Joie Cooper

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Windcraft Music Fest is preparing a groovy comeback, with an international line-up of bands that infuse musical traditions of the world with jazz and electronic dance beats. The 8th edition of the festival on August 5, 6 and 7 will again see wind instruments have the starring role. In addition…

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The European Union will temporarily shift back to coal to cope with slowing Russian gas flows, an EU official said on Wednesday, as a tight gas market and rocketing prices set off a race for alternative fuels.

European leaders have rounded on Russia after flows through its Nord Stream 1 pipeline were cut to just 40% of capacity, deepening an energy standoff after the invasion of Ukraine prompted Europe to impose tough sanctions on Moscow.

The EU and other developed economies have sanctioned Russian oil and coal but held off banning gas imports.

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European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas on Saturday called on Turkey and the Turkish Cypriot government to do more to stem migrant arrivals on the ethnically divided Mediterranean island.

After a visit to an upgraded migrant facility outside the capital, Nicosia, Schinas said Brussels “won’t let the Turkish Cypriot community…

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Joie Cooper

Joie Cooper

May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short. Coffee connoisseur. Part time writer, writes about politics in middle east and anything interesting