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EU: Israel must respect right to peaceful protest in Gaza

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Monday urged "utmost restraint" to avoid further loss of life, in the wake of clashes along the Gaza border leaving at least 41 Palestinians dead and over 1,700 others injured. "Israel must respect the right to peaceful protest and the principle of proportionality in the use of force," she said. Protests broke out as the American embassy officially moved into contested Jerusalem.

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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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