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22nd Sep 2020

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France: de-escalation between US and Iran priority

France's foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters that his priority during the UN general assembly in New York this week is to de-escalate the tensions between the US and Iran, rather than making US president Donald Trump and Iran's president Hassan Rouhani meet. The United States accused Iran of being responsible for the attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil installations, while Iran denied any involvement.

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Belarus opposition leader urges EU to be 'braver'

The Belarus oppositon leader asked the EU not to support the Belarus authorities financially, and not to recognise Lukashenko as the country's president when his term ends in November.

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'Big Three' EP groups nominate homophobe for Sakharov prize

The centre-right EPP, centre-left S&D, and liberal Renew Europe have all nominated a homophobe for the Sakharov prize - the prestigious annual prize handed out by the European Parliament to people who defend human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Cyprus leaves EU ministers red-faced on Belarus

EU foreign ministers will have nothing to show Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya when they meet her in Brussels on Monday, after Cyprus blocked sanctions.

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EU seals new Covid-19 deal amid global distribution fears

The European Commission sealed a second Covid-19 vaccine deal, amid fears over the fair distribution of supplies worldwide. So far Brussels has secured, or is negotiating, a stock of nearly two billion doses.

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