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President Biden announces 3 key nominees

WASHINGTON – Today, President Joe Biden announced his intention to name the following leaders to serve as key leaders in his administration: Reuben Brigety, candidate for the post of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of South Africa MaryKay Carlson, candidate for the position of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary …

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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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Two-time Olympic medalist Michelle Kwan is a mom for the first time

Michelle Kwan presents the Female Athlete of the Paralympic Games at the Olympic Committee Best of US Awards on April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. When Michelle Kwan says she is “always full of surprises,” she’s not kidding. The two-time Olympic medalist (1998, 2002) shared a big revelation on Instagram …

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Advocacy for subnational diplomacy

Letter from the editor BY SHAWN DORMAN Welcome to this packed double edition of The Foreign Service Journal to start the new year. In addition to our regular programming, this issue features an exclusive interview with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, as well as a first-person account from Moscow Signal, …

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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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Fierce Sino-American competition criticized – Xinhua English.news.cn

Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang (right) is seen in a broad interview with U.S. media on December 20, 2021. [Photo/china-embassy.org] Collaboration and consensus are good elements to progress, underlines the envoy China opposes Sino-U.S. Relations being defined as competitive because such a framework overshadows collaboration, and the …

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China Lobbying Against MCC | Nepalese time

A A US $ 500 million grant to modernize Nepal’s infrastructure at first glance appears to be delayed due to domestic politics. But the real reason seems to be Beijing’s opposition to the project and its pressure on politicians not to implement the project. Sources say the Chinese government has …

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Another Quad type network is the last thing Asia needs

Indonesian Foreign Ministers Retno Marsudi (right) and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (left) hold a joint press conference after their meeting at the Foreign Ministry’s office in Jakarta, Indonesia, December 14 2021. / Getty Indonesian Foreign Ministers Retno Marsudi (right) and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (left) hold …

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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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Clinton’s Crypto Claims in Russia – Real Alarmists or “Red Threat”?

Neither the author, Tim Fries, nor this website, The Tokenist, provide financial advice. Please review our website policy before making any financial decisions. In recent talks, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claimed that an increase in the use of Bitcoin would take power away from the United States and …

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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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Bitcoin down, bitcoin city in El Salvador, ConstitutionDAO

Most of the major cryptocurrencies by market value suffered losses last week. Bitcoin is down nearly 14.6% in the past seven days, according to CoinGecko. After hitting an all-time high of $ 69,044 on November 10, bitcoin fell below $ 60,000 on Tuesday. It is currently trading at around $ …

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China steps up military pressure on Taiwan

IIT WAS A deliberate provocation, patriotically timed. On October 1, the country’s national holiday, China flew 38 planes, including fighter jets and bombers, to Taiwan (one guy, the J-16, is shown). They entered the island’s air defense identification area (ADIZ), a buffer region where intrusions often trigger military alerts. It …

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Opening of the International Government Communication Forum in Sharjah with a call to strengthen human capital

Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Deputy Governor of Sharjah and Head of the Sharjah Media Office, delivered his opening speech at the 10th International Government Communication Forum (IGCF) at the Sharjah Exhibition Center on Sunday. Image Credit: Sajila Saseendran / Gulf News Sharjah: Government communications should aim to improve …

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Finding a new vocabulary for the old foreign policy

U.S. foreign policy has long focused more on the evocative vocabulary used to describe it than on the geopolitical reality it is meant to address. The vocabulary that politicians and the media use to define foreign policy is part of a web of artificially generated illusions that serve not so …

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China cautiously optimistic about new US ambassador

Editor’s Note: Yuan Sha is an assistant researcher in the American Studies Department of the China Institute of International Studies. A former Columbia University Fulbright Fellow, she holds a PhD in International Politics from the China University of Foreign Affairs. Yuan has published several articles on Sino-US security relations in …

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In pictures: Afghanistan at a crossroads

NEW YORK – The situation in Afghanistan remains turbulent as the United States prepares to complete the withdrawal of its combat forces by the August 31 deadline set by President Joe Biden last month. A day after US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken reiterated continued engagement with Afghanistan despite the …

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US and allies accuse China of global piracy

WASHINGTON, July 19 (Reuters) – The United States and its allies on Monday accused China of a global cyberespionage campaign, bringing together an unusually large coalition of countries to publicly denounce Beijing for hacking. The United States has been joined by NATO, the European Union, Britain, Australia, Japan, New Zealand …

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Inslee speaks at naturalization ceremony and calls on Congress to pass immigration reform

History Governor Jay Inslee delivered remarks today in Seattle, congratulating 60 new U.S. citizens following the 36th Independence Day Naturalization Ceremony, acknowledging they are welcome in Washington and challenging them to actively participate in our democracy. The Governor celebrated the occasion with a number of other elected officials, including Senator …

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2020 election lies thrive amid Arizona poll scrutiny

Arizona Republicans are still pushing the myth that President Joe Biden stole the 2020 election – a lie that ultimately culminated in the violent Jan.6 attack on the U.S. Capitol. The lie continues in the review of approximately 2.1 million ballots in Maricopa County, Ariz., Launched in April. A report …

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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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Shaheen and Collins present resolution condemning attack on girls’ school in Kabul and urging international support for Afghan women and girls

May 25, 2021 (Washington, DC) – US Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a bipartisan resolution with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) in the Senate condemning the recent devastating attack on a girls’ school in Kabul that has made more than 85 dead and 150 injured. people, and also expressing U.S. solidarity …

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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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