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Monsanto banned from European parliament

MEPs withdraw parliamentary access after the firm shunned a hearing into allegations that it unduly influenced studies into the safety of glyphosate used in its RoundUp weedkiller Monsanto lobbyists have been banned from entering the European parliament after the multinational refused to attend a parliamentary hearing into allegations of regulatory […]

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Calls for unity as thousands attend anti-Brexit rally in London

Lib Dem Ed Davey says remainers should listen to other side and be a unifying force, as estimated 50,000 turn out in capital Opponents of Brexit who turned out in their tens of thousands for one of the largest marches yet against Britains withdrawal from the EU have been told […]

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May refuses invitation to address European parliament in public

Exclusive: PMs decision described as yet another own goal as minutes of Brussels meeting reveal low opinion of David Davis Theresa May has caused further ill will in Brussels by rejecting an invitation to address the European parliament in public, EU sources have said, instead insisting she will only talk […]

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UK business leaders to call for indefinite delay in leaving single market

CBI and other groups to urge ministers to change their Brexit strategy to allow more time for a long-term trade deal Business leaders are to demand that ministers agree an indefinite delay in Britains departure from the European single market and customs union to give more time for talks on […]

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This is the most dangerous time for our planet | Stephen Hawking

We cant go on ignoring inequality, because we have the means to destroy our world but not to escape it As a theoretical physicist based in Cambridge, I have lived my life in an extraordinarily privileged bubble. Cambridge is an unusual town, centred around one of the worlds great universities. […]

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Irish taoiseach: Brexit is ‘challenge of our generation’

Leo Varadkar to use keynote speech in Belfast to say Britains exit from EU will affect all aspects of life in Northern Ireland The Irish taoiseach is to warn that every aspect of life in Northern Ireland could be affected by Brexit. In his first visit to Northern Ireland since […]

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Brexit plans could fall apart ‘like a chocolate orange’, says auditor general

Unprecedented intervention from Amyas Morse laments governments vague approach to date and calls for unified strategy for EU talks A lack of energy and leadership in Theresa Mays government has left hopes of a successful Brexit at risk of falling apart like a chocolate orange, a leading government watchdog has […]

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UK business leaders to call for indefinite delay in leaving single market

CBI and other groups to urge ministers to change their Brexit strategy to allow more time for a long-term trade deal Business leaders are to demand that ministers agree an indefinite delay in Britains departure from the European single market and customs union to give more time for talks on […]

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Big business leaders press Theresa May to rethink hard Brexit

Senior figures from across sector say PM did not secure mandate in election to leave the single market Senior business figures have heaped further pressure on Theresa May to change course for a softer Brexit in the wake of the election, amid fresh warnings of the impact of immigration controls […]

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Creditors agree terms to disburse Greece’s 8.5bn bailout funds

EU and IMF thrash out deal following months of disagreements, with funds to be released in July once European parliaments ratify the deal For the best part of a decade, Greece has wanted to become a normal country, and late on Thursday it appeared to begin that process, after creditors […]

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