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Western Europe headed for ‘energy collapse’ – Hungary

Western Europe’s policy of rejecting Russian energy, even in the absence of suitable alternatives, could lead to systemic collapse when the public is left without heat this winter, Hungarian Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto warned on Monday. “All these statements … from Western Europe on the issue of energy supply simply …

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Israel’s ruling coalition teeters on collapse

Israel may be headed for its fifth election in three years as the ruling coalition headed by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett shows signs of unraveling and losing its grip on power. Longtime Bennett ally Nir Orbach announced on Monday that he has left the ruling legislative bloc, saying it was …

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Russia defies predictions of collapse – media

The Russian economy has largely shrugged off “unprecedented sanctions” from the West, The Economist noted, crediting the sharp rise in revenues from oil and gas exports. Russian consumer spending is up again, interest rates are going down, and the ruble is stronger than before the conflict in Ukraine escalated. “Russia’s …

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Russia probes bridge collapse as ‘terrorism’

Subversive activity is likely behind Sunday’s railway bridge collapse in Russia’s Kursk Region bordering Ukraine, the region’s governor, Roman Starovoyt, has said. There have been no reports of casualties linked to the incident, but it disrupted a rail line linking two Russian towns located near the Ukrainian border. The Russian …

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German industry would collapse without Russian gas – association

The backbone of the German economy – its industry – could “collapse” should Berlin decide to impose an embargo on Russian gas, the president of the country’s industry association has warned. Appearing on the Maybrit Illner political talk show on Thursday, Siegfried Russwurm, the president of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), …

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US drivers in traffic collapse after major storm

Federal authorities have stepped in after snowfall caused congestion on the roads and drivers to eventually be stranded for nearly 24 hours on a highway. The US Department of Transportation announced in a Tuesday afternoon tweet that the Federal Highway Commission is in contact with Virginia transportation officials, following massive …

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How the Soviet Collapse transformed Russia forever

To this day, the history of its breakup remain relevant to people in Russia and in former Soviet republics, as the end of a strict dictatorship also signaled national revivals. Despite their dominant role in the USSR, as the largest member state, this applied to Russians as much as any of …

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