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Netherlands withdraws ambassador from Turkey

The Netherlands has officially withdrawn its ambassador from Turkey, the government announced Monday. The diplomat had been denied access to Turkey since March 2017, during tensions over Turkish politicians' attempt to campaign in Netherlands ahead of a constitutional referendum. Due to its own ambassador's lack of access, no permission will be granted for the next Turkish ambassador in the Netherlands, the government in The Hague added.

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Trump and Kurz: not best friends, after all

The visit of Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz to the White House on Wednesday showed that the current rift in transatlantic relations is deepening by the day.

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EU commission appeals Dieselgate ruling

The Court of Justice of the EU annulled legislation which relaxed toxic emission limits for cars. EU commissioner Bienkowska said the commission will appeal.

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