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Six women rescued from back of lorry in France after texts to reporter

Women aiming to reach UK or Ireland realised lorry was heading in wrong direction and contacted BBC journalistSix women have been rescued from the back of a refrigerated lorry in France after a panicked text message to a BBC reporter set off a frantic …

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EU accused of ‘staggering neglect’ after just 271 Afghans resettled across bloc

Many in need of permanent protection remain stuck in ‘prison-like’ camps on Greek islands, leading refugee charity saysJust 271 Afghans were resettled in the EU in 2022, 0.1% of the 270,000 identified as in need of permanent protection, it has emerged….

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Baltic states condemn China envoy’s remarks over sovereignty of ex-Soviet nations

Lu Shaye’s comments raise fresh questions over China’s role in brokering peace in UkraineRussia-Ukraine war – latest news updatesFrance, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have expressed dismay after China’s ambassador in Paris questioned the sovereignty no…

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Macron arrives in China hoping to talk Xi into changing stance on Ukraine

French leader sees Beijing as possible ‘gamechanger’ and will also discuss European trade on three-day visitEmmanuel Macron has arrived in China for a three-day state visit during which he hopes to dissuade Xi Jinping from supporting Russia’s invasion …

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