United States

Donald Trump declared innocent

Donald Trump pleaded not guilty, as expected, shortly after arriving in Manhattan court after being indicted on 34 charges related to the case of porn star Stormy Daniels and how Trump bought her silence. About 15 minutes late, the former US president entered the courtroom as supporters protested outside the…

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China

The politics of Maldives are divided as a result of the China-India choice

Maldives is scheduled to hold parliamentary and presidential elections in September 2023. In the previous parliamentary election held in 2019, the Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) won a historic 65 out of 87 seats, with the remaining seats held by other parties and independents. The main electoral issues in the country…

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Europe

“The retirement age cannot be the same for all”: Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights of the European Union

Issued on: 24/03/2023 - 18:51 Talking Europe speaks to the European Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Nicolas Schmit. With anger growing in France about the government's push to increase the retirement age from 62 to 64, and the EU facin..

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Europe

EU places its bet on ‘clean’ hydrogen to drive Europe’s power transition.

The action was co-financed by the European Union in the frame of the European Parliament's grant programme in the field of communication. The European Parliament was not involved in its preparation and is, in no case, responsible for or bound by..

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China

The Pottery Barn Rule and China ‘s Dilemma

China’s reaction to the recent announcement of Australia’s acquisition of nuclear-powered submarines through AUKUS was highly critical. China accused the three AUKUS members of “completely disregarding the concerns of the international communities and are walking further and further down the path of error and danger.” Not surprisingly, China’s view of…

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Progress of China’s Military, Political, and Commercial Expansion in Panama

I traveled to Panama to interview government officials, businesspeople, and others about the country’s evolving relationship with China. My trip came shortly after a Chinese donation of military gear including 6,000 bulletproof vests and helmets to Panama’s security forces, as well as congressional testimony by the head of U.S. Southern…

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Europe

Chook flu: The subsequent pandemic?

It has ravaged farms, decimated wild birds and spilled onto mammals. Could avian flu spark the next human pandemic? The Down to Earth team takes a closer look. Ducks ‘most vulnerable species’ in France Jean-Christophe Dardenne is a duck farmer in F..

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Europe

Fowl flu: The subsequent pandemic?

It has ravaged farms, decimated wild birds and spilled onto mammals. Could avian flu spark the next human pandemic? The Down to Earth team takes a closer look. Ducks ‘most vulnerable species’ in France Jean-Christophe Dardenne is a duck farmer in F..

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Australia

Is the Next Refugee Crisis in the Asia-Pacific Region Imminent?

Last year marked 20 years since the creation of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons, and Related Transnational Crime. Commendable for its longevity, serious-minded policy dialogue, and capacity building, the Bali Process’ pot..

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Africa

Thomas Sankara, Africa’s Che Guevara, reburied in Burkina Faso

Issued on: 23/02/2023 - 14:56 Burkina Faso’s revolutionary leader, Thomas Sankara, was reburied Thursday, eight years after his body was exhumed as part of an investigation. Sankara’s body, and those of the 12 people who died with him, were reburied at the site of his assassination, which has since become…

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World

UN requires ‘speedy ceasefire’ in Syria to facilitate bringing help to quake victims

Issued on: 10/02/2023 - 06:52Modified: 10/02/2023 - 23:02 The United Nations rights chief called Friday for an immediate ceasefire in Syria to help facilitate bringing aid to all victims of the region's devastating earthquakes. The death toll f..

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Europe

Former PM and retired NATO basic make Czech presidential run-off

Issued on: 14/01/2023 - 18:12 Billionaire former prime minister Andrej Babis and retired NATO general Petr Pavel topped the first round of the Czech presidential election on Saturday. Babis won 36.02 percent and Pavel 34.38, while economist Danuse..

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