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EU parliament pushes Hungary sanctions over PM Orban policies - Dotemirates
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EU parliament pushes Hungary sanctions over PM Orban policies

Strasbourg: The European Parliament voted on Wednesday to sanction Hungary for flouting EU rules on democracy, civil rights and corruption in an unprecedented step that left Prime Minister Viktor Orban isolated from powerful allies.Hungary said it would seek legal ways to challenge the 448-197 vote it described as "petty revenge".Delivering more than the two-thirds majority required as many of Orban's allies in the conservative party deserted him, the vote, however, has little chance of ending up with the ultimate penalty of Hungary being suspended from voting in the EU.If nothing else, its Polish ally would veto that. But the 197...


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Hariri blames Hezbollah for Lebanon government block

BEIRUT: Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri on Tuesday blamed Hezbollah for blocking the formation of a government. Hariri said the process had hit a big obstacle and accused the Iran-backed militant group of causing a "big obstacle." "The consequences that the country will bear are Hezbollah's responsibility" if a new government cannot be formed," Hariri told a televised news conference in Beirut. Shiite Hezbollah has been pressing one of the Sunni MPs allied to it to get a cabinet portfolio, something Hariri refused. Lebanon has been struggling to form a government through a complex process since elections in May. Rival...

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Making power systems more flexible as global energy transition accelerates: IRENA's report

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Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs praises Abu Dhabi’s role in stimulating economy

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