Europe

NATO chief calls for stronger security ties with S. Korea

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General emphasized the importance of beefing up cooperation between NATO and South Korea to counter China’s growing military power and other global threats. Jens Stoltenberg who is scheduled to arrive in Seoul on Sunday for a two-day stay to meet with President Yoon Suk …

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Russia’s Roscomnadzor slaps bans on CIA, FBI websites for spreading false information

The Russian communications watchdog, Roscomnadzor, has restricted users’ access to the websites of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Roscomnadzor’s service, which provides data on any restrictions of access to websites and web pages, reported on Friday that access from Russia had been limited …

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Gas station operators in Italy go on strike

On Wednesday, trade unions Faib, Fegica and Figisc-Anisa called for a two-day strike to protest at “being hit with a wave of mud over high fuel prices.” The trade unions say a decree recently passed by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s cabinet, that the government says is aimed at boosting the …

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Zelenskiy flags shake-up after corruption allegations

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday that changes would be announced imminently in the government, the regions and in the security forces following allegations of corruption nearly a year into Russia’s invasion. Zelenskiy, elected by a landslide in 2019 on pledges to change the way government operated, did not …

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Another coup plot foiled in Germany

Five suspects from right-wing circles were charged with preparing to overthrow the government and abduct a minister German security services have charged five suspects with treason over an alleged plot to overthrow the government. The group, whose members are now all in custody, allegedly planned to cause a “civil war-like” …

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