EU BACKDOWN: Brussels forced to make savage cuts to budget in row over spending

They have ordered officials to begin scoping out potential areas in a bid to find between €20-30 billion in savings. The breakthrough came after talks between Germany’s Angela Merkel, France’s Emmanuel Macron, the Netherlands’ Mark Rutte and European Council President Charles Michel. EU sources said the discussion, which was called after almost 24 hours of gridlock, delivered the first chance

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Coronavirus crisis spreads in Iran – Iraq bans flights and Turkey steps up screening

Officials said 13 new cases of the flu-like virus had brought the total in Iran to 18, including four fatalities. Health ministry official Minou Mohrez said: “Based on existing reports, the spread of coronavirus started in Qom and with attention to people’s travels has now reached several cities in the country including Tehran, Babol, Arak, Isfahan, Rasht and others. It’s

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Brit suspected of FAKING his death in Bali ‘stole gran’s life savings and set up fake charities to scam people – The Sun

THE Brit suspected of FAKING his death in Bali faces fresh allegations from his own uncle of stealing his gran's life savings and setting up fake charities. Sean Flynn, 58, claims his "slippery" nephew – entrepreneur Ryan Roth – is nothing more than a con artist and a "serial fraudster living his life on other people's money". In a letter

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3 Halifax area schools seek community space for final phase of pre-primary expansion

Schools across Nova Scotia are being reconfigured in preparation for the final launch of pre-primary. In some areas, this means students are heading to high school sooner or moving into portable classrooms, while other schools are still looking for space. Truro Elementary School advisory chair Kelly Ash said the decisions are being made with no consultation and it’s leaving parents

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Tony Blair blasts ‘hopelessly out of date’ Jeremy Corbyn – The Sun

TONY Blair has mocked Jeremy Corbyn as "hopelessly out of date" in a damning speech on the state of the Labour party. The former Prime Minister warned the candidates to replace Mr Corbyn they should move away from his policies, and bashed his crushing defeat as “entirely predictable”. Mr Blair also attacked the far-left leader over his disastrous approval ratings

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EU budget crisis: Finnish PM attacks fellow leaders’ attempts to ‘dictate’ new framework

EU budget talks ended in a deadlock on the first day of the special EU Summit aimed at bringing all European Union leaders together to find a common path to the next seven-year budget. Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin hit out at colleagues attempting to “dictate” their will over other member states as she insisted all EU27 must be “flexible”

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