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Brussels’ flower carpet blooms despite heatwave

Euractiv.com - Sat, 08/13/2022 - 07:27
The creators of Brussels' flower carpet, unfurled every two years in front of city hall, are opting for more heat-resistant blooms for the first time in the project's 50-year history to adapt to Europe's heatwave.
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Novelist Salman Rushdie on ventilator after New York stabbing

Euractiv.com - Sat, 08/13/2022 - 07:20
Salman Rushdie, the Indian-born novelist who spent years in hiding after Iran urged Muslims to kill him because of his writing, was stabbed onstage in New York state on 12 August and airlifted to a hospital, police said.
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Zelenskyy: EU should not be a ‘supermarket’ for rich Russians

Euractiv.com - Sat, 08/13/2022 - 07:08
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy issued a fresh call on Friday (12 August) for European Union states to ban visas for Russian nationals to keep the bloc from becoming a "supermarket" open to anyone with the means to enter.
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Ukraine, Russia blame each other for nuclear plant shelling

Euractiv.com - Sat, 08/13/2022 - 06:50
Ukraine and Russia accused each other on Friday (12 August) of risking catastrophe by shelling Europe's largest nuclear power plant, occupied by Russian forces in a region expected to become one of the next big front lines of the war.
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France plans fashion revolution with climate-impact labels

Euractiv.com - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 15:52
Is it better for the environment if you buy a brand-new cotton T-shirt or a recycled one? Well, it depends.
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‘Accidents can happen at European nuclear plants too,’ Russian ex-president says

Euractiv.com - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 15:00
Russian ex-president Dmitry Medvedev issued a veiled threat on Friday (12 August) to Ukraine's Western allies, who have accused Russia of creating the risk of a nuclear catastrophe by stationing forces around the Ukrainian Zaporizhzhia power station.
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Europe eyes Musk’s SpaceX to replace Russian rockets

Euractiv.com - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 14:05
The European Space Agency (ESA) has begun preliminary technical discussions with Elon Musk's SpaceX that could lead to the temporary use of its launchers after the Ukraine conflict blocked Western access to Russia's Soyuz rockets.
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European bank agrees to process Russian oil transit payment to central Europe

Euractiv.com - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 13:47
A European bank has agreed to process a payment for the transit of Russian oil through Ukraine, two sources familiar with the matter said, removing the cause of a stoppage of oil supplies to central Europe last week.
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Iran says EU proposal to revive nuclear deal could be ‘acceptable’

Euractiv.com - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 13:30
A European Union proposal to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal “can be acceptable if it provides assurances" on Tehran's key demands, the state news agency IRNA said on Friday (12 August), quoting a senior Iranian diplomat.
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Kazakhstan to start oil sales via Azeri pipeline to bypass Russia

Euractiv.com - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 13:15
Kazakhstan is expected to sell some of its crude oil through Azerbaijan's biggest oil pipeline from September, as the nation seeks alternatives to a route Russia threatened to shut, three sources familiar with the matter said.
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Debate: Rising energy prices: who should pay?

Eurotopics.net - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 12:12
In the face of energy shortages and rising electricity prices, several EU countries are discussing how to save the economy while easing the burden on citizens. Europe's press engages in a lively debate about excess profits taxes, subsidies, ways to save energy and the role of politics.
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Debate: Visa ban for Russian tourists?

Eurotopics.net - Fri, 08/12/2022 - 12:12
Finland and Estonia have called on the other EU member states to suspend the issuing of visas to Russian tourists. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has also called for this measure. The EU foreign ministers are due to discuss the proposal before the end of August. Europe's press is divided on the issue.
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