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Erdogan warns any Idlib attack will affect Europe

If the Syrian regime attacks Idlib, the last rebel enclave in Syria, the result will be a humanitarian and geopolitical disaster, Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned in a Wall Street Journal article on Tuesday. Erdogan urged the international community to take action or face "security risks for Turkey, the rest of Europe and beyond". The UN has estimated 800,000 people could be displaced by an attack.

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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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