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26th Jan 2021

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Egyptian leader embarks on 'execution spree'

Amnesty International condemned what it called Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's "execution spree" in a report Wednesday, noting that 57 people were killed in October - twice the figure for all of 2019. But for his part, French president Emmanuel Macron declined to criticise Egypt when he met Sisi in Paris Tuesday, saying: "Just as I don't accept being lectured on how to govern my country, I don't lecture others".

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Rift widens on 'returns' deadline in EU migration pact

Negotiations on the European Commission's asylum and migration pact among EU states continues. But a rift is widening on the eight-month deadline for capitals to sponsor returns of failed asylum seekers.

Coronavirus

EU adds new 'dark red' zone to travel-restrictions map

The European Commission has proposed additional measures to limit non-essential travel within and to the European Union - amid fears over more transmissible mutations triggering a new surge in cases across the bloc.

Opinion

Migrants in Bosnia: a disaster foretold on EU doorstep

Ultimately, the European Pact on Migration and Asylum, only unveiled in September, risks reinforcing bottlenecks and misery at the borders, should be thoroughly amended before final agreement.

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