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Hungary’s Orban Slams EU Sanctions Threat

BUDAPEST (AFP) – Hungarian populist premier Viktor Orban on Friday denounced threatened EU sanctions over the country’s deteriorating rights situation and again accused Budapest-born US financier George Soros of pulling the strings in Brussels. The billionaire philanthropist has often been accused by

Fishermen Angered After Tory Manifesto Sets Up Brexit Betrayal

The Conservative manifesto suggests Britain will not regain their full territorial waters after Brexit, claims the Fishing For Leave group who say the careful choice of words regarding fisheries may foreshadow a Brexit betrayal. The manifesto, titled ‘Forward, Together‘, commits

Britain Blocking EU Military HQ, Sources Claim

BRUSSELS (AFP) – Brexit-bound Britain is blocking the launch of an EU military headquarters because it opposes any suggestion that the unit would have an active operational role, EU diplomatic sources said Friday. After months of tough negotiations, all 28

EU Approves Visa-Free Travel for Ukrainians

BRUSSELS (AFP) – The European Union approved visa-free travel for Ukrainians on Thursday, fulfilling a key promise to cement ties with Kiev as it remains embroiled in a deadly conflict with pro-Russian insurgents. “YES, we did it!” Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko wrote