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EU summit ends with German defence minister in top post

EU leaders agreed on Tuesday on a deal to nominate German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen as the new European Commission president, which the European Parliament still has to approve. Belgian premier Charles Michel was chosen as EU Council president and Spanish foreign minister Josep Borrell was named EU foreign affairs chief. The International Monetary Fund's director, Christine Lagarde, will get the top job at the European Central Bank.

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Drums of war again, in Europe

Just a few weeks ago, as Europeans in several countries put their furious debates about masks and corona appsinto higher gear, Turkey and Greece almost came to blows in the Aegean Sea.

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