International relations

UAE tells US it will suspend F-35 talks amid Huawei malaise

DUBAI / WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates have informed the United States it will suspend talks to acquire F-35 fighter jets, a United Arab Emirates official said on Tuesday as part of a $ 23 billion deal that also includes drones and other ammunition. The sale of 50 …

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Building a community of destiny for humanity

The closing meeting of the 4th session of the 13th National People’s Congress is held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, March 11, 2021. / Xinhua The closing meeting of the 4th session of the 13th National People’s Congress is held at the Great …

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Tibetans join IOC to protest Beijing Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – Two Tibetan students chained themselves to the Olympic rings on Saturday outside the Swiss headquarters of the International Olympic Committee to call for an international boycott of next year’s winter games. The couple were part of the latest protest against the 2022 Olympics against Beijing’s human …

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Why is Russia so adamant about annexing an independent Ukraine?

As Russian troops continue to build up along the country’s border with Ukraine, heightened tensions have brought to mind the turbulent but critical history between the two nations. Ukraine’s struggle for freedom even partially arose out of Russia’s own history. Led for centuries by a number of historic empires, a …

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New German government promises tough approach on China, Russia

Germany’s new government promises a tougher stance on Russia and China, a change in musical mood that will affect the rest of Europe, where Berlin has traditionally been the moderating voice and defined the central pitch. So far, these are just promises, soothing words to members of the coalition’s three …

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Taiwan to attend US summit for democracy as China snubbed

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Taiwan will participate in a virtual US Democracy Summit this week after countries like China and Russia failed to make the attendees list, another sign of US support for Asian democracy. East. Hsiao Bi-khim, Taiwan’s de facto Ambassador to the United States, and Digital Minister Audrey Tang, …

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In charge of business – News

In line with the UAE’s Golden Jubilee celebrations this year, the Emirati Women’s Day celebrations held on August 28 highlighted the remarkable achievements of today’s Emirati woman. Under the theme “Women: Ambitions and Inspiration for the Next 50 Years”, the event was a tribute to the important contributions that women …

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Iran nuclear talks resume, but is confidence enough for a deal?

Melbourne: With the resumption of nuclear talks between Iran, the United States and other members of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on November 29, a question looms. Is engagement with Iran likely to bear diplomatic fruit or be wasted? Negotiated in 2015 by the Obama administration (alongside Germany, …

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Omicron variant causes mild illness, South African Medical Association, World News

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) said the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus causes mild illness without significant syndromes. Angelique Coetzee, the president of SAMA was quoted by Sputnik. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday identified the new strain of coronavirus as Omicron. WHO has said the new …

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