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EU commissioner in ‘profound apology’ over golf dinner

WorldNews Sunday, 23 August 2020
EU commissioner in ‘profound apology’ over golf dinnerThe EU’s trade commissioner has issued a “fulsome and profound” apology as calls for him to quit after attending a golf dinner during the pandemic intensify. Irishman Phil Hogan has been urged to consider his position by the leaders of the Republic’s coalition government, Micheal Martin and Leo Varadkar, after the event at a hotel in the west of Ireland with more than 80 people present. He is a senior Irish politician with significant standing in Brussels who would be deeply involved in any deal with Britain after Brexit. In a statement he said: “I...
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Turkey blocks an EU mission inspection of a cargo vessel travelling to Libya [Video]

Turkey blocks an EU mission inspection of a cargo vessel travelling to Libya

Turkey blocks an EU mission inspection of a cargo vessel travelling to LibyaView on euronews

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Trust between EU and UK must be rebuilt to break Brexit deadlock, Irish PM tells Euronews [Video]

Trust between EU and UK must be rebuilt to break Brexit deadlock, Irish PM tells Euronews

London and Brussels still have unresolved differences. But for some, the key to getting a post-Brexit trade deal is rebuilding trust between the two. View on euronews

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Turkey stops EU search for arms on Libya-bound ship [Video]

Turkey stops EU search for arms on Libya-bound ship

Turkey prevented German forces belonging to a European Union military mission carrying out a full search of a Turkish cargo ship suspected of carrying weapons to Libya. Joe Davies reports.

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EU air quality improves, but number of deaths linked to air pollution still high [Video]

EU air quality improves, but number of deaths linked to air pollution still high

Air pollution has been on the decline over the past ten years, according to the latest figures from the European Environment Agency. However, air pollution caused the premature death of 379,000 people in the EU in 2018.View on euronews

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EU’s Barnier Says ‘Fundamental Divergences’ Persist in U.K. Trade Talks

The European Union’s Brexit negotiator said on Monday that big differences persisted in trade talks with Britain but that both sides were pushing hard for a..
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Ireland to be placed in second lockdown [Video]

Ireland to be placed in second lockdown

Ireland will be placed in a second lockdown in a bid to curb the spread ofCovid-19. The Irish Government has agreed to impose the highest level ofrestrictions under its five-tiered plan for living with Covid-19 from midnighton Wednesday for six weeks. In doing so, the country will adopt one of thestrictest lockdowns in Europe. The country’s premier Micheal Martin describedthe move to level 5 restrictions as “very, very serious”.

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Taoiseach outlines importance of protecting Ireland's fisheries in Brexit negotiations [Video]

Taoiseach outlines importance of protecting Ireland's fisheries in Brexit negotiations

Irish premier Micheal Martin has said it is very important that his country’sfishing communities are protected in any trade deal with the UK. Arriving forthe EU summit in Brussels, the Taoiseach said future fishing rights was one ofthe key issues still to be resolved in the negotiations. "It is very importantto us in Ireland that our coastal communities are protected in an overall dealon Brexit through a sensible and fair fisheries deal,” he said.

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Taoiseach: I’m not optimistic UK will strike post-Brexit trade deal [Video]

Taoiseach: I’m not optimistic UK will strike post-Brexit trade deal

In a virtual appearance at the Liberal Democrat party conference, IrishTaoiseach Micheal Martin has said he is "not optimistic" that Britain willstrike a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union. Mr Martin said therewas still the “potential for a deal”, but warned that the Government’scontroversial legislation which enables the UK to break international law had“eroded trust”.

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Brussels decorates its Christmas tree as famous Paris avenue is lit up [Video]

Brussels decorates its Christmas tree as famous Paris avenue is lit up

The countdown to Christmas is underway in European capitals Brussels and Paris. View on euronews

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EU calls on Poland, Hungary to support economic recovery

EU leaders said Thursday they would intensify efforts to convince Hungary’s Viktor Orban and Poland’s Mateusz Morawiecki to drop their veto of the EU..
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EU seeks agreement on migration at high-level conference in Brussels [Video]

EU seeks agreement on migration at high-level conference in Brussels

European lawmakers and stakeholders met in Brussels on Thursday to discuss migration, as the bloc seeks consensus on one of its most divisive issues.View on euronews

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Bank of England governor: No-deal Brexit likely to have longer-term effects than Covid-19 [Video]

Bank of England governor: No-deal Brexit likely to have longer-term effects than Covid-19

Governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey speaks to the House of CommonsTreasury Committee about the financial and monetary forecasts for the UKeconomy in the wake of Covid-19 and the looming Brexit transition deadline.

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Brexit briefing: 38 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 38 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latestfigures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

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Brexit: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's 'final push' in EU negotiations

Boris Johnson is preparing to make a significant intervention in the Brexit trade talks this week as negotiators begin the "final push" before a deadline in..
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Donegal swimmer aims to become the first person to swim around the coast of Ireland [Video]

Donegal swimmer aims to become the first person to swim around the coast of Ireland

A Donegal swimmer, who is aiming to become the first person to swim around thecoast of Ireland, says he has been inundated with messages of goodwill fromthe public who are following his progress online. Henry O’Donnell, 56, hasbeen getting requests from people across the country asking him to swim akilometre in remembrance of a loved one who has lost their life. The father ofsix, who is raising money for two charities, The Irish Cancer Society andWater Safety Ireland, is a third of the way through his epic challenge, havingcompleted 500 kilometres through choppy waters with the aid of fins and a wetsuit.

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England rugby teams lay on a Twickenham feast against Ireland and France

With rugby fans and players deprived of their usual Saturday routine, England's men and women provide a welcome distraction.
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Irish open-air cellist strikes coronavirus lockdown chord

Patrick Dexter films recitals outside his picturesque cottage on Ireland's rural west coast.
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England v Ireland: Billy Vunipola braced for 'in your face' Ireland

England are expecting a tough battle against an "in your face" Ireland team in Saturday's Autumn Nations Cup match, says Billy Vunipola.
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'We think of all our players as Irish' - Murphy responds to England boss Jones' remarks

Kicking coach Richie Murphy says he considers every member of Ireland's squad to be Irish after England coach Eddie Jones referenced Saturday's opponents as the..
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