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EU signals shift to coal, accuses Russia of 'rogue moves' on gas

EU signals shift to coal, accuses Russia of ‘rogue moves’ on gas

Pipes at the landfall facilities of the ‘Nord Stream 1’ gas pipeline are pictured in Lubmin, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS/OSLO June 22 (Reuters) – The European Union will temporarily shift back to coal to cope with dwindling Russian gas flows without derailing longer …

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Press group: Ukraine journalist, soldier 'coldly executed'

Press group: Ukraine journalist, soldier ‘coldly executed’

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian photojournalist and a soldier accompanying him appear to have been “coldly executed” during the first weeks of the war in Ukraine as they searched in Russian-occupied woods for the photographer’s missing camera drone, Reporters Without Borders said Wednesday. The press freedom group said it sent investigators back to the …

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Europe Faces “Red Alert” For Gas Supply As Russia Reduces Flows

The risk of a difficult winter of gas rationing for industries and another surge in energy bills for consumers in Europe just became greater as Russia escalated the gas row with the EU by slashing supply to major customers. Tea significantly lower supply from Russia since last week and the upcoming annual maintenance at Nord …

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Why Kaliningrad, Russia's toehold in Europe, could be the next flashpoint in its war against Ukraine

Why Kaliningrad, Russia’s toehold in Europe, could be the next flashpoint in its war against Ukraine

Russia has reacted furiously after Lithuania banned the passage of sanctioned goods across its territory and into Kaliningrad. But Lithuania says it is merely upholding European Union sanctions, and the European bloc has backed it. The row now threatens to escalate strains between Moscow and the EU, which has unveiled several packages of sanctions on …

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A Russian ballistic missile is reported to have hit the Saltiv streetcar depot in Kharkiv, northern Ukraine, on June 18.

Shelling around Kharkiv increased overnight without incursions by Russian forces, Ukrainian officials say

Captured US citizens Alexander John-Robert Drueke, 39, and Andy Tai Ngoc Huynh, 27, were interviewed by Russia’s RT channel at a detention center in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) on Friday, June 17, according to a report published on RT. (Bunny Drueke/Joy Black) Two American volunteer fighters for Ukraine were taken into detention by …

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How much for gas?  Around the world, pain is felt at the pump

How much for gas? Around the world, pain is felt at the pump

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — At a gas station near the Cologne, Germany, airport, Bernd Mueller watches the digits quickly climb on the pump: 22 euros ($23), 23 euros, 24 euros. The numbers showing how much gasoline he’s getting rise, too. But much more slowly. Painfully slowly. “I’m getting rid of my car this October, November,” …

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Flying to Europe This Summer Could Be Hell.  Here's How to Make It Better

Flying to Europe This Summer Could Be Hell. Here’s How to Make It Better

Airports echo with the rage of passengers who discover their flight has been canceled or delayed or who wait for hours for baggage to reach the carousel. Ticket prices soar as fuel costs do the same. The reputation of airlines and the experience at airports have never been worse. Yet the hunger of Americans to …

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