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Facebook allows Ukraine war posts urging violence against invading Russians, Putin

Fri, 2022-03-11 07:37
Meta Platforms will allow Facebook and Instagram users in some countries to call for violence against Russians and Russian soldiers in the context of the Ukraine invasion, according to emails seen by Reuters, in a temporary change to its policy.
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Portugal says question of Abramovich citizenship depends on inquiry

Fri, 2022-03-11 07:07
Portugal said on Thursday it would not strip the citizenship of Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich because that measure was not part of EU sanctions against Russian oligarchs, but his nationality status could change depending on an inquiry.
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Europe must do whatever it takes to save Ukraine

Fri, 2022-03-11 06:58
A group of ten European economists have signed a joint call urging EU leaders to impose further sanctions against Russia and restrain Moscow's actions in Ukraine without resorting to military means.
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Macron cautious about joint EU debt plan

Fri, 2022-03-11 06:50
French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday (10 March) the war in Ukraine will require joint EU investments which may lead to a new bout of joint debt, but added he would prefer to talk about the goals first rather...
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EU lawmakers call to confiscate oligarchs’ assets to finance Ukraine

Fri, 2022-03-11 06:47
Some liberals and greens in the European Parliament have called for the EU to freeze and seize the assets of Russian oligarchs and use them to compensate Ukrainians for the damages they suffered.
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Hungary and Poland growing apart over Russian energy

Fri, 2022-03-11 06:42
In today's edition of the Capitals, find out more about Italy's lower house adopting a law on Euthanasia, Hungary electing its first-ever female president, and so much more.
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‘Kyiv is preparing for a possible attack’

Fri, 2022-03-11 06:15
The central authorities of Ukraine are concentrating on the evacuation of civilian population from the war zones as it is obvious that Russian war criminals are used to take hostages and have them as a shield against Ukrainian armed forces, writes Roman Rukomeda.
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Albanian President calls for citizen assistance amid inflation

Fri, 2022-03-11 06:14
Albanian President Ilir Meta has called on the government to lower oil prices and prepare a package to help families that are struggling financially because of inflation. In a Facebook post on Wednesday evening, Meta listed the alleged initiatives taken by other...
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North Macedonia government sends changes to VAT law to parliament

Fri, 2022-03-11 06:13
The government on Thursday sent amendments to the Law on Value Added Tax and Law on Excise Tax to the Parliament, noting they should be adopted quickly to ensure a decrease of retail prices of fuels and oil derivatives. North...
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Ukrainian cyber-activism could backfire, expert warns

Fri, 2022-03-11 06:09
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has brought an unprecedented level of cyberactivism, though attacks seem to contribute little to strategic objectives and could even have negative effects. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Baerbock: No money for separatists

Fri, 2022-03-11 06:06
Germany will resolutely insist on preserving peace and security in Bosnia and Herzegovina, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said in Sarajevo, adding that there would be no financial and investment support to those who work on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s disintegration....
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Do not take the Kremlin’s threats of nuclear war seriously, says former Russian FM

Fri, 2022-03-11 06:04
Russia’s former minister of foreign affairs Andrei Kozyrev, who was in office from 1991 to 1996, has stated that people should not take seriously the threats of nuclear war made by the Kremlin because the country’s top officials are well...
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Russia accused of attacking aid route as Ukraine talks see scant headway

Fri, 2022-03-11 06:03
Russia and Ukraine failed to make a breakthrough Thursday (10 March) in their first top-level talks since Moscow's invasion two weeks ago, as Russian forces advanced on Kyiv and faced new accusations they attacked a humanitarian corridor into Mariupol.
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The unseen risks for Ukrainian refugees

Fri, 2022-03-11 06:01
As with other situations where disaster strikes, the war in Ukraine puts many people at risk. Not only from Russian military attacks but also at risk of exploitation by human traffickers keen to take advantage of the situation. They are...
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Momentum gathering in Slovenia for return of fuel price regulation

Fri, 2022-03-11 06:01
Momentum is gathering in Slovenia for a return of administered prices as the cost of petrol continues to soar, despite the country being late to fuel price liberalisation, taking until 2020 to remove price controls fully. Three opposition parties on Thursday (10...
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Ukraine fears blackout, calls on EU to secure electricity supply

Fri, 2022-03-11 06:00
Russia is now shelling critical energy infrastructure in Ukraine, making the country's connection to Europe’s electricity grid all the more pressing, the CEO of the Ukrainian energy company DTEK told journalists on Thursday (10 March).
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Spy Chief: No direct threat to Croatia and its citizens

Fri, 2022-03-11 06:00
There is no direct threat to Croatia, and its citizens from the armed conflict in Ukraine, Croatia’s Security and Intelligence Agency (SOA) director Daniel Markić said on Wednesday. “Croatia is safe. Globally, we are seeing a completely new situation. I...
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Brussels suggests relaxing EU state aid rules to help sanctions-hit companies

Fri, 2022-03-11 06:00
The European Commission on Thursday (10 March) suggested temporarily relaxing the bloc's state aid rules so member countries could help companies facing liquidity problems due to sanctions on Russia.
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NGOs sound alarm over trafficking of Ukrainian refugees fleeing war

Fri, 2022-03-11 06:00
As the number of people fleeing Russia’s war in Ukraine surpasses two million, NGOs on the ground in border regions have sounded the alarm over refugees, overwhelmingly women and children, being trafficked and exploited by criminals.
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Famous Bulgarian pro-Russian businessman and politician sentenced to prison

Fri, 2022-03-11 05:59
Businessman and leader of the pro-Russian populist Volya party, Veselin Mareshki, was sentenced to prison for four years over an extortion case that has been going on for eight years. The sentence is not final and can be appealed to the...
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