The Daily Populous

Saturday April 30th, 2022 night edition

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A handful of EU countries say they have adequate reserves to wean themselves off Russian energy.

Germany, Poland, and Bulgaria have all signaled moves away from reliance on Russia for energy.

Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24 kick-started long-stagnating efforts to reduce the bloc's Russian energy dependence.

But that dependence is profound: Russia supplied 41% of the EU's natural gas in 2019, the BBC reported.

On Wednesday, both countries, though heavily dependent on Russian energy, said they could source enough alternatives.

"Bulgaria will not negotiate under pressure and with its head bowed," said Alexander Nikolov, Bulgaria's energy minister, the news outlet Novinite reported.

The group instead recommended energy import tariffs that could be adjusted to exert economic pressure on Russia. »

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky Says Russian Troops Came Close To Capturing Him And His Family

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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a recent interview that Russian troops came very close to capturing him and his family.

He made the revelation while speaking to Time magazine, while recalling the intense early days of the Ukraine war.

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the invasion on February 24, and Zelensky recalled from the memories that exist “in a fragmented way” what happened that day. »

New Games with Gold for May 2022

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Xbox Live Gold members will have exclusive access to these games for a limited time as part of Games with Gold.

So will Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, who receive all the fantastic benefits of Gold plus access to over 100 high-quality games with Xbox Game Pass.

Read more about our Games with Gold program here and stay tuned to Xbox Wire for all the latest news on Xbox. »

Republican who refuses to bend the knee to Trump surges in Ohio Senate race

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Dolan likely has a low ceiling of support, given his dependence on Republican voters who are willing to move on from Trump — a minority of the party.

“He’s not an alien species at all to the normal comfort zone of the Ohio Republican Party,” Murphy said.

“The irony of this whole thing is I’m the only one who has implemented Republican Trump ideas. »

Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert had to be separated during argument, report says

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Fellow GOP right-wing firebrand Representatives Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia and Lauren Boebert of Colorado had to be separated during an argument earlier this year, according to a report.

Caucus members mostly avoided publically criticising Ms Greene and Arizona Representative Paul Gosar, and instead aimed their fire at event organizer Nick Fuentes.

The Independent has reached out to Reps Boebert and Greene for comment. »