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Top EU lawmakers warn Elon Musk against relaxing Twitter’s content moderation

European Union’s top lawmakers have issued a warning to Elon Musk over his takeover of Twitter. Twitter agreed to Elon Musk’s offer to buy it for $44 billion on Monday. The billionaire has publicly stated his interest in buying the social media platform is rooted in his idea of “free speech.” Musk has previously described […]

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President Putin sent troops into Ukraine to block NATO membership, now more counties are eager to join NATO

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent his troops into Ukraine to display his might and most importantly stop Ukraine from taking NATO membership. However, Russia’s assault on it’s neighbor has made more countries think about aligning with NATO. Nearby Finland and Sweden are rethinking their long-standing positions of military neutrality, with a majority of voters now […]

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Second round of talks between Russia and Ukraine scheduled for Wednesday: REPORT

The second round of talks between Russia and Ukraine are scheduled for Wednesday, Russian news agency TASS has reported. The talks follow the first round on Monday, which lasted 5 hours but resulted in no agreements to end fighting. TASS reported Ukrainian media outlet, Glavkom, disclosed the terms proposed by the two countries during the […]

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More than 100,000 dead fish spilled off the coast of France

France’s fisheries minister has called for an investigation after a spillage of more than 100,000 dead fish off the country’s Atlantic coast. Video footage filmed by environmental activists shows a mass of corpses floating on the sea surface. An industry statement said the Margiris, the world’s second-largest super trawler, had reported a “fishing incident” after […]

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12 migrants found frozen to death, sparking row between Turkey and Greece

Twelve migrants were found dead in a small Turkish town near the border with Greece, officials said on Wednesday, a week after a rare winter storm blanketed both countries in snow. Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said the dozen migrants froze to death in Ipsala, a border town often used by migrants seeking to enter […]

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Denmark lifts all of its domestic Covid-19 restrictions

Denmark has lifted all of its domestic Covid-19 restrictions, including the wearing of face masks, making it the first European Union country to do so. Nightclubs have reopened, late-night alcohol sales have resumed, and the contact-tracing app is no longer needed to enter venues. While cases are still relatively high, the authorities say the virus […]

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EU flag removed from Arc de Triomphe in Paris after right-wing criticism

Giant European Union flag displayed at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris to mark France taking on the bloc’s presidency has been removed after it was criticised by right-wing politicians. Far-right leader Marine Le Pen said “replacing” the French flag at the monument was an attack on the country’s identity. A government minister said the […]

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Serbia: Thousands block roads to protest lithium mine project

Protesters blocked roads in Serbia for a third consecutive weekend to oppose plans for lithium mining, despite a bid by the country’s populist government to defuse the demonstrations by agreeing to the key demands of organisers. Several thousand people braved rain and cold weather on Saturday to halt traffic in the capital, Belgrade, and in […]

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European Union to compensate Ireland €920 million to ‘mitigate impact of Brexit’

The Republic of Ireland is to receive €920 million from a European Commission fund which is designed to “mitigate the impact of Brexit”. The Brexit Adjustment Reserve is available to all European Union (EU) member states “while ensuring a strong concentration on those most affected”. The commission said Ireland is the biggest beneficiary and the […]

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Belarus-Poland Border Tensions: President Putin warns Lukashenko over gas threat to Europe

Belarus’s threat to cut off gas supplies to Europe would be a breach of contract with Russia, President Vladimir Putin has warned. In a television interview, Mr Putin said President Alexander Lukashenko may have made the threat in a fit of temper. Mr Lukashenko is facing new sanctions over a growing migrant crisis at the […]

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Russia and Belarus hold joint military drills as migrant crisis on western border grows

The Russian and Belarusian military held joint paratrooper drills, the third time this week near the Poland-Belarus border, where thousands of people are stranded in deplorable conditions, trapped at the center of an intensifying humanitarian and geopolitical crisis. On Friday, the Belarusian defense ministry said were “in connection with the buildup of military activity near […]

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Belarus threatens to cut off gas supplies to Europe over migrant crisis on western border

Belarus’s leader has threatened to cut off gas supplies to Europe if sanctions are imposed over the escalating migrant crisis at the country’s western border. Thousands of people, mostly from Iraq, Syria and Yemen, are at the border with Poland, enduring freezing conditions in the hope of crossing into the EU. European Union officials have […]