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20th Aug 2019

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May and Corbyn continue crisis talks on Thursday

UK prime minister Theresa May will continue talks with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Thursday as options to find a negotiated agreement on Brexit are running out. Corbyn reportedly told May that Labour want a customs union with the EU and access to its single market. Meanwhile, Labour MPs urged Corbyn to not accept any Brexit deal without submitting it to a second referendum.

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EU ends silence on Hong Kong protests

The EU, in league with Canada, has spoken out on the Hong Kong protests after months of silence in what one expert called "a clear expression of support for the protesters".

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Selmayr did not keep formal records of lobby meetings

The German former secretary-general of the European Commission held some 21 meetings which were registered in the lobby register. But no documents appeared to exist summarising what was said.

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