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Soros and Kurz discuss Central European University move

Austrian chancellor Sebastian Kurz on Sunday met US investor and philanthropist George Soros to discuss how to resettle the Soros-funded Central European University (CEU) in Vienna after it was pushed out of Hungary, Austrian daily Kurier reported. The two reportedly also agreed that Brexit is regrettable and that a hard Brexit must be avoided, while on the issue of migration policy they had "quite different views".

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No more Brexit talks, despite May's pleas

EU leaders said they can do no more than reassure the UK they do not want to trap it over Ireland, but May might need more than that to get the Brexit deal through parliament.

EU leaders stuck on asylum reform

Migration was overshadowed by Brexit at the EU summit, with leaders stuck on key legislation. Some warned that free movement could be at risk.

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