Friday

23rd Jun 2017

Ticker

Chechen governor fends off EU leaders' criticism

Ramzan Kadyrov, in a social media post, told German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron not to spread “false information” about Russia’s Chechen republic. Merkel and Macron have both raised concerns over Chechnya’s LGBT population during recent meetings with Russian president Vladimir Putin following media reports that more than 100 gay men in Chechnya have been kept in secret camps and tortured and that three have been killed.

EU extends sanctions on Russia

German chancellor Angela Merkel said that Russia hadn't done enough to implement the so-called Minsk peace process, a condition for lifting the sanctions.

Focus

UK's universities set 'Brexit wish list'

British academics want to guarantee residency and work rights for their EU staff, as well as "enhanced mobility opportunities" for UK and EU students, mostly by keeping British participation in EU funding programs.

News in Brief

  1. Juncker has 'no' clear idea of kind of Brexit UK wants
  2. Belgian PM calls May's proposal on EU citizens 'vague'
  3. UK lacks support of EU countries in UN vote
  4. Spain to command anti-smuggler Mediterranean force
  5. Estonia confirms opposition to Nord Stream 2 pipeline
  6. Ireland and Denmark outside EU military plan
  7. EU leaders renew vows to uphold Paris climate deal
  8. US issues warrant for VW managers, German media say

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