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Explained: 'Neutral' Europe recedes as NATO set to expand in backdrop of Russia's Ukraine war
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Explained: 'Neutral' Europe recedes as NATO set to expand in backdrop of Russia's Ukraine war

Like the two Nordic countries, other nations joined the European Union for its promise economic and political unity without taking sides in the East-West divide that has endured beyond the end of the Cold War

Volodymyr Zelensky says 'evil' returned to Europe on victory anniversary
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Volodymyr Zelensky says 'evil' returned to Europe on victory anniversary

The Ukrainian leader accused Russia of implementing a ‘bloody reconstruction of Nazism’, in his country using ‘its ideas actions, words and symbols’

Sri Lanka crisis: US, European diplomats urge President Rajapaksa to repeal state of emergency
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Sri Lanka crisis: US, European diplomats urge President Rajapaksa to repeal state of emergency

A spokesman for Rajapaksa said the state of emergency was imposed to 'ensure public order' after Friday's general strike brought public transport and economic activity to a halt

Farmers in Europe stir up biogas to free itself from Russian energy
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Farmers in Europe stir up biogas to free itself from Russian energy

The European Biogas Association says the European Union could quickly scale up the production of bio-methane, which is pumped into natural gas networks

Europeans weigh costs of cutting Russian energy over Ukraine
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Europeans weigh costs of cutting Russian energy over Ukraine

The EU's executive commission proposed phasing out imports of crude oil within six months and refined products by the end of 2022 and it must be approved by all 27 member countries because some are more dependent on Russian oil than others

Decades after Putin's war akin to that in Mariupol, Chechens live in dread, speak about Russia's relentless hunt
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Decades after Putin's war akin to that in Mariupol, Chechens live in dread, speak about Russia's relentless hunt

People talk about the constant menace of being targeted by Kadyrov's notorious henchmen, the 'Kadyrovtsy', who have been accused of hunting down his opponents abroad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's gifts to leaders from Nordic countries reflect India's diversity, rich traditions
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi's gifts to leaders from Nordic countries reflect India's diversity, rich traditions

The prime minister embarked on a three-day visit to European countries on 2 May. He visited Germany, and Denmark and is scheduled to have a stopover in Paris

At Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate, Indians dance to beat of drums, give grand welcome to PM Modi in Germany
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At Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate, Indians dance to beat of drums, give grand welcome to PM Modi in Germany

Upon his arrival, PM Modi met the Indian community, including children, in who were waiting for the prime minister since 4 am at Hotel Adlon Kempinski

Narendra Modi embarks on first foreign visit of 2022: Understanding the significance of PM’s Europe trip
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Narendra Modi embarks on first foreign visit of 2022: Understanding the significance of PM’s Europe trip

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Germany, Denmark and France from today. His visit gains significance as Europe faces challenges in light of Russia's war against Ukraine

WHO warns Salmonellosis outbreak in US, Europe linked to chocolate products; all you need to know about the disease
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WHO warns Salmonellosis outbreak in US, Europe linked to chocolate products; all you need to know about the disease

The outbreak has been epidemiologically and molecularly linked to chocolate produced in Belgium and distributed globally to over 113 countries and territories across all WHO Regions

European Union needs to recycle more to hit green energy goals by 2050, says report
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European Union needs to recycle more to hit green energy goals by 2050, says report

Europe could be self-sufficient for 40 to 75 per cent of its clean energy metal needs by 2050 if it invests heavily now in recycling infrastructure and cuts red tape, said the report

France's Emmanuel Macron comfortably wins re-election, says 'Thank you' after winning
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France's Emmanuel Macron comfortably wins re-election, says 'Thank you' after winning

The second five-year term for the 44-year-old centrist spared France and Europe from the seismic upheaval of having firebrand populist Marine Le Pen at the helm, Macron's presidential runoff challenger

European Central Bank governors ponder economic uncertainty, Ukraine crisis and record-high inflation
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European Central Bank governors ponder economic uncertainty, Ukraine crisis and record-high inflation

The ECB's dilemma has been complicated by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and Western sanctions against Moscow, as the fallout from the upheaval to international trade and energy markets remains difficult to predict

Ukraine war exposes Russia's alarming hold over German energy infrastructure
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Ukraine war exposes Russia's alarming hold over German energy infrastructure

The German subsidiaries of Russian giants Gazprom and Rosneft are key players in the energy landscape of Europe's biggest economy

Neighbourhood, not Ukraine war, should be India’s priority now
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Neighbourhood, not Ukraine war, should be India’s priority now

At a time when there are suggestions for India to play a peacemaker's role in the Ukraine war, the South Asian neighbourhood — from Pakistan on the land-side to Sri Lanka on the Oceanfront — is in trouble

Emmanuel Macron to face Marine Le Pen in second round of voting for French presidency
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Emmanuel Macron to face Marine Le Pen in second round of voting for French presidency

The outcome of the election will have wide international influence as Europe struggles to contain the havoc wreaked by Russian president Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine

Ukraine war on Day 44: 30 killed, 100 injured after Russian rockets hit Kramatorsk train station
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Ukraine war on Day 44: 30 killed, 100 injured after Russian rockets hit Kramatorsk train station

Kramatorsk was one of the easternmost stations still operating in Ukraine, and the governor of Donetsk said thousands of people were there at the time, trying to get on to trains out of the area

Will the election gods smile upon Emmanuel Macron? Here's what you need to know about the French presidential polls
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Will the election gods smile upon Emmanuel Macron? Here's what you need to know about the French presidential polls

Emmanuel Macron is vying to retain his post, but is facing competition from 12 others, including far-right’s Marine Le Pen, Eric Zemmour and the radical left’s Jean-Luc Mélenchon. The 12 will face off on Sunday in the first round of polling and the top two will then battle in the second round on 24 April

Explained: What's next for Europe's natural gas during Russia-Ukraine war?
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Explained: What's next for Europe's natural gas during Russia-Ukraine war?

Europe's economy would struggle without Russian gas, although the impact would vary based on how much countries use.

Ukraine-Russia War: Europe has diesel stocks for just 40 days, say reports
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Ukraine-Russia War: Europe has diesel stocks for just 40 days, say reports

The report by Bloomberg News Agency further stated that Finland and Denmark have stocks for more than six months, while England and Norway have enough stocks for 30 days