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A Ukrainian recruit holds a Javelin anti-tank weapon during a five-week combat training course with UK armed forces near Durrington, southern England on October 11, 2022. Photo: Daniel Leal / AFP
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Arms for Ukraine: US pulls ahead, Europe slows

Dozens of countries have supplied military support to Ukraine since Russia invaded it on February 24, but new pledges of support from European countries have tapered off, the Kiel Institute for the World Economy notes
Giorgia Meloni holds a placard reading "Thank You Italy" after her Brothers of Italy party, triumphed in the parliamentary elections. Photo: Andreas Solaro / AFP
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Limits to EU hard-right front around Meloni: analysts

Italian election winner Giorgia Meloni may at first glance have much in common with the ultra-conservative governments in Poland and Hungary, but experts say any alliance could soon run into limits
A Ukrainian soldier on the frontline with Russia-backed separatists not far from Gorlivka, Donetsk region. Photo: Anatolii Stepanov / AFP
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‘Accommodation?’: East Europe worries over Ukraine diplomacy

US President Joe Biden's comments about seeking a possible "accommodation" between Russia and NATO powers have had a chilling effect on European countries that were once ruled from Moscow
The European Commission continues to hold back approval of 36 billion euros ($41 billion) Poland wants from EU coronavirus recovery funds because of Warsaw's perceived roll-back of democratic norms. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP
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EU, Poland still at odds despite united front on migrants

Warsaw and Brussels may have put on a united front over the Belarus migrant crisis, but analysts doubt the cooperation will extend to their longstanding row over judicial independence
Paramedics near the Polish-Belarus border prepare to transport an elderly female member of a Kurdish family from Dohuk, Iraq to the town of Narewka, Poland, on November 9, 2021. Photo: Wojtek Radwanski / AFP
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All roads lead to Belarus on Iraq ‘package deals’

Iraqis willing and able to pay thousands of dollars for would-be "package deals" to the EU via Belarus have several itineraries to choose from. With many stuck at the Belarus-Poland border, AFP spoke to travel agents and migrants