Australia Mulls Beijing Winter Olympics Unofficial Boycott

Australian politicians from both major parties have urged the government to boycott the Beijing Winter Olympics next year in China, as concern grows for the welfare of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai, who accused former Chinese vice-premier Zhang Gaoli of …

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China Asks G7 to ‘Respect’ Ties with ASEAN After Meeting Invite

China on Wednesday urged the Group of Seven industrialized countries to “respect” the political systems of Asian countries amid regional tensions, after the group invited ASEAN to a ministerial meeting for the first time. Earlier this week, Britain had invited …

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UN Calls for End of Fighting in Ethiopia

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an immediate end to the fighting in Ethiopia on Wednesday while Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was at the front “giving leadership from the battlefield” amid an escalating year-long conflict.  “The peace …

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Taliban Wrongfully Claim Deal with Australian Company for Cannabis Center.

The Taliban had announced they have contracted an Australian company “Cpharm” to grow and manufacture cannabis products—something the company later denied, saying they have no idea what the Taliban are talking about.   The Afghan Interior Ministry said the company, …

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Israel, Morocco signs First-Ever Defense Memorandum of Understanding

Israel’s defense minister met with his Moroccan counterpart on Wednesday to formalize security cooperation aimed at bolstering ties between the two countries. Defense Minister Benny Gantz signed a memorandum of understanding with his Moroccan counterpart on Wednesday, the first such …

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Donbas Separatists Have Raised Combat-Readiness Amid Increased Tensions with Ukraine Army

The Ukrainian Defence Ministry reported that Russin-backed Donbas separatists have increased their combat readiness and are conducting exercises amid recent tensions. “On November 22, 2021, large-scale command and staff exercises with the involvement of the mobilization reserve, units of “power …

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EU Requests Afghanistan’s Neighbours to Help Stop Migrant Exploitation

European Union justice and home affairs ministers pledged Tuesday to support Afghanistan’s neighbors to help them host people fleeing the new Taliban regime and prevent a new wave of migrants heading to Europe. Ylva Johansson in a statement said, “the …

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Greenland Removes License of Chinese Iron Mining Firm

Greenland officials said they stripped a Chinese mining company of its license to an iron ore deposit near the capital Nuuk on Monday. “We cannot accept that a license-holder repeatedly fails to meet agreed deadlines,” Greenland’s Resources Minister Naaja Nathanielsen …

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U.S. Releases COVID-19 Travel Warning for Germany, Denmark

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the State Department on Monday raised its travel recommendation for Germany and Denmark to “Level Four: Very High,” advising its citizens to avoid travel there because of a rising number …

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