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Russian deputy minister blacklisted in new EU sanctions over Siemens turbines to Crimea

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union on Friday imposed sanctions on three more Russians, including Deputy Energy Minister Andrei Cherezov, and three Russian companies over the delivery of Siemens' turbines to Moscow-annexed Crimea.
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After election season plagued by scandal, French MPs vote for transparency

...The bill also restricts what other work parliamentary members can undertake, which includes forbidding them to provide private consulting during their time in office......
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Over 60% of Conservative voters and 59% of [British] Brexit backers think gay sex is 'unnatural'

More than 60% of Conservative voters believe that gay sex is "unnatural" according to a poll released on Thursday 27 July, the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967)....
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Ukraine president strips one-time ally Saakashvili of citizenship

(This July 26 story has been refiled to clarify description of Russia-Georgia conflict in paragraph three.)...
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Article 50 was only meant in case of a European dictator, says the British man who wrote it

...Lord Kerr is the former UK diplomat who drafted the rules to dictate how a country leaves the European Union during his time as Secretary General of the European Convention in the early 2000s.......
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Chlorinated chicken imports not ruled out under US-UK trade deal

The Government has refused to rule out lifting the ban on chlorinated chicken as part of a future US-UK trade deal after Brexit....
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Hungarian PM offers support to Poland in row with EU

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday that Budapest would defend Poland as the European Union threatens Warsaw with sanctions over its plans to extend government control over its courts....
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Spain vows to cut off funds to Catalonia over independence vote

Spain's central government says Catalonia must prove it is not using state funds to prepare for an independence referendum....
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Dutch jail becomes hub for refugees and locals 'building community together'

New projects encourage local Dutch residents and recent incomers to share skills and free time...
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Philip Hammond 'said public sector workers were overpaid'

...A spokesman for the Royal College of Nursing said: "Nurses across the UK are being forced to take second jobs, rely on family handouts or even turn to food banks.......
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