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Cold weather warning adds to Europe’s gloom as it battles self-inflicted energy crisis

The weather in Europe is usually difficult to predict because conditions are dictated by several remote factors, but Europe may experience a colder winter with less wind and rain than usual, according to the European Weather Forecast Agency. This is bound to heighten the challenges facing governments trying to solve the continent’s energy crisis. 

Orbán: ‘Sanctions were not decided democratically’

BudapestHungarian President Orbán has once again positioned himself as a committed advocate of genuine European interests and persists in his criticism of the EU's sanctions policy against Russia.

Unvaccinated are ‘the best of mankind’

ParisFrench General Christian Blanchon, aged 58, commanded the 1st Parachute Regiment at Toulouse. He served as an officer in operations in Lebanon, Chad, Central Africa and Kosovo. And on September 9, 2022, this highly respected general published a tribute to the unvaccinated, which has gone viral on social media, but is being ignored by the mainstream media.

The precipitous fall of the Facebook empire

Menlo ParkOutpaced by the competition, targeted by the antitrust authorities, sanctioned for its privacy violations, the former Silicon Valley star no longer inspires confidence. Not for its users. Nor its customers. Nor the stock market. Will it succeed in reinventing itself?

The ‘lunatic in the Kremlin’ is surprisingly lucid

MoscowMuch is being said about Putin's grand speech on the annexation of former Ukrainian territories. But the alleged “madman in the Kremlin”, in contrast to the geriatric US President Joe Biden, offered valuable insights into the neoliberal and neocolonial Anglo-Saxon world view.

Meloni sticks to Anglo-Saxon course

RomeFor those who had hoped that cooler heads would prevail, Italy's likely new head of government, Giorgia Meloni, has made an important political announcement: immediately after her election victory, she declared her solidarity with Ukraine and assured Kiev's President Zelensky of Italy's continued full support.

US helicopters circled over Nordstream for weeks

Gdansk/RønneMore and more disturbing details are coming to light in connection with the bombing of the Nordstream pipeline in the Baltic Sea.

The Netherlands tries to fight off asylum collapse

AmsterdamThe Netherlands has been experiencing an onslaught of asylum seekers for months. In Amsterdam, no one knows what to do with the new arrivals, and communities are resisting, refusing to bear the brunt of Prime Minister Mark Rutte's failed asylum policy, but they are forced by law to take these people in.

Arms race in the deep: ‘Seabed Warfare’

An article published in issue 148 (July-August 2022) of the German military journal Deutschen Militärzeitschrift (DMZ), examined underwater warfare in the 21st century and its importance for geopolitical and security policy. Due to the current developments surrounding the acts of sabotage on the Baltic Sea pipelines Nord Stream 1 and 2, this article has gained unexpected prominence.

Biden speaks to the dead

WashingtonAn embarrassing performance by US President Joe Biden: he made a peculiar mistake at a conference, which again raised doubts about his mental fitness. Can he be trusted to make sane decisions in case of a likely nuclear conflict?

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