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Russia says US dual citizen behind Lukashenko murder plot

A dual US-Belarusian citizen, Yuri Zenkovich, and a Belarusian dissident, Alexander Feduta, were behind plans to assassinate Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko in a putsch on 9 May, Russia's main spy service, the FSB, said Sunday after arresting the two men. Lukashenko, this weekend, said the US was behind a speared plot to kill or kidnap his children. But the US state department said this was "absolutely untrue".

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Underwater explosions were detected near Nord Stream leaks

Measuring stations connected to the Swedish National Seismic Network (SNSN) detected powerful underwater explosions close to the leaks in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines. Poland has already declared it "sabotage".

Opinion

The UN's Uyghur report must push EU into China sanctions

The UN report's findings should be met by the EU with a more principled and human rights-centred approach to China — urging the UN Office on Genocide Prevention to conduct an assessment of atrocities.

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EU should admonish less, and listen more, to the Global South

Whether on Russia, or gas, or climate change, or food security, the EU's constant finger-wagging and moralising is becoming unbearably repetitive and self-defeating. Most countries in the Global South view it as eurocentric and neo-colonial.

News in Brief

  1. 15 states push for EU-wide gas price cap
  2. EU: Nord Stream explosions 'result of a deliberate act'
  3. EU okays €21bn Covid-recovery funding for Italy amid concern
  4. Greece pitches new EU fund to tackle energy prices
  5. Hungary says sanctions 'harming Europe more than Russia'
  6. France aims to start building new nuclear reactors by 2027
  7. Polish PM thinks it's 'clear' Nord Stream leaks are act of sabotage
  8. Former Jobbik MEP sentenced to prison for Russia spying

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  6. EU should admonish less, and listen more, to the Global South
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