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British PM candidate to give EU three weeks to agree change deal

In the UK, one of the two top candidates to become the next British Prime Minister, Jeremy Hunt, has pledged to decide by September 30, whether there is a realistic chance of reaching a new Brexit deal with the European Union.

Latvia’s unemployment level stays low, whereas Spain's level reaches 13.6% in May

In May 2019, Latvia’s unemployment level was 6.4%, which is higher than the average in the EU, according to data published by Eurostat on 1 July.

Paris red-lights diesel cars, fighting regular smog

The French capital has on Monday introduced new limitations to diesel vehicles in the city centre, as Paris has been labelled most polluter western European capital. AFP reports that the French capital city that is regularly shrouded in smog.

In pictures: Trump meets Kim in Korean demilitarised zone

American President Donald Trump became the first head of the U.S. to step into North Korea on Sunday, June 30, as the two made history at the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone.

EU signs trade agreement with Vietnam; human rights defenders oppose it

On Sunday, 30 June, European Union signed a trade agreement with Vietnam in Hanoi. This makes it the biggest economic agreement the EU has signed with one of Asia’s countries.

In UN climate negotiations, support to key scientific report agreed

United Nations’ delegates in climate talks have agreed a compromise on how to include a key scientific report after two weeks of talks in Bonn, Germany. The arguments here have focused on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found in report it produced last October.

Europol: terrorism threat remains high in Europe

The threat of terrorism in Europe remains high, especially from Jihadists, announced European police agency Europol on Thursday, 27 June.

Migrant rescue ship defies Italian law taking 42 people to port despite fine

A migrant rescue ship in the Mediterranean has broken Italian law and taken dozens of people to a port illegally with its captain expressing readiness to go to jail for doing «the right thing».

Iran and climate change – top international issues on U.S. Democratic debate

As the U.S. Democratic Party seeks to nominate its presidential candidate, the first televised debate has been held, where Iran and action again climate change have been the top foreign policy issues.

Skycop: not all people are aware of their right for flight delay compensation

Only 30% of travellers are aware of their rights to receive compensation in the event of flight delay (longer than three hours), cancellation or if seats for their flight were oversold.