‘Aviation piracy’: EU leaders mull response to forced diversion of plane to Belarus

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    Furious European Union leaders were set to consider a joint response on Monday after Belarusian authorities diverted a plane travelling between EU member states in order to arrest a prominent opposition journalist.  

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