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Belarus: opposition leader 'undermining national security'

Belarusian authorities have charged the opposition figure Maria Kolesnikova with "actions aimed at undermining national security", which could lead to a maximum sentence of five years in prison, the Guardian writes. It is the latest move of Belarus' president Alexander Lukashenko after weeks of street protests against the result of the presidential elections. In a speech on Wednesday, Lukashenko said he had no plans to step down.

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Ylva Johansson on Migration and Drama Queens

Commissioner for home affairs, Ylva Johansson, would like to win the approval of all EU member states for a new proposal for a common asylum and migration policy - something her predecessors failed to do.

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