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European parliament approves special committee on pesticides

The European Parliament gave the greenlight on Tuesday to set up a special committee to look into EU authorisation procedures on pesticides. The initiative responds to concerns raised by MEPs and European citizens over potential failures in scientific assessments, and the role of the Commission and agencies in November's renewal of herbicide glyphosate. The committee will be composed of 30 MEPs and will have a nine-month mandate.

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Opinion

How the World Cup exposed Russian chauvinism

The suggestion that Russians themselves play a role in the condition of their state today is often dismissed as "xenophobic" or "Russophobic". But if not addressed, the evils of nationalism, chauvinism, and imperialism will continue even after Putin is gone.

Stage set for Trump-Putin finale

Trump hoped to befriend Putin at a showcase summit in Helsinki, following US president's attacks on Nato and British leaders this week.

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