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Liberals kick out Lithuanian MEP for homophobic jibes

The liberal group in the European Parliament has expelled Lithuanian MEP Viktor Uspaskich with "immediate effect" over an anti-LGBTI Facebook post earlier this month. "There is no place for homophobia in the Renew Europe family," group leader, Romanian MEP Dacian Cioloș, said after Wednesday's vote. Uspaskich had called gay people "perverts ... deviants" in a video clip on 10 January, among other slurs, but later apologised for his "mistake".

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Germany rejects visa ban for Russian tourists

German chancellor Olaf Scholz said a total ban on tourist visas will not be supported by Berlin — adding that many refugees do not agree with the Russian regime.

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