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US lied about Ukraine's NATO prospects, ex-ambassador admits

Big News Network - 7 ore 9 min fa

Lying is effectively a standard practice for diplomats in ?real world,? Michael McFaul says

Washington has been deliberately lying about Ukraine's prospects to ever join NATO, knowing that the former Soviet republic isn't a legitimate contender to qualify for membership in the Western military bloc, former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul has acknowledged.

The veteran diplomat made th

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Pakistan Briefly Arrests Opposition Leader Critical of Military

Big News Network - 7 ore 17 min fa

ISLAMABAD - Anti-corruption authorities in Pakistan briefly arrested a female opposition leader Saturday on land-grabbing allegations dating back five decades, a move that critics swiftly condemned as politically motivated.

Former human rights minister Shireen Mazari, a vocal critic of the powerful Pakistani military for its alleged meddling in politics, was dragged out of her car and taken into custody near her

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Youth Congress launches 'Bharat Jodo' campaign on death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi

Big News Network - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 11:37pm
New Delhi [India], May 22 (ANI): The Indian Youth Congress (IYC) on Saturday launched the "Rajiv Kranti Bharat Jodo" campaign on the death anniversary of former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi at Talkatora Stadium in Delhi. Thousands of Youth Congress workers from all over the country reached Talkatora Stadium on this occasion. IYC organized other programs like a blood donation camp, and a photo exhibition based on t
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EAM Jaishankar congratulates newly-elected French Foreign Minister

Big News Network - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 8:37pm
New Delhi [India], May 21 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday, congratulated Catherine Colonna as the new Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of France, expressing his desire of working with her in the future. Jaishankar even expressed his gratitude to former French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian for his contributions to the India-France partnership. "Congratulate @AmbColonna on your appointm
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US economic growth to outrun China for 1st time in decades media

Big News Network - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 8:13pm

Beijing's economy is lagging behind due to lingering Covid-19 outbreaks

US economic growth is set to outpace China this year for the first time since 1976, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing economists.

According to the publication, the lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and recurring outbreaks throughout the country mean that its economic growth will stall, despite Beijing's fisc

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Pakistan Arrests Opposition Leader Critical of Military

Big News Network - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 8:06pm

ISLAMABAD - Anti-corruption authorities in Pakistan arrested a female opposition leader Saturday on land-grabbing allegations dating back five decades, a move that critics swiftly condemned as politically motivated.

Former human rights minister Shireen Mazari, a vocal critic of the powerful Pakistani military for its alleged meddling in politics, was dragged out of car and taken into custody near her residence in

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Ahead of Quad summit, India reiterates call for cessation of hostilities in Ukraine

Big News Network - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 7:55pm
New Delhi [India], May 21 (ANI): India on Saturday reiterated its call for an immediate cessation of hostilities in Ukraine stating that the path of "diplomacy and dialogue" was the best policy to resolve the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict. Briefing reporters on Prime Minister's visit to Japan, Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra said: "Our position on Ukraine is amply clear and has been reiterated many times. Right fro
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Biden signs USD 40 billion aid package for Ukraine

Big News Network - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 7:18pm
Washington [US], May 21 (ANI): US President Joe Biden on Saturday signed a USD 40 billion aid package for Ukraine that will provide security, humanitarian and economic assistance for the country amid the ongoing war between Moscow and Kyiv. The White House in a release today said that Biden signed the measure while abroad in Asia. The Senate voted to pass it on Thursday. With the passage of the recent aid package, the tot
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T'gana govt should celebrate Rajiv Gandhi's birth anniversary, commemorate his death anniversary: Cong leader Hanumantha Rao

Big News Network - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 4:55pm
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], May 21 (ANI): Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao on Saturday urged the Telangana government to take steps to celebrate the birth anniversary and commemorate the death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Addressing reporters here today, he said, "The government should take steps to celebrate the former PM Rajiv Gandhi's birth anniversary and commemorate his death anniversary. Tod
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US plans to help destroy Russian fleet Ukrainian official

Big News Network - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 3:13pm

The Pentagon has denied claims made by an Internal Affairs Ministry adviser

A top Ukrainian adviser has claimed that the United States is drawing up plans to sink Russian warships and 'destroy' its Black Sea Fleet, following reports that Washington is seeking to provide advanced anti-ship missiles to the Ukrainian military. The Pentagon has denied the allegations.

Ukrainian Internal Affairs

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PM Modi expected to meet new Australian PM at QUAD Summit in Tokyo

Big News Network - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 2:55pm
New Delhi [India], May 21 (ANI): At the upcoming Quad Summit in Japan on May 24, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to hold a bilateral meeting with his new Australian counterpart, as Australia went to polls on Saturday. Addressing the special ministry of external affairs briefing, Foreign Secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra said: "Elections are being held in Australia today, the next Australian PM is likely to attend the
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Russian economy minister responds to calls for WTO exit

Big News Network - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 1:13pm

The economy minister speaks out against withdrawing from the organization, saying the benefits of being in the WTO outweigh the drawbacks

Russia needs to keep its place in the World Trade Organization despite Ukraine-related Western sanctions, Economy Minister Maxim Reshetnikov said in response to a bill demanding Moscow quit the WTO.

"In an attempt to deprive Russia of the benefits of WTO

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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: Congress disappointed with Perarivalan's release celebrations

Big News Network - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 12:37pm
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], May 21 (ANI): On the 31st death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Tamil Nadu Congress President KS Azhagiri expressed pain over the release of Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict AG Perarivalan and said that the celebrations of his release is a matter of disappointment for the party. "People celebrating the release of Rajiv Gandhi killers (Perarivalan) is hurting us and m
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China expects Australian ties to remain sour no matter who wins down under

Big News Network - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 12:18pm
Melbourne [Australia], May 21 (ANI): As Australia goes for elections on Saturday, China has no expectations from the election as they believe a win of either of the two candidates makes no difference in the Beijing-Canberra ties. Chinese President Xi Jinping, though not a participant in the democratic process, has become a familiar presence in a campaign partly fought on issues of national security.The story of soured Chi
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Pakistan police conducts raid at PTI chief Imran Khan's residence

Big News Network - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 12:18pm
Islamabad [Pakistan], May 21 (ANI): Following the allegations of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan of a conspiracy to kill him, Islamabad police conducted a search operation around his residence in Bani Gala here, Pakistani media reported on Saturday. The report said that a police team, along with the bomb disposal squad, reached Imran Khan's residence and carried out the search operation. As the police team
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Wimbledon chiefs react to points stripping

Big News Network - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 12:15pm

The grand slam had ranking points taken away from it by the ATP and WTA tours on Friday

The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has responded after its grand slam Wimbledon was stripped of ranking points by the women's and men's WTA and ATP tours, and also revealed that it is "considering our options".

The tours made their announcements on Friday night one after the other, with the ATP goi

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China's coal imports from Russia nearly double amid Ukraine crisis

Big News Network - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 11:18am
Beijing [China], May 21 (ANI): China's coal imports from Russia nearly doubled between March and April, reaching 4.42 million metric tons, media reports said. China is buying record amounts of cheap Russian coal which has reached 4.42 million metric tons, CNN reported citing trade data from Refinitiv. According to the American broadcaster, Russia has overtaken Australia as China's second-biggest supplier since last year a
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Xi Story: Letters from President Xi

Big News Network - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 10:55am

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BEIJING, May 21 (Xinhua) -- A group of young scholars from Nanjing University this week received a reply to a letter they sent to Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the university celebrated its 120th anniversary of founding.

Xi, als

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China's COVID Lockdowns May Affect iPhone Shipments

Big News Network - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 9:37am

San Francisco - The Apple Store at Union Square, the heart of San Francisco's upscale tourist district, had drawn more than 30 customers within a few minutes of opening Friday morning. Visitors, couples and even a preschool-age boy browsed the atrium packed with iPhone 13s and watches to try out. A sign urged people to trade in old phones to save money on the 13s.

But a staff member could not say when the iPhone

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Biden to Reveal Outline for Trade Dialogue With Indo-Pacific Nations

Big News Network - Sab, 21/05/2022 - 9:36am

U.S. President Joe Biden on Monday will unveil his administration's long-awaited Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, seen as a key step in the U.S. effort to reengage with Asian nations on trade more than five years after withdrawing from a comprehensive trade pact in the region.

Observers can expect to see a statement of broad principles laid out under four distinct pillars: fair and resilient trade; supply chain r

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