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Afghan refugees face difficulties seeking asylum in Europe

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Afghan refugees face difficulties seeking asylum in Europe – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Although nations worldwide pledged millions of dollars to help resettle Afghan refugees, many European countries are fortifying their borders and making it more difficult for......

U.S. in final phase of evacuations from Kabul – Western official

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(Reuters) – U.S. forces are in the final phase of their evacuation from Kabul and just over 1,000 civilians inside the airport remain to be flown out before troops are withdrawn, a Western security official in the Afghan capital said on Sunday. U.S. Marines and German service member watch an......

How Europe could get China and the U.S. on its side with new carbon tax

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The European Union’s proposed carbon pricing rules could hit a major snag in the form of China and the U.S., but one expert predicts it will still possible to convince the economic superpowers to get onboard using a series of......

Russia is pumping a lot less natural gas to Europe all of a sudden — and it is not clear why

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here An output filtration facility of a gas treatment unit at the Slavyanskaya compressor station (operated by Gazprom), the starting point of the Nord Stream 2 offshore natural gas pipeline. According to Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, the construction of......

Blinken says U.S. embassy staff in Kabul are moving to airport

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks about infrastructure investment at the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering in College Park, MD, U.S., August 9, 2021. Patrick Semansky/Pool via REUTERS/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Sunday that embassy......

Europe may have hit its hottest temperature on record amid devastating wildfires and floods.

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A monitoring station on the Italian island of Sicily reached a scorching temperature of 48.8 degrees Celsius, or 119.84 degrees Fahrenheit, on Wednesday. If verified by the World Meteorological Organization, it would mark the hottest temperature ever recorded in Europe, topping the previous record of 48 degrees set in Athens......

How Sweden became the Silicon Valley of Europe

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STOCKHOLM, Aug 11 (Reuters) – As Klarna’s billionaire founder Sebastian Siemiatkowski prepares to stage one of the biggest-ever European fintech company listings, a feast of capitalism, he credits an unlikely backer for his runaway success: the Swedish welfare state. In particular, the 39-year-old pinpoints a late-1990s government policy to put......

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