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As Russia tightens the vice, Trump's warning recalled; Green Germany eyes fossil fuel
This was a crisis waiting to happen. Europe’s unfolding energy emergency was long in coming but at the same time widely encouraged by Western European states all too eager to embrace Russia’s cheap and available natural gas delivered to the European Union’s doorstep by a spiderweb of pipelines some dating from the Soviet era. Read More.
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Just how ‘far-right' is Italy's 'nationalist’ Giorgia Meloni?
We don't pretend to be experts on Italian politics. Nevertheless, the similarities with fake populist Republicans here in America is unmistakable. The warning message: for a deeply unpopular ruling elite, the best way to remain in power at the moment may be to subvert and control the public backlash roiling against it. Read More.
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'Destructive move': Biden removes Israeli flag from limo in visit to east Jerusalem
In a move that was seen as undermining Israeli sovereignty over the eastern part of the capital city of Jerusalem, Joe Biden's handlers removed the Israeli flag from his limo and refused to allow Israeli officials to accompany Biden in a visit to a Palestinian hospital on Friday. Read More.
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Bill Gates-linked synthetic meats store in Netherlands destroyed in fire
A Bill Gates-funded grocery in the Netherlands which sells synthetic meats was destroyed in a fire on July 10. Read More.
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How is Biden making Xi Jinping smile? Let’s count the ways
Amid daily revelations about damning evidence on his son Hunter Biden's laptop, two major warnings regarding China's ongoing efforts to infiltrate American politics and steal U.S. technology were issued by U.S. intelligence officials last week. Read More.
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Real insurrections rock Netherlands, overthrow Sri Lankan government
There is Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol, and then there are actual insurrections. Read More.
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From 'Finlandization' to an expanded NATO: 'Not without risk'
Just a year ago, the political odds of comfortably neutral Sweden and Finland joining NATO were a long shot; Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine changed the military threat and jolted the political calculus. Read More.
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Was vaccinating children a mistake? ‘Yes’, admits Denmark’s Health Authority
The director-general of Denmark’s Health Authority said that in retrospect injecting children with the Covid vaccine was a mistake. Read More.
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Parents could lose custody of 'exemplary' sons after challenging 'gender' curriculum in Portugal
After prohibiting their two sons from taking a class in "gender equality," the parents of the two straight A students in Portugal were put through the ringer by government officials, a report said. Read More.
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Russia consolidates gains in eastern Ukraine, controls Luhansk
The entire eastern region of Ukraine effectively came under Russian control over the weekend, according to Russia's Defense Ministry. Read More.
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25 years later, Hong Kong has lost its freedom and China is still communist
How time flies. It’s been 25 years since Hong Kong returned to Chinese control, a quarter century since the prosperous British Crown Colony became a semi-autonomous part of the People’s Republic of China, the world’s largest dictatorship. Read More.
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Zelensky: Ukraine wants more money
The total amount of U.S. taxpayer money either already sent to or pledged by Team Biden to Ukraine is nearing the $50 billion mark. That apparently isn't enough for President Volodymyr Zelensky. Read More.
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China’s Confucius Institutes, shuttered in Trump era, resurface with new names
Viewing them as major national security threats, the Trump administration precipitated the closing of some 100 Beijing-linked Confucius Institutes across the United States. Read More.
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China stakes claim to Taiwan Strait; 'International waters,' says U.S.
Is China drawing yet another provocative red line, this time in the narrow but strategic Taiwan Strait? Read More.
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Analyst recommends counter-intimidation tactics by Taiwan, U.S. to restrain communist China
Each time it is allowed to get away with "minor aggressions," the communist leadership in Beijing becomes more confident that China can invade and take over Taiwan, an analyst said. Read More.

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