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Kangaroo court sets death penalty for Brits and Moroccan

A court in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), a self-proclaimed entity in east Ukraine recognised only by Russia and controlled by Russia, has sentenced to death two British men fighting against Russian forces — Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner — as well as a Moroccan fighter, Saaudun Brahim. The DPR broke away from Ukraine in 2014 and has remained a legal black hole, amid reports of gross human rights violations.

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The euro — who's next?

Bulgaria's target date for joining the eurozone, 1 January 2024, seems elusive. The collapse of Kiril Petkov's government, likely fresh elections, with populists trying to score cheap points against the 'diktat of the eurocrats', might well delay accession.

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