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EU ministers call climate change 'direct and existential threat'

"Climate change is a direct and existential threat, which will spare no country," the EU's foreign ministers said in a text adopted on Monday. All EU countries signed off on the text, including coal-reliant countries like Poland. They also noted that "climate change acts as a threat multiplier and increasingly as a threat in its own right, with serious implications for peace and security across the globe".

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Frontex chief: 'about time' MEPs probe his agency

Some 14 MEPs have created a group to probe allegations of rights abuse by the EU's border agency Frontex. Its head, Fabrice Leggeri, welcomed its creation and said it "is about time".

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The trap of spreading ideas while attacking them

Ideas that are attacked are actually being promulgated. That has been the case for centuries, at least as far back as Thomas Aquinas. And that is certainly the case today with Facebook and Twitter.

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