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International Energy Agency says nations should save fuel as global energy crisis looms

The war in Ukraine is triggering the world’s first such energy crisis, and nations around the world should respond by reducing their consumption of oil and gas, the head of a key international organization warned on Friday. The International Energy Agency, which was set up in the wake of the …

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Ukrainians ‘belong to the European family’

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis meet at the Cotroceni Palace in Bucharest, Romania, on March 3. (George Calin/Reuters) European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen reiterated the European Union’s support for Ukraine’s membership, saying that “there is no doubt that those brave people …

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Russian forces pound Ukraine for third day, Kiev still in Ukrainian hands

Russian forces meet resistance in Ukrainian cities Moscow could ‘padlock’ Western embassies – Medvedev Ukrainian president defies but panics in Kyiv Russia could be excluded from the SWIFT payment system – banker KYIV, Feb 26 (Reuters) – Russian forces pounded Ukrainian towns with artillery and cruise missiles on Saturday for …

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Russian forces launch missile strikes on Ukrainian cities, clashes in Kyiv

The air force command had earlier reported heavy fighting near an airbase in Vasylkiv, southwest of the capital, which it said was under attack by Russian paratroopers. He said one of his fighters shot down a Russian transport plane. Reuters could not independently verify the claims. Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to …

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Russia says its units are returning home from exercises near Ukraine. Evidence suggests otherwise

In several of these videos, units from the Southern and Western Military Districts are said to be returning to base from Crimea after completing their exercises there. Traffic heading east across the bridge over the Kerch Strait included tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and tank trucks, which supported the units. “Troops …

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10 things you probably didn’t know about Erasmus, according to the European Commission

Erasmus+ is the European Union program that supports education, training, youth and sport. However, even though the program is one of the most popular initiatives, there are nine things you probably didn’t know about it. 1. Erasmus started with a small number of students According to the European Commission, the …

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Airlines in Europe say they fly near-empty planes as omicron derailleurs travel because EU rules mean they can’t stop

BRUSSELS – As the omicron variant derails travel plans around the world, airlines say strict European Union regulations force them to operate nearly empty flights – unnecessary and environmentally harmful flights whose they claim to need to save their long-term take-off and landing slots at European airports. Airlines must use …

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Blinken tells Ukraine he will continue to work to avoid a Russian attack

Blinken says Russia could attack Ukraine in the short term Kremlin says arms deliveries to Ukraine increase tension Russian minister says there is no strike or invasion plan Blinken will meet Russian Lavrov in Geneva on Friday KYIV, Jan 19 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on …

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Europe sees ‘new normal’ of ongoing tensions with Russia on its doorstep

St. Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square is seen in Moscow on December 8, 2021. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg) European powers are increasingly concerned that even if Russian President Vladimir Putin does not invade Ukraine, he will create a ‘new normal’ of heightened tensions that Europe and the United States will have to …

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‘Be scared’: Ukraine hit by cyberattack as Russia moves more troops

Kyiv says about 70 government sites hit by cyberattack ‘The drumbeat of war resonates loudly,’ says US diplomat Moscow says it could take military action unless demands are met NATO announces that it will sign a cyber-cooperation pact with Kiev KYIV/MOSCOW, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Ukraine has been hit by …

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What are the new rules for travel from the UK to France?

The French ban on British travelers which began on December 18, 2021 is due to end on Friday. French Tourism Minister Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne announced the lifting of restrictions with a Tweeter. “We are relaxing the conditions for entering France from the UK for vaccinated travellers,” he said. “No more compelling …

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Unite demands clear targets for use of UK steel in HS2 project | HS2

Union Unite is demanding that the government set clear targets for the use of UK-produced steel in the HS2 rail project, after it emerged that the Transport Department currently has none in place. Responding to two written questions to Parliament posted by Labor MPs in December, Transport Minister Andrew Stephenson …

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China, EU advisers discuss recovery

The China-Europe freight train “Shanghai Express” is seen in Hamburg, Germany on October 26, 2021. (Xinhua / Wang Qing) China and Europe have good prospects for cooperation to promote post-pandemic economic recovery, participants at the 18th meeting of the China-EU Roundtable said on Tuesday. The China-EU Roundtable is a dialogue …

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Climate security can help bring the United States and France closer together

After the UKUS Defense Pact strained ties between Washington and Paris in September, Presidents Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron appeared to make concrete progress in fixing things in Rome last month. Today, there is new momentum to foster cooperation where the two countries share mutual interests – and one area …

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Daily update: September 27, 2021

Start each business day with our analyzes of the most pressing developments affecting the markets today, as well as a curated selection of our most recent and important information on the global economy. As the global race for net zero intensifies, all eyes are on Europe as a model for …

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Low battery: Brexit Britain faces acid test

Britain needs new battery factories as EU moves forward Stakes are high as UK seeks to retain EU market access EU content rules for UK cars tighten from 2027 Industry experts say Britain lacks a common strategy LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – Britain has stepped up the race for electric …

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Launch of the ACAMS chapter in Eurasia with the aim of reducing

Chicago, June 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – As part of ongoing efforts to protect Eurasia’s banking and business sectors, ACAMS, in partnership with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), launched the Eurasia Chapter of ACAMS to serve compliance professionals in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova and Ukraine. …

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Covid-19 vaccines have weakened the anti-GMO movement

Environmental groups opposed to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been very influential for a considerable time and capable of raising large public protests. But the anti-GMO movement is now in decline as the EU and various influential environmental organizations begin to cautiously welcome selected genetically modified organisms. The final nail …

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Libyan guards accused of sexual assault on minors

CAIRO: When Libyan security forces rescued her earlier this year, the young Somali woman thought that would be the end of her suffering. For more than two years, she was imprisoned and sexually assaulted by human traffickers known to have extorted, tortured and assaulted migrants as she attempted to reach …

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Conflict of interest difficult to hide at the EU-US summit

(Left to right) European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, US President Joe Biden and European Council President Charles Michel arrive for the EU-US summit on Tuesday at the European Union’s headquarters in Brussels. Photo: AFP US President Joe Biden attended the EU-US summit on Tuesday as the final highlight …

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Could trains ever run on hydrogen?

The past year has been strong for green hydrogen, at least in terms of media attention. The actual production of green hydrogen has not changed significantly, and there are a multitude of reasons for this, not least of which is the cost. And yet all is not lost for green …

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TOGETAIR 2021 – EURACTIV.com

New statements, important decisions and strong emotions during the debates! DAY 1: The Minister of Climate opens the Climate Summit The summit was opened by the Minister of Climate and Environment, MichaÅ‚ Kurtyka, stressing the huge progress recently made by Poland in terms of ecological challenges: “We have taken a …

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Latest: NKorea withdraws from soccer games, citing virus

SEOUL, South Korea – South Korean officials say North Korea has told Asian football’s governing body they will not make the World Cup qualifiers to be played in South Korea this month. next due to coronavirus issues. Kim Min-soo, an official with the South Korean Football Association, said on Tuesday …

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Hydrogen trains set to enter regular service in 2022

The world’s first hydrogen passenger trains, produced by the French Alstom, are expected to enter regular commercial service in the German state of Lower Saxony in March 2022. Alstom’s Coradia iLint trains have been successfully tested by the German rail operator LNVG from September 2018 to the end. February 2020, …

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COVID-19: EU eyes letting in travelers fully vaccinated en bloc

The nearly empty Pariser Platz square opposite Berlin’s Brandenburger Tor is reflected in a shop window on January 22, 2021, during the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Image Credit: AFP Brussels: The European Union executive on Monday proposed that travelers fully vaccinated with EU-approved vaccines could enter the block, according …

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