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Sweden braces for ‘grim winter’, warns finance minister

Stockholm, Sweden | Xinhua |  Sweden’s economy is heading for a “grim winter,” the country’s government said here on Monday. “We don’t know yet how cold and grim it will be,” Finance Minister Elisabeth Svantesson said at a press conference here. The government expects Sweden’s gross domestic product (GDP) to …

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EU Council adopts regulation on gas storage

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The Council of the European Union (EU) on Monday adopted a regulation aiming to ensure that gas storage capacities in the EU are filled before the winter season and can be shared between member states. The regulation provided that underground gas storage on member states’ territory …

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THIS WEEK: Winter Olympics bring hope for Korea talks

THIS WEEK: Winter Olympics bring hope for Korea talks Kampala, Uganda | THIS WEEK | The Winter Olympics ongoing in Seoul, South Korea have offered a ray of hope for talks between the host nation and its belligerent neighbor, North Korea. The games have calmed tensions between the two hostile nations …

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US leaning towards 2030 Winter Games bid

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | The United States Olympic Committee said Friday 2030 was the preferred option as it eyes a bid for the Winter Olympics. USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun said US officials were tilting away from a bid for the Winter Olympics in 2026. The United States …

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Hospitals fill as Rohingya refugees shiver through winter

  Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh | AFP | Bangladesh doctors warned Tuesday of a sharp escalation in Rohingya children suffering from pneumonia as hundreds of thousands of refugees shiver through winter in overcrowded camps with little protection from the cold. A sudden cold snap in southeastern Bangladesh has caught refugees off guard …

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