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German socialists widening lead in polls

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) extended their lead over chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in the latest poll published, Reuters reports. The poll showed support for the SPD and their chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz jump by 2 percentage points to 25 percent, the highest reading in the survey in four years. CDU's Armin Laschet lost 3 points to reach a record low at 20 percent. The Greens stood at 16.5 percent.

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Nato's Madrid summit — key takeaways

For the most part Nato and its 30 leaders rose to the occasion — but it wasn't without room for improvement. The lesson remains that Nato still doesn't know how or want to hold allies accountable for disruptive behaviour.

MEPs boycott awards over controversial sponsorship

Two MEPs have withdrawn their nominations from the MEPs Awards over the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis's participation as a sponsor — currently involved in an alleged bribery scandal in Greece.

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