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Icelanders sign petition to boycott Eurovision in Israel

Over 15,000 people have signed a petition in just two days, demanding that Iceland boycott the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Israel. The petition states that in light of the human rights violations done by Israel to the Palestinian people, Iceland should not take part in next year's Eurovision show to be held in Jerusalem, after Israel's Netta Barzilai wan the 2018 contest on Saturday.

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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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