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UN addresses torture and death cases in Russian prisons

U.N. human rights monitors called on Russian justice officials to prosecute alleged widespread use of torture against prisoners, naming as examples beatings, electric shock attacks or burial in snow at labour camps in Siberia.

EU-U.S. trade dispute calmed with soy beans import from U.S.

The European Commission has managed to secure an agreement with the U.S. that would keep Washington from imposing duty tariffs on European Union's auto exports to the U.S., calming down a trade dispute between the two economies.

Latvia’s Security Police checks Russian agent Butina’s relation to Latvia

Latvia’s Security Police has commenced an inspection about Russian agent Marija Butina’s possible relation with Latvia.

Spain picks up over 400 migrants in Mediterranean in one day

Spanish sea rescuers have stated that they had picked up over 400 migrants from the Mediterranean in one day as they had been on the way to Spanish mainland.

Prison guards in Russia detained amid outcry over inmate torture video

Russian authorities have taken six prison guards in custody after a video published on the internet, where at least 10 guards are seen torturing and kicking an inmate.

Heat wave fire in Greece claims lives

In Greece, no less than 24 people have lost their lives and more than 100 got injured when a wildfire moved quickly in a small resort village in the east, while other fires broke out elsewhere in the country that is coping with a heat wave.

Polish Sejm rushes to change defiant chief Judge of Supreme Court

Poland's legislators have passed rules to hasten the changing of a new Supreme Court chief as part of far-reaching judicial reform that has been criticised by the European Commission among others.

Bulgarian parliament opposes readmission of migrants from EU countries

Bulgarian parliament prohibited the its government from signing bilateral agreements with other European Union member states on readmitting migrants first entered the bloc in Bulgaria.

Libya opposed to EU's idea to establish migrant centres in North Africa

Libya is against the solution of the European Union to set up migrant centres in the North African country as a means to keep migrants from arriving in the bloc and Libya would not be convinced with financial support, its Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj has noted.

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