Nord Stream: Norway and Denmark tighten energy infrastructure security after gas pipeline ‘attack’

Norway and Denmark will increase security and surveillance around their energy infrastructure sites after the alleged sabotage of Russia’s Nord Stream gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea. Major leaks struck two underwater natural gas pipelines running from Russia to Germany, with experts reporting that explosions rattled the Baltic Sea beforehand. Norway — an oil-rich nation […]

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EU vows sanctions after Russia’s ‘illegal’ votes in Ukraine

The EU has limped towards this set of sanctions proposals as member states were divided on whether to “take stock” of existing measures or push ahead with more. But momentum to move forward grew after last week’s developments – namely President Vladimir Putin’s nuclear “threats” as well as Russia’s military mobilisation and so-called referendum plans. […]

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Russia’s referendums to annex Ukrainian territories ‘illegal’: UN

The UN’s political chief said Tuesday that Russian-backed referendums in Ukraine’s occupied territories are “not a genuine expression of popular will” or “legal” under international law. “Unilateral actions aimed to provide a veneer of legitimacy to the attempted acquisition by force by one State of another State’s territory, while claiming to represent the will of […]

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Experts concerned as Istanbul ranks as ‘least liveable city’

Türkiye’s metropolitan city of Istanbul has ranked last in Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) “Global Liveability Index 2022” report among European cities, worrying experts about the future of the city. In the list, which takes into account criteria such as health services, crime rates, livelihoods, infrastructure, green space and traffic density, Istanbul took the last place […]

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Hungary opposes EU sanctions on Russian nuclear sector

Hungary, which is highly dependent on Russian energy, said Monday it staunchly opposed European Union sanctions on the Russian nuclear industry, following EU talks on the issue at the weekend. Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told a meeting in Vienna of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that “some entities in the European Union are…continuously […]

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Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni claims victory in Italy’s general elections

Italy’s far-right leader Giorgia Meloni claimed victory early Monday in the country’s general elections. In her first speech after the vote, Meloni said Italians have sent a “very clear message” that they want a “center-right government led by the Brothers of Italy (Fdl).” “This is the time of responsibility, the time in which if you […]

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