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Pandemic’s second wave leaves EU leaders with few options

  • A woman wearing a protective face mask walks past Les Deux Magots in Paris as the COVID-19 outbreak escalates, October 5, 2020. (Reuters) After days of deliberations and exactly five months after France lifted the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown that had been imposed on M...
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Pandemic calls for decisive leadership, not strongman posturing

  • If a list of the strongman leaders of the world today were to be made, the names of Xi Jinping of China, Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines, Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, Joko Widodo of Indonesia and Narendra Modi of India would immediately spring to mind. All of them have built a reputation for st...
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Politicians taking easy way out of recession will cost planet

  • Eureka Sound on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian Arctic is seen in a NASA Operation IceBridge survey picture taken March 25, 2014. (Reuters) US President Donald Trump on Monday signed an order opening up 1.5 million acres in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas com...
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World missing lockdown’s climate opportunity

  • An aerial view of a forest fire in Krasnoyarsk Region, Russia, July 17, 2020. (Reuters) The last few weeks have seen the now-familiar sight of vast swaths of Siberian forests burning, while temperatures across the Arctic soar, setting new records practically every day. On June 20...
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Why Italy is losing faith in the EU

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a joint video news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron, Berlin, Germany, May 18, 2020. (Reuters) French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have proposed setting up a €500 billion ($547 billion) EU-wide ...
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World has golden opportunity to go green

  • A racoon walks over the running path in an almost deserted Central Park, in Manhattan, 16 April, 2020. (AFP)  Over the past several weeks, media reports have highlighted how clean the air and water have become in various parts of the world following many weeks of strictly en...
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Grim outlook for world’s poorest amid virus threat

  • Daily wage workers watch television inside a government-run night shelter during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to limit the spread of COVID-19, in the old quarters of Delhi, India, March 31, 2020. (Reuters) After ravaging the Western world, notably Europe, where it continues to ex...
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50 years of failure: Anniversary of NPT is nothing to celebrate

  • On March 10, the foreign ministers of the five permanent members (P5) of the UN Security Council issued a rare joint statement. In it, they congratulated themselves, and the world, on the successful implementation 50 years ago of the first global arms-control treaty, the Nuclear Non-Proliferati...
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Far-right support ebbing but Europe must still be wary

  • Ordinary People and Independent Personalities (OLaNO) party leader Igor Matovic with supporters after Slovakia’s parliamentary elections, in Trnava. (Reuters) Parliamentary elections in the Slovak Republic on Sunday saw a strong win by the opposition Ordinary People party, w...
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Merkel’s succession troubles Germany

  • In the end, the departure was rather ignominious. Following a rebellion in her ranks, which saw her party leadership in the east German state of Thuringia support the extreme right AfD (Alternative for Germany) party to install the leader of a small, pro-business party to form a government, Ann...
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