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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
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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
The last Allegro train from St Petersburg in Russia arrives at the central railway station in Finland's capital Helsinki on March 27, 2022. Photo: Alessandro Rampazzo / AFP
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Last EU train out of Russia arrives in Helsinki

Just after 7pm on Sunday, the Allegro express train from St Petersburg pulled into the Finnish capital Helsinki, marking the closure of the last rail link between Russia and the EU
Commuters, some wearing face coverings due to Covid-19, travel on a packed London Overground train service towards central London on March 1, 2022, during a day of strike action on London Underground services. Photo: Tolga Akmen / AFP
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‘Perfect storm’: Europe Covid rise due to fewer curbs, subvariant

Covid-19 is again surging in Western Europe due to a "perfect storm" of governments lifting restrictions, waning immunity and the more contagious BA.2 Omicron subvariant, experts say
LENINGRAD REGION, RUSSIA - JULY 27, 2021: A gas measuring unit at the Slavyanskaya compressor station (operated by Gazprom), the starting point of the Nord Stream 2 offshore natural gas pipeline. A gas treatment unit has been launched at the station. The Nord Stream 2 pipeline will supply gas from natural gas fields in the Yamal Peninsula from where main pipelines have been laid to the Slavyanskaya compressor station. According to Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, the construction of Nord Stream 2 will be completed by the end of this year. Peter Kovalev/TASS
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How much gas comes from Russia?

The share of national gas imports from Russia is over 50% in some EU countries. This interactive map shows how this looks in the individual member states. In addition, the graphic provides an overview of the most important gas pipelines from Russia to Europe.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Inspiration4 crew launches from Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on September 15, 2021. Photo: Chandan Khanna / AFP
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In space race, Europe faces choice: passenger or pilot?

As the race to send people to the Moon and beyond heats up, Europe faces a choice: keep paying for seats on spacecraft or finally fly its own manned vehicle