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On Norway’s Arctic border with Russia, a town freezes ties with its eastern neighbor

Town was symbol of cross-border cooperation in Arctic Norwegians, Russians, Ukrainians live together Businesses are dependent on Russia, lessening their ties KIRKENES, Norway, May 11 (Reuters) – Kirkenes, a Norwegian town a stone’s throw from Russia, was for over three decades a symbol of cross-border harmony in the Arctic. That came to a crashing end …

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UK strikes new security agreement with Sweden and Finland

HELSINKI, May 11 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday said he had agreed new deals with Sweden and Finland to bolster European security, pledging to support both countries’ armed forces should they come under attack. Johnson signed the new declarations, described by Britain as “a step-change in defense and security cooperation”, during …

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GE unit boosts medical dye output as China COVID lockdown cuts supplies

Completed GE digital anesthesia care stations are seen at a GE Healthcare manufacturing facility during the global coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Madison, Wisconsin, US April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Daniel Acker Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BEIJING/LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) – General Electric’s (GE.N) healthcare unit said on Tuesday it had increased …

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Trudeau: Canada to be good energy partner with Europe but won’t compromise climate goals

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during an interview with Reuters, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kyiv, Ukraine May 8, 2022. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register KYIV, May 8 (Reuters) – Canada wants to be a good energy partner to Europe but will not abandon its climate …

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Portugal set to start up Europe’s largest floating solar park

ALQUEVA, Portugal, May 9 (Reuters) – Two tugboats have moved a vast array of 12,000 solar panels, the size of four soccer pitches, to their mooring on Portugal’s Alqueva reservoir in preparation to start up Europe’s largest floating solar park in July. Built by the country’s main utility EDP (EDP.LS) on Western Europe’s biggest artificial …

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Russian bombing of Ukraine school kills 2, 60 feared dead – governor

Luhansk governor says Russia bombed school sheltering 90 Trapped Azovstal civilians evacuated Britain pledges $1.6 bln more military support and aid G7 leaders to talk with Zelenskiy in show of unity KYIV, May 8 (Reuters) – Russia’s bombing of a school in the eastern Ukrainian village of Bilohorivka two people and left 60 in the …

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Obesity may weaken vaccine protection; unvaccinated Omicron patients face risk from variants

Syringes used to administer doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) are pictured in a sharps container at a booster clinic for 12 to 17-year-olds in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, US, January 9, 2022. REUTERS/Hannah Beier Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 6 (Reuters) – The following is a summary …

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Germany to send seven howitzers to Ukraine in further policy reversal

SLIAC, Slovakia, May 6 (Reuters) – Germany will deliver seven self-propelled howitzers to Ukraine, Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht said on Friday, in a further reversal of a longtime policy not to send heavy weapons to war zones due to the country’s Nazi past. The howitzer delivery, on top of five such removal systems the Netherlands …

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At least 228 probable cases of child hepatitis so far: WHO

A logo is pictured at the World Health Organization (WHO) building in Geneva, Switzerland, February 2, 2020. Picture taken February 2, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register GENEVA, May 3 (Reuters) – A World Health Organization spokesperson said on Tuesday that it had received reports of at least …

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