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Slovak petition urges action on Russian 'Night Wolves'

More than 200 Slovak celebrities have signed a petition demanding prime minister Peter Pellegrini takes action against the "scandalous" activities of the nationalist Russian 'Night Wolves' motorcycle gang, which has set up a base in Dolna Krupa, about 65km northeast of the Slovak capital, Bratislava. Footage from a drone flown over the compound showed ex-army tanks, other armoured vehicles, and anti-aircraft guns parked on the site.

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EU ends silence on Hong Kong protests

The EU, in league with Canada, has spoken out on the Hong Kong protests after months of silence in what one expert called "a clear expression of support for the protesters".

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Selmayr did not keep formal records of lobby meetings

The German former secretary-general of the European Commission held some 21 meetings which were registered in the lobby register. But no documents appeared to exist summarising what was said.

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EU asked to solve migrant rescue deadlock

No EU country willing to open its ports for the Spanish rescue ship Open Arms, with France and others turning to the European Commission for help.

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