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Will Russia invade Ukraine?
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Will Russia invade Ukraine?

Ukrainian officials believe that a Russian military buildup near its borders could signal plans by Moscow to invade. After Russia annexed Crimea in 2014, the Kremlin threw its weight behind a separatist insurgency that broke out in Ukraine’s east. Ukraine and the West accuse Russia of sending its troops and weapons to back the rebels, […]

‘Nein Danke’ – Vaccine Hesitancy in Europe
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‘Nein Danke’ – Vaccine Hesitancy in Europe

As Switzerland kicked off a mass Covid-19 vaccination drive, riot police formed lines around Zurich’s main train station. Their mission was to protect a new “vaccination village” in the station hall from angry protesters. Some protesters carried Trycheln, the giant cowbells that are a symbol of rural Switzerland, where vaccine hesitancy is high. Despite being […]

Poland’s Migrant Crisis – Poland is blocking hundreds of migrants at its Belarus border. Here’s why?
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Poland’s Migrant Crisis – Poland is blocking hundreds of migrants at its Belarus border. Here’s why?

Poland says it has repelled an attempt by hundreds of migrants and refugees to enter the country from its eastern border with Belarus. Warsaw said it has deployed additional soldiers, border guards and police in response to the situation along its eastern border. The European Union has accused Belarus of encouraging migrants from the Middle […]

Russia – NATO fist fight: Russia suspends its mission at NATO and shuts it’s office in Moscow
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Russia – NATO fist fight: Russia suspends its mission at NATO and shuts it’s office in Moscow

In a clear retaliatory move after NATO expelled its diplomats, Russia on Monday suspended its mission at NATO and ordered the closure of the alliance’s office in Moscow. The counter-retaliatory measure comes weeks after NATO withdrew the accreditation of eight Russian officials to its Brussels headquarters, saying it believes they have been secretly working as […]

UK-France fight over fishing rights; France threatens to curb energy exports to the UK
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UK-France fight over fishing rights; France threatens to curb energy exports to the UK

French fishing fleet owners have threatened the UK government with a two-week deadline to grant them licences to catch in the UK waters. They have threatened to block the Channel Tunnel and the ferry port of Calais, preventing imports from entering Britain after the deadline. The fight over fishing rights began after Jersey administration refused […]

Throw Away Chinese Smartphones, says Lithuanian Government Over Security and Censorship Concerns
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Throw Away Chinese Smartphones, says Lithuanian Government Over Security and Censorship Concerns

In a major blow to the brand image of Chinese mobile phones, the government of Lithuania is discouraging citizens from using Chinese mobile devices. The government said that the Chinese mobile phones were found to come with built-in censorship capabilities undermining freedom of speech and personal data security. On Sept. 21, the Lithuanian government report […]

The Nord Stream-2: Russia to start Nord Stream-2 pipeline operations despite U.S. pressure
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The Nord Stream-2: Russia to start Nord Stream-2 pipeline operations despite U.S. pressure

The Nord Stream-2 natural gas pipeline will soon become operational despite Washington’s attempt to politicize the project, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said last week. Her response came after US President Joe Biden on 15 July had said: “My view on Nord Stream 2 has been known for some time. Good friends can disagree… […]