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Putin's aggression prompted 'remarkable' UN vote on Ukraine

Backing by 143 UN members Wednesday for an EU-drafted resolution condemning Russian annexation of eastern Ukrainian regions was "remarkable", International Crisis Group expert Richard Gowan told EUobserver from New York. "Diplomats had been predicting 125 to 130 positive votes", he said. The annexation "forced" those sitting on the fence "to make a stand". Russian missile strikes on civilian targets in the run-up to the vote also "influenced some states".

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Opinion

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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