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15th Aug 2020

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Austria ex-finance minister advising Gazprom

Hans Jorg Schelling, Austria's former finance minister, is doing consultancy work for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project according to the Austrian regional newspaper, Oberosterreichische Nachrichten. The controversial pipeline is being laid by the Russian-state gas giant Gazprom but has generated backlash among international observers given how the Kremlin uses energy supplies to leverage political and strategic concessions.

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EU visa bans to 'pressure' Lukashenko

Belarus officials who ordered violence and faked elections are to face EU visas bans and asset freezes, foreign ministers agreed on Friday.

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Lebanon is a new focal point

More than the tangible destruction, the explosion in the port of Beirut meant the ultimate destruction of hope for many civilians.

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