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At least two million Ukrainians will migrate in winter – WHO

This winter may be a “life-threatening” experience for “millions” of Ukrainians, Hans Kluge, the World Health Organization (WHO) regional director for Europe, has warned. Up to three million Ukrainians are expected to migrate “in search of warmth and safety,” Kluge said on Monday during a press conference in Kiev. “We …

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Serbian president warns of ‘hellish’ winter

European countries are in for a “hell” of a winter due to the skyrocketing costs of energy, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday. Meanwhile, the government in Belgrade has done its best to stockpile natural gas, in case the pipeline delivering Russian gas via Turkey is sabotaged as well. …

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Europe faces ‘polar winter’ – Serbian president

Europe is facing a difficult winter this year, but next winter will be “polar,” Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Wednesday, commenting on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s speech at the Eastern Economic Forum.  Among other things, Putin stressed that Russia would not supply energy to countries adopting measures in breach …

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Police preparing for unrest this winter – Times

UK police fear a sharp rise in certain categories of crime and a risk of civil unrest this winter amid a cost of living and energy crisis, the Sunday Times reports, citing a leaked national strategy paper. The document compiled by police chiefs warns that “economic turmoil and financial instability” …

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Germany ‘will get through this winter’ – Scholz

Berlin has already made several “timely decisions” to avoid a winter crisis and the German government is ready to double down and “change market rules” to shield citizens and companies from soaring energy costs, Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Sunday, presenting a new €65 billion “inflation relief” plan. “We will …

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Switzerland warns of possible winter blackouts

Switzerland has developed an emergency plan in the event of an energy crisis if natural gas and electricity supplies run short, the Basler Zeitung newspaper reported this week. According to the paper, the Swiss government has been working in tandem with industrial companies for several months on the plan. It …

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Germany won’t survive winter without Russian gas – official

Germany’s natural gas reserves are not enough to see the country through next winter without purchasing additional Russian gas, the top official in charge of electricity and gas networks has told the media. In an interview with Germany’s Bild am Sonntag, published on Sunday, Klaus Muller warned that while “gas …

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Protesters oppose Japan 2030 Winter Olympics bid

Protesters gathered in Tokyo and Sapporo on Sunday to voice their opposition to Japan’s ambitions to host the 2030 Winter Olympics.  The Associated Press reported that around 50 people gathered in each city holding “No Olympics” banners and attempted to argue their case with other members of the public who …

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Germans warned of ‘difficult autumn’ and ‘tough winter’

Germans should brace for a difficult autumn and winter due to skyrocketing prices, as the country pushes for independence from Russian energy, the Vice Chancellor, and head of the Ministry of Economy, Robert Habeck warned on Friday. “As for the support of the people who need it, I clearly indicated what …

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