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16th Apr 2024

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Azerbaijan admits to nearly 3,000 war dead

Azerbaijan has for the first time disclosed that 2,783 of its soldiers were killed in recent fighting with Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, and that 100 more were still missing. The Azerbaijani defence ministry figures, together with Armenia's, brought the total number of military casualties to 5,208. At least 140 civilians were also killed. Russia, which sent a peacekeeping brigade to enforce the peace deal, said refugees were slowly returning.

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Opinion

How Hungary's teachers are taking on Viktor Orban

Orban and his administration are pursuing a strategy of running-down public education in Hungary. They have been explicit in their aims and how their assault on 'non-Christian' teachers is a small price to pay for the cultural shift they want.

Column

What do we actually mean by EU 'competitiveness'?

Enrico Letta and Mario Draghi are coming up with reports on the EU's single market and competitiveness — but although 'competitiveness' has become a buzzword, there's no consensus on a definition for what it actually means.

EU puts Sudan war and famine-risk back in spotlight

The EU is hoping to put the international spotlight back on Sudan amid a war where half the population is at risk of famine. And Josep Borrell, EU foreign policy chief, also warned of Russia's presence in the country.

Opinion

Private fears of fairtrade activist for EU election campaign

I am not sleeping well, tossing and turning at night because I am obsessed about the EU election campaign, worried by geopolitical tensions, a far-right next parliament, and a backlash against the Green Deal, writes Sophie Aujean of Fairtrade International.

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