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Europe · Paris

President Putin congratulates Macron on winning the presidential election

45% Left coverage: 53 sources
Emmanuel Macron is the first French president in 20 years to win re-election. Mr Macron won with 58.5% of the vote to Ms Le Pen's 41.5%. The result triggered waves of relief among allies that the nuclear-armed nation will not abruptly shift course in the midst of the Ukraine war.See the Story
US & Canada · Toronto

Toronto confirms 3 new cases of monkeypox

37% Center coverage: 35 sources
Two new presumed monkeypox cases have been reported in New York. The total number of patients being evaluated for the virus is up to four. People most susceptible to contracting monkeypox include people who recently traveled to Portugal, Spain, the UK, Canada, and Central or Western African countries.See the Story
Europe · Moscow

EU leaders gather to try and hammer out agreement over Russian oil ban

57% Center coverage: 28 sources
EU leaders are set to discuss a plan to water down proposed sanctions on Russian oil in an attempt to bring Hungary on board. Under wording put forward by EU ambassadors, deliveries of Russian oil by pipeline would continue temporarily while sanctions are applied to supplies delivered by ship. The plan would represent a weakening of the European Commission's original proposal for a "complete ban" on RussianOil imports.See the Story
Europe · Helsinki

Sixth package of EU sanctions against Russia will affect around 70 Finnish companies

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
EU member states adopt a sixth package of sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. Package targets Russian oil delivered by sea, and exempts oil that moves via pipeline. Five previous rounds of sanctions targeted Russia's economy, financial system, central bank, top government officials, as well as Russian President Vladimir Putin.See the Story

NATO chief says alliance will increase presence in Baltic sea if Sweden applies - SVT

50% Right coverage: 4 sources
NATO will increase it's presence around Sweden's borders and in the Baltic sea while a potential application to join the alliance is processed. Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014 and its invasion of Ukraine have led the countries to rethink their security policies. Sweden and Finland are expected to make a decision about whether to apply to join NATO this month.See the Story
Economy · Ukraine

EU proposes to suspend all duties on imports from Ukraine

60% Left coverage: 5 sources
The European Commission proposed a one-year suspension of import duties on all Ukrainian goods. The move, which grants Ukraine a zero tariff, zero quota access to the EU market, will now need to be agreed on by the European Parliament and EU governments. Last year, bilateral EU-Ukraine trade was more than 52 billion euros.See the Story
Europe · Brussels

European Union vows 'coordinated response' against Russia's gas stoppage

75% Right coverage: 8 sources
EU says it is "prepared" for Moscow to suspend gas supplies to the 27-nation bloc. Russia's Gazprom turned off the taps to Poland and Bulgaria after not receiving payment in rubles. President Vladimir Putin had said last month that Russia would no longer accept payments in currencies other than the ruble.See the Story

UGM Receives 231 Ranking in QS World University Ranking

Coverage: 5 sources
Riga Technical University (RTU), Riga Stradins University (RSU) and the University of Latvia have been included in the QS World University Ranking 2023. RTU has been ranked in 751-800 place, the highest spot among the three Latvian universities featuring in the ranking. RSU has made it to the ranking for the fifth consecutive year, and remains in 801-1,000 place.See the Story
Europe · Ukraine

Presidents of 3 Baltic nations, Poland visit Zelensky in Ukraine to oppose Russian war

83% Center coverage: 6 sources
Presidents of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia visit Ukraine. They demand accountability for what they call war crimes carried out by Russian forces. Biden approves $800 million in new military assistance to Ukraine. Russia says more than 1,000 Ukrainian troops have surrendered in Mariupol, where Ukrainian forces have been holding out in pockets of the city.See the Story
Europe · Finland

Estonia and Finland to create joint LNG terminal by fall

Coverage: 2 sources
Estonia and Finland will pool resources to rent a liquified natural gas (LNG) floating terminal meant to ensure gas supply security. The countries will pay for the construction of mooring infrastructure and share the cost of renting the terminal based on consumption volume. The terminal should be moved into the area by this fall and parked at whichever site is prepared to receive it.See the Story
European Union · Ukraine

Zelensky thanks Karins for Latvia's support in granting Ukraine the status of EU candidate country

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky talked with the Prime Minister of Latvia Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) Karins will be attending the European Council meeting of June 23-24, where Ukraine's status as becoming a EU candidate country will be decided. Latvia's main goal at the EU meeting is for Ukraine to be granted EU candidateCountry status.See the Story
Europe · Lithuania

Lithuania: Kaliningrad transit continues to stir up dust

Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte is expected to answer questions from opposition parliamentarians on the Kaliningrad transit sanctions. Opposition MPs are asking the prime minister about Lithuania's position in talks on the EU's fourth package of sanctions. They are also asking what steps Lithuania is taking to prepare for the ban on the transit of certain other categories of products later this year.See the Story

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