US Defense Chief In Georgia On First Stop Visit To The Black Sea For Military Talks

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin landed in Georgia on Monday in the first leg of a visit to three allies in the Black Sea, with the aim of conveying a message of support against threats from Russia. Austin, the first Pentagon chief to visit since 2014, will seek to renew a military training program and […]

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China’s Economy Slows As Covid, Energy Crisis And Struggling Real Estate Take Their Toll

China’s economic growth fell more than expected in the third quarter, official data showed on Monday, as the real estate sector struggled with tougher policies and an energy crisis loomed. After a rapid rebound from the coronavirus, the recovery in the world’s second-largest economy is losing steam, with gross domestic product growing 4.9 percent year-on-year, […]

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Iran returns to Vienna nuclear talks

Iran will meet with EU representatives in Brussels on Thursday to discuss the resumption of Vienna nuclear talks, which have been stalled since June, Iran’s Mehr news agency reported. Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian on Sunday confirmed talks in Brussels and the resumption of talks in Vienna and world powers next week. Lawmaker Ahmad […]

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Two Years After The October 17 Protests, Lebanon’s Economic Crisis Worse Than Ever

Two years after Lebanon’s October 17 movement began with major nationwide protests, disappointment and fear prevail in the country. Various prime ministers have come and gone since 2019, but the protesters’ demands have not been met. a member of the executive committee of the Bloque Nacional political party, who is not intimidated. Turnout was small […]

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Macron’s Condemnation Of The 1961 Paris Massacre ‘Is Not Enough’, Historians Say

Historians and activists in France have expressed disappointment that President Emmanuel Macron did not go further in his condemnation of the deadly 1961 crackdown by the Paris police against Algerian protests, the scale of which was covered up for decades. The president “recognized the facts: that the crimes committed that night under [Paris police prefect] […]

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Venezuela Suspends Talks Following The Extradition Of Maduro’s Ally To The United States.

A fugitive businessman accused of acting as a money launderer for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s regime was extradited to the United States from Cape Verde on Saturday, US justice officials said. The Justice Department said in a statement that Alex Saab was due to appear in court in Florida on Monday and expressed “admiration” to […]

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Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo Launches A New Political Party

Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo launched a new political party on Saturday, formally severing ties with those who ran his old party while spending years facing war crimes charges at the International Criminal Court. Gbagbo, 76, who returned home in June after his acquittal was confirmed, announced a few months later that he would […]

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Thousands Of Sudanese Protesters Demand Dissolution Of The Transitional Government

Thousands of pro-military protesters demonstrated in central Khartoum on Saturday, vowing not to leave until the government dissolves in a threat to Sudan’s transition to civilian rule. The protest comes as Sudanese politics are reeling from divisions between the factions leading the difficult transition from two decades of dictatorship under President Omar al-Bashir, who was […]

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Myanmar’s junta chief will be excluded from the upcoming ASEAN summit, the group said on Saturday, a rare rebuke as concerns mount about the military government’s commitment to defusing a bloody crisis. The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed at an emergency meeting on Friday night that a “non-political representative” of […]

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NASA Launches Historic Probe To Study Jupiter’s Asteroids

NASA launched a mission, the first of its kind, on Saturday to study Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, two large groups of space rocks that scientists believe are remnants of primordial material that formed the outer planets of the solar system. The space probe, dubbed Lucy and packed inside a special cargo capsule, took off as scheduled […]

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