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Portugal Socialist Party Wins Snap Elections

Portugal Socialist Party Wins Snap Elections

Portugal’s Socialist Party won the country’s parliamentary elections on Sunday with a clear majority. The Socialist Party secured over 41% of the popular vote in snap elections triggered by lawmakers’ rejection of the minority government’s spending bill two months ago. The Socialist Party edged out the next most-popular group, the …

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Assange Allowed to Appeal Extradition to the US

Assange Allowed to Appeal Extradition to the US

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has won a bid to appeal his looming extradition to the United States. On Monday, Britain’s High Court ruled that Assange may take his case to the UK Supreme Court. Assange faces espionage charges if authorities return him to the US.  In 2020, a London judge …

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Andrzej Duda Vetoes Media Law after Protests, Diplomatic Pressure

Andrzej Duda Vetoes Media Law after Protests, Diplomatic Pressure

Poland’s president, Andrzej Duda, vetoed a controversial law passed by Parliament on Monday. The law would have banned non-European companies from owning more than a 49% stake in any Polish media organization. The law would have pushed the US-based media company Discovery out of its controlling stake in news network …

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Free-Speech Protests Grip Poland

Free-Speech Protests Grip Poland

Protests erupted across Poland on Sunday as proponents of free speech decried the government’s decision to oust Discovery Inc. The protests were organized after Poland’s Parliament announced plans to force the US-based Discovery Inc to sell its shares of TVN, the country’s largest broadcast network. The legislation was passed by …

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Serbia and Balkans Coated in Snow, Slowing Holiday Travel

Serbia and Balkans Coated in Snow, Slowing Holiday Travel

On Sunday, heavy snowfall in the Balkans coated most of Serbia and Albania. The unprecedented snowfall is just the latest bizarre weather occurrence in Europe during 2021. Heavy snowbanks slowed public transportation Sunday and snarled traffic as people traveled for the holidays. Serbia’s largest airport in Belgrade ground to a …

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Shell Cancels Plans To Develop Cambo North Sea Oilfield

Shell Cancels Plans To Develop Cambo North Sea Oilfield

Oil company Royal Dutch Shell recently scrapped plans to continue its involvement in the Cambo North Sea Oilfield. The field is located near Scotland’s Shetland islands, making the potential oilfield expansion a flashpoint for climate activists in the UK. Protestors demanded Shell to back out of the project, arguing that …

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