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World

EU finds loophole to bypass Hungary veto

The EU has found a legal way around Hungary's veto on using frozen Russian assets to purchase weapons for Ukraine. According to the Financial Times, Hungary's abstention from an earlier EU agreement this year has created a loophole, allowing Brussels to allocate these funds for military purposes. Pablo Gutierrez, reports.

todayJune 24, 2024 15

Africa

June 16 uprising: how a massacre in South Africa led to Africa’s boycott of the 1976 Olympics

          By Nicolas Bancel, Université de Lausanne     As the world prepares for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, can we maintain faith in the nonpolitical ethos of the event? The Montreal Olympics Games in 1976 stands out, among others, as a clear instance of the games being used for political ends. In 1976 Montreal became only the second French-speaking city to host the event since […]

todayJune 14, 2024 13

World

Russia’s Putin removes defence Minister

Russian President Vladimir Putin has removed Sergei Shoigu as the country's defence minister. He's being moved to a role as secretary of Russia's Security Council. Editor of the Atlantic Council's Ukraine Alert blog in Kyiv - Peter Dickinson - says it may show Russia is expecting a lengthy conflict.

todayMay 13, 2024 20

World

Diplomatic efforts intensify as Israel threatens retaliation

Diplomatic efforts are ongoing in a bid to calm the situation in the Middle East, as Israel weighs its response to Saturday's unprecedented missile and drone attack by Iran. There's fear that any Israeli retaliation could cause a wider regional conflict, with Iran's President threatening a harsh response to any attack, amid reports Israel's war cabinet has already approved several measures. Sarah Coates has more from Tel Aviv.

todayApril 18, 2024 26

World

Ukraine is losing the war and the west faces a stark choice: help now or face a resurgent and aggressive Russia

      By Stefan Wolff, University of Birmingham and Tetyana Malyarenko, National University Odesa Law Academy   Ukraine is now experiencing a level of existential threat comparable only to the situation immediately after the full-scale Russian invasion in February 2022. But in contrast to then, improvements are unlikely – at least not soon. Not only have conditions along the frontline significantly worsened, according to the Ukrainian commander-in-chief, Oleksandr Syrsky, […]

todayApril 18, 2024 25

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