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24th Apr 2019

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UK MPs back Brexit delay bill by one vote

British MPs approved on Wednesday night a bill forcing prime minister Theresa May to ask for an extension to the Article 50 process beyond 12 April. The bill was tabled by Labour's Yvette Cooper and passed by a majority of just one vote, 313 votes to 312. To become binding law it must also be approved by the Lords, while the EU would decide whether to eventually grant an extension.

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EU want Facebook pan-EU advert fix for May elections

EU institutions want Facebook to relax its rules, to allow pan-European political groups to carry out EU-wide campaigns. Facebook has yet to implement the demands - posing questions on the extent to which Europe relies on the US tech firm.

Trump's Israel plan to 'test' EU resolve

EU countries ought to draw "red lines" for US president Donald Trump on the Arab-Israeli conflict, Herman Van Rompuy, the former head of the EU Council, has said.

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