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EU Commission set to approve Netherlands' Lelystad airport - NOS

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The European Commission is set to approve charter flights from the Lelystad airport in the Netherlands, national broadcaster NOS reported on Friday, citing a draft document of the approval.

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Mexican leader admits shortcomings on security at launch of new police force

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Sunday his 7-month-old government had yet to make progress in tackling record levels of violence afflicting the country as he launched a new militarised police force tasked with fixing the problem.

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Two aides to Lebanese minister killed as convoy hit by gunfire - minister

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two aides to a Lebanese Druze minister were killed on Sunday when his convoy came under fire as it passed through an area loyal to a rival Druze faction, in what the minister called an assassination attempt.

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Highlights: EU leaders meet to decide on bloc's top jobs, Timmermans frontrunner

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders meet on Sunday to decide who wins the bloc's top posts, with Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans in pole position to be named the EU's next chief executive, diplomats and officials said.

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France's Macron sees three EU posts decided at Summit, ECB later

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said that three of the European Union's top positions should be decided at a meeting of EU leaders on Sunday, with a decision on the next head of the European Central Bank likely to be taken at a later date.

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Timmermans faces Eastern resistance for top EU job; search for ECB head postponed

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans has emerged as the favourite to be named the EU's next chief executive, diplomats and officials said on Sunday ahead of a summit in Brussels, but faces resistance from eastern European countries.

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Albanians vote in mayoral polls boycotted by opposition

TIRANA (Reuters) - Voting in Albanian mayoral elections that opposition parties are boycotting began calmly on Sunday after Western countries warned against violence, although some abstainers mocked those who were casting a vote with songs from the country's communist past.