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EU's top court urged to dismiss refugee relocation case

European Court of Justice adviser defends resettlement scheme and says case by Slovakia and Hungary should be dismissed.

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HRW: French police routinely abuse Calais refugees

Human Rights Watch says police often use excessive force on migrants in Calais, including on those who pose no threat.

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Poland criticises EU 'blackmail' over court overhaul

Country angered by EU's threat to freeze its right to vote in ministers' meetings over controversial new laws.

EC's Timmermans

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EU mulls sanctions against Poland over court reforms

EU commission to debate action against Poland after President Andrzej Duda vetoes two of three contentious court bills.

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Poland President Andrzej Duda vetoes judiciary reform

Duda vetoed bills that give politicians power to remove judges and the justice minister to appoint court presidents.

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UK welcomes Qatar's call for Gulf crisis talks

UK foreign secretary hails Qatar's call for talks and urges Saudi-led group to take steps towards lifting the embargo.

Boris Johnson

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Poland's senate approves contentious court bill

The bill sponsored by the ruling party gives politicians substantial power over Supreme Court in defiance of EU.

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Thousands protest parliament's judicial reform proposal

Thousands turn out to rally against new bill allowing parliament to appoint supreme court, with EU also voicing concern.

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Two killed as strong earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

Deaths on Greek island of Kos as magnitude 6.7 earthquake shakes Greek Dodecanese Islands and Turkey's Aegean coast.

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Clashes kill six Ukraine soldiers in spike of violence

The latest surge in fighting with Russian-backed rebels along the volatile front line is the bloodiest in recent months.

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