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Dutch shale gas needs environmental all-clear

A report by civil engineering consultancy Witteveen+Bos giving approval for shale gas extraction in the Netherlands will be assessed by environmental experts before any final decision is taken, government minister Henk Kamp said Monday. Many Dutch organisations, including civil society groups and industry, fear that shale extraction would increase pollution.

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Why the new ECHR Ukraine-Russia ruling matters

The ECHR ruled that Russia was in "effective control" of separatist regions of Eastern Ukraine from 11 May 2014. In doing so, the court has formally acknowledged the inter-state character of the conflict and Russia's culpability for human rights abuses.

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