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9th Aug 2022

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Italy backs mandatory Covid vaccines

Italian prime minister Mario Draghi said "yes" when asked by press Thursday if he would consider forcing people to be vaccinated by law in order to help the country reach its 80-percent immunisation target. Some 63 percent of adult Italians have had two jabs so far. "The obligation in our country already exists for health personnel, so ... it already applies to part of society," health minister Roberto Speranza said.

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UN chief demands access to nuclear plant after new attack

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on Monday for international inspectors to be given access to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant after Ukraine and Russia traded accusations over the shelling of Europe's largest atomic plant over the weekend.

Greek PM embroiled in spyware scandal

Greece has become embroiled in a wiretapping scandal that led to the resignation of its intelligence chief as well as the Greek prime minister's top aide.

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How Ukraine made the case anew for an EU army

The Kremlin attacked Ukraine because it believed it could afford to. It perceived nuclear deterrence between Russia and the West as reciprocal, and therefore almost a non-issue. It also saw, in military terms, Europe is disappearing from the world map.

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