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Founding EU members talk Brexit in Berlin

Germany’s top diplomat Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged Brexit talks to start “as soon as possible” after meeting representatives of the EU’s founding nations. His colleagues also put pressure on London to hurry talks up.

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Should France follow Germany’s lead?

France’s government is trying to imitate Germany – and is facing a lot of resistance for doing so, as evidenced by the current strikes and demonstrations. But maybe Germany isn’t the shining example it’s set up to be.

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Strikes hit France on Euro 2016 sidelines

Against the backdrop of Euro 2016, nationwide strikes are washing over France as workers protest labor market reforms making it easier to hire and fire employees. Even the Eiffel Tower was closed because of the walkouts.

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France confirms case of mad cow disease

France’s agriculture ministry has said a cow in the Ardennes region tested positive for bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), also known as mad cow disease. It’s the third confirmed case in Europe since 2015.

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