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EU says will not bend to gas 'blackmail' as Russia invades deeper into Ukraine
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EU says will not bend to gas 'blackmail' as Russia invades deeper into Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin issued his own warning, saying that if Western forces intervene in Ukraine, they will face a 'lightning-fast' military response

Russia-Ukraine war: What next after Putin's shutdown of natural gas tap to Poland and Bulgaria?
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Russia-Ukraine war: What next after Putin's shutdown of natural gas tap to Poland and Bulgaria?

Europe’s economy would struggle without Russian natural gas, with analysts at Moody’s saying that a total energy cut off — gas and oil — would throw the region into a recession

Ukraine war: Russia halts gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria
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Ukraine war: Russia halts gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria

Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom had already informed the two EU and NATO member nations that gas supplies will be suspended on Tuesday

Poland, Bulgaria say Moscow cutting off natural gas supplies due to refusal to pay in Russian rubles
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Poland, Bulgaria say Moscow cutting off natural gas supplies due to refusal to pay in Russian rubles

If Russia continues to gradually halt deliveries to other countries, it could cause economic pain in Europe, driving natural gas prices to new highs and possibly leading to rationing

Ukraine lessons for India: Being good is one thing, but that’s no guarantee for good image
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Ukraine lessons for India: Being good is one thing, but that’s no guarantee for good image

It’s time India took appropriate lessons from the Ukraine war and set its narrative-making machinery in order. For, what the Russians are facing today, India may find itself in a similar situation in future, especially vis-à-vis China

As Karnataka hijab row escalates, a look at laws on face coverings across the world
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As Karnataka hijab row escalates, a look at laws on face coverings across the world

The debate on hijabs, which has been fuelled after students in Karnataka alleged they weren't allowed in class owing to their dress code, has been ongoing with many European nations imposing full or partial bans on face veils

How Ukraine crisis has ensured China is no longer the primary nation on global radar
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How Ukraine crisis has ensured China is no longer the primary nation on global radar

With global emphasis on Ukraine, China would enhance its threats on Taiwan. Indian forces, too, would need to be on watch to curb any Chinese misadventures along its northern borders

Bulgaria: 45 dead, several injured as bus crashes and catches fire
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Bulgaria: 45 dead, several injured as bus crashes and catches fire

A bus carrying North Macedonians home from a tourist trip to Istanbul crashed in western Bulgaria early Tuesday, local media reported

FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Italy miss out on automatic qualification as rampant Harry Kane confirms England's Qatar ticket
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FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Italy miss out on automatic qualification as rampant Harry Kane confirms England's Qatar ticket

Euro 2020 champions Italy were held to a goalless draw by Northern Ireland and will now have to compete in the playoffs

Operation Dark HunTOR: Police arrest 150 in joint US-Europe dark web sweep spanning 10 months
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Operation Dark HunTOR: Police arrest 150 in joint US-Europe dark web sweep spanning 10 months

Europol and US authorities said they had seized tens of millions of euros in cash and virtual currencies besides arresting major counterfeit drug dealers

Low vaccine rates in east Europe overwhelm ICUs amid surge of delta variant cases
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Low vaccine rates in east Europe overwhelm ICUs amid surge of delta variant cases

Bulgaria and Romania are EU's two least-vaccinated nations, with just 22 percent and 33 percent of their adult populations fully inoculated while 72 percent adults in the 27-nation European Union have been fully vaccinated

FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Sweden beat Spain, European champs Italy held
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FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers: Sweden beat Spain, European champs Italy held

Viktor Claesson's second-half strike, after excellent work from Juventus winger Dejan Kulusevski, put Sweden two points clear of Spain at the top of Group B with a game in hand.

Euro 2020 warm-ups: Spain's young debutants beat Lithuania 4-0; Benzema suffers injury as France beat Bulgaria
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Euro 2020 warm-ups: Spain's young debutants beat Lithuania 4-0; Benzema suffers injury as France beat Bulgaria

The Spain team was made up of players from the under-21 squad, as well as its coach, after captain Sergio Busquets tested positive for COVID-19.

Three T20 World Cup European qualifiers cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
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Three T20 World Cup European qualifiers cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

The T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier, due to be hosted in Canada between 17 and 23 July, involving the hosts, Argentina, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Panama and the USA, has been postponed due to government and travel restrictions

Bulgarian Muslims celebrate circumcision festival in remote village of Ribnovo amid COVID-19
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Bulgarian Muslims celebrate circumcision festival in remote village of Ribnovo amid COVID-19

The group ritual is held here every four or five years, depending on demand and because most people in the region are poor and can rarely spare money for an individual celebration.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Bulgaria postpones start of domestic top-flight season amid rise in COVID-19 cases
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Bulgaria postpones start of domestic top-flight season amid rise in COVID-19 cases

The Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) postponed the start of next season’s domestic top flight by two weeks after the Balkan country saw the biggest increase of COVID-19 cases in a week.

'Feral humanoids': Europe's Roma community already faced discrimination; COVID-19 pandemic made it worse
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'Feral humanoids': Europe's Roma community already faced discrimination; COVID-19 pandemic made it worse

A catchall term for several minorities, the Roma are descendants of people who left the Indian subcontinent about 1,500 years ago and later migrated in large numbers from Asia Minor to Europe during medieval times

Coronavirus Outbreak: Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov feels playing without fans could affect players' performance
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov feels playing without fans could affect players' performance

A number of football leagues around the globe will resume after the COVID-19 stoppage in the coming weeks but the matches will be played without fans

Coronavirus Outbreak: Bulgaria's top-flight football league to resume early June as country prepares to ease lockdown restrictions
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Bulgaria's top-flight football league to resume early June as country prepares to ease lockdown restrictions

The Bulgarian league has been on hold since 13 March as part of countrywide lockdown measures which have begun to be eased with athletes allowed to conduct individual outdoor training

Euro 2020: Kosovo coach Bernard Challandes says he doesn't want to think about politics and history, 'just football' ahead of playoffs
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Euro 2020: Kosovo coach Bernard Challandes says he doesn't want to think about politics and history, 'just football' ahead of playoffs

Kosovo, a country of 1.8 million people, which declared independence from Serbia in 2008, was finally accepted as a member of UEFA, and then FIFA, in 2016