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Far right heading for victory in Sweden

A right-wing bloc led by the far-right Sweden Democrats (SD) party is heading for a slim victory in Sunday's election. With 90 percent of the votes counted, the group had 176 out of 349 seats, leaving a left-wing bloc trailing in second place on 173. "Right now it looks like there will be a change of power," SD leader Jimmie Åkesson said. The final vote count is due mid-week.

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EU Commission wants drones for Bulgaria on Turkey border

The European Commission wants to shore up the land border between Bulgaria and Turkey with drones. "We can strengthen the border with management capabilities," European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen told MEPs.

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Europe is giving more aid to Ukraine than you think

'Europeans need to pull their weight in Ukraine. They should pony up more funds.' Such has been the chorus since the start of the war. The problem is the argument isn't borne out by the facts, at least not anymore.

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