Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant: is Ukraine heading for another Chernobyl?
Russian soldier at Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant
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Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant: is Ukraine heading for another Chernobyl?

The UN has called for Russia to allow its safety inspectors to access the damaged facility
11 Aug 2022
Can Ukraine realistically liberate Crimea?
Tourists on beach by Russian airbase in Crimea
Today’s big question

Can Ukraine realistically liberate Crimea?

Volodymyr Zelenskyy says war with Russia must end with the recapture of the peninsula
10 Aug 2022
Is a fresh conflict flaring up in Kosovo?
Nato soldiers serving in Kosovo patrol next to a road barricade set up by ethnic Serbs near the town of Zubin Potok
Fact file

Is a fresh conflict flaring up in Kosovo?

Fears of renewed fighting after dispute over driving licences leads to uprising
4 Aug 2022
Gas supplies: will Putin turn off the taps?
An employee of Russian energy giant Gazprom
Talking point

Gas supplies: will Putin turn off the taps?

It’s going to be an ‘ugly’ winter as Europe prepares for energy austerity
4 Aug 2022
How long will Ukraine’s grain deal last?
Volodymyr Zelenskyy
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How long will Ukraine’s grain deal last?

Turkey and the UN brokered deal last week to resume grain exports from Ukrainian ports
1 Aug 2022
How Germany’s energy-saving measures will affect ordinary people
The statue of Frederick the Great its lights turned off in Berlin on 27 July
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How Germany’s energy-saving measures will affect ordinary people

Nation ‘united by anxiety’ as authorities cut off hot water and switch off lights
29 Jul 2022
What next for Italy after Mario Draghi’s departure?
Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi waves to lawmakers
Global lens

What next for Italy after Mario Draghi’s departure?

PM’s demise robs the union ‘of one of its most experienced leaders’ – just when he was most needed
28 Jul 2022

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What does the EU’s gas rationing plan mean for Europe?
President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen
Today’s big question

What does the EU’s gas rationing plan mean for Europe?

Energy ministers backed the plan after bloc agreed to ‘water down’ restrictions
28 Jul 2022
German gas crisis tests ‘European solidarity’
Protesters in Frankfurt, Germany, demanding a suspension of Russian gas and oil
In Depth

German gas crisis tests ‘European solidarity’

Will Germany still deliver sufficient gas to Slovakia, ‘even if its own industry is suffering’?
21 Jul 2022
Russia uses hunger as a weapon of war in Ukraine
Burnt wheat plantations
In Focus

Russia uses hunger as a weapon of war in Ukraine

Ukraine’s entire future is in peril as farmers are unable to harvest or sell grain
15 Jul 2022
Why Italy’s government is at risk of collapse
Italian prime minister Mario Draghi
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Why Italy’s government is at risk of collapse

Political turmoil which saw PM’s resignation rejected could spark an early general election
15 Jul 2022
Who are Russia’s closest 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 closest allies in the Ukraine war?

US claims Iran will provide Moscow with missile-launching drones and training for troops
13 Jul 2022
The Suwalki Gap: how this 40-mile land corridor could spark a war
A lorry enters Lithuania
In Depth

The Suwalki Gap: how this 40-mile land corridor could spark a war

‘The most dangerous place on Earth’ runs along the Polish/Lithuanian border
7 Jul 2022
Has Labour ended any chance of rejoining EU?
Keir Starmer
Talking point

Has Labour ended any chance of rejoining EU?

Opposition would not rejoin the customs union or single market if voted in, says Keir Starmer
6 Jul 2022
What we know about the Copenhagen mall shooting
Shoppers react after shooting spree
In Brief

What we know about the Copenhagen mall shooting

Lone gunman had mental health issues and not thought to have terror motive, police say
4 Jul 2022
How the build-up of troops in Europe compares to the Cold War
Joe Biden speaks to a US soldier
Expert���s view

How the build-up of troops in Europe compares to the Cold War

Security expert analyses the US pledge to increase military presence in eastern Europe
4 Jul 2022
‘Playground insults’: what world leaders have said about Vladimir Putin
G7 leaders
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‘Playground insults’: what world leaders have said about Vladimir Putin

‘Extraordinary banter’ from G7 met with more intense Russian missile strikes
1 Jul 2022
Kaliningrad crisis: why Lithuania is feeling nervous about Russia
Kaliningrad port
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Kaliningrad crisis: why Lithuania is feeling nervous about Russia

Trade blockage and cyberwarfare have unsettled relations between neighbouring territories
30 Jun 2022
Is Putin’s invasion down to ‘toxic masculinity’?
Vladimir Putin
Talking point

Is Putin’s invasion down to ‘toxic masculinity’?

Boris Johnson describes Ukraine invasion as a ‘crazy, macho war’
29 Jun 2022
Why Turkey changed its mind on Finland and Sweden’s Nato bid
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Between the lines

Why Turkey changed its mind on Finland and Sweden’s Nato bid

Nordic nations agreed not to support groups deemed terrorists by Erdoğan regime
29 Jun 2022
Is France’s far-right a threat to the EU?
Marine Le Pen
Podcasts

Is France’s far-right a threat to the EU?

Recent election results ‘cemented’ status of Marine Le Pen’s Eurosceptic party as ‘mainstream’ opposition
29 Jun 2022
How will the Ukraine war end?
Workers clear the rubble of the Amstor mall in Kremenchuk, the day after it was hit by a Russian missile strike
Today’s big question

How will the Ukraine war end?

Russian forces are inching closer to capturing the Donbas region – now Moscow’s primary objective
28 Jun 2022
The richest man in Ukraine sues Russia
Rinat Akhmetov
Profile

The richest man in Ukraine sues Russia

Steel magnate says invasion has cost him billions and violated his property rights
28 Jun 2022
Is Ukraine’s retreat from Severodonetsk a turning point in the war?
Severodonetsk
Talking point

Is Ukraine’s retreat from Severodonetsk a turning point in the war?

The city has seen heavy fighting as Moscow’s forces aim to control the entire Donbas
28 Jun 2022
Le bromance: have Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron really turned the page?
Emmanuel Macron and Boris Johnson
Today’s big question

Le bromance: have Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron really turned the page?

PM and French president find consensus over Ukraine during G7 summit in Bavaria
27 Jun 2022
Will Ukraine join the EU?
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron after a press conference in Kyiv
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Will Ukraine join the EU?

Kyiv has long coveted membership as it seeks to ‘escape the yoke of Russian colonialism’
23 Jun 2022
Snake Island: why ‘speck of land’ in Black Sea is so important
Snake Island
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Snake Island: why ‘speck of land’ in Black Sea is so important

Tiny Black Sea outpost could hold key to avoiding global food shortage
22 Jun 2022
Will Britain have to fight Russia?
British troops take part in a Nato exercise
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Will Britain have to fight Russia?

New chief, Gen Sir Patrick Sanders, says British Army must be capable of winning wars on land
20 Jun 2022
What is the environmental fallout from the war in Ukraine?
Explosion in the sea
In Depth

What is the environmental fallout from the war in Ukraine?

Russian bombardment of Ukraine has been causing untold ecological damage
16 Jun 2022
How the Donetsk People’s Republic was formed
A injured woman in Sievierodonetsk
In Depth

How the Donetsk People’s Republic was formed

The breakaway regions have been under the control of pro-Russian separatists since 2014
16 Jun 2022
NI Protocol: who wants what?
Unionists vehemently opposed the Northern Ireland Protocol
Behind the scenes

NI Protocol: who wants what?

Battle lines drawn as UK government prepares to unveil controversial plans to override key Brexit provision
13 Jun 2022
How Ukraine and Russia are both breaking the law on prisoners of war
A Ukrainian soldier walks through a destroyed barn in Zaporizhzhia
Expert’s view

How Ukraine and Russia are both breaking the law on prisoners of war

Security expert analyses the treatment of POWs by both sides in the Ukraine conflict
13 Jun 2022
Why two Britons were sentenced to death in Ukraine
Aslin and Pinner in court
Behind the scenes

Why two Britons were sentenced to death in Ukraine

Aiden Aslin and Shaun Pinner face death penalty after their conviction in a breakaway court
10 Jun 2022
How Vladimir Putin’s filtration camps work
Civilians from Donetsk and Lugansk arriving at a camp in Rostov, Russia
Behind the scenes

How Vladimir Putin’s filtration camps work

Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians are being interned and deported
9 Jun 2022
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