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Nobel medal sold for Ukrainian kids

An auction of Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov's Nobel Peace Prize raised $103.5m (€98m) for Unicef efforts to help children displaced by the war in Ukraine. It is a record sum for a Nobel. Muratov was awarded the gold medal in October 2021 for helping found the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta. He was the publication's editor-in-chief until it was shut down in March by the Kremlin.

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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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