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Latvia designates Russia a ‘state sponsor of terrorism’ over Ukraine war

Thu, 2022-08-11 14:18
Latvia's parliament on Thursday (11 August) designated Russia as a "state sponsor of terrorism" over the war in Ukraine and called on Western allies to impose more comprehensive sanctions on Moscow in order to bring an end to the conflict.
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‘Count on us’: Scholz promises new package to help Germans with energy bills

Thu, 2022-08-11 13:00
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Thursday (11 August) promised a new package of measures, including tax relief, to help people struggling with rising energy bills as a result of a gas standoff with Russia.
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Sweden tops France as Europe’s largest net power exporter

Thu, 2022-08-11 07:21
Sweden overtook France as Europe's largest net power exporter in the first half of 2022, as deep-rooted problems reduced French nuclear availability to historic lows, Energy analysts EnAppSys said on Wednesday (10 August).
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Berlusconi bids for Senate seat, smothers stations with ads

Thu, 2022-08-11 07:06
Eighty-five-year-old former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Wednesday (10 August) he will run for a Senate seat at next month's election, seeking national office again after a nine-year absence.
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Brazil minister renews spat with France over Amazon rain forest

Thu, 2022-08-11 06:54
In decidedly undiplomatic language, Brazil's economy minister has renewed a spat with France over deforestation in the Amazon, telling the European nation it is becoming "irrelevant" and risks being told where to stick its criticism.
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US uncovers Iran ‘plot’ to kill ex-White House official, Tehran calls the accusation ‘baseless’

Thu, 2022-08-11 06:44
The US Justice Department said Wednesday (10 August) it had uncovered an Iranian plot to kill former White House National Security Advisor John Bolton, and announced charges against a member of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.
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EU to stand firm in clash with Poland over cash, officials say

Thu, 2022-08-11 06:30
Brussels is unlikely to back down on its demand that Poland respect the rule of law to receive post-pandemic recovery funds, as despite threats from Warsaw, officials said it could block decision-making within the European Union. Poland would be eligible...
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Ukraine accuses Russia of using nuclear plant for deadly rocket attack

Thu, 2022-08-11 06:20
Ukraine accused Russia of firing rockets from around a captured nuclear power plant, killing at least 13 people and wounding 10, in the knowledge it would be risky for Ukraine to return fire.
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Ukrainian grain shipment arrives in Albanian port

Thu, 2022-08-11 06:03
A Ukrainian ship loaded with 6000 tonnes of wheat arrived at the Albanian port of Durres on Wednesday (10 August) following the agreement brokered between Ukraine and Russia by Turkey and the UN.
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Kosovo PM says tensions with Serbs in north could escalate, warns of possible new conflict

Thu, 2022-08-11 06:00
Kosovo is prepared to stand against a possible attack by Serbia as worsening strife with minority Serbs could result in a new armed conflict, Prime Minister Albin Kurti told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday (10 August).
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Berlusconi eyes fresh comeback in Italian polls

Wed, 2022-08-10 15:00
Scandal-plagued former premier Silvio Berlusconi said Wednesday (10 August) he hoped to return to Italy's parliament in September elections, almost a decade after being forced out over a conviction for tax fraud.
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‘Woman, mother, Christian’ guides Italian far-right to brink of power

Wed, 2022-08-10 15:00
Giorgia Meloni, leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy, has sought to detoxify the country's post-fascist movement and in doing so has brought it within touching distance of power.
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EU eyes autumn approval of Pfizer jab for COVID-19 variants

Wed, 2022-08-10 15:00
The EU's medicines watchdog said Wednesday (10 August) it aims to approve this autumn a Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine adapted for two fast-spreading subvariants of the Omicron strain.
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Hungary’s MOL says oil flows via Druzhba pipeline to resume shortly

Wed, 2022-08-10 13:54
Oil flows to central Europe via the Druzhba pipeline can resume within days as Hungarian energy group MOL has transferred the transit fee for the use of the Ukrainian section of the pipeline, MOL said on Wednesday (10 August).
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Greece to exit EU’s ‘enhanced surveillance’ framework after 12 years

Wed, 2022-08-10 11:00
Greece will exit the European Union's so-called enhanced surveillance framework on August 20, its finance minister said on Wednesday (10 August), a move that will allow the country greater freedom in making economic policy.
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Analysis: Erdogan plays up diplomatic gains with eye on elections

Wed, 2022-08-10 07:16
A series of diplomatic wins, capped by the deal to resume Ukraine's grain exports, provides some respite for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan from Turkey's economic strife and offers a blueprint of his campaign strategy for elections due next year.
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New residence permits in EU rose to approach pre-pandemic levels in 2021

Wed, 2022-08-10 07:00
Residence permits issued for the first time in the European Union climbed close to pre-pandemic levels last year, with Poland leading the bloc due mostly to work-related immigration while France largely attracted students, the bloc's statistics office said on Tuesday (9 August).
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Belgium pulls more Haagen-Dazs ice-creams from sale

Wed, 2022-08-10 06:57
Belgium on Tuesday (9 August) extended an order to recall certain Haagen-Dazs ice-creams from sale after the discovery of traces of a chemical linked to cancer, such as lymphoma and leukemia.
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Poland warns of repercussions if Brussels keeps blocking funds

Wed, 2022-08-10 06:42
Poland could hit back at the European Union if Warsaw does not get its share of pandemic recovery funds, ruling party politicians said, after Brussels signalled it was not satisfied with the country's latest judicial reforms.
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Greek president calls for investigation of phone tapping scandal

Wed, 2022-08-10 06:30
Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou called on Tuesday (9 August) for an investigation into tapping a political leader's phone by the intelligence service (EYP).
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