, costly and unpopular - but also deprives them of valuable opportunities to accumulate political capital and exert influence.

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