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Italy's Salvini to sue critical anti-mafia writer

Italy's far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini said he will sue Roberto Saviano, a best-selling writer exposing the Camorra mafia, who has criticised the League leader's hardline migration policy. Salvini said he filed a defamation suit against Saviano for accusing him of supporting the mafia. Salvini earlier questioned the necessity of police escorts for Saviano, who has been threatened by the mafia. In response, Saviano called Salvini "minister of the underworld."

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Europe and Asia seek stable relations in troubled times

Covering two-third of the world's economic output and governing more than half of the world's population, the Europe and Asian leaders' summit in Brussels on Friday tests potentials for outlining a post-Trump world order.

Asylum reforms derailed, as EU looks to north Africa

EU leaders at the summit in Brussels want partnerships with north African states that go beyond migration. But internal EU reforms on asylum, especially sharing of migrants and refugees between member states, remain stuck.

EU leaders worried about Italy's budget

Some EU leaders warned that Italy's plan to boost its budget spending despite the second largest debt in the eurozone, could hamper efforts to reform the single currency's framework.

Russian activist warning on 'fake news' as EU backs action

In 2015, internet activist Lyudmila Savchuk went under cover to expose a troll factory in St Petersburg. As the EU summit endorses anti-disinformation action, she told EUobserver the Russian government is bankrolling many more.

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