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Sarkozy said to want to run again for French presidency

Nicolas Sarkozy will run again for the French presidency in 2017, the wife of France's former President Jacques Chirac said Tuesday in an interview, AFP reports. "I cannot say more, he will scold me," Bernadette Chirac said. Asked if Sarkozy was the only candidate, she said: "For me, yes."

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Hungary gags EU ministers on China

EU countries have shelved plans to issue a statement of moral support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong - due to Hungary's veto. Hungary is a major beneficiary of Chinese investment, including the building of a new university in Budapest.

EU now 'open' to vaccine waiver, after Biden U-turn

The European Union is now ready to discuss the proposal to waive temporarily intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines - following the historic decision by Washington in favour of easing patent rules.

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