Thursday

22nd Aug 2019

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Putin: 'Don't mess with us, we're a nuclear power'

Russian leader Putin told press at a retreat near Moscow Friday: "Russia's partners ... should understand it's best not to mess with us", adding: "I think no one is thinking of unleashing a large-scale conflict with Russia. I want to remind you Russia is one of the leading nuclear powers".

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Investigation

US billionaires funding EU culture war

Conservative US billionaires, some with links to Trump, are paying anti-abortion lobbyists in Europe tens of millions of dollars to shape policy and law.

Open Arms may face fine in Spain 

Open Arms may face a fine of up to €901,000 for doing "search and rescue" without authorisation, but rescuing people who are shipwrecked is a legal duty, the NGO says.

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