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  • Von der Leyen chose Addis Ababa for her first visit outside Europe

    Von der Leyen chose Addis Ababa for her first visit outside Europe

    European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Saturday called for more security and less unregulated migration during a visit to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia and the seat of the African Union (AU), dpa reported. "Only unity will make our continents strong in a changing world. The African Union is a partner I count on," von der Leyen said during her first visit outside Europe as the head of the EU executive.

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  • Johnson, Corbyn go head-to-head before UK poll

    Johnson, Corbyn go head-to-head before UK poll

    Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn, both hoping to be British prime minister in next week's election clashed over Brexit on Friday in the final head-to-head TV debate of the month-old campaign, news wires reported. The Prime Minister repeatedly criticised Labour leader's failure to say if he supports Britain leaving the EU while talking up his agenda.

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  • Iran nuclear deal signatories meet in Vienna as accord nears collapse

    Iran nuclear deal signatories meet in Vienna as accord nears collapse

    The remaining signatories to the faltering 2015 Iran nuclear deal will meet in Vienna on Friday with the survival of the landmark agreement at stake after Tehran vowed to continue to breach the deal’s limits on its nuclear programme. Envoys from Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia and Iran will take part in the meeting, which is the first time the six parties will have gathered in this format since July.

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  • Spain to introduce a digital tax

    Spain to introduce a digital tax

    Spain will press ahead with the creation of a tax on certain digital services, following in the footsteps of France, Italy, and the UK, El Pais announced Thursday. This so-called “Google tax” could, however, raise the ire of the United States, which has already threatened France with sanctions over a similar levy.

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  • Not based on a reason

    Not based on a reason

    An international exhibition titled Not Based on a Reason opened on 5 December in the Arosita Gallery in Sofia. The project features the works of five young artists from Mexico, Iraq, Korea, Austria and Bulgaria, presenting their views on superstitions and prejudice. Before the opening, the participants met the audience in Goethe-Institut Sofia.

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  • EU considers creating anti-money-laundering watchdog

    EU considers creating anti-money-laundering watchdog

    The Council of the European Union on 5 December backed plans for creating an independent agency to combat money laundering. In a statement, finance ministers asked for more “effective cooperation” among authorities, and urged the Commission to consider the advantages and disadvantages of “conferring certain supervisory responsibilities and powers to an EU body”.

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