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16th Apr 2024

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Russia files Interpol alert on British human rights activist

Bill Browder, a British campaigner for sanctions on Russia, has said Moscow had applied for an Interpol alert for his arrest in an "abuse" of the international police agency based in France. The move marks the seventh time Russia has sought his detention and extradition. Its previous requests were deleted on grounds that they were "politically motivated", but one of them led to Browder's brief arrest in Spain last year.

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EU puts Sudan war and famine-risk back in spotlight

The EU is hoping to put the international spotlight back on Sudan amid a war where half the population is at risk of famine. And Josep Borrell, EU foreign policy chief, also warned of Russia's presence in the country.

Opinion

Private fears of fairtrade activist for EU election campaign

I am not sleeping well, tossing and turning at night because I am obsessed about the EU election campaign, worried by geopolitical tensions, a far-right next parliament, and a backlash against the Green Deal, writes Sophie Aujean of Fairtrade International.

Agenda

EU special summit, MEPs prep work, social agenda This WEEK

EU leaders gather in Brussels for a special two-day summit this week, while MEPs will prepare for the last plenary session of the legislature. In Italy, G7 foreign affairs ministers will convene from Wednesday to Friday.

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