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Nato reacts after Trump disparages Montenegro

Nato has said its mutual defence pact was "unconditional and iron-clad" after US president Donald Trump questioned "why" a US soldier should fight for Montenegro, Nato's newest member. "They [Montenegrins] may get aggressive and congratulations, you're in World War III," Trump had said Tuesday. The comments come after he threatened to quit Nato in a row on money and, last year, physically barged aside Montenegro's PM at a Nato summit.

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EU summit hits asylum fatigue as deadlock continues

Leaders at the EU summit are unlikely to discuss migration, preferring instead to rubber-stamp pre-cooked conclusions. Recent proposals by the European Commission to get some of the reforms finalised are also unlikely to get broad support. The two-year deadlock continues.

Battered May seeks Brexit 'assurances' from EU

Having just survived a leadership challenge 24 hours ago in London, Theresa May is back in Brussels for the EU summit in a hope of getting 'guarantees' from the EU on the Irish backstop. But could they be enough?

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Lost in Brexit chaos - abortion rights in Northern Ireland

Labour MP Diana Johnson has brought a private members bill to Westminster that proposes to decriminalise abortion in the whole of the UK, which means that, if successfully passed, current provisions for Northern Ireland will also be repealed.

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