Bulgarian President Rumen Radev vetoed anti-corruption legislation approved by parliament last month, saying it doesn’t do enough to counteract graft as the Balkan country assumes the European Union’s rotating presidency.
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Sweden’s Justice Minister Morgan Johansson has said the country needs hundreds of new prison cells and detention centres in the coming years. As reported by The Local, police are receiving additional resources and the punishment in areas like weapons crime has become more severe.
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“Obsessive criticism” of Brexit must end, Liam Fox has said, urging opponents of the UK’s departure from the EU to “lift their horizons”.Ahead of a visit to China, the international trade secretary said “attitudes needed to change” in 2018.
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Jailed Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha called for free and fair elections in the Southeast Asian nation.
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LONDON (Reuters) – Five new platforms and a large concourse opened at London Bridge station on Tuesday as the development of the busy commuter hub in Britain’s capital nears completion.
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Bulgaria took over for the first time in its history as an EU member state the six-month rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union on Monday.
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Ukrainian police have opened a murder investigation after the body of a lawyer and human rights activist was found in a river in the capital Kiev. Iryna Nozdrovska, 38, went missing on 29 December.
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(Reuters) – A man was found dead in a trench beneath a skyscraper in London’s Canary Wharf financial district on Tuesday morning, London Ambulance Service said. The ambulance service said it was called to Bank Street after reports of a person falling from one of the buildings.
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BP expects its future US after-tax earnings to be positively impacted by the recently enacted changes to US corporate taxes, largely due to the reduction of the US federal corporate income tax rate from 35% to 21% effective on January 1, 2018, the British energy company said in a press release on J
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