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The Honorary College hosts a discussion: “The War in Ukraine: The Future of Europe and the Transatlantic Alliance” on Wednesday

Twitter Join us on Wednesday March 16 for HC Pulse: Ukraine, Part Two. As Ukraine continues to experience intense conflict and an emerging humanitarian crisis, the United States and the European Union have responded with remarkable resolve and unity. Already, the Russian invasion appears to be acting as a critical moment of change for Europeans and for ...

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Secretary Antony J. Blinken and Estonian Foreign Minister Eva-Maria Liimets after their meeting

THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS LIIMETS: Dear Secretary Blinken, dear Tony, it is truly an honor for me to welcome you to Tallinn today. We just met in Washington, DC, on February 16, just on the eve of this unwarranted war that we’re seeing right now, the Russian-initiated war in Ukraine, which of course has changed the security dialogue here ...

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NATO rejects Ukraine no-fly zone, disgruntled Zelenskiy says it means more bombing

A no-fly zone would drag us into war, says NATO Ukrainian president says NATO has given green light to bombings EU considers more sanctions against Russia, including at IMF NATO warns that the worst is yet to come in Russia’s war on Ukraine BRUSSELS, March 4 (Reuters) – NATO on Friday rejected Ukraine’s pleas to help protect its skies from ...

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Italy takes a risk by joining sanctions against Russia over Ukraine

ROCCA DI MEZZO, Italy — As Italian skiers brushed snow off their boots and warmed up in the lobby of his lodge in the Apennines, the hotel owner worried about the impact of European sanctions against Russia on his already astronomical heating bills. “There will be major downsides for Italy,” owner Roberto Minafra said as his guests checked the latest ...

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China is Russia’s best hope for blunting sanctions, but beware

BEIJING (AP) — China is the only friend that could help Russia soften the impact of economic sanctions on its invasion of Ukraine, but President Xi Jinping’s government is giving no sign it might be ready to. risking its own access to US and European markets doing too much. Even if Beijing wanted to, its ability to support President Vladimir ...

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Ukraine. Showdown with Russia gives Biden new lease on NATO leadership

Ukraine’s fate and Russia’s future relations with the West remain uncertain. Biden said he was confident that Russian President Vladimir Putin, with more than 150,000 troops and massive weapons amassed on Ukraine’s borders, decided to invade, despite the negotiating carrot offered by the West on a new European security architecture to address his concerns if he steps down, and the ...

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Bolsonaro promotes ultraconservative alliance with Putin and Orbán

Putin and Bolsonaro, during their meeting this Wednesday at the same table where the Russian received, although with more distance, his counterparts from France and Germany.Mikhail Klimentiev (AP) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro made a mini-tour of Europe this week, one of the tensest the continent has seen in decades due to the Ukraine crisis, to meet two leaders who have ...

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China-Russia alliance: shared antagonisms

The informal alliance forged this month between Russia’s Vladimir Putin and China’s Xi Jinping demonstrates the global political potential of the seemingly unrelated issues between Ukraine and Taiwan. At the same time, it is a serious threat in Asia and Europe for the United States and its various allies. China has no particular interest in Ukraine and cannot openly support ...

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Flurry of talks attempts to defuse Ukraine-Russia crisis

BRUSSELS – Several world leaders lined up on Monday to walk a diplomatic tightrope that could mean the difference between war in Ukraine and an uneasy peace there as Russia’s threatening actions along the border with its neighbor continue without released. Here is an overview of the latest developments in the crisis: From Moscow to Washington Russian President Vladimir Putin ...

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Biden includes European allies as he takes on Putin over Ukraine

LONDON — When President Biden held a video call with European leaders about Ukraine this week, he had all the urgency of a Cold War crisis, filled with the specter of Russian tanks and troops threatening the country. ‘Eastern Europe. But Mr Biden has expanded the seats on his war council, adding Poland, Italy and the European Union to the ...

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State Department recap: January 5-12, 2022

STATE DEPARTMENT – Here’s a look at what US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and other top diplomats have been up to this week: United States, Russia, Ukraine The United States and its North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies speak with one voice to urge Russia to defuse tensions along the Ukrainian border and reject Moscow’s demand that the alliance ...

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China’s plans for a national cybersecurity barrier. A US Federal Role in the Open Source Software Supply Chain? An overview of the proposed reporting deadlines.

CISA: Federal agencies take action to address Log4j flaw (Decipher) The CISA said thousands of internet-connected assets have been mitigated by federal agencies under its emergency directive that fixed the Log4j flaw. CISA Still Helps Federal Agencies Address Log4j Vulnerability (MeriTalk) The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said today it continues to help federal ...

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Biden and Putin to hold appeal this week as US seeks joint approach with European allies

US President Joe Biden to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on December 30 as bilateral tensions rise over a build-up of Russian troops near the border with Ukraine and Moscow’s demands for security guarantees radicals from Washington. The two leaders “will discuss a range of topics, including upcoming diplomatic engagements with Russia,” National Security Council spokeswoman Emily Horne said ...

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Reviews | Vladimir Putin shouldn’t be a hero of the right

Tucker Carlson has regularly flayed the elite consensus in foreign policy against Putin, including a heartbreaking monologue this week, saying the Russian leader has his eyes on Ukraine only because he wants to protect the western flank of his country. the cover of latest print magazine Newsmax has a flattering image of the Russian leader with the phrase “Vlad the ...

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COVID-19: Most important news on the coronavirus pandemic on December 6

This daily news summary brings you a selection of the latest news and updates on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, along with tips and tools to help you stay informed and protected. In the news: Omicron is now present in a third of US states; New report warns of ‘extreme vaccine discrimination’ leaving Africa behind; Around the world, countries continue to ...

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Le Pen: the right is committed to building the “great European force”

Posted on Saturday December 4, 2021 | 8:58 am Updated 26 minutes ago WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Europe’s right-wing populist leaders said on Saturday they would cooperate more closely in the European Union’s parliament to defend the sovereignty of their bloc’s 27 member countries. A statement at the end of the meeting did not result in a statement aimed at ...

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Here’s what you need to know about the border crisis in Poland

Thousands of illegal immigrants try to enter Poland of Belarus, with violent clashes with border guards that erupted on Tuesday. To help understand what’s going on on the Polish-Belarusian border, The Daily Signal spoke with Alexis Mrachek, associate researcher specializing in Russia and Eurasia at the Heritage Foundation. The Daily Signal: We are receiving reports of thousands of migrants attempting ...

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Poland envisages a “radical” reinforcement of its army

Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 | 11:35 Updated 57 minutes ago WARSAW, Poland (AP) – The leader of Poland’s ruling party on Tuesday presented plans for a homeland defense bill which he says aims to “radically” strengthen the military as the country faces to migratory pressure from its eastern neighbor, Belarus. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Deputy Prime Minister who is arguably ...

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57 organizations publish open letter urging EU to act on ESG

57 organizations have published an open letter calling for the European Union to act on ESG disclosure standards. They encourage the European Commission to promote a set of global benchmarks by supporting the IFRS Foundation on the launch of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB). Find the full text of the letter below. This declaration is signed by 57 organizations ...

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Webinar Sees Frigid US-Pakistan Relations

PESHAWAR: Speakers at a webinar on Saturday observed that no warmer relationship between Pakistan and the United States could be seen in the near future due to the ‘stick versus carrot’ conundrum in Afghanistan under the Taliban. This was the focal point of the international webinar titled “The Taliban Regime in International Relations”, organized by the Department of International Relations ...

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Politics | The Economist

October 16, 2021 from Chile President Sebastián Piñera declared a state of emergency for 15 days in two regions in the south. The army will be deployed to assist local police, who have struggled to contain violent attacks by indigenous groups seeking to reclaim ancestral lands. A protester died during a demonstration led by indigenous groups in Santiago. Chile is ...

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Any European Defense Union has a problem the size of Turkey

A view of the Barracuda submarine in Cherbourg, western France, in an archive photo. [AP] The AUKUS security pact has clearly served as a wake-up call for many leaders of the European Union. While the contents of the deal took many by surprise, the geostrategic pivot of the United States to Asia, and, more shocking to many, the cold shoulder ...

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Greek PM to brief EU counterparts on Turkish and Greek provocations

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will brief his European counterparts on the Greek-French agreement on the establishment of a strategic partnership in defense and security, but also on its impact on wider geopolitical developments, as well as recent Turkish provocations, as Athens underlines that the Franco-Greek alliance strengthens the European pillar of defense for the strategic autonomy of Europe. Mitsotakis ...

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EU-Australia trade negotiations postponed

Talks on a free trade agreement between the European Union and Australia have been postponed by Brussels, in what is seen as further fallout from the formation of a new strategic alliance between Australia, the UK United and United States (AUKUS). The surprise announcement of the Pacific-Asia alliance last month came with Australia canceling an agreement with France for a ...

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Blinken visits France to revitalize the Transatlantic Alliance

WASHINGTON – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Paris, his first trip to France following a strengthened trilateral security partnership known as AUKUS (Australia, UK and US) which has exacerbated tensions between the transatlantic allies. Experts said they expect Blinken, who has close personal ties to France, to use the upcoming trip to try and improve US-France relations. The ...

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AIP buys Gupta’s aluminum smelter in Dunkirk after payment default

The GFG Alliance flag flies after a £ 330million deal to buy Britain’s last aluminum smelter at Fort William Lochaber, Scotland, Britain on December 19, 2016. REUTERS / Russell Cheyne / File Photo LONDON, Oct. 1 (Reuters) – Buyout firm American Industrial Partners announced on Friday that it had acquired ownership of an aluminum smelter in France after the default ...

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Europe must start to think more like the United States on security, says former German vice-chancellor

European Council President Charles Michel, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and US President Joe Biden meet during the EU-US summit in Brussels, Belgium, June 15, 2021. Dursun Aydemir | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images LONDON – The European Union must strengthen its defense and security policies as the United States withdraws from the region, according to the former ...

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The fault lines hampering plans for a strong US-EU alliance on technology and trade

These differences could undermine the council’s broader goal of determining how the world is dealing with the challenges posed by emerging technologies like artificial intelligence. And they do not bode well for President Joe Biden’s attempts to smooth international alliances after the trade wars and tensions sparked by former President Donald Trump. Officials on both sides of the Atlantic see ...

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Canadian companies join zero-emission vehicle procurement alliance

In June, the federal Liberal government increased its five-year 100% ZEV sales target until 2035. It said it would develop a combination of investments and regulations to help consumers and consumers alike. industry to make the transition. JONATHAN HAYWARD / The Canadian Press Representatives from manufacturing, mining, green groups, academia and labor have formed an alliance to accelerate the development ...

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“Need to focus on the employability of foreign language translators”

Although the internet and technology have streamlined the process of translating and learning foreign languages, it may have resulted in a slight reduction in the number of jobs for language translators. But there are still plenty of possibilities for translating, subtitling, localizing and interpreting documents in foreign languages ​​for students who wish to pursue a career in the field, according ...

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Biden’s Indo-Pacific change under scrutiny as AUKUS alliance is formed

As the 20-year war in Afghanistan approaches, US President Joe Biden is looking at intensifying competition with China, bringing into play new mechanisms such as Australia’s “Quad” group, India, Japan and the United States as well. as a security partnership between Australia, Britain and the United States. But the Biden administration may need more clarity in its Indo-Pacific strategy, which ...

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Highlights of the German election campaign

BERLIN (AP) – Germans go to the polls on Sunday to elect a new parliament and produce a new German leader after 16 years at the helm of Angela Merkel. Merkel has decided not to run for a fifth term and the election campaign has largely focused on the three candidates hoping to succeed her. Here’s a look at the ...

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Row of submarines threatens US-EU relations, Biden’s China policy

The row that has erupted over Australia’s decision to cancel an agreement to buy French submarines and switch to American-made ships – a move that Paris calls a “stab in the back” – is more than French self-esteem. This risks opening even deeper cracks in the transatlantic alliance, which has been the foundation of U.S. foreign policy for more than ...

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Analysis: French split is a blow to rebuilding Biden’s China-focused alliance

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers virtual remarks on a national security initiative with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the East Room of the White House in Washington, United States, September 15, 2021. REUTERS / Tom Brenner WASHINGTON, Sept. 18 (Reuters) – European capitals celebrated the visit of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken ...

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After withdrawal from Afghanistan, US seeks base in NATO and Intel pacts – NBC10 Philadelphia

Amid the troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the top US military officer meets in Greece with his NATO counterparts over the weekend, hoping to forge more bases, intelligence sharing and other deals to prevent terrorist groups from regrouping and threatening America and the region. Army Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the NATO defense chiefs meeting ...

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Italy shows how defense partnership works

Fri 3 Sep 2021 Italy shows how defense partnership works New Atlanticist through Alessandro Minuto Rizzo Italian sailors operate the Carabiniere F593 frigate in NATO anti-submarine warfare off Catania, Italy, February 24, 2020. Photo via REUTERS / Antonio Parrinello. When Italian Defense Minister Lorenzo Guerini met his American counterpart at the Pentagon on Friday, he likely came up with a ...

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Three countries have offered to help Afghan refugees, but US flights have yet to arrive

SKOPJE, North Macedonia – Three Balkan countries have offered to help desperate Afghans, but no refugees have flown on US flights. As thousands continue to crowd around Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport, officials from North Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania – neighboring Balkan countries whose populations have themselves suffered violence – said last week that they had offered to temporarily host ...

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Main Nicaraguan opposition party disqualified ahead of elections

Published on: 08/07/2021 – 05:12 Managua (AFP) Nicaragua’s electoral council on Friday disqualified the country’s main opposition party from upcoming presidential elections, in the latest move in growing political repression in the Central American country. The Citizens for Liberty lead the Citizens Alliance for Liberty (CXL) bloc, which spearheads the opposition to the re-election of President Daniel Ortega in the ...

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US Imposes Visa Restrictions on Relatives of Nicaraguan Officials | News from the United States and Canada

For months, the Ortega administration detained political opponents ahead of the November 7 elections. The United States has imposed visa restrictions on 50 immediate family members of Nicaraguan lawmakers, prosecutors and judges, the State Department said on Friday. “Today, we are announcing visa restrictions against 50 other people, all immediate family members of officials affiliated with the regime who have ...

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Wall Street hits all-time high on earnings, economic recovery

A sign indicating Wall Street is visible in front of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, New York, United States, July 19, 2021. REUTERS / Andrew Kelly The 3 main indices post weekly gains Dow closes above 35,000 for the very first time Social media stocks rally after optimistic results Intel sales forecast implicates difficult second half ...

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‘Unprecedented’ Alliance Against China, Crypto Investment Streams, and More News

Source: Adobe / bbbar Get your daily digest of crypto-asset and blockchain news – by investigating the stories that go under the radar of today’s crypto news.____ Political news “Unprecedented group” of allies and partners – including the European Union, the United Kingdom and NATO – join the United States in exposing and criticizing the malicious cyber activities of the ...

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Batman just revealed an all-secret European bat army

Batman: The Detective # 4 reveals the Dark Knight has prepared for anything in Europe by activating what appears to be an army of allies! This article contains spoilers for Batman: The Detective # 4. Batman revealed he had a secret army of agents working in Europe. The Dark Knight has always had a reputation for preparation, but in Tom ...

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University of Texas partners with tech companies to create new 6G R&D center

The University of Texas (UT) has partnered with technology companies Qualcomm, Samsung, AT&T, NVIDIA and InterDigital to establish a new research center, dubbed 6G @ UT, to lay the foundation for 6G. “The advancements in wireless communications and machine learning over the past decade have been incredible, yet distinct,” said Jeffrey Andrews, director of 6G @ UT. “Coupled with vast ...

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France launches a training academy for the battery industry

France and EIT InnoEnergy, an independent body created by the EU, have signed a memorandum of understanding to launch the so-called EBA250 Academy to retrain and develop tens of thousands of workers for the French battery industry. Concretely, the partnership aims to bring around 150,000 people to the academy by 2025. The context is that France plans to open three ...

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the good, the bad and the ugly, Evangelical Focus

At June 24, the European Parliament adopted a report “on the situation of sexual and reproductive health and rights in the EU, in the context of women’s health”. This report is named after its rapporteur, Croatian MEP Predrag Fred Matić. The report has been the subject of fierce debate both in Parliament and in several EU Member States, notably by ...

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Lung Ambition Alliance: Almost a Quarter of Lung Cancer Deaths Could be Prevented in High-Risk Populations Through Targeted Lung Cancer Screening Globally

LONDON–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – A report released today, “Lung cancer screening: the cost of inaction”shows that screening for lung cancer presents a critical opportunity to dramatically improve survival.1 Almost a quarter of lung cancer deaths could be prevented in high-risk populations through the adoption of targeted screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT), as based on the results of the NELSON study.2 ...

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