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Turkey releases journalists arrested after coup attempt

A Turkish court ordered the release of two journalists, Ahmet Altan and Nazli Ilicak, after a previous life sentence for aiding the network of US-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of orchestrating a coup attempt in 2016, was overturned in a retrial on Monday. Since the failed coup, more than 77,000 people have been imprisoned and 150,000 people have been sacked or suspended from the public sector.

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Commission chief under fire for Croatia campaign video

EU Commission president Ursula von der Leyen recorded a video in support of Croatia's ruling party, which the EU executive said was in her "personal capacity" - and admits it was a "mistake" that this was not made clear.

Parliament vaping booths 'too confidential' to discuss

The European Parliament is refusing to disclose documents on an internal debate on whether to set up e-cigarette smoking booths at its premises in Strasbourg and Brussels, posing questions on how it handles transparency on relatively minor issues.

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