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Austria prolongs border checks with Hungary, Slovenia

Austria has announced a six-month extension of border checks with Hungary and Slovenia to at least November. In a letter, interior minister Herbert Kickl from the far-right Freedom Party cited a persistently high number of illegal migrants and a latent threat of terrorism from returning Islamic State fighters as reasons for the decision. "We will send the letter to the European Commission next week," he told Austrian media.

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EU want Facebook pan-EU advert fix for May elections

EU institutions want Facebook to relax its rules, to allow pan-European political groups to carry out EU-wide campaigns. Facebook has yet to implement the demands - posing questions on the extent to which Europe relies on the US tech firm.

Trump's Israel plan to 'test' EU resolve

EU countries ought to draw "red lines" for US president Donald Trump on the Arab-Israeli conflict, Herman Van Rompuy, the former head of the EU Council, has said.

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