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US-Germany rift as Berlin opposes plan to ditch Covid vaccine patents
Germany says waiver would inhibit private sector research as opposition to Biden plan threatens to deadlock WTO talks

Julian Borger in Washington and Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

06, May, 2021 @7:29 PM

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EU accuses UK as France seeks to ‘rapidly defuse’ Jersey fishing row
France moves to calm diplomatic waters but Brussels says Britain has breached terms of Brexit trade deal

Lisa O'Carroll, Jon Henley and Daniel Boffey

06, May, 2021 @6:34 PM

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E171: EU watchdog says food colouring widely used in UK is unsafe
European Commission to propose ban after finding that carcinogenic effects cannot be ruled out

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

06, May, 2021 @5:08 PM

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French fishers’ protest over Jersey rights is over but the dispute will go on
New restrictions and deep cuts to allowances mean both French and Jersey boat owners feel betrayed by Brexit

Jon Henley, Lisa O'Carroll and Steven Morris in St Helier

06, May, 2021 @5:08 PM

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Now is not the time to draw battle lines against France | Letters
Letters: Gunboat diplomacy in a fishing dispute is wrong when we need to work together to tackle a pandemic, writes Rev Kenneth Cross, while John Richards says this is not worth losing a life over and Peter Hepworth blames Brexit for the tensions

Letters

06, May, 2021 @4:05 PM

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Amsterdam plans out-of-town ‘erotic centre’ as part of cleanup bid
Proposals for 5,000-sq-metre building detailed in document submitted to the council by mayor

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

06, May, 2021 @1:37 PM

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EU wants to mass produce three ‘course-changing’ Covid drugs from October
Health commissioner says plan is to reduce hospitalisation and tackle long-term impact of Covid

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

06, May, 2021 @12:44 PM

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French dictionary adds record number of new words as Covid shapes language
Asymptomatique and télétravailler, home working, among additions to 2022 edition of Le Petit Larousse

Kim Willsher in Paris

06, May, 2021 @12:42 PM

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Despite his early exit, Pablo Iglesias radically reshaped Spanish politics | Giles Tremlett
The charismatic founder of Podemos ended the country’s stale party political duopoly but failed to halt a resurgent right, says Spain-based correspondent Giles Tremlett

Giles Tremlett

06, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Germany to bring forward climate goals after constitutional court ruling
Government proposes net zero deadline of 2045 instead of 2050, but critics demand actions not numbers

Philip Oltermann and Fiona Harvey

06, May, 2021 @11:48 AM

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What is behind the dispute over fishing rights around Jersey?
British navy patrol boats, protesting French fishers and Brexit – a summary of the escalating row

Daniel Boffey in Brussels

06, May, 2021 @11:17 AM

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EU ‘ready to discuss’ waiver on Covid vaccine patents
Emmanuel Macron also supports US-backed proposal described as a gamechanger by WHO

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

06, May, 2021 @10:22 AM

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