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Debate: How to react to the attack on Salman Rushdie?

Eurotopics.net - Mon, 08/15/2022 - 11:53
The knife attack on Salman Rushdie has shocked the world: the author was seriously injured after being stabbed by a 24-year-old man at an event in New York State on Friday. The author of The Satanic Verses has lived under the threat of a fatwa calling for his death issued by Iran's late Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in 1989. The press discusses how to show solidarity with Rushdie.
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Debate: Consequences of the fish die-off in the Oder?

Eurotopics.net - Mon, 08/15/2022 - 11:53
Days after the mass fish die-off in the Oder River began the cause has still not been identified, although laboratory tests of the water and fish carcasses are in full swing in Poland and Germany. According to experts, the consequences for the border river's ecosystem will be felt for decades.
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Debate: What remains a year after the recapture of Kabul?

Eurotopics.net - Mon, 08/15/2022 - 11:53
Exactly a year has passed since the Taliban fully recaptured Afghanistan. In mid-August 2021 images of desperate people trying to board a plane at Kabul airport to flee the country went around the world. Commentators take stock.
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Germany needs to cut gas use by 20% to stave off winter crisis

Euobserver.com - Mon, 08/15/2022 - 09:18
Germany must cut its gas use by a fifth if it wants to prevent an energy shortage this winter. If it fails to reach 20 percent gas savings, the country is at "serious risk" of an energy crunch.
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[Ticker] Slow wind-farm approvals risk green goals, warns industry

Euobserver.com - Mon, 08/15/2022 - 09:07
The chief executives of Denmark's Vestas and Ørsted, the world's largest manufacturers of wind turbines, respectively, said that governments need to simplify and speed up renewable-energy planning. "We need a fundamental review on how we dramatically shorten the consenting process," Ørsted chief executive Mads Nipper told Reuters. "There is a task force required in every government right now that needs to accelerate permitting," Vestas chief executive Henrik Andersen said.
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