Wednesday

26th Jul 2017

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Merkel calls on China to allow dying Nobel-laureate to leave

German chancellor Angela Merkel called on China to allow the ailing activist and Nobel-laureate, Liu Xiaobo, to leave the country and get treatment elsewhere. Merkel urged China's leaders to show "humanity" and found their refusal to allow Liu to leave the country "depressing", according to her spokesman. Liu was diagnosed with late-stage cancer in May while serving an 11-year prison sentence.

EU Commission to act on Poland

The EU executive is likely to issue a new set of rule of law recommendations to Poland and start legal probes once the controversial pieces of legislation have been published.

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