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19th Oct 2021

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PM in self-isolation as England lifts all restrictions

UK prime minister Boris Johnson and finance minister Rishi Sunak will self-isolate after being in contact with health minister Sajid Javid, who has tested positive for coronavirus, the BBC reported. The news comes as England lifted all remaining restrictions on Monday despite the surge of infections - a move that has triggered intense scrutiny over the government response. The UK is currently reporting about 50,000 cases a day.

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EU lags behind on 'military ambition'

Indecision on what kind of EU military forces would fight in what kind of conflicts is holding back EU ambition on "strategic autonomy", according to an internal document.

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EU leaders meet This WEEK amid EU-Poland clash

Vaccine roll-outs, energy prices, migration and an upcoming climate summit will top the agenda at an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, while MEPs in Strasbourg tackle rule of law.

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