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Opposition daily shuts down in Hungary

Hungary's 80-year old broadsheet daily, Magyar Nemzet will shut down operations from Wednesday, its publisher said. One of two opposition daily newspapers, Magyar Nemzet is owned by Lajos Simicska, former ally, now opponent of prime minister Viktor Orban, who won a third consecutive term on Sunday by a landslide. The publisher's Lanchid Radio will also shut down, and its tv station HirTV will undergo restructuring.

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COP24: Vanuatu in 'constant state of emergency' on climate

Ralph Regenvanu, foreign minister of the Pacific island Vanuatu, said at the COP24 talks in Poland it was disappointing the host country was promoting coal - but was happy with EU contributions to tackle climate change.

EU rules out Brexit renegotiation, again

EU officials have warned they will not reopen the UK withdrawal text no matter what happens on British political scene. At summit, EU-27 leaders expected to give a statement on backstop, but no legal assurances.

MEPs and EU staff hid from Strasbourg gunman

MEPs and others hid in restaurants and alleys in Strasbourg during a gunman's rampage on Tuesday which left at least three dead and France on emergency alert.

EU rules out Brexit changes, but could help May

EU top officials and German chancellor Angela Merkel said the EU would not renegotiate the Brexit deal, but talks are underway to design a clarification that could help the British prime minister get her parliamentary majority.

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