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  • September 4, 2021

UN convenes aid conference for Afghanistan – POLITICO

The United Nations will hold an international conference to raise humanitarian funds for the Afghan people on September 13, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Saturday. The Taliban-controlled country “faces an imminent humanitarian catastrophe,” Guterres said in a video posted on Twitter. The goal of the ministerial-level conference is “to advocate for more resources so…

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Thousands challenge Orbán with a festive Pride parade supporting gay rights in Hungary – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article. BUDAPEST – Thousands of Hungarians marched in solidarity with the country’s LGBTQ + community on Saturday to protest government rhetoric and new legislation targeting sexual minorities that has drawn condemnation from Hungary’s European Union partners. Members of the European Parliament joined the Pride parade through the streets of…

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German floods put the candidate for chancellor Laschet to the test – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article. BERLIN – The flood disaster in Germany poses a double challenge for Armin Laschet, the pioneer in the race to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor. As the leader of one of the regional states hardest hit by the floods, Laschet is being tested as a crisis manager and…

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The EU “ could not have a choice but to intensify ” the Brexit action against the United Kingdom – POLITICO

LONDON – Brussels “will have no choice but to intensify” legal proceedings against the UK if it continues to violate its Brexit deal with the European Union, European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič said on Tuesday. At the annual conference of the EU-UK Forum, Šefčovič, who acts as the Commission’s point man for post-Brexit relations,…

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