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Commission finally tables mandate for post-Cotonou negotiations.

The European Commission presented on Tuesday a recommendation to the Council including a long-awaited proposal for how to proceed in new trade negotiations with the countries of Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States .

- EurActive - UK

European Commission recommends draft negotiating directives for a modernised Partnership with countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

- Fact Sheet European Commission Brussels, 12 December 2017 What is the Cotonou Partnership Agreement between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific countries, and why does it need to be renewed? Since 2000, the Cotonou Partnership Agreement has been the legal framework for the EU's relations with the 79...

- EU - EU

Mounie double helps Huddersfield to 2-0 win over Brighton.

HUDDERSFIELD, Dec 10 — Huddersfield Town forward Steve Mounie struck twice in the first half as his side coasted to a 2-0 Premier League win over Brighton and Hove Albion yesterday. The Benin-born striker, who had not scored since netting a...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Benin's Mickael Pote goes from abuse to adulation from Apoel Nicosia fans.

Benin striker Mickael Pote now draws praise from the fans of Cypriot club Apoel Nicosia, who once abused him as he played for city rivals Omonia.

- BBC - UK

Annette Bening On Her Big Break In 'Valmont', 'Sopranos' Cameo & Unraveling Mystery Of Gloria Grahame In 'Film Stars'.

Spitfire, unapologetic, idiosyncratic, complex and sexy. These are some of the femme archetypes that Annette Bening has portrayed on screen and built a solid cinematic canon upon, from the Marquise de Merteuil in Milos Forman's feature adaption of Les Liaisons dangereuses, Valmont, to neurotic materialist housewife Carolyn ...

- - US

West and Central Africa left behind in Global HIV response.

Source: UNAIDS, UN Children's Fund Country: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, World Four in ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Benin Introduces Artificial Insemination in Cattle, Improving Animal Breeding and Nutrition.

For the first time, the government of Benin is introducing artificial insemination in cattle.

- International Atomic Energy Agency - INT