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Exclusive: Echo chambers - Fake news fact-checks hobbled by low reach, study shows

11 Jul 2019

BRUSSELS The European Union has called on Facebook and other platforms to invest more in fact-checking, but a new study shows those efforts may rarely reach the communities worst affected by fake news.

Exclusive: Echo chambers - Fake news fact-checks hobbled by low reach, study shows

11 Jul 2019

BRUSSELS The European Union has called on Facebook and other platforms to invest more in fact-checking, but a new study shows those efforts may rarely reach the communities worst affected by fake news.

Aggressive U.S. energy policy tests ties with European allies

10 Jul 2019

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS For the administration of President Donald Trump, a policy of "energy dominance" means reducing dependence on imported oil and promoting exports to boost the national economy and Washington's political influence overseas.

EU's Tusk urges European Parliament to confirm von der Leyen

04 Jul 2019

BRUSSELS The outgoing chairman of European Union national leaders on Thursday urged the European Parliament to approve Germany's Ursula von der Leyen as the next head of the bloc's executive after some in the assembly criticised her nomination.

EU's Tusk asks European Parliament to approve von der Leyen

04 Jul 2019

BRUSSELS European Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday asked the European Parliament to approve Germany's Ursula von der Leyen as the next head of the European Commission.

EU's Tusk asks European Parliament to approve von der Leyen

04 Jul 2019

BRUSSELS European Council President Donald Tusk on Thursday asked the European Parliament to approve Germany's Ursula von der Leyen as the next head of the European Commission.

EU open to talks with U.S. in aircraft subsidies dispute

03 Jul 2019

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON The European Union said on Tuesday it was open to talks with Washington in a dispute over aircraft subsidies while preparing retaliation after the United States added olives, Italian cheese and Scotch whisky to a list of goods in line for hefty tariffs.

Ambitious 2050 climate goal relegated to footnote at EU summit

21 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS A push by most European Union nations for the world's biggest economic bloc to go carbon-neutral by 2050 was dropped to a footnote at a summit on Thursday after fierce resistance from Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

EU leaders scramble for consensus on 2050 carbon neutral target

20 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS, June 20 EU nations hoping to help lead the fight against global warming by agreeing to go carbon neutral by 2050 at a summit on Thursday engaged in last-ditch diplomacy to ease fears among central and eastern states that such a commitment could cost jobs.

Momentum builds for EU leaders to agree carbon neutral 2050 pledge at summit

19 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS A push by Germany, France and other EU nations for the bloc to go carbon neutral by mid-century looks likely to be endorsed by EU leaders on Thursday, despite resistance from eastern European nations worried it could cost jobs.

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