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Brussels presents 210 billion package to achieve independence from Russia
The Commission launches a €210 billion energy package until 2027 for the EU to be independent from Russian energy and proposes to redirect €300 billion in EU funds to finance it. The European Commission has presented an energy package of 210 billion euros until 2027 for the European Union (EU)
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World economy risks breaking up into geopolitical blocs, warns IMF chief economist
The Russian invasion has provoked a “tectonic shift” warns Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, the IMF’s new chief economist. The creation of distinct “geopolitical blocks” could redesign globalization. The Russian invasion of Ukraine caused a “tectonic shift” in the global order that could lead “to a greater permanent fragmentation of the world economy
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Moldova summons Russian ambassador after general’s statements
Moldova today summoned the Russian ambassador to protest against statements by a Russian general saying Moscow intends to control southern Ukraine to gain access to a Moldovan breakaway region. Moldova expressed “deep concern” to the ambassador over the statements made by Russian general Rustam Minnekaiev, the Moldovan Ministry of Foreign
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US threatens to retaliate if Beijing installs military base in Solomon Islands
The United States has warned the Solomon Islands that it will retaliate if China installs a “permanent military presence” in that Pacific archipelago after signing a controversial security agreement, the White House said Friday. A high-level US delegation that visited the Solomon Islands explained to local leaders that if Beijing
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Russian forces have started to withdraw from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant
Russian forces have begun to withdraw from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, which they have controlled since the early days of the invasion of Ukraine, and from the Gostomel airport, near Kiev, a source from the US Department of Defense revealed today. According to a senior Pentagon official, the Russian
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Russian planes equipped with nuclear weapons entered Swedish space
Russia continues to threaten Finland and Sweden about the two countries’ possible NATO membership. Four Russian aircraft will have entered Swedish airspace with nuclear weapons on board, reports Swedish television TV4 News. According to Swedish army sources on the channel, two Sukhoi 24 attack planes and two Sukhoi 27 jets
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Poland announces plan to reduce Russian energy imports
At the latest in May, the country will cancel Russian coal imports Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki announced a plan to reduce Russia’s energy imports and called on European partners to do the same. Speaking at a press conference at the Mosciwska power plant in northern Poland, Morawiecki described the
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EU helps refugees from Bangladesh and Myanmar with around €50 million
The European Commission (EC) today announced €48.4 million in humanitarian aid to meet the needs of refugees from Southeast Asia, especially Bangladesh and Myanmar. The funding consists of €24 million for Bangladesh, which is focused on combating the Rohingya ethnic minority’s humanitarian crisis, and more than €22.4 million for Myanmar,
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India: despite its limitations, an emerging power
India is at the same time an interesting and important actor, theme, and geographic space for the rest of the world because of its internal characteristics and its location in the global order. This article analyzes its role in the international system, the regional and continental configuration, the vulnerabilities in
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Naftali Bennett says Israel is being targeted by “a wave of Arab terrorism”
At least four people died on Tuesday in an armed attack in the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday that the country is being targeted by “a wave of Arab terrorism”, after an armed attack near Tel Aviv, which killed at least four
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