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Issue #2083

GLOBAL BRIEFS

RUSSIA: Russia’s top election authority has declared Nikolay Kharitonov eligible to run for president in March elections. He will be representing the Communist Party of...

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Issue #2042

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GERMANY: Air traffic came to a virtual standstill on the 17th  February with around 2340 flights cancelled. The strike affected almost 300,000 passengers. Germany’s flag...

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Issue #2062

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SYRIA: The Syrians gave a green light last week for the United Nations to use a key crossing from Turkey to the country’s rebel-held north-west...

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Issue #2037

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GERMANY: The annual procession in Berlin to lay flowers on the tombs of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht took place on 15th January, the 104th...

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Issue #2052

CUBA: More than 10 million people became literate thanks to the Cuban program “Yes, I can.” The program was Fidel Castro’s initiative that helped to...

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Issue #2086

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YEMEN: According to a joint statement from Australia, Bahrein, Denmark, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, strikes were conducted...

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Issue #2043

GERMANY: Anti-war demonstrations were held in many countries last weekend, a year after the special operation in the Ukraine started. The largest by far was...

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Issue #2073

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POLAND: Close to a million people took part in what was called the ‘March of a Million Hearts’ in Warsaw last Sunday. The action was...

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Issue #2048

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YEMEN: Saudi and Omani delegations arrived in Yemen to negotiate a permanent ceasefire deal with Houthi officials. The visit follows the Oman-mediated consultations between Saudi...

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Issue #2078

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New York: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) overwhelmingly approved a resolution to end the US economic blockade of Cuba imposed in 1962. This year...

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Issue #2067

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SPAIN: Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez’s candidate for the speaker of the Congress of Deputies won the vote for the position in Sanchez’s first trial in...

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Issue #2087

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RUSSIA: Central Election Commission has announced the four candidates who will be contesting the position of the President of Russia in the March presidential elections....

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Issue #2089

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SOUTH AFRICA: South African ruling party the African National Congress (ANC) has launched its election manifesto. The 29 May elections will be crucial for the...

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Issue #2094

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CUBA: Cuban-American members of the US House of Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fl) and Maria Elvira Salazar (R-Fl) have proposed new sanctions against Cuba, reaffirming the...

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Issue #2079

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SAUDI ARABIA: An Arab-Islamic emergency meeting hosted by Saudi Arabia on 11 November called for an end to the war in Gaza, and rejected Israel’s...

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Issue #2058

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NIGERIA: Islamic extremists killed at least seven farmers in north-east Nigeria, local authorities said, in an attack that further threatens food security in the hard-hit...

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Issue #2060

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PAKISTAN: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has agreed to provide $3 billion in a long-awaited bailout of the country’s impoverished economy. The nine-month agreement must...

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Issue #2085

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UGANDA: Uganda has disowned in the International Court of a judge from Uganda over the Israel genocide trial. “Justice Sebutinde’s ruling at the International Court...

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Issue #2040

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THE PHILIPPINES: The US and the Philippines announced plans for four more US bases to be established in the Philippines. The agreement was reached during...

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Issue #2069

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JAPAN: Japanese retailer Seven & i Holdings Co is selling department store chain Sogo & Seibu Co to a US investment fund, even as the...

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Issue #2044

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CUBA: Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel criticised the inclusion of his country in the US Department of State’s list of “States sponsor of terrorism.” “The US...

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Issue #2046

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HONDURAS: The President of Honduras has announced that the country will seek to establish diplomatic relations with mainland China instead of Taiwan. The Foreign Minister...

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Issue #2075

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MALAYSIA: Thousands of people gathered near Malaysia’s National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur carrying Palestinian flags and chanting ‘Free Palestine.’ Strict security measures were in place,...

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Issue #2093

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MIDDLE EAST: Members of Yemen’s Houthi movement have attacked a total of 86 vessels in the Red Sea, the Arab Sea and the Indian Ocean...

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Issue #2054

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JAPAN: Dozens of anti-nuclear activists protested to demand Japan scrap its plans to dump radioactive waste water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean...

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Issue #2065

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UNITED NATIONS: Global prices for food commodities such as rice and vegetable oil have risen for the first time in months after Russia pulled out...

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Issue #2071

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AFRICA: Three former French colonies – Niger, Burkina Faso, and Mali have formed a defensive alliance. Alliance of Sahel States (AES) aims to jointly combat...

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Issue #2091

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YEMEN: Massive protests for Palestine continue across Yemen. Friday rallies attract millions of participants who march for Gaza. Last Friday was no exception – demonstrators...

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Issue #2092

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UKRAINE / RUSSIA: Ukrainian military deployed over 2,500 servicemen, some 35 tanks and around 40 other armoured vehicles to attack multiple locations along the border with Russia....

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Issue #2080

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ARGENTINA: Right-wing populist candidate Javier Milei has won in the final round of Argentina’s presidential election, defeating Sergio Massa, who defeated Milei in the first...

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Issue #2056

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PAKISTAN: Militants attacked a Pakistani security post near the country’s border with Iran last week, triggering a shoot-out that killed two soldiers, the military said....

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Issue #2074

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USA: US Republican House Representative Marjory Taylor Greene has raised concerns about the weapons Hamas militants used in their attack on Israel. Greene suggested in...

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Issue #2053

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INDIA: The Indian state of Karnataka held the most crucial state election before parliamentary elections due in 2024. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suffered...

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Issue #2088

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SAUDI ARABIA: When asked about normalisation of ties with Israel at the Munich Security Conference, the Saudi Foreign Minister said that the only pathway towards...

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Issue #2072

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USA: The second US-Pacific Summit took place in the USA. Two Pacific countries decided to stay away from the meeting – the Solomon Islands and...

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Issue #2090

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PAKISTAN: The Cabinet Committee on Energy has approved the beginning of the construction of an 80 km segment of the 800 km long pipeline from the...

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Issue #2076

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ARGENTINA: Argentina’s Economy Minister Segio Massa and the leader of the far-right Liberty Advances party, Javier Milei have advanced to the 2nd round of the...

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Issue #2084

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NAURU: Nauru switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China, leaving Taiwan with only 12 diplomatic allies that recognise it as a sovereign state. Nauru’s decision...

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Issue #2055

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SERBIA: Last week Alexander Vucic, Serbia’s president, put the army on high combat alert over Kosovo clashes. The troops moved to the administrative border with...

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Issue #2081

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NETHERLANDS: Populist right-wing politician Geert Wilders and his Freedom Party (PVV) claimed victory in the Dutch general elections. The result was described as ‘shocking’ and...

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