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Europe silent on plight of detainees in Libya, says migration chief

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Europe has been accused by a senior international official of acquiescence over the plight of thousands of migrants in Libya held in arbitrary detention in “deplorable conditions”. Federico Soda, chief of mission at t...

The network of organisations seeking to influence abortion policy across Europe

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A network of ultra-Christian, anti-abortion and far-right organisations is building momentum in its quest to influence abortion policy in Europe as the US supreme court considers striking down Roe v Wade, die 1973 rul...

Chilly weather grips South America as southern Europe faces exceptional heat

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It’s not the first time recently that chilly conditions have gripped parts of southern South America in the lead-up to the southern hemisphere winter. Over the past couple of days, an area of low pressure has position...

WHO official warns monkeypox could accelerate as cases spread across Europe

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A top European health official has warned that cases of the rare monkeypox virus could accelerate in the coming months, as the virus spread across Europe. Hans Kluge, WHO regional director for Europe, said that “as we...

Lyon’s Catarina Macario: ‘Choosing Europe was for moments like this’

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The journey of the striker Catarina Macario from the Brazilian city of São Luís to a first Champions League final with the seven-times winners Lyon has been long but not surprising to those familiar with her remarkabl...

Unusually high temperatures to hit western Europe this week

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The exceptional heatwave conditions across parts of India and Pakistan over the past few weeks have been in the news – although the region has in fact endured extreme heat since March. Through the next few days, altho...

Ukrainians can feel Europe losing interest – Eurovision is our chance to rally support

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In 2010, I competed in the Eurovision song contest as Alyosha, representing Ukraine. My song, Sweet People, was about war, ego and finding the political will to save our planet. It feels more relevant now than ever. S ...

Europe prepares fresh Russia sanctions as US warns Moscow plans to annex parts of east Ukraine

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The European Union was preparing sanctions on Russian oil sales over its invasion of Ukraine after a major shift by Germany, Russia’s biggest energy customer, that could deprive Moscow of a large revenue stream within...

What would victory actually mean now for Ukraine – and for Europe?

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For more than two months, Vladimir Putin has been violently trying to erase the modern Ukrainian state from the map of Europe. This means Ukraine needs to win. In werklikheid, victory is imperative if the continent wants to ...

Macron wants to turn Europe into a global giant. But he can’t do it alone

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“We did it. We turned the European Union into a giant, able to hold its own in a world of giants such as China and the United States.” In summer 2027, as the French president, Emmanuel Macron, looks back on his recent...

US and Europe behind vast majority of global ecological damage, sê studie

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The US and Europe are responsible for the majority of global ecological damage caused by the overuse of natural resources, according to a groundbreaking study. The paper is the first to analyse and assign responsibili...

Orbán’s victory in Hungary adds to the darkness engulfing Europe

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As I stood in a cold, disconsolate crowd in central Budapest late on Sunday night, listening to Hungarian opposition leader Péter Márki-Zay concede defeat in the country’s election, the Twitter feed on my phone filled...

Europe faces a future of extreme droughts

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Summer 2018 was devastating for European farmers. Rainfall levels across much of central Europe were up to 80% less than normal, and temperatures soared to record-breaking levels. Wildfires broke out in Nordic countri...

Biden seeks to reassure Europe as he walks tightrope over Ukraine crisis

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He did not shove the prime minister of Montenegro at a photo-op, he did not call the British prime minister and German chancellor “losers” and he did not deride Nato as a bunch of grifters looking for a free lunch. So ...

I grew up in a paranoid dictatorship. Isolating Russia won’t bring Europe peace

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“Are the bunkers in Albania still working?” my 11-year-old asked on hearing the news that Russia had invaded Ukraine. “Some,” I said. “Hoekom?” “In case there is a war in Europe, and we need to find shelter,” he replied....

Covid restrictions easing across Europe despite surge in cases

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Pandemic restrictions are being lifted with alacrity across Europe despite many countries experiencing a record surge in coronavirus cases and concerns about the failure to vaccinate many people considered vulnerable ...

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