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Belarus: 10th weekend rally in a row against Lukashenko

For the 10th weekend rally in a row, tens of thousands of protesters opposing long-time president Alexander Lukashenko marched through the capital despite threats of force from authorities to open fire, Deutsche Welle writes. Crowds of protesters waved red-and-white opposition flags, marching through Minsk amid a heavy security presence. Protesters were heard chanting "Strike!" and "You and your riot police get out!". Over 200 persons were arrested.

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EU keen to repair damage of Trump years

The EU has set out how to undo the damage caused by four years of US president Donald Trump's rule, by trying to "make multilateralism great again".

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Revealed: Hit to EU mental health services during Covid-19

The pandemic has both hampered access to mental health services, while increasing demand for psychological support, particularly in countries with the most severe coronavirus lockdowns. Meanwhile, experts warn that 'teletherapy' is not a universal fix.

MEPs seek parliament inquiry into Frontex

Some MEPs now want a formal inquiry into Frontex, plus member states, and the European Commission over allegations of illegal pushbacks. Dutch MEP Tineke Strik says she has so far received backing from the Greens, liberals and far-left GUE.

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