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Ukraine's spy chief and state prosecutor sacked

Ukraine's president Volodymyr Zelensky fired the chief of the country's national security agency, the SBU, Ivan Bakanov, and the state prosecutor general, Iryna Venediktova, citing close ties with Russia, Reuters reported on Sunday. The firings and the appointment of Oleksiy Symonenko as the new prosecutor general were announced in executive orders on the president's website. In a Telegram post, Zelenskiy said there are 651 cases of alleged treason under investigation.

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A plea to the EU from inside Tehran's Evin jail

As a result of my peaceful civil activism, I have been arrested 13 times, undergone five trials, and been sentenced to 34 years of imprisonment and 154 lashes in total. I am currently in Evrin prison, without the slightest regret.

Illegal pushbacks happening daily in Croatia, says NGO

More than 1,600 testimonies of alleged illegal pushbacks of migrants and refugees throughout the EU has been published, collated by the Border Violence Monitoring Network and the Left party — adding to the mounting evidence of abuse.

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No, Bosnia and Herzegovina is not ready for the EU

The European Commission has asked the member states' leaders assembling in Brussels next week for the customary end-of-year European Council to approve EU candidate status for Bosnia and Herzegovina. Doing so would be a mistake.

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