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European Union flags are seen outside the European Council's building in Brussels, Belgium, on March 17, 2022.

EU plan to cut gas use by 15% comes into effect

The regulation said that EU countries 'shall use their best efforts' to cut gas consumption

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Ukrainian refugee Lisa Himich prepares coffee at a shop where she works, on July 15, 2022, in Prague, Czech Republic.

Ukrainian refugees, escaping Russia's invasion, slow to join EU workforce

Liudmyla Chudyjovych, a lawyer in Ukraine, considers herself lucky to find a housekeeping job after fleeing

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Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni carriying 26,000 tonnes of corn from Ukraine shown off the coast of Istanbul, Turkey, August 3, 2022.

Three grain ships to leave Ukraine on Friday - Turkey

Earlier on Wednesday, the first ship safely passed Istanbul on its way to Lebanon

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US' Women's National Basketball Association basketball player Brittney Griner holds a picture of her team as she stands inside a defendants' cage before a court hearing in Khimki, Russia, on August 4, 2022.

Russian court sentences US basketball star Griner to 9 years in jail

US President Joe Biden called Griner's sentencing 'unacceptable'

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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stands in front of a turbine of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline during a visit on August 3, 2022 at the plant of Siemens Energy in Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany.

Russia says delivery of Nord Stream gas turbine ‘impossible’ due to sanctions

'There is no reason why this delivery cannot happen,' German Chancellor argues

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Rencontre historique entre le pape François (d) et le patriarche orthodoxe russe Kirill, le 12 février 2016 à La Havane

Pope Francis may meet Russian patriarch in Kazakhstan

The two religious leaders were supposed to meet in Jerusalem in June

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Kosovo police special unit secure the area near the Jarinje border crossing with Serbia on September 20, 2021.

Kosovo closes border crossings with Serbia as tensions soar

'The atmosphere has been brought to a boil,' Serbia's president says

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This handout video grab released by the Russian Defense Ministry shows the launch of a new Zircon hypersonic cruise missile from the the Admiral Gorshkov warship at a target in the Barents Sea, on November 29, 2021.

Russian fleet to acquire new hypersonic missiles in ‘coming months’ - Putin

Zircon cruise missiles have a maximum range of around 620 miles

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Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales meets members and young people supported by the British charity BIGKID foundation during a visit in Brixton, UK, on May 4, 2022.

UK’s Prince Charles received $1.2m from Osama bin Laden’s family - report

Clarence House claims the decision to accept the payment was made by the charity’s trustees

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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu awarding Russian soldiers who were wounded during the war in Ukraine at the Central Military Clinical Hospital in Moscow, Russia, on June 29, 2022.

Wounded Russian soldiers find compensation elusive, despite Putin pledge

For some, little-noticed rules narrow the criteria for eligibility; for others, bureaucratic obstacles

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (L) receiving French President Emmanuel Macron in Saudi Arabia's coastal city of Jeddah on December 4, 2021.

France’s Macron to discuss human rights with Saudi crown prince

'He will talk about it in a general way, but will also take the chance to raise individual cases'

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a news conference in Entebbe, Uganda, on July 26, 2022

Russian FM denies ‘so-called food crisis’ on African tour

Sergei Lavrov criticizes 'Western stubbornness in insisting they are always right'

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View of the Pipeline Inspection Gauge (PIG) receiving station, the Nord Stream 2 part of the landfall area, in Lubmin on Germany’s Baltic Sea coast, northeastern Germany, on March 1, 2022.

Russia cuts gas flows further as Europe urges energy saving

The Nord Stream 1 pipeline is now operating at a fifth of its total capacity

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A view of the gate of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Oswiecim, Poland, January 27, 2020.

Auschwitz-Birkenau launches crowdfunding campaign to preserve important monument

'The shoes are crumbling, and we don't have time to wait years. We need to preserve them now'

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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a cabinet meeting in Moscow, Russia, on July 25, 2022.

Putin sends letters to Lapid, congratulating him on taking office

In response, Israel's prime minister sent a letter of thanks to the Russian leader

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Avi Melamed (2nd L), surviving member of the 1972 Israeli Olympic team, walks past a poster in a moment of silence July 27, 2012 in New York to honor the 11 Israeli Olympic athletes killed by Palestinian militants at the 1972 Munich games.

Germany to pay compensation to families of Israeli athletes killed at Munich Olympics

The German government 're-evaluated' the Olympic attack and its consequences 'in recent weeks'

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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban holds an annual press conference in Budapest, Hungary, on December 21, 2021.

Adviser to Hungary PM resigns over Orban’s ‘pure Nazi’ speech

The prime minister said that Hungarians should not become 'peoples of mixed race'

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov holds a mobile phone before a press conference of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on September 9, 2021.

Kremlin says move against Jewish Agency should not be 'politicized'

'There are issues from the point of view of complying with Russian law,' says Dmitry Peskov

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A pipe for gas lines is pictured at Open Grid Europe, one of Europe's largest gas transmission system operators, in Werne, western Germany, on March 24, 2022.

EU set to approve emergency gas plan amid Russian supply cuts

The plan suggests that each member state will reduce its gas use by 15 percent from August 2022 to March 2023

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Poland's Minister of Foreign Affairs Zbigniew Rau (L), German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian (R) plant a tree at on the memorial path in remembrance of the death marches of Buchenwald nazi concentration camp in Weimar, Germany, on September 10, 2021.

Memorial trees at Buchenwald concentration camp vandalized twice in a week

'Those who commit such cowardly attacks share a mentality with the murderers in the concentration camps'

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Filiale allemande du géant gazier russe Gazprom, à Berlin, en Allemagne,  le 5 avril 2022

Russia halts another Nord Stream turbine to further cut gas flow to Germany

Nord Stream 1 accounts for over a third of Russian gas exports to the EU

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This file photo taken on July 13, 2020 shows the company's logo on the headquarters of Danish biotechnology company Bavarian Nordic in Hellerup, north of Copenhagen, Denmark.

Bavarian Nordic monkeypox vaccine wins EU approval

Bavarian's vaccine has so far only been approved in the EU to treat smallpox

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Members of the LGBTQ+ community display a rainbow flag in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, on September 25, 2021.

Greece bans ‘sex-normalizing’ surgeries on intersex babies

Intersex people fight for 'the right to have a family, they face discrimination in sports and employment'

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A man attaches ribbons with the names of Jewish inhabitants of the Warsaw Ghetto to an art installation in the former Jewish district of Warsaw, Poland, on July 22, 2022.

Warsaw marks anniversary of Jewish ghetto liquidation

The ghetto represented a 'division' between its inmates, presented as evil, and the 'good people' outside