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David Cameron’s lobbying efforts have been dominating headlines in the UK, and Boris Johnson has launched an inquiry into them. The head of Westminster’s Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, said the PM shouldn’t wait to fix the problem.

Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine is still being reviewed by the European Medicines Agency. While it's not yet officially approved for use in the EU, several member states have already cut their own supply deals — leading to growing divisions within the bloc.

OPINION: Why does the world keep seeing so many shocking election results? The problem lies with the polling, and it can be changed — first, by getting pollsters to ask the right questions.

“5G was the wake up call, the holy crap moment.” Even though predictions put 6G technology at least a decade away, Western governments are already trying to get a head start, attempting to avoid the obstacles faced when it came to 5G rollouts.

The Biden administration has announced sanctions against the Russian government for its attempted interference in the 2020 US presidential elections, occupation of Crimea, and more. Biden and Putin spoke on the phone earlier this week.

In today's coronavirus news: FR France’s death toll passes 100,000 ⛷️ The Olympics could still be canceled, if the coronavirus situation worsens 🏥 Waitlists for routine procedures in English hospitals have reached 4.7 million people Read more here:

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In this week's China Direct, our newsletter on the EU’s relationship with Beijing: 🔹 President Xi Jinping will join Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron for a climate change summit 🔹 China’s “debt trap diplomacy” has arrived in Europe More here 👉

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In this week's edition of London Influence, our newsletter on lobbying in the UK, we look at: GB David Cameron and Greensill, of course GB The eating disorder campaigner putting the obesity strategy under the spotlight... ...and more, read it all here:

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Lawyer Adam Bodnar holds one of the few independent positions in Poland’s judiciary — or rather, he did. He will have to vacate his post in three months, under a new ruling issued by the country’s Constitutional Tribunal.

Angela Merkel will be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca coronavirus jab tomorrow, according to the German media. German authorities are currently only allowing people over 60 to receive the vaccine, following reports of blood clotting in younger people.

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OPINION: Catalan independence is a legitimate cause, and popular support remains strong for it.

Victoria Marinova, a Bulgarian journalist who was reporting on an investigation into alleged corruption involving EU funds, was murdered Saturday

How Catalan secessionists became the world champions of peaceful mobilization

What happened with Navalny? His return to Russia started with his plane landing at a different airport than expected. He was detained there, and is now in a make-shift courtroom inside a police station. An impromptu hearing is underway 👇

Rajoy had to choose between being labeled a dictator or being ridiculed for inaction — and he chose the former

Hundreds in Spain protest the removal of the remains of dictator Francisco Franco from a controversial memorial

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