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10th Aug 2020

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Italian senators lift Salvini's parliamentary immunity

Italian senators on Thursday approved stripping far-right leader Matteo Salvini of his parliamentary immunity. The vote was close: 149 senators voted for, 141 against. Salvini now faces trial for allegedly kidnapping 131 rescued migrants last July, when he refused to let a rescue ship disembark on the island of Lampedusa. "I am proud to have defended Italy and I would do it again," Salvini said, referring to the vote.

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Schrems privacy ruling risks EU's ties to digital world

With more and more trade moving to the digital realm, Europe can ill-afford to cut itself off. Meanwhile, China continues to advance a vision for an internet that is fractured along national boundaries and controlled by governments.

EU wary of violence in Belarus election

EU states have voiced fear of violence during Belarus elections on Sunday, as president Aleksander Lukashenko seeks to maintain his third decade in power.

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