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19th Sep 2018

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Six EU states abandon joint line on Jerusalem

Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Poland, and Romania declined to support a UN resolution on Thursday attacking the recent US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The resolution still passed with a huge majority, but the six abstentions massacred the EU's common position that Jerusalem should be shared by Israel and Palestine in a future two-state solution. The US had threatened to cut aid to countries that voted yes.

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Poland to face EU top court on rule of law

The EU commission is expected to refer Poland to the EU's top court over firing supreme court judges, but Warsaw refused to commit on Tuesday that it will implement future EU court rulings.

EU promotes 'Egypt model' to reduce migrant numbers

EU council president Donald Tusk wants to discuss deepening relations with authoritarian Egypt, as a model of migrant reduction, with EU heads of state and government at a meeting in Salzburg, Austria on Wednesday.

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New book: Why war is coming

War is the likely outcome of current geopolitical trends - the decline of democracy and rise of authoritarian nationalism - says Belgian writer Koert Debeuf in his new book 'Tribalisation', to be launched in New York this week.

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