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China accused of operating ‘secret police stations’ in the Netherlands
The Dutch foreign ministry said it was investigating reports that China had set up two “illegal police stations” in the Netherlands to monitor dissidents. According to Dutch media reports, two Chinese “posts” have been operating in Amsterdam and Rotterdam since 2018. The “police stations” allegedly claim to offer diplomatic assistance to
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ECB makes major new interest rate hike in bid to combat inflation
FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank raised interest rates by 75 basis points and signaled further tightening ahead as it fights record inflation that is rapidly eroding consumer spending power across the region. “The interest rate on the main refinancing operations and the interest rates on the marginal lending facility
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German cybersecurity chief sacked over possible ties to Russian intelligence
The head of Germany’s national cybersecurity agency has been dismissed following reports of possible ties to Russian intelligence. Interior minister Nancy Faeser has dismissed Arne Schoenbohm as head of the BSI agency, German news agency dpa reported. Mr Schoenbohm co-founded a cybersecurity group a decade ago that brings together experts
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Donegal explosion: Death toll after petrol station blast rises to nine, children among missing
The death toll from an explosion at a Co Donegal petrol station has risen to nine as political leaders described it as one of Ireland’s darkest days. A search and recovery operation is continuing in the village of Creeslough for “further fatalities” as rescue workers try to locate several people still missing
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Drought: Is Europe prepared to live with (much) less water?
Across the continent, lack of rain, high temperatures, and heat waves are turning swathes of Europe into near-desert terrain. The European Drought Observatory indicates that 47% of the territory of the European Union is under “warning” and 17% under “alert”, and some experts say that this is the worst drought
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Italian church censures Salvini for using word ‘creed’ on posters
The Italian Catholic Church today censured the leader of the nationalist League party, Matteo Salvini, for using the word ‘credo’ on posters for the September 25 legislative elections. Salvini, a “divorced Catholic” who has already waved the rosary in previous campaigns, justified the use of the word with “secular faith”.
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Brussels reaches agreement with Moderna on dose delivery schedule
The European Commission announced today that it has reached an agreement with the pharmaceutical company Moderna to adapt the delivery schedule of new doses of the anti-covid-19 vaccine, aiming to “meet the needs” of the European Union (EU) in autumn and winter. In a statement, the community executive informs that
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ECB rates will hike as needed until inflation drops to 2%
“We are sending a clear message to companies, employees, and investors: inflation will return to our target value of 2% in the medium term”, guaranteed the president of the European Central Bank (ECB). European Central Bank (ECB) President Christine Lagarde said today that interest rates will rise as much as
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Recession in Europe and US is imminent, say economists
The risk of Europe and the United States entering recession has increased sharply, warn economists consulted by the Financial Times, ahead of the G7 Summit that starts this weekend. Specialists are pessimistic in view of the tightening of the monetary policy of the US Federal Reserve (Fed) and the worsening
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EU deplores UK’s “unilateral action” and admits to going to court
Brussels warns that it “will not renegotiate” the Northern Ireland Protocol and is already signaling the possibility of going to court to guarantee compliance with the agreement it had agreed with London. The European Union deplored today’s decision by the British Government to move forward with legislation to unilaterally amend
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EU needs to become a military power
The conflict in Ukraine has made it clear that soft power is not enough, so the European Union should become a military power. The conflict in Ukraine has made it clear that soft power is not enough so the European Union needs to become a military power, the EU’s High
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There is agreement. European Union approves embargo that will cut 90% of Russian oil imports by the end of the year
The heads of government and state of the European Union (EU) today reached an agreement for an embargo on Russian oil, announced the president of the European Council, explaining that two-thirds of European imports to Russia are at stake. The embargo will reduce the EU’s imports of Russian oil by
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