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Hungary faced as the EU’s highest court heard a case involving firearms, allegations of political interference and criticism of the country’s judicial system.

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A previously unidentified coronavirus variant has been found in a German hospital.

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Belarus will no longer host the men’s world ice hockey championship due to "security concerns."

Opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya welcomes the decision "not to cooperate with the [Lukashenko] regime."

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In a “race against death,” 10 more vaccination centers are opening in England and 4.6 million people are getting appointment invitations.

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Armin Laschet was just elected to lead Germany’s Christian Democrats. He’s branded himself the safe, status quo candidate.

So what are his views?

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A high-level Brussels delegation traveled to Lisbon.

Three European commissioners are now in isolation because of coronavirus infection risks.

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Muslim representatives and French authorities agree on a charter to define an “Islam of France.”

It supports the separation of church and state, and rejects discrimination, gender inequality and “certain cultural practices which claim to belong to Islam.”

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“It’s always right to examine Britain’s history,” said a Downing Street spokesperson, “but we do not believe that removing statues helps with that.”

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Replying to @saimsaeed847: Don't know if plagiarism's a crime in EU law, especially when it's EU law that's plagiarized.

France + other states are…

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Some EU countries are jumping the gun by regulation online platforms on their terms — and Brussels is not happy.

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Don't know if plagiarism's a crime in EU law, especially when it's EU law that's plagiarized.

France + other states are copy-pasting the EU's proposals on content moderation before anyone's had a chance to rework them. @LauKaya and @markscott82 explain

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Alexei Navalny will be jailed for 30 days, per a new court ruling.

The hearing was closed to the public and most journalists, with the exception of a handful of pro-Kremlin media.

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A coronavirus test taken at a hospital in Germany last week showed an “abnormality” that didn’t look like the coronavirus variants from the UK, South Africa or Brazil.

That’s because it’s a new variant.

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In today's coronavirus news:

💉 A "moral failure" in vaccine distribution
🇨🇭 The South African variant, now in Switzerland
🇳🇴 Norwegian concerns over vaccine side effects

More here 👉

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Protesters toppled statues of controversial historical figures in Britain last summer.

The government is now trying to prevent this from happening again, saying all aspects of history must be taught and remembered.

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OPINION: Last summer’s George Floyd protests offered a lesson: “different communities within the same country have vastly different experiences with law enforcement.”

Last week’s protests in Brussels show Belgium hasn't yet learned that lesson.

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Italy was thrown into political crisis last week, when Matteo Renzi pulled his party out of the coalition government.

The country’s future is being decided this week, and PM Giuseppe Conte is calling for support.

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The UK is expanding vaccine roll-out to two additional vulnerable groups, as 10 new vaccination centers open across England.

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European Commission members travelled to Portugal, where the coronavirus is surging, for meetings. A spokesperson had said safety precautions would be taken.

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The new coronavirus variants are spreading across Europe, as governments are racing to get people vaccinated.

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