By Prague Examiner

European / Tradition - 3 weeks ago

Germany powers down 3 nuclear plants

Three nuclear-fired energy crops can be taken off the grid in Germany on Friday as a part of the nation’s plan to end atomic energy. “The nuclear phaseout makes our country safer and helps to keep away from radioactive waste,” said Federal Setting and Nuclear Security Minister...

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Ghislaine Maxwell convicted in Epstein sex abuse case

NEW YORK — The British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was convicted Wednesday of luring teenage women to be sexually abused by the American millionaire Jeffrey Epstein. The verdict capped a monthlong trial that includes sordid accounts of the sexual exploitation of women as younger as 14, advised...

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2021: The year in figures and charts

2021 was the yr the coronavirus pandemic was going to get better. And it did — till it acquired worse. Again. European nations raced to vaccinate their populations with a view to scale back hospitalizations and deaths brought on by COVID-19. The financial system recovered, and restrictions impos...

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POLITICO’s most-read stories of 2021

2021 was an odd yr, to say the least. It started with a unprecedented attack on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., brought us the long-lasting meme of Bernie Sanders and his mittens, noticed the Suez Canal blocked by the Ever Given container ship for six days (one other supply of viral memes), an...

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Your (annotated) guide to the year ahead

& January 1 French presidency of the Council of the EU begins Primary priorities embrace Africa, EU defense, industrial policy and getting Macron re-elected. April 10 French presidential election first round SPOILER ALERT! Macron and Le Pen come out on prime (once more)...

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5 reasons for the EU to be hopeful in 2022

Paul Taylor, a contributing editor at POLITICO, writes the “Europe At Giant” column.& PARIS — The dark cloud of the Omicron coronavirus variant may be plunging your plans for the New Yr into uncertainty, but there are nonetheless reasons to hope that Europe can make vital progress on a vari...

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Belgium reverses COVID rules, reopens theaters, cinemas

Theaters, cinemas and other cultural venues will reopen following a courtroom ruling, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo stated in a statement Wednesday, backtracking from an earlier choice to shut them amid surge in COVID-19 instances. The reversal came only days after the government anno...

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Biden and Putin to talk by phone Thursday

President Joe Biden will converse on Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid ongoing tensions alongside the Russia-Ukraine border, the White House announced on Wednesday. The 2 leaders will “talk about a variety of subjects” during their telephone name, “including upcoming diplomatic...