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25th May 2022

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Biden bans Russian oil and gas ahead of EU summit

US president Joe Biden said Tuesday that Washington would ban imports of Russian oil and gas to target "the main artery of Russia's economy" even as the EU continues to agonise over the issue ahead of a leaders' summit in France this week. Biden said the US understands its European allies "may not be in a position" to impose a similar ban because of EU dependency on Russian gas.

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Orbán's new state of emergency under fire

Hungary's premier Viktor Orbán declared a state of emergency due to the war in neighbouring Ukraine hours after pushing a constitutional amendment through parliament, where two-thirds of MPs are controlled by his Fidesz party, allowing his government special powers.

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Right of Reply: Hungarian government

The government in Budapest responds to EUobserver opinion piece "Are Orban's Covid powers now the 'new normal' in Hungary?"

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When Reagan met Gorbachev — a history lesson for Putin

Neither Reagan nor Gorbachev achieved their goal at the famous Reykjavik summit of 1986. Despite that fact there are lessons that current leaders — particularly Vladimir Putin — could adopt from these two iconic leaders.

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