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Germany seeks EU veto on UN Security Council

Germany has said France should give up its permanent seat and veto on the UN Security Council and turn it into an EU seat instead. "I realize this will take some convincing in Paris, but it would be a bold and smart goal," German finance minister Olaf Scholz said in Berlin Wednesday, AFP reports. The French UN ambassador, Gerard Araud, said it would be "legally impossible" under UN charter rules.

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Bulgarian 'EU passports' whistleblower wants justice

Katya Mateva, a former director in Bulgaria's ministry of justice turned whistleblower, says high-ranking politicians behind a scam leading to Bulgarian citizenship are likely to go unpunished.

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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