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New European Parliament President fearless proponent of EU-Israel ties

European Jewish groups on Wednesday welcomed the installment of Antonio Tajani as the European Parliament president. Tajani, 63, of the center-right European People’s Party, beat Center-Left leader and fellow Italian Gianni Pittella by 351 votes to 282. Tajani is an ally of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and a former vice president of the European Parliament and the European...

What is the UN general assembly?

As it celebrates its 70th annual session this autumn by launching the sustainable development goals, we look at the general assembly’s history and purpose Representatives at the United Nations general assembly in New York. Photograph: Li Muzi/Xinhua Press/Corbis What’s the story? The 70th meeting of the United Nations general assembly is set to open in New York – a key moment for...

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