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9th Aug 2022

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Germans already paying for Russia gas cut-off

German taxpayers would pay €5bn a year extra for gas after Germany sanctioned Russian subsidiary Gazprom Germania, according to the Welt am Sonntag newspaper citing industry sources. Germany put the Russian firm under trustee management due to the Ukraine war. The move prompted Russia to cut supplies, forcing Germany to buy extra volumes of gas on the more expensive spot market instead.

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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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