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Russian UN diplomat in Geneva resigns over Ukraine war

A veteran Russian diplomat to the UN office at Geneva, Boris Bondarev, said he resigned and in a letter to colleagues criticised the "aggressive war unleashed" by president Vladimir Putin in Ukraine, AP reported. "For twenty years of my diplomatic career I have seen different turns of our foreign policy, but never have I been so ashamed of my country as on Feb. 24 of this year," he wrote.

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Johnson quits, leaving Brexit headaches to successor

British prime minister Boris Johnson has resigned as Conservative party leader, starting a race among Conservative MPs to replace him as prime minister but leaving a range of issues — Brexit, Northern Ireland, and Scottish independence — for his successor.

Is Orban holding out an olive branch to EPP?

It is Tibor Navracsics, an ex-EU commissioner and minister without portfolio in Orban's new government, who was reportedly picked to work on closer relations between Fidesz and the European People's Party.

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