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In Belgium, the trial of the Brussels attacks opens against a backdrop of controversy

In recent days, the Belgian press has headlined “The most expensive trial in the history of the country”after the revelations of the newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws on the total amount of the invoice for the trial of the Brussels attacks which opens this Monday, December 5 in the Belgian capital: 35.3 million euros. A sum perceived as staggering for the taxpayer, the last record having…
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the headlong rush of Putin's "cook"

Wars tend to bring out skilful generals, strong leaders or courageous resistance fighters from the shadows. The conflict in Ukraine has highlighted, on the Russian side, an entrepreneur who, in a james bond, would gladly play the role of the brute disguised as a butler…
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Iran announces abolition of morality police, a gesture towards protesters

Iranian Attorney General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri has announced the abolition of the morality police by the competent authorities, the Isna news agency reported on Sunday (December 4th). “The morality police have nothing to do with the judiciary, and it was abolished by those who created it,” he said on Saturday evening in the holy city of Qom. During a religious conference, the…
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In the UK, the food bill has soared due to Brexit

British consumers’ food bills have risen by almost £6 billion since the UK left the European Union almost two years ago. That is, on average, an addition of £210 to household food bills, according to a study by the Center for the Study of Economic Performance at the London School of Economics (LSE). In question: a rise in food prices caused by Brexit, which reached 6% at the end of…
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Russia has an oil price cap imposed on it

Ukraine sees it as a tool capable of ” destroy “ the Russian economy, when some experts fear that it will destabilize the world oil market. On Friday 2 December, after weeks of discussions, the European Union, the G7 and Australia managed to agree on “a…
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Macron-Musk, surprise meeting in New Orleans

This is the unexpected meeting of Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to the United States. And no other media could have been as appropriate to announce it as the blue bird social network. “I talk about it here, on Twitter, because that’s what it’s about.
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Pekka Haavisto: "Finland has never stopped building bomb shelters"

L’Express: Finland shares a long land border with Russia. Do you still fear aggressive actions from Moscow? Pekka Haavisto: From the start of the Russian attack on Ukraine, we were very worried that Russia would succeed in bringing down the government in kyiv. We observed with great optimism Ukraine’s very strong response to these threats and its exceptional mobilization in just…
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