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Lords urge compulsory registration of all civilian drones

Lords demand a national, online database recording all drone operators and flights A database of civilian drones being flown in the UK should be created to enforce their safe operation, a House of Lords report has recommended.The database would log any…
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Effort to Curb Immigration in Britain Hits a Bump

A generation of Europeans have left their economically struggling nations to find employment elsewhere, most notably in Britain, where a flood of immigration has caused a political backlash.
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Western Sahara’s ‘conflict tomatoes’ highlight a forgotten occupation

Morocco’s control of the ‘the last colony in Africa’ is at the centre of campaigners’ legal challenge to the labelling of Saharan produce and the tax breaks it receives,

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Alexis Tsipras comes under fire from Spanish prime minister

Mariano Rajoy hits back over accusation that Spain and Portugal deliberately tried to topple Syriza administration in Athens

Greece’s anti-austerity government has denied that it sees Europe through the prism of “hostile and friendly countries” as the Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy hit back at accusations that Spain and Portugal had deliberately tried to topple the new leftist-led administration.

The war of words erupted when Greek premier Alexis Tsipras attacked the sabotage tactics that had, he said, been employed by Lisbon and Madrid in an effort to scupper the chances of a successful end to the negotiations over the eurozone’s extension of the Greek bailout programme.

We are not responsible for the frustration generated by the radical Greek left

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Memo From Europe: Germans at the Crux of Crises, but Reluctantly

Europe’s indispensable nation, at the center of crises over Ukraine and Greece and often uncomfortable with leadership, has had a rocky month.
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Poll surge for Alexis Tsipras’ Syriza as Greeks learn to smile again

Approval ratings for radical left party soar despite U-turns forced in debt talks and collapse of tax collection, but the people still expect the government to deliver Continue reading…
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Greek reform plan gets green light from German parliament

Extension gives Greece breathing space to hammer out a new reform programme with the troika, but 29 MPs from Angela Merkel’s party voted against the plan

The German parliament has backed the extension of the Greek bailout by four months with an overwhelming majority – the biggest yet of any Bundestag vote on measures to fight the European debt crisis.

But in a sign of growing scepticism over Greece’s financial aid package within Germany, 29 MPs from Angela Merkel’s CDU/CSU bloc rebelled and voted against the plan.

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