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Pope to meet Hungary’s populist leader Orban

  bbc– Pope Francis is set to meet Hungary’s populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban during a short stop in the capital Budapest. The meeting is expected to highlight differences between the pontiff’s views and Mr Orban’s nationalist and anti-immigrant policies. The Pope will then spend three days in Slovakia, where he will meet members of […]
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Afghan evacuee boy who ate poisonous mushrooms dies in Poland

bbc– A five-year-old Afghan boy evacuated from Kabul after the Taliban takeover has died in Poland after eating poisonous mushrooms, officials say. The boy’s six-year-old brother, who also ate the mushrooms, had a liver transplant but is critically ill, a doctor said. The boys were staying at a refugee centre near Warsaw after arriving in […]
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Nord Stream 2: Russia must not use gas pipeline as weapon, says Merkel

bbc– German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said further sanctions may be imposed on Russia if it uses a controversial gas pipeline against Ukraine. Mrs Merkel, on her final visit to Kyiv before leaving office, told Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky she understood his concerns over the Nord Stream 2 project. Mr Zelensky opposes the pipeline, which […]
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Afghanistan: Dominic Raab admits government was surprised by ‘scale and pace’ of Taliban takeover

independent– Dominic Raab has admitted the government was surprised by the “scale and pace” of the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, as the UK announced a further 200 troops would be sent to Kabul to assist with evacuation efforts. Following a third emergency Cobra meeting on the situation in the country, the foreign secretary also raised the prospect of sanctions and
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Government cuts price of travel Covid tests by £20

independent– The government has cut the price of NHS coronavirus tests for travel by £20 amid criticism of the costs being imposed on holidaymakers. Travellers, including people who have been fully vaccinated, are having to shell out hundreds of pounds on PCR tests – a requirement that has been deterring people from going abroad. Under the […]