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Bulgaria becomes second state to impose ban on shale-gas exploration | Guardian Weekly

Bulgaria’s shale gas reserves are several thousands of metres deep. Injecting water, sand and chemicals under high pressure to fracture the bedrock and release the gas involves a serious risk of groundwater contamination. The risk is particularly serious in the Novi Pazar area, due to its particular geology. But looking further afield, fracking could affect the whole of the north-eastern ...

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Arms trade: Business before human rights? | Inside Story, Al Jazeera

According to an Amnesty International report, the US, Russia and a number of European countries supplied large quantities of weapons to repressive governments in the Middle East and North Africa before this year’s uprisings. The report says that these arms deals were signed despite evidence of a substantial risk that they could be used to commit serious human rights violations. ...

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Egypt calls for ‘end game’ in Mideast peace talks

SOFIA — Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit urged the international community on Wednesday to call an ‘end game’ in Middle East peace talks and set clear deadlines for reaching Israeli-Palestinian agreement. “The Egyptian view is as follows: Let’s agree on an end game,” Gheit said after talks in Sofia with his Bulgarian counterpart Nikolay Mladenov. Read: AFP: Egypt calls for ...

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