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26th Jan 2021

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Top Republicans ask Biden to rescind Trump's Morocco deal

Former US secretary of state James Baker and former national security adviser John Bolton, two of the most influential Republican voices on foreign policy and national security, have criticised the Trump administration's recognition of Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara, urging the administration of president-elect Joe Biden to reverse the move, Haaretz reports. The recognition was part of a broader deal to establish diplomatic ties between Israel and Morocco.

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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.

Navalny protests sharpen EU sanctions talks

Street violence in Russia redoubled calls for new sanctions when foreign ministers meet on Monday, after eight EU states earlier proposed asset-freezes and visa-bans.

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