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On 6 March Paris introduced a digital tax targeting American big tech companies, including Google, Facebook and Amazon. Speaking to Sputnik, European and US scholars explained the rationale behind the effort and possible consequences of the EU resistance to Silicon Valley giant's dominance in the European market.
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The scandal over medical care provided to a person who helped a terrorist organisation responsible for numerous murders and atrocities broke out in 2019, after he was arrested in Syria - although Vienna had been harbouring suspicions since 2015.
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The lower house of the UK Parliament will vote on the government's Brexit agreement on Tuesday, just over two months after rejecting it in January by 432 votes to 202. Here’s what to expect from the upcoming vote and the things that will follow should the vote fail.
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Caracas declared the German envoy to Venezuela persona non-grata, citing his alleged attempts to interfere in the country's internal affairs after he welcomed the opposition leader at the Caracas Airport upon his arrival from a tour of allied South American nations, organised in defiance of a government-issued travel ban.
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A no-fly zone for drones around UK airports will be extended from one kilometre to three kilometres on 13 March, in an attempt to avoid the repeat of the December drone-related chaos.
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LONDON (Sputnik) - UK Prime Minister Theresa May's office told Sputnik on Monday that she and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker have agreed on the Brexit withdrawal agreement ahead of the UK House of Commons' Tuesday vote.
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During the court hearing in Brussels, 33-year-old Mehdi Nemmouche, a French-born jihadist of Algerian origin, was convicted of opening fire with a Kalashnikov assault rifle and a handgun at the city's Jewish Museum in May 2014, killing two tourists — an Israeli married couple — and two museum employees.
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BRUSSELS (Sputnik) - A three-day conference on "Supporting the future of Syria and the region", also known as Brussels III, will open in the Belgian capital on Tuesday to financial aid pledges for 2019.
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EU, UK Agree on Irish Border, Complementing Non-Changing Brexit Agreement

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The famous coach and player is making a comeback after just nine months of absence.
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Winds are reported to have gotten up to 75 mph over the weekend.
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A video of a group of men making monkey noises at a black passenger on a train in London on Friday has gone viral.
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The UK is due to leave the European Union on 29 March and MPs are due to get a "meaningful vote" in Parliament on 12 March on Theresa May's deal, which has been tinkered with since it was rejected in January.
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Miss Soubry has waged an unremitting war on Brexit since its inception in 2016, and has repeatedly called for the holding of a second referendum, or ‘people’s vote,’ causing many to see her as disconnected from the wishes of ordinary Brits, including her own constituency of Broxtowe, which voted to leave by 54.6%.
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As the latest border treaty between the two states remains unratified by the Estonian parliament, the possibility exists that Estonia might come up with territorial claims on Russia. Such an opportunity has become more likely as nationalists have increased their presence in the country's parliament, Sputnik Estonia reports.
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The joint European-Russian venture has been a stumbling block in US-EU relations for some time with the Trump administration pushing Brussels hard to switch to expensive US liquefied natural gas (LNG) instead of Russia’s piped gas.
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The story marks the latest in a series of similar instances across the UK in which large employers seek to ‘diversify’ the workplace by shunning white, and sometimes male, candidates.
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A crackdown on the increasingly commonplace knife crime in Britain includes test purchasing and action to target habitual knife carriers.
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The lead singer of the UK band, Keith Flint, was found dead in his Essex house on 4 March, with bandmates revealing that he had taken his own life.
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The UK Parliament faces a number of crucial votes this week, while on the other side of the Channel attitudes towards a possible Brexit delay are reportedly "hardening."
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While Denmark seeks to throttle foreign donations to religious communities and institutions if they are deemed to undermine the country's fundamental freedoms and democracy, experts warn of a diplomatic backlash.
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Mora Municipality in Dalarna County wants to change the name of an uninhabited woodland, whose current name Negerbyn translates as "Negro Village".
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While resulting in substantial delays and financial losses for Russia's prized pipeline project, Denmark's protracted opposition to Nord Stream 2 is likely to put Copenhagen in Moscow's "black book", experts noted. The pipeline will still be completed, they admitted.
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The wave of the Yellow Vests rallies, which have been marked by clashes between protesters and law enforcement agents and public disorder, started in France in mid-November of last year. Some 450 protesters reportedly gathered in Tarbes on 9 March for the 17th straight weekend of anti-government demonstrations.
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MADRID (Sputnik) – Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont will lead the list of Catalonia’s Junts per Catalunya (JuntsxCat) party in the upcoming European Parliament elections, the party said.
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On Saturday, Germany updated its travel advisory for citizens visiting Turkey, warning that they could be arrested by expressing opinions displeasing to the administration of the current Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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The body of a 41-year-old Albanian national, who went missing in 2013, was recently discovered sealed in concrete in a villa not far from Milan. The man might have met his horrible death, embedded in cement while still alive, because he had happened to anger a signora, allegedly dumping her and taking pricey reminders of their bad romance.
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US intelligence agencies may have been behind the February attack on the North Korean Embassy in Madrid, during which a group of unidentified people broke into the mission, blocked the diplomats and seized computers, El Confidencial reported on Sunday, citing sources.
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The statement comes as the UK Parliament prepares to vote on the government's Brexit deal on 12 March, which is set to decide the fate of the new divorce plan by Theresa May's government.
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German top diplomat Heiko Maas has shared his view on the new threats amid the Russia-US row over the withdrawal from the INF treaty in an interview with Tagesspiegel am Sonntag. He blamed Beijing’s reluctance to become party to any international agreements on the matter for contributing to the INF fiasco.
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The debates over how the UK should treat so-called “cubs of the caliphate” and their mothers, who fled to Syria to marry Daesh* fighters but want to return back to Europe as the jihadists were curbed, has flared up over the case of one of such women - Londoner Shamima Begum who had her citizenship revoked.
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A black smoke seen over Stockholm is of unknown origin. However, social media users have suggested that it could be coming from a bus on fire.
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