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NATO troop movements in Europe

US troop reinforcements have begun arriving in Europe as fears over Russia’s troop build-up on Ukraine’s borders increase. The first contingent of 2,000 additional US soldiers arrived near Frankfurt overnight – with others touching down near Poland’s border with Ukraine. The White House says the troops will protect eastern NATO …

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Belgium’s annual inflation hits high in 39-year

The annual inflation rate in Belgium reached 7.59% in January 2022, hitting the highest level since 1983, according to official data released on Friday. The country’s official statistical department, Statbel, announced that the rate increased from 5.71% in December. “The consumer price index increased by 2.58 points or 2.23% over …

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UK lawmaker accused UK government ‘blackmail’

A lawmaker from Britain’s governing Conservatives has accused the government of blackmailing and intimidating opponents of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as the party’s internal rifts deepen. William Wragg, a Tory member of Parliament, accused on Thursday Johnson’s staff, government ministers and others of “encouraging the publication of stories in the …

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