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Shepaug to host annual Global Business Forum

WASHINGTON — Former journalist and human rights activist Wendy Luers will join students from the Shepaug Valley School’s Humanities Department at the 18th annual Shepaug Global Affairs Forum from 2-4 p.m. March, at Judy Black Memorial Park and Gardens at Washington Depot. The Shepaug Global Affairs Forum is an annual …

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Maduro expresses interest in better relations between Venezuela and the United States

But he appeared to indicate he was ready to accede to U.S. demands to resume negotiations with adversaries as the first building block for any relief from U.S. sanctions that have dogged the OPEC nation for years. “We agreed to work on a program for the future, matters of interest,” …

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Critical moment for Russian contribution on future cybersecurity • The Register

As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine enters its second week, a United Nations committee has begun hearings on a new Russian-proposed cybercrime treaty. The proposal was strongly criticized by the United States, the European Union and other Western countries. For several years, Russia has been fighting for a new treaty to …

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Decency in Oz’s Foreign Policy: The Bell Tolls for You

International relations are the work of desperate hope, assailed by brutal lessons. For the society of states, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s monstrous rendezvous with history in Ukraine is a trauma, a test and a teaching moment. Turning Russia into a pariah, Putin demonstrates that force does not always do good. …

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UNESCO fears harming Ukrainian heritage sites, backlash from Russian culture intensifies

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — An Amsterdam museum said on Thursday it had severed close ties with the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and UNESCO warned of heritage damage Ukrainian culture, as international cultural institutions intensified their condemnation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Hermitage Amsterdam said it had long …

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Global Times: China won’t abandon principles to mend US ties: GT investigation

(March 1): A recent survey conducted by the world times showed that most Chinese people do not expect the United States to correct its mistakes and mend its relations with China, and even believe that bilateral relations will continue to deteriorate. Chinese experts on China-US relations have said that after …

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The Need for Strict Control of State Security Agencies :: Mmegi Online

This is a bill that seeks to make it legal for state law enforcement agencies to use undercover operations to conduct telephone communications interceptions, access to computer systems and use of controlled devices in the investigation of money laundering and related crimes. . There are many loud protests from different …

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Alive and powerful in the new geopolitics

Two decades after the 9/11 attacks, the United States and the West have lost appetite for counterinsurgency, stabilization, and state-building efforts. Beyond the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan, many such projects have been mired in poor governance by problematic local partners whose corruption and parochialism have undermined efforts to build capable …

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Rights groups warn Biden against blacklisting Yemen’s Houthis | Joe Biden News

Washington D.C.- When the Biden administration stripped Yemen’s Houthi rebels of the “terrorist” group label last February, it cited the potentially “devastating” effects the designation would have on Yemeni civilians’ access to lifesaving humanitarian aid. But less than a year later, President Joe Biden said the group’s re-naming was “under …

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Raising the age of marriage for women to 21 is a step towards empowerment

India has taken gradual step towards achieving Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goal 5 emphatically calls on nation states to formulate policies to achieve gender equality. The Center has recently finalized this goal by ensuring equality of the age of marriage by raising the age of marriage …

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No one is able to teach others a lesson about democracy »Capital News

BEIJING, China, January 2 – Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday that Chinese diplomacy has progressed in a complex and fluid international landscape, writing new chapters of big country diplomacy with features distinctive Chinese. Wang made his remarks during a year-end interview with the Xinhua …

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Despite clear division on big issues, Congress broadly agrees on China

Despite strong divisions on most major issues, Democrats and Republicans in Congress agree on at least one way to deal with China. President Joe Biden enacted a bipartisan bill just before Christmas to ban goods from China’s Xinjiang region unless companies can prove they are not made by forced labor. …

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China to impose reciprocal sanctions on four US citizens

Zhao Lijian Photo: Ministry of Foreign Affairs China has decided to impose sanctions on four US individuals as a reciprocal countermeasure against US sanctions against officials in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (northwest China) on baseless charges of alleged issue rights in the region, a spokesperson for the Chinese Foreign …

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Fight against pirates | Features World

Microsoft’s Digital Crimes Unit (DCU) has disrupted the activities of a China-based hacking group we call Nickel. In documents that were unsealed last week, a Virginia federal court granted the request to seize websites used by Nickel to attack organizations in the United States, Argentina, Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina. , …

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It’s 2021 and once again they’re banning books. What message does it send? | Juno Dawson

IIt is becoming more and more common for me to receive emails from librarians telling me that one of my books has been “disputed”. Recently two of my titles – This Book Is Gay and Understanding Gender – was on a very long list of books Texas lawmaker Matt Krause …

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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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Government of Israel vows to better monitor cyber exports after NSO tools used to spy on US officials

The Israeli government’s Defense Export Control Agency sent a notice on Monday evening saying it would apply stricter rules governing the export of offensive cyber tools. The announcement came days after multiple media outlets revealed that tools from Israeli cyber-firm NSO Group were used to hack the phones of at …

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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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Two journalists from Norwegian public television station arrested in Qatar

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Qatari security forces detained two Norwegian state television journalists for more than 30 hours and deleted footage they gathered in a migrant labor camp as they tried to cover workers’ issues before the 2022 FIFA World Cup, authorities said on Wednesday. The Qatari government subsequently …

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Researchers uncover prolific hacker group

Trend Micro revealed details of a new group of Russian-speaking cyber-mercenaries responsible for at least 3,500 victims over the past six years. Nicknamed “Void Balaur” after an evil creature in Eastern European folklore, the group is called “Rockethack” on underground Russian-speaking forums, where they have been advertising since 2018 for …

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Are Pakistan and the Afghan Taliban Separating? | Asia | An in-depth look at current events from across the continent | DW

At the end of September, just over a month after taking control of the Afghan capital, Kabul, Taliban fighters stopped a Pakistani truck at the Torkham border post and removed the country’s flag there. The incident angered Pakistan, but Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid quickly denied reports of emerging divisions between …

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Who is Ebrahim Raisi? Die-hard judge set to win 2021 Iranian presidential election

Iranian chief justice Ebrahim Raisi was due to win the country’s presidential election on Saturday morning, after the remaining candidates in the race conceded, including his politically moderate main challenger. Many Iranians feel sidelined by Iran’s authoritarian religious establishment. Millions of people boycotted the elections. The country’s election watchdog, the …

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China could relax diplomacy to be a ‘reliable’ nation – World

Kyodo News Beijing, China ● Fri 4 June 2021 2021-06-04 11:45 a.m. 0 6281d9f905b49edfeb97b8e90304dc34 2 World China, United States, geopolitics, competition, trade war, Washington, Xi-Jinping Release Speculation is rife that China may start to take a softer approach to other countries, including Japan, following President Xi Jinping’s pledge to “strive …

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Money laundering of terrorist groups in Xinjiang ‘will backfire on US’

Armored vehicles move during a joint counterterrorism exercise organized by the border forces of China and Kyrgyzstan in Kizilsu Kirgiz Prefecture, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, June 27, 2017 The exercise, carried out within the framework of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), witnessed representatives from Kazakhstan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, …

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A pitch for sports diplomacy

By Tommy Goodman Two years ago, in a private restaurant (“paladar”) in Havana, owner Julio noticed the baseball equipment worn by our group in the United States. Caribbean Education and Baseball Foundation (CEBF) and energetically launched an invitation to play ball with its staff in a “palatal league”. And just …

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