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Czechs join other EU states in rejecting UN migration pact

The Czech Republic's government on Wednesday decided to join several other EU countries in rejecting a United Nations pact on the treatment of migrants, Reuters reported. The non-binding pact was agreed in July by over 190 countries and is expected to be signed in December. Hungary and Austria have already dropped out, with Bulgaria and Poland also expected not to sign. The EU commission has criticised Austria over its decision.

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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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