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Borrell complains to China about Uighur abuse

EU foreign relations chief Josep Borrell voiced "strong concern" about China's "treatment of ethnic and religious minorities, in particular in Xinjiang" in a videoconference with Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi Monday. Borrell also "underlined the EU's strong bonds with the US", amid China-US trade and military tensions. Wang complained about "disinformation" on China's treatment of the Uighur minority in Xinjiang, despite credible reports of mass-scale forced labour and rape.

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EU sets out plan to mitigate 'unavoidable' climate events

Extreme climate-related events cost the EU's economy €12bn annually. Brussels aims to reduce the so-called climate protection gap - the difference between insurance protection and total losses - which is widening due to more frequent extreme weather events.

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Questions for Germany on EU's Russia strategy

Suspension or cancellation of Nord Stream 2 does not call for a drawn-out search for unanimity by the EU's foreign ministers, nor complex ratification procedures in the European Parliament or member states' parliaments, write three former EU prime ministers.

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