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Heatwave wildfires spread across southern Europe

Huge wildfires in countries including Spain, Portugal, Greece and France have forced national authorities to evacuate thousands of people from their homes, as a heatwave of record-breaking temperatures hits southern Europe. About 16,000 people were evacuated in France on Saturday. Meanwhile, the nearly week-long heatwave has already killed at least 360 people in Spain and 238 people in Portugal, Reuters reported. Britain will also reach record temperatures this week.

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Turkey's EU-funded detention centres ripe with abuse: NGO

Afghan and Syrian nationals are being abused at EU-funded removal centres in Turkey amid a lack of proper monitoring, says Human Rights Watch. The findings come at a time when Turkey is deporting large numbers of Afghans back to Kabul.

EU Commission proposes suspending billions to Hungary

Prime minister Viktor Orbán's government has to implement 27 measures "fully and correctly" before any payment from the €5.8bn recovery fund can be made, or the suspended €7.5bn of cohesion funds can be unblocked.

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