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Viktor Orbán’s state of emergency over Ukraine explained
Viktor Orbán addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Budapest, Hungary
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Viktor Orbán’s state of emergency over Ukraine explained

Hungary ends Covid crisis measures – and ushers in new ones over Russia’s invasion
26 May 2022
Can Biden break the US gun lobby?
Joe Biden delivers a speech at the White House
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Can Biden break the US gun lobby?

Fresh calls for tighter firearms control following second-deadliest school shooting in US history
25 May 2022
Is it worth paying off a student loan early?
University students graduate at Bath Abbey
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Is it worth paying off a student loan early?

Experts say in many cases early payments won’t save you money in the long run
19 May 2022
Why Turkey is threatening to block Nato’s Nordic expansion
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
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Why Turkey is threatening to block Nato’s Nordic expansion

Ankara delays early vote on Sweden and Finland joining military alliance
19 May 2022
Is Hezbollah losing its grip in Lebanon?
Hezbollah supporters on the streets of Batroun in northern Lebanon
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Is Hezbollah losing its grip in Lebanon?

Voters abandon Islamist group in first election since economic collapse
17 May 2022
How a trade war with Europe might play out
Liz Truss
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How a trade war with Europe might play out

Tensions with the bloc threaten to trigger tariffs and the end of the free trade deal
11 May 2022
Macron’s vision for a new ‘European political community’
Emmanuel Macron outlines his vision for a new European organisation during a speech in Strasbourg
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Macron’s vision for a new ‘European political community’

French president suggests member nations could include UK and Ukraine
10 May 2022

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Did Sweden’s Covid-19 experiment pay off?

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Five key takeaways from the local elections 2022
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Five key takeaways from the local elections 2022

Tories battered in London – but Labour fail to make widespread gains
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How the Ukraine war may affect Trump’s 2024 hopes
Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference in Florida
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How the Ukraine war may affect Trump’s 2024 hopes

Former president’s support base has ‘splintered’ over Russia’s invasion
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Why the government opposes a windfall tax on oil and gas profits
BP and Shell petrol stations
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Why the government opposes a windfall tax on oil and gas profits

BP profit surge triggers renewed calls for a levy to help struggling households
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What The Palace Papers reveals about the royals
The Royal Family
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What The Palace Papers reveals about the royals

New tell-all account gives insiders’ views of palace rows and scandals
29 Apr 2022
Local elections 2022: five results to watch out for
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Local elections 2022: five results to watch out for

Tories are ‘haemorrhaging’ support in Red Wall of England and Wales, as Sinn Fein eyes Stormont
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Can Emmanuel Macron unite a divided France?
Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, celebrate his victory in Paris
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Can Emmanuel Macron unite a divided France?

President fends off far-right rival Marine Le Pen to secure historic second term
25 Apr 2022
The threat posed by IS new ‘global offensive’
The return of Taliban rule has raised fears Afghanistan could become a haven for terrorists
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The threat posed by IS new ‘global offensive’

Jihadists told to strike Europe and Israel while Western powers are distracted by Ukraine
20 Apr 2022
Why UK chose Rwanda for asylum seekers
Waiting refugees, picked up at sea attempting to cross the Channel
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Why UK chose Rwanda for asylum seekers

Priti Patel visits central African country after finalising controversial deal
14 Apr 2022
Russian state media reveals plan for occupied Ukraine
A Ukrainian woman cries after returning to her destroyed neighbourhood in Bucha
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Russian state media reveals plan for occupied Ukraine

Moscow would reportedly stage own ‘Nuremberg Trials’ following war victory
5 Apr 2022
Prince Andrew escorts the Queen: the start of a royal rehabilitation?
 Prince Andrew and the Queen
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Prince Andrew escorts the Queen: the start of a royal rehabilitation?

Royals face criticism for ‘cynical’ and ‘distasteful’ move at Prince Philip memorial
30 Mar 2022
Will Tigray truce deliver lasting peace?
Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed
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Will Tigray truce deliver lasting peace?

Rebels and government agree ‘cessation of hostilities’ to allow humanitarian aid to reach millions in need
29 Mar 2022
How Prince William plans to rule as king
Kate Middleton and Prince William pose
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How Prince William plans to rule as king

Sources say Duke and Duchess of Cambridge want to ‘rip up the rule book’
28 Mar 2022
Six Nations: a new golden age for French rugby?
France celebrate their 2022 Six Nations grand slam
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Six Nations: a new golden age for French rugby?

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24 Mar 2022
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Rishi Sunak
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Predictions for Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement

Chancellor may cut fuel duty after pressure from campaigners and senior backbenchers
21 Mar 2022
What might the Russia-Ukraine peace plan look like?
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addresses the US Congress
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What might the Russia-Ukraine peace plan look like?

Negotiators discussing ‘15-point’ deal to bring invasion to an end
17 Mar 2022
Russia’s silent protests
Russian riot police officers in Moscow
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Russia’s silent protests

Green ribbons, emojis, tulips and empty placards have become symbols of resistance
16 Mar 2022
Will China aid or end Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?
Chinese troops stand guard at the Forbidden City, Beijing
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Will China aid or end Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?

Beijing willing to provide Moscow with military support, US intelligence warns
15 Mar 2022
The families at conflict over Ukraine invasion
A man says goodbye to his daughter before she boards an evacuation train at Kyiv Central station
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The families at conflict over Ukraine invasion

Estimated 11m people in Russia have Ukrainian relatives – but some ‘don’t believe’ war is even happening
8 Mar 2022
Who are Russia’s allies in the Ukraine war?
Vladimir Putin following a meeting with the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in Moscow
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Who are Russia’s allies in the Ukraine war?

Neighbouring nations appear ‘reluctant’ to back recognition of separatist-held states
24 Feb 2022
Why the US is warning about Russian ‘kill lists’
Ukrainian troops on the frontline in Svitlodarsk, Ukraine
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Why the US is warning about Russian ‘kill lists’

Officials claim to have intelligence about plan to murder prominent Ukrainians
21 Feb 2022
Is Scholz’s ‘quiet’ diplomacy stemming Russia tensions?
Olaf Scholz during a joint press conference with Vladimir Putin in Moscow
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Is Scholz’s ‘quiet’ diplomacy stemming Russia tensions?

As Nato leaders warn of impending invasion, the German chancellor has maintained his ‘poker face’
16 Feb 2022
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Prince Andrew
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What could Prince Andrew have faced in sex abuse trial?

Duke of York agrees to pay ‘substantial donation’ in out-of-court settlement
15 Feb 2022
Is the EU out of step with voters on Russia?
Emmanuel Macron shakes hands with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev
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Is the EU out of step with voters on Russia?

Poll suggests Europeans want the bloc and Nato to fight alongside Kiev in confrontation with Moscow
9 Feb 2022
Why Israel has labelled Amnesty ‘anti-Semitic’
A Palestinian protester argues with an Israeli soldier in the West Bank
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Why Israel has labelled Amnesty ‘anti-Semitic’

Israeli government accused of treating Palestinians as ‘inferior racial group’ in leaked report
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The strangest rules MPs have to follow
The Palace of Westminster
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The strangest rules MPs have to follow

One of the oldest assemblies in the world, parliament has many bizarre regulations and conventions
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Where did the term snowflake come from?

The term is often said to derive from the 1996 cult book Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
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