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EU threatens to kick Switzerland out of passport-free zone in row over 'Fortress Europe'

EU threatens to kick Switzerland out of passport-free zone in row over ‘Fortress Europe’

Brussels has threatened to throw Switzerland out of the EU’s passport-free zone if it does not back paying more to the bloc’s border agency, as the country prepares to vote in a “Frontex-it” referendum on Sunday. The EU decided to boost Frontex numbers and staff after the 2015 migration crisis, which means an increase in …

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Eight children given liver transplants as 108 mystery cases detected in UK

Eight children given liver transplants as 108 mystery cases detected in UK

Eight children in the UK have received a liver transplant after being diagnosed with a mysterious hepatitis, the UK Health Security Agency has announced. Since January, 108 children across the country have developed sudden onset hepatitis – or liver inflammation. All were under the age of 10, though the majority were younger than five. Hepatitis …

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