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Japan hit by torrential floods as 400,000 people are forced to leave their homes

Fifteen people are reported missing after huge floods swept away houses and tore up roads in southern Japan. Officials have warned that worse is to come as rescuers scramble to evacuate hundreds of thousands of people. Continue reading

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France’s Emmanuel Macron outlines vision for Franco-German alliance

French President Macron has said boosting cooperation with Germany was crucial to regaining the trust of European voters. His comments came ahead of his first EU leaders summit in Brussels. Continue reading

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Austrian arrested over Ukraine conflict

A 25-year-old Austrian accused of war crimes in Ukraine’s Donetsk region has been arrested by Polish border police while trying to cross into Ukraine. He’d been sought for weeks on a European arrest warrant. Continue reading

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Can the EU deliver on its Pillar of Social Rights?

The European Commission this week unveiled its Pillar of Social Rights initiative. An admirable proposal, but after years of austerity and social exclusion, the EU needs to work to regain the trust of its citizens. Continue reading

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