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Bosnian Croat war criminal dies after drinking 'poison' in court

A Bosnian Croat wartime commander died after drinking what he said was poison at a UN tribnal in the Hague on Wednesday. Slobodan Praljak, 72, later died in hospital. He drank from a flask as the ruling was read out, which upheld his 20-year prison sentence. Among other charges, Praljak was specifically charged with ordering the destruction of the 16th-century Ottoman bridge in Mostar, a symbol of Bosnian multi-ethnic coexistence.

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Huge win for Conservatives in UK election

Britain is almost certain to leave the EU in January after a huge election win for prime minister Boris Johnson, but Scotland aims to break off and stay.

Pressure mounts to grill Malta's Muscat at EU summit

The Dutch prime minister and figures from the European Parliament are both piling on pressure for leaders at the EU summit to discuss the rule of law in Malta, as the presence of the island-nation's prime minister draws protests.

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Revealed: little evidence to justify internal border checks

EUobserver has obtained notification reports from five European states explaining why they want to impose internal border checks. Few provide any substantial evidence to justify the controls, putting the European Commission in a difficult position to end them.

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