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Members of the MPK, the National Defence Training Association of Finland, attend training at the Santahamina military base near Helsinki on May 14, 2022. Photo: Alessandro Rampazzo
Members of the MPK, the National Defence... […]

Rattled by Russia, Finns flock to military training

On a windy island off Helsinki, people from all walks of life are spending their weekend doing military training, as volunteer numbers soar and Finland readies to join NATO to protect itself from Russia
European telecoms lobby group ETNO published a study naming the firms they see as the major culprits for failing to support internet infrastructure -- Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Netflix
European telecoms lobby group ETNO publi... […]

Tech vs telecoms: EU ignites debate on ‘net neutrality’

Tech and streaming giants suck up vast amounts of bandwidth, so the EU this week revived a long-standing idea to make them pay the telecom firms who maintain the infrastructure
Fahrzeuge der Panzergrenadierbrigade 37 „Freistaat Sachsen“ setzen mit einer Schwimmschnellbrücke über die Elbe. Per Gefechtsmarsch verlegt die Truppe derzeit ihre Fahrzeuge über öffentliche Straßen zum Truppenübungsplatz Bergen. Bis zum 05. Mai 2022 muss daher auf der Bundesstraße B188 sowie auf der Strecke vom Truppenübungsplatz über Gardelegen und Beetzendorf zur B248 mit Truppenbewegungen gerechnet werden.
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Countries with the highest military spending

Which country spends how much on the military? The chart lists 15 countries - the graph can be sorted by absolute values in billion US$ or percentage changes in military spending since 2012
Festival-goers use a urinal on the opening day of the 19th Eurockeennes Festival in Belfort, France, on June 29, 2007. Photo: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek / AFP / File
Festival-goers use a urinal on the openi... […]

Can pee help to feed the world?

Human urine may seem like a crude way of fertilising plants in the era of industrial agriculture, but as researchers look for ways to reduce reliance on chemicals, some are growing increasingly interested in the potential of pee
Emmanuel Macron celebrates his victory in France's presidential election run-off on the Champ de Mars in Paris on April 24, 2022. Photo: Thomas Coex / AFP
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Five challenges for Macron in new term

French President Emmanuel Macron faces a daunting range of tasks after defeating far-right leader Marine Le Pen and winning a new term at the Elysee Palace. AFP looks at five challenges ahead for the centrist
A TV screen displays the live televised debate between French President and La Republique en Marche (LREM) party candidate Emmanuel Macron (L) and French far-right party Rassemblement National (RN) presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, broadcast on French TV channels TF1 and France 2, in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, ahead of the second round of France's presidential election. Photo: Ludovic Marin / AFP
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The key moments in French presidential debate

French President Emmanuel Macron and far-right veteran Marine Le Pen went head-to-head in a live presidential debate on Wednesday night that could be crucial in determining the outcome of this weekend's election
Leaflets and ballot papers for French President Emmanuel Macron (R) and Rassemblement National (RN) party presidential candidate Marine Le Pen ahead of the second round of the French presidential election, in Tokyo on April 19, 2022. Photo: Charly Triballeau / AFP
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French presidential TV debate: pivotal campaign moment

The live televised presidential debate on Wednesday between President Emmanuel Macron and his far-right challenger Marine Le Pen is set to be a crucial moment in a tight race for the Elysee
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