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G7 summit concludes, pledging new sanctions on Russia

Elmau, Germany | Xinhua | The leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations vowed to “continue to impose severe and immediate economic costs” on Russia at the conclusion of their three-day summit on Tuesday. They said they were seeking to impose a “price cap” on Russian oil, but no specific …

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Scholz says no shortcuts to Ukraine’s EU membership bid

  Berlin, Germany | Xinhua | German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Thursday that there would be no shortcuts to Ukraine’s bid to join the European Union (EU). The European Commission is expected to complete its initial assessment of Ukraine’s EU membership application by the end of June, Scholz said in …

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Let them eat respect?

  Why plenty of observers are confident that workers who feel ignored will become a far-right constituency COMMENT | JAN-WERNER MUELLER | A few victories by center-left parties in large countries hardly makes for an international trend. Nonetheless, wins by the U.S. Democrats in 2020 and the German Social Democrats …

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Olaf Scholz elected new German chancellor

Berlin, Germany | Xinhua | Olaf Scholz from Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) was elected as the new Federal Chancellor on Wednesday. According to the German Bundestag, or the lower house of Parliament, Scholz got 395 of the 707 votes, well above the 369-vote majority required in the 736-seat Bundestag. The …

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