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28th Jan 2020

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Austria will not sign UN migration pact

Following the US and Hungary, Austria has decided not to sign a global UN treaty on migration agreed last July, Austrian broadcaster ORF reported Wednesday. "We have decided that we will not join the pact," said Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz. ORF said Austria will be absent at the December signing ceremony in Morroco. Austria currently holds the rotating EU presidency and is in charge of finding compromises on migration legislation.

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US and UK in war of words over Huwaei

British ministers are expected to allow Huawei limited access to the UK's 5G networks at the National Security Council on Tuesday, amid concerns over the firm's links to China's intelligence services.

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Trump's 'plan' for Israel will go against EU values

As someone who has been personally targeted by Benjamin Netanyahu's incitement against Arabs and Palestinians, Christians, Muslims and Druze, I still believe that peace is possible. But Donald Trump's 'plan' will be a gift to Netanyahu's campaign.

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