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German opposition want online hate speech law withdrawn

German opposition parties, including the Free Democrats, Green and Left parties, demanded on Sunday that the country's recently passed online hate speech law be withdrawn, after Twitter decided to delete allegedly offensive statements by far-right politicians and suspend the account of a German satirical magazine. Private companies "cannot correctly determine whether a questionable online statement is illegal," FDP general secretary Nicola Beer told Welt am Sonntag.

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EU must counter Kushner's so-called 'peace' plan

This so-called "Deal of the Century" on Israel/Palestine is likely to be no more than a big sham, and the US-led economic peace workshop in Bahrain will hardly change this perception.

Tusk wants quick deal on EU top jobs at Thursday summit

EU leaders will be discussing the new EU leadership positions - with France and Germany split over the largest political group's lead candidate. It might take an extra summit for leaders to come up with final names.

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What's going on in Moldova - and what next?

Over the weekend, as private jets evacuated prominent members of the Democratic Party and their allies, Moldovans celebrated the peaceful power transition. Looking beyond the euphoria that surrounded the celebrations, the new government is facing many challenges.

EU urges Swiss to move on talks or face sanction

The EU commission tells Switzerland that clarifications to the draft deal are possible - but not renegotiations. The message is clear to 'Brexit' Britain as well: the Swiss model is over, there are no special agreements.

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