Tragedy in Aegean Sea Highlights EU-Turkey Deal Weaknesses

The sinking of a migrant boat in the Aegean Sea that killed four people shows the weakness of the agreement between the European Union and Turkey to stem the flow of uncontrolled migration to Western countries, the Greek Immigration Minister said Wednesday (27/10). Minister Notis Mitarachi said victims in the …

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US to Develop Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

The United States (US) has plans to “research the development of an Indo-Pacific economic framework with partners,” the White House announced Wednesday, as President Joe Biden pursued East Asia diplomacy through his presence at the White House. virtual meeting with countries in the region. The White House did not provide …

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Signs New Treaty with Canada, UK Shows Interest in Arctic Region

The British Navy will begin exercises aboard the Canadian icebreaker in a new agreement reflecting Britain’s growing interest in military capability developments taking place in the Arctic or Arctic region. The UK is the latest country to focus on the north, while climate change has opened up the region to …

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US Department of State Issues Gender-X Passport

The United States Department of State (US) on Wednesday (27/10) announced that it has issued the first US passport with a gender X-mark for non-binary, intersex, and non-gender conforming persons. In an announcement posted on the Department of State’s website, spokesman Ned Price said the move follows a commitment by …

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Concerns Uneven Global Distribution of Merck’s Anti-Covid Pill

Like previous vaccines against Covid, many industrialized countries are now buying up the anti-Covid pill made by Merck, which is awaiting regulatory approval. Medical experts are worried that this will again lead to inequality in global access to drugs that will facilitate the treatment of people with Covid.

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Iran agrees to resume nuclear talks

Iran said Wednesday that it would resume talks with world powers on its nuclear development program at the end of November. There has been no confirmation of new negotiations from other parties to the 2015 international pact, which aims to curb Iran’s development of nuclear weapons. The agreement originally covered …

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US General Very Concerned Over China’s Hypersonic Weapon Test

The top American military officer confirmed reports that China was testing a hypersonic weapon system. He called the test a “deeply concerning” development reminiscent of the moment Russia launched the world’s first artificial satellite in the 1950s. “What we are witnessing is a very significant event of a hypersonic weapon …

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