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French diplomat to be new EU ambassador in Russia

The EU foreign service has appointed French diplomat Roland Galharague as its new ambassador to Russia amid the Ukraine war. Galharague is currently France's ambassador to Malaysia but previously ran a department dealing with Russia and Ukraine in the French foreign ministry. He replaces career German diplomat Markus Ederer, who has held the Moscow post since 2017 and who also used to be the EU's ambassador in Beijing.

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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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