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9th Aug 2022

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Johnson: Northern Ireland bill could enter into force this year

British prime minister Boris Johnson said Monday parliament could pass legislation this year to scrap parts of the post-Brexit trade agreement on Northern Ireland. Asked if changes could be implemented this year, according to Reuters, Johnson said: "Yes, I think we could do it very fast, parliament willing". The bill is now in the lower house, but can expect some hurdles in the upper house, where concerns have been expressed.

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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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