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GERMANY SIGNS DEAL TO RETURN BENIN BRONZES TO NIGERIA

Germany signed an agreement on Friday to begin sending hundreds of Benin bronzes back to the Federal Government, rubber-stamping the biggest effort yet by a European country to return the looted artworks.Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and Culture Minister Claudia Roth signed the deal with their Nigerian counterparts in Berlin after Germany first announced that it… Continue reading GERMANY SIGNS DEAL TO RETURN BENIN BRONZES TO NIGERIA

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G7 LEADERS DISCUSS RUSSIAN OIL PRICE CAP, AGREE ON INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN

Moscow launched missile strikes on the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv in the first such attack in weeks as the Group of Seven (G7) leaders discussed plans to cap the price of Russian oil at the group's annual meeting on Sunday. At the start of the meeting in the Bavarian Alps, Britain, France, the United States,… Continue reading G7 LEADERS DISCUSS RUSSIAN OIL PRICE CAP, AGREE ON INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN

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EU WEIGHS UKRAINE CANDIDACY AS RUSSIA INFLICTS ‘HELL’ IN EAST

EU leaders met in Brussels on Thursday to discuss making Ukraine a candidate to join the bloc, a “decisive” moment likely to infuriate Russia as its forces battled stiff resistance to advance in the embattled eastern Donbas region.Western officials also denounced Moscow’s “weaponising” of its key gas and grain exports, with a US official warning… Continue reading EU WEIGHS UKRAINE CANDIDACY AS RUSSIA INFLICTS ‘HELL’ IN EAST

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GERMANY TO FIRE UP COAL STATIONS AS RUSSIA SQUEEZES GAS SUPPLY

Germany must reduce natural gas consumption and increase the burning of coal in order to help fill gas storage facilities for next winter, German Economy Minister Robert Habeck announced Sunday as the country moves away from reduced Russian gas supplies. "The situation is serious," Habeck said in a statement. "We are therefore continuing to strengthen… Continue reading GERMANY TO FIRE UP COAL STATIONS AS RUSSIA SQUEEZES GAS SUPPLY

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GERMANY SAYS WILL TAKE EMERGENCY MEASURES TO MEET ENERGY NEEDS

Germany will take emergency measures to ensure it meets its energy needs after the drop in supply of Russian gas, including increased use of coal, the government said Sunday.“To reduce gas consumption, less gas must be used to generate electricity. Coal-fired power plants will have to be used more instead,” the economy ministry said in… Continue reading GERMANY SAYS WILL TAKE EMERGENCY MEASURES TO MEET ENERGY NEEDS