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China, Russia concern US after Putin slams Pelosi Taiwan trip

WASHINGTON — The United States is worried about China and Russia’s “burgeoning relationship” after Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan earlier this month, the State Department admitted Wednesday. China and Russia top the Pentagon’s list of adversaries in its 2022 National Defense Strategy, which lays out America’s key military …

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EU looks to Russian tourist visa ban as means to help end Ukraine war

MOSCOW Active discussions are continuing among several European Union member states on the need to ban tourist visas for Russian citizens amid the Ukraine war. Through this ban, the EU hopes to increase pressure on Moscow and bring an end to its “special military operation” in Ukraine, which began on Feb. 24. A draft decision …

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New Despair For Ukrainian Refugees As Georgia Ends Program Housing Them In Hotels

TBILISI — The distance between Kherson, Ukraine, and Tbilisi, Georgia, is not as much as you might think — 1,500 kilometers, which could be covered in 24 hours by car. But the road seems endless when you’re going across hostile territory and are stopped at every Russian checkpoint. You never know who your next interrogators …

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Growth Prospects Top Today’s Angst Among American Companies: US-China Business Forum

American companies “understand that if they want to be successful globally, they have to be … [+] successful here in China, ”Albright Stonebridge Senior Advisor Kenneth Jarrett said at the US-China Business Forum held at Forbes on Fifth in New York on Aug. 9. Jarrett spoke via Zoom from Shanghai. Forbes China Covid lockdowns, slow …

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Britain, US Broaden Sanctions On Russian Oil Company, Airlines

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called on nations around the globe to “put humanity on a new path” that is free of nuclear weapons as rising geopolitical tensions have put the planet just “one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation.” “We have been extraordinarily lucky so far. But luck is not a strategy. Nor is it …

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These major European airlines are ‘fueling’ Ukraine war by buying Russian jet fuel, new report says

New data has revealed which European airlines have been buying the most jet fuel from Russia. The report says IAG, the owner of British Airways, bought the most at 586 barrels a day in 2021. That is a total annual spend of almost $ 16.5 million (€ 16.3 million). It was followed by Scandanavian Airlines …

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Putin’s trip to Iran shows Russia’s ‘desperation’: US Institute of Peace

Russian President Vladimir Putin likely wanted to show that Moscow is still important in the Middle East by visiting Iran, but instead, the trip shows “a bit of desperation,” according to John Drennan of the US Institute of Peace. The goal was to have a discussion with Iran and Turkey’s leaders about the peace process …

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