Month: May 2022

German government and opposition agree on €100B defense spending bill

BERLIN — After weeks of bickering, Germany’s governing coalition parties and the conservative opposition bloc agreed late Sunday night on a…

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As Putin health rumors swirl, Lavrov denies Russian leader is seriously ill

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has denied that Vladimir Putin is seriously ill in the wake of numerous reports suggesting…

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15 unmissable movies from this year’s Cannes

15 unmissable movies from this year’s Cannes

Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton in Three Thousand Years of Longing. | MGM The films that scandalized and enchanted audiences…

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The Putinologist: CIA chief’s long history with Putin gives him special insight

Half of Washington, D.C., is in the business of analyzing Vladimir Putin’s every word and move these days. But when…

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Tell your boss: Working from home is making you more productive

Tell your boss: Working from home is making you more productive

Around 40 percent of American workdays are currently done from home, and a growing number of them report that they’re…

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America’s hospital regulator wasn’t designed for a pandemic

America’s hospital regulator wasn’t designed for a pandemic

Cathy Kornman is a nurse in Atlanta who cares for patients recovering from surgery. She is unvaccinated against Covid-19 despite…

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Stall on oil ban shows Europe trying to limit pain of helping Ukraine

As Russian troops grind through Donbas, EU nations bicker over technicalities of an oil embargo.

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EU moves step closer to deal on Russian oil embargo

EU moves step closer to deal on Russian oil embargo

EU leaders are set to discuss a plan to water down proposed sanctions on Russian oil in an attempt to…

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Eurovision winners sell trophy to fund Ukraine’s war effort

Kalush Orchestra, this year’s Ukrainian Eurovision Song Contest winner, have sold their trophy on Sunday for $900,000 with the aim…

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ECB top economist lays out interest rate hikes for July, September

FRANKFURT — The European Central Bank should raise interest rates in 25-basis-point increments, said its chief economist Philip Lane, dismissing…

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UK launches post-Brexit visa route for graduates

LONDON — Graduates from the world’s top 50 non-U.K. universities will be able to apply for a dedicated visa to work…

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French sports minister blames Liverpool FC for letting fans ‘out in the wild’

France’s new Sports Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castéra on Monday doubled down on blaming Liverpool Football Club and its supporters for the…

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EU proposals on Emissions Trading and Carbon Border Adjustment derail the green transition

The European steel industry is a strategic sector for the EU’s green transition, economic resilience and independence. We have clear…

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In Cyprus, a faraway war forces a city to redefine its Russianness

In Cyprus, a faraway war forces a city to redefine its Russianness

LIMASSOL, Cyprus — Sipping coffee at a beachside cafe, Alexey Voloboev scrolled down on a Telegram group chat titled “financial…

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No quick fix: EU foreign policy needs unanimity rule

Angelos Chryssogelos is a senior lecturer in politics London Metropolitan University and a research associate at the Martens Centre.  As…

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France’s culture wars reignited after Macron appoints ‘woke’ minister

France’s culture wars reignited after Macron appoints ‘woke’ minister

PARIS  — President Emmanuel Macron’s decision to appoint historian Pap Ndiaye as education minister has reignited a bitter cultural clash…

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