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EU adds 7 Syrian Ministers to its sanctions list

The European Union on Friday decided to impose targeted sanctions on seven recently appointed ministers in Syria over their role in the violent crackdown against the civilian population. The Council’s decision includes an asset freeze against seventy entities and seven ministers, along with a travel ban. Among those sanctioned are the ministers of justice, finance, transport, …

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Denmark allows Nord Stream 2 to complete pipeline hit by US sanctions

Danish Energy Agency on July 6 gave Nord Stream 2 permission to use pipelaying vessels with anchors to complete the final stretch of the gas pipeline in Danish waters, allowing the company to restart work on the pipeline from Russia to Germany that was hit by US sanctions. Nord Stream 2 submitted a request for …

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Putin orders state of emergency over massive Siberian diesel leak

Russian President Vladimir Putin declared on Wednesday a state of emergency, after 20,000 tons of diesel oil leaked into a river within the Arctic Circle. This would mean that extra forces are going to the area to assist with the clean-up operation. The spill happened after a power plant in Norilsk collapsed on May 29 …

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Report says 70% of COVID-19 cases in Israel likely linked to US, not EU or China

According to a study published on Monday by Tel Aviv University (TAU), more than 70% of those in Israel who contracted the Coronavirus were infected by a strain that originated in the US. “Those who returned from the US created transmission chains,” Dr. Adi Stern of the School of Molecular Cell Biology and Biotechnology at …

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Venezuelans face evictions amid Colombia virus quarantine

Concerns have sparked in recent days over the situation with Venezuela’s migrants and refugees following the spread of the coronavirus in Colombia. Colombia currently hosts nearly 1.8 million Venezuelan migrants and refugees who have left their country in recent years. Last month, the country imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the virus. …

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Ukraine to boost renewables, energy efficiency with EU help

Ukraine can focus in developing the country’s renewable energy sector and improve the much-delayed energy efficiency now that the former Soviet republic has concluded the gas transit agreement with Russia, the European Union’s energy chief said on 12 January. “Meeting with Ukraine’s Minister of Energy Oleksiy Orzhel: after the conclusion of the gas transit agreement, …

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Kazakhstan and Switzerland start new level of business cooperation

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Six memorandums to launch new joint projects in tourism, banking, transport and agriculture were signed following the Kazakh-Swiss business forum as part of the official visit of Swiss President Ueli Maurer to Nur-Sultan on 22 November. Maurer, who was accompanied to Kazakhstan by a delegation of Swiss business representatives and participated in …

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