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22nd Aug 2019

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Labour beat Farage's Brexit party in UK byelection

The Labour party narrowly beat Nigel Farage's new Brexit Party at a byelection in the British city of Peterborough on Thursday. After coming top in last month's European elections, Farage had hoped to make a breakthrough with an MP in the Westminster parliament, but Labour scored 10,484 votes to his party's 9,801 votes, a margin of 683. The Conservatives were beaten into third place with 7,243 votes.

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US billionaires funding EU culture war

Conservative US billionaires, some with links to Trump, are paying anti-abortion lobbyists in Europe tens of millions of dollars to shape policy and law.

Open Arms may face fine in Spain 

Open Arms may face a fine of up to €901,000 for doing "search and rescue" without authorisation, but rescuing people who are shipwrecked is a legal duty, the NGO says.

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