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Mali boots out French ambassador

Mali's junta has expelled France's ambassador to Bamako, Joël Meyer, on grounds he made "hostile and outrageous" remarks against the military rulers, foreign minister Abdoulaye Diop said on TV Monday. France, in exchange, sent Mali's envoy home, while EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell voiced "solidarity" with France and Denmark, after Mali recently also expelled Danish forces in a counter-terrorist mission, while hosting " several hundreds" of Russian mercenaries instead.

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ECB: eurozone home prices could see 'disorderly' fall

The European Central Bank in its Financial Stability Review warned EU home prices could see a 'disorderly' fall as high mortgage rates are making houses unaffordable for households and unattractive for investors.

Adapting to Southern Europe's 'new normal' — from droughts to floods

Extreme weather events in recent months have worsened agricultural production in southern Europe, prompting concerns for authorities in Portugal, Spain, France and Italy. As countries will likely face dryer conditions, experts urge adaptation measures for the 'new normal'.

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