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Challenges remain despite gas prices drop in Europe

Natural gas prices in Europe have tumbled to levels last seen before Russia sparked a global energy crisis by invading Ukraine Rome, Italy | Xinhua | Helped by mild winter weather and high storage, prices for natural gas in the European Union (EU) have now settled back to levels seen before …

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Six global issues to resolve in 2023

Beijing, China | Xinhua | The year of 2022 saw a world in turmoil: the United States fueled one conflict after another, the Ukraine crisis dragged on, the COVID-19 pandemic lingered on with Omicron emerging as the new strain. Inflation, food crisis, energy security, a sluggish world economic recovery, a worrisome …

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EU admits to “double standards” on Ukraine, Palestine

Madrid, Spain | Xinhua | The European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell admitted recently that the EU has applied double standards on the Ukraine crisis, as opposed to the situation in Gaza. “We are very often criticized for double standards. But international politics is largely about applying double standards. We …

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Ukraine crisis affects E. Africa’s food security: WFP

Overlapping food crisis risks in the region come at a time when most countries are facing increased fiscal imbalances and rising public debt pressure Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | The ongoing Ukraine crisis is negatively affecting East Africa’s food security through reduced food supplies, accessibility and high prices of food, …

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Euro nearing five-year low stoking recession fears

The euro is within reach of five-year lows and seems increasingly will approach dollar-euro parity Rome, Italy | Xinhua | The euro has continued to weaken against the U.S. dollar, approaching its lowest level in five years, due mainly to the crisis in Ukraine and the sluggish economic growth in Europe. …

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What has Europe lost from the Ukraine crisis?

Beijing, China | Xinhua | The Ukraine crisis has entered its second month. In terms of security, economy, refugees, etc., Europe will pay a heavy price in the crisis. Since the end of the Cold War, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has pushed for five rounds of eastward expansion up …

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