Orbán adviser trashes ‘mixed race’ speech in dramatic exit – POLITICO

Barbed warnings of “Nazi” rhetoric went flying Tuesday as the controversy over Viktor Orbán’s “mixed race” remarks breached rare territory — the Hungarian prime minister’s own circle. Just four days after Orbán started European leaders by declaring countries were “no longer nations” after different races blend, one of the prime minister’s own longtime advisers, sociologist … Read more

Putin’s propaganda machine hammers the EU while Brussels sleeps – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Just as Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s foreign minister, was about to land in Africa on Sunday, he published an op-ed blaming the West for the looming global food crisis that put millions on the Continent on the brink of starvation. Scores of local media outlets swiftly picked it up. … Read more

Hungary’s Viktor Orbán faces growing backlash over ‘race mixing’ comments – POLITICO

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán continued to face a backlash Monday from other politicians and religious groups over his controversial remarks over the weekend denouncing “mixed race” nations. In a speech at a summer event in Romania on Saturday, the Hungarian far-right prime minister said migration has split Europe and the West in two, arguing … Read more

5 Reasons Causing Pain In Struggling Emerging Market Debt Markets

A man is seen in front of a screen showing the exchange rate between the Colombian peso and the US … [+] dollars in Medellin, Colombia, on July 7, 2022. (Photo by JOAQUIN SARMIENTO / AFP) (Photo by JOAQUIN SARMIENTO / AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images Fixed-income investors are nursing heavy mark-to-market … Read more

Europe’s big dry – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Europe is staring into one of its driest summers in living memory. Drought alerts have been issued for much of the Continent, fires have driven villagers from their homes, great rivers are sluggishly low and a brutal heat wave – which could reach a record-breaking zenith in the … Read more

How Russia can beat EU sanctions – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Europe has deployed an unprecedented arsenal of economic sanctions against Moscow in an attempt to weaken Russia’s economy and force Vladimir Putin to abandon his war in Ukraine. But as the export bans bite over the coming months, Russia will start to crave banned goods that are essential … Read more

Hungary THRASH England 4-0! Jason Cundy & Jamie O’Hara react to a shock defeat! – talkSPORT

Hungary THRASH England 4-0! Jason Cundy & Jamie O’Hara react to a shock defeat!talkSPORT Stick with Southgate or sack him? England fans have their say on the England manager!talkSPORT Could Gareth Southgate manage Manchester United? Simon Jordan & Danny Murphy debate!talkSPORT Richarlison to Tottenham? Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal? talkSPORT discuss the latest transfer rumorstalkSPORT Will … Read more

Germany loses EU sway as Eastern Europe turns away over Russia – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Eastern politics is now Lost politics. For years, Germany was the undisputed leader of a bloc within a bloc – the voice and muscle of Central and Eastern European nations in the EU who looked to Berlin for patronage, guidance, and, at times, explicit instructions. Often, when Brussels … Read more

After Orbán pipes up, Hungary skips Russian oil ban – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article In their fight against Russia’s war in Ukraine, EU leaders surrendered to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán – capitulating to his demands and granting Budapest a near-total exemption from a new embargo on Russian oil. The collective caving to Orbán, who spent 26 days obstructing the proposed ban, … Read more

EU leaders agree on Russian oil embargo – POLITICO

EU leaders agreed late Monday night on a political deal to impose sanctions on Russian oil imports. “Agreement to ban export of Russian oil to the EU,” European Council President Charles Michel tweeted from a leaders’ summit in Brussels. “This immediately covers more than 2/3 of oil imports from Russia, cutting a huge source of … Read more