Will Russia Seek Leverage On Europe Amid The Global Energy Contraction?

Russia has sought in recent days to position itself at the center of the debate around Europe’s energy crisis. Although geostrategic chess player Vladimir Putin may want to tap into Russia’s ample gas supplies to win concessions from Europe, analysts say the crisis presents the Russian president with a double-edged sword. With rising gasoline prices […]

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Deadly Explosion Hits Shiite Mosque In Kandahar, Afghanistan, During Friday Prayers

A large explosion tore through a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar city during Friday prayers, killing at least 15 people and wounding 31, and the death toll is likely to rise, authorities said. Taliban Interior Ministry spokesman Qari Saeed Khosti said authorities were gathering details of the blast, which took place days after a […]

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French Finance Minister Calls On US To End Trade Disputes With Europe

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Thursday called on the United States to end trade rivalries with Europe, noting that a “strong” France and Europe are in America’s best interest. “My message to the US administration on these trade issues is very clear: let’s eliminate these areas of tension between the United States and […]

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Former US President Bill Clinton Hospitalized With Non-Covid Infection

Former President Bill Clinton, 75, was admitted two days ago to a hospital in Irvine, California, where he is being treated for a non-COVID-19 infection, a spokesman said Thursday. Clinton, 75, was admitted Tuesday night to the ICU Medical Center in Irvine “for a non-COVID-19 infection,” Clinton spokesman Angel Urena said. “He is on the […]

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Islamic State Of West Africa Leader Dead, Nigerian Top General Says

Nigeria’s top general said on Thursday that Abu Musab al-Barnawi, leader of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) insurgent group, was dead. ISWAP is an offshoot of the insurgent group Boko Haram that has been fighting the Nigerian armed forces for 12 years. The two militant groups later clashed with each other. The […]

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Attack Reveals Mali’s Brutal And Ongoing Caste System

A group of people celebrating Mali’s Independence Day were brutally attacked, hand and foot tied and publicly humiliated in the Kayes region of western Mali on 28 September. The attack reveals the continuing impacts of “ancestry-based slavery,” a form of discrimination that has persisted in the West African country, long after forced labor and servitude […]

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Tirop, Olympic Runner Who Held The World Record, Was Stabbed To Death In Kenya

Kenyan long-distance runner Agnes Tirop, a two-time World Championship bronze medalist, was found stabbed to death in her home, Athletics Kenya said Wednesday. The 25-year-old represented Kenya in the 5,000-meter event at the Tokyo Olympics and finished fourth in the final. “Tirop was found dead at her home in Iten after she was allegedly stabbed […]

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Norwegian police arrest man for killing five people with arrows

A man armed with a bow and arrow has killed five people in Norway and injured two others, according to police spokesman Oeyvind Aas. Abdishakur Shuceyb Mursal, a resident of Oslo, said no details had been released on the whereabouts of those killed in the attack. Somalis in Oslo have spoken out this morning about […]

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Italian Court Tries Egyptian Officers For Murder Of Student Giulio Regeni

Four Egyptian security agents will be tried in absentia in Italy on Thursday for the brutal murder in Cairo five years ago of Italian student Giulio Regeni. The officers are charged with kidnapping, conspiracy to murder and serious bodily injury in the case, sparking outrage in Italy and straining diplomatic relations with Egypt. Regeni, 28, […]

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Foreign Victims Of Bataclan Attack Seek Solace In Testifying At Paris Trial

As the trial over the November 2015 attacks continues in Paris, British and Irish survivors of the slaughter at the Bataclan will address the court on Friday, adding their voices in English to the harrowing accounts from the mosh pit that night. They are among dozens of foreign plaintiffs – many having navigated through six […]

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