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EU's likely next boss 'ready' to back another Brexit delay if needed

EU's likely next boss 'ready' to back another Brexit delay if needed

European Commission president nominee Ursula von der Leyen said Tuesday she would support delaying Britain's exit from the EU beyond an October 31 deadline if necessary.

Five unusual things you can do in Malta

Five unusual things you can do in Malta

Malta may be a small island but size can be deceiving. From an entire ‘village’ full of cats to a neolithic necropolis, there’s much more to Malta than meets the eye.

 
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Five reasons English speakers struggle to learn foreign languages

Five reasons English speakers struggle to learn foreign languages

It's not just because all young Europeans speak English.

Seven golden rules for moving abroad with children

Seven golden rules for moving abroad with children

Starting a new life abroad is daunting at any age. And for children, who might not have a say in the big move, there is lots of excitement and anxiety about the new place they will soon call home.

 
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Swiss agree to extradite Chinese 'pharma spy' to US

Swiss agree to extradite Chinese 'pharma spy' to US

Swiss authorities said on Tuesday they have agreed to extradite a Chinese national to the United States where he is wanted on charges of corporate espionage in the pharmaceutical industry.

 

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How to see the very best of Europe this summer

How to see the very best of Europe this summer

Forget flying! The best way to see Europe is via bus and rail. Oh, and it’s usually cheaper and often faster than taking to the skies. The Local rounds up some top tips for planning your next European adventure.

 
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Austria to shut down Saudi-backed interfaith centre

Austria to shut down Saudi-backed interfaith centre

The centre founded to facilitate religious dialogue has faced backlash in the midst of controversy surrounding Saudi Arabia's human rights record.

Austrian train company denies plans for overnight Vienna–Malmö route

Austrian train company denies plans for overnight Vienna–Malmö route

The Austrian train company ÖBB has denied reports that it is considering extending its Vienna-Hamburg night train route on to Malmö, telling The Local that the roughly 17-hour journey would be too long.

EU ministers battle over proposed tax on 'big tech'

EU ministers battle over proposed tax on 'big tech'

EU finance ministers battled Saturday over a controversial proposal to slap a European tax on US tech giants amid rising worries that it is ineffective and protectionist.

Wes Anderson presents box of 'treasures' from Viennese vaults

Wes Anderson presents box of 'treasures' from Viennese vaults

The "treasure chamber" at Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum takes on a new meaning this week thanks to an exhibition curated by American filmmaker Wes Anderson and his partner, illustrator and author Juman Malouf.