Month: May 2022

US to end Russia debt servicing allowance, says Treasury chief Janet Yellen

BONN, Germany — Washington is willing to let a provision allowing Russia to make bond payments expire, U.S. Treasury Secretary…

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Why Germany is hooked on Russian gas

Why Germany is hooked on Russian gas

How Germany got stuck paying for Russia’s war. Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the EU has sanctioned much of Russia’s…

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In talk of boosting EU defense, Brussels means business

A new plan to coordinate increased military spending among EU members is not just about bolstering Europe’s defenses — it’s…

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‘Nokiagate’: Dutch lawmakers slam Mark Rutte after claims he deleted texts for years

Dutch lawmakers called for an urgent parliamentary debate after a media report claimed that Prime Minister Mark Rutte had deleted…

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EU earmarks €2B to ease pain of Russian oil ban

The European Commission will allow around €2 billion of its RePowerEU energy strategy funds to be spent on oil infrastructure,…

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Will philanthropists step up in a world without Roe?

Will philanthropists step up in a world without Roe?

Activists rally in support of abortion rights outside the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta on May 14. | Elijah Nouvelage/AFP…

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Why we won’t know the winner of the Oz-McCormick showdown for a while

Why we won’t know the winner of the Oz-McCormick showdown for a while

With just a few tenths of a percentage point separating Mehmet Oz and Dave McCormick in Pennsylvania’s GOP Senate primary,…

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Turkey holds firm against NATO bids by Finland and Sweden

Turkey holds firm against NATO bids by Finland and Sweden

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday doubled down on his objections to any quick accession by Finland and Sweden…

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Ukraine targeting Russians in information war, Kyiv says

Kyiv’s “IT army” is waging a battle for eyeballs in Russia, Ukraine’s Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov said. “Our…

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<div>No, Raising the Minimum Wage Won’t Spur Inflation</div>

No, Raising the Minimum Wage Won’t Spur Inflation

With inflation on the rise, Australian unions are calling for a modest pay increase for minimum-wage workers. The government, backed…

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<div>The <cite>Firestarter</cite> Remake Fails to Ignite</div>

The Firestarter Remake Fails to Ignite

Stephen King’s original Firestarter novel was a product of post-Watergate rage toward the CIA. But horror production company Blumhouse’s second…

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Mykhailo Fedorov

Ukraine’s minister of digital transformation has come into his own during the war. In the days after Russia invaded its…

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Ylva Johansson

The European Commission’s Berlaymont building in Brussels is packed with top officials who want the limelight on all things tech….

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Brando Benifei and Dragoș Tudorache

As the European Union lays out the world’s first artificial intelligence rulebook, a duo of lawmakers has been at the…

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Sebastian Siemiątkowski

“Trying my best to be the nightmare of the bank establishment worldwide!” — Sebastian Siemiątkowski, co-founder and CEO of Swedish…

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Russian soldier pleads guilty to killing Ukrainian civilian in first war crimes trial

A Russian soldier accused of killing an unarmed Ukrainian civilian has pleaded guilty in the first war crimes trial of…

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