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NATO Leaders Gather for Madrid Summit

Big News Network - Mer, 29/06/2022 - 12:36pm

NATO leaders are gathering in Madrid, Spain, for a summit that will include discussion of support for Ukraine and how the alliance will adapt to face current and future challenges.

The leaders are expected to agree to boost support for Ukraine as it defends itself from a Russian invasion.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters the gathering will be a "historic and transformative summit for o

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Chinese propagandist threatens Seoul for joining NATO cyber group

Big News Network - Mer, 29/06/2022 - 10:18am
Seoul [South Korea], June 29 (ANI): After South Korea became the first Asian country to join NATO's Cooperative Cyber Defense Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE), Chinese propagandist Hu Xijin threatened Seoul. "If South Korea takes a path of turning hostile against its neighbours, the end of this path could be a Ukraine," tweeted Hu Xijin on Thursday. Hu is China's "best-known propagandist on the global stage" and his formerly
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US blacklists Chinese, Pakistani companies for supporting Russia in Ukraine conflict

Big News Network - Mer, 29/06/2022 - 10:18am
Washington [US], June 29 (ANI): The US on Tuesday (local time) blacklisted 36 companies, including those from China and Pakistan, for supporting Russia in the Ukraine conflict. US President Joe Biden's administration has added five companies in China to a trade blacklist for supporting Russia's military and defense industrial base. The agency also added another 31 entities to the blacklist from countries that include Russ
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French public told to cut back on energy now to ensure winter heat

Big News Network - Mer, 29/06/2022 - 9:41am

PARIS, France: Amidst shortages and soaring prices caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and subsequent supply cuts, the heads of three French energy companies have called upon the public to immediately reduce their consumption of fuel, oil, electricity and gas.

In a joint statement published in the French weekly Journal du Dimanche, the heads of TotalEnergies, EDF and Engie said, "The effort must be immediate,

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US ban on imports of Chinese products from Xinjiang upsets Xi's hegemony dreams

Big News Network - Mer, 29/06/2022 - 4:55am
Beijing [China], June 29 (ANI): China's ambitious bid to be the hegemon and Hercules of the universe is going to be a pipe dream for now with a US ban on import of Chinese products made with forced labour in Xinjiang province coming into force from June 21. Henceforth the US Customs and Border Protection will not allow any goods of Xinjiang origin unless the importer provides "clear and convincing evidence" that the produ
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G7 nations expected to ban imports of Russian gold

Big News Network - Mer, 29/06/2022 - 4:40am

WASHINGTON D.C.: In the latest in a series of sanctions aimed at further isolating Russia economically over its invasion of Ukraine, President Joe Biden said the U.S. and other Group of Seven (G7) leading economies will ban imports of gold from Russia.

A formal announcement was expected to be made this week when G7 leaders meet for their annual summit.

On the summit's opening day, Biden and his counterpar

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UN Security Council debates Ukraine crisis

Big News Network - Mer, 29/06/2022 - 12:13am

In unusual move, Ukrainian president Zelensky joined via video link

Russia does not target civilians in Ukraine and did not strike the shopping center in Kremenchug, Moscow's envoy to the UN told the Security Council on Tuesday. Ambassador Dmitry Polyanskiy said that the mall caught fire due to an explosion of Western-supplied weapons and ammunition, stored at the nearby factory and intended for

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Donald Trump has single-handedly killed his own 2024 chances

Big News Network - Mar, 28/06/2022 - 11:18pm

The ex-US president chose to cling to the 'stolen election? instead of properly challenging Joe Biden's many failures

After just two weeks of public hearings by the House Select Committee into the January 6, 2021 insurrection, it is obvious that Donald Trump will not be the Republican Party's nominee for president in 2024.

Trump's crash and burn political career has now effectively come to

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China mocks G7

Big News Network - Mar, 28/06/2022 - 11:18pm

With the eyes of the world on the G7, Beijing reminded the West that it's outnumbered by its competitors

Amid high-profile meetings of the G7 and NATO leaders, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian posted an image on Tuesday pointing out that despite being referred to as "international society," the G7 countries actually account for a small percentage of the world's population.

Dep

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US Accuses 5 Firms in China of Supporting Russia's Military

Big News Network - Mar, 28/06/2022 - 11:06pm

Washington - President Joe Biden's administration added five companies in China to a trade blacklist on Tuesday for allegedly supporting Russia's military and defense industrial base, flexing its muscle to enforce sanctions against Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine.

The Commerce Department, which oversees the trade blacklist, said the targeted companies had supplied items to Russian 'entities of concern' before

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Will Pakistan live up to its commitments to FATF?

Big News Network - Mar, 28/06/2022 - 10:18pm
Islamabad [Pakistan], June 29 (ANI): Sentencing the Lashkar-e-Taiba's founder Hafiz Saeed and Sajid Mir to jail is the biggest progress made by the Pakistan government to take off their name from the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) 'grey list'. However, the security expert noted the country's record of undoing terror convictions through appeals before higher courts and freeing militants, once the purpose is served. S
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Turkey seeks to mend ties with regional heavyweights amid economic woes

Big News Network - Mar, 28/06/2022 - 10:05pm

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by Burak Akinci

ANKARA, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Liquidity challenges and "worst economic woes in two decades" have prompted Turkey to mend ties with regional heavyweights such as Saudi Arabia and Israel to attract their investments to

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Why Has China Increased Military Flights off Taiwan Coast

Big News Network - Mar, 28/06/2022 - 9:05pm

taipei, taiwan - China has increased the number of military flights into Taiwan's air defense identification zone at sea. Analysts believe the move is designed to send a message to the U.S. rather than to threaten the island itself, analysts say.

Since mid-2020, the People's Liberation Army-Air Force has flown a small number of fighters and bombers over part of the Taiwanese air defense identification zone (ADIZ)

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US begins talks with India on how Russia oil price caps work: NSA Sullivan

Big News Network - Mar, 28/06/2022 - 8:55pm
Washington [US], June 28 (ANI): The United States has begun talks with India on how Russian oil price caps, National Security Advisor (NSA) Jake Sullivan said on Tuesday as he described New Delhi as one of the key consuming countries of Russian oil. US President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Narendra Modi met in Germany on Monday on the margins of the Group of Seven (G7) Summit. When asked about discussions between the two
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Russia Launches New Missile Attacks on Ukraine

Big News Network - Mar, 28/06/2022 - 8:06pm

Russia targeted more Ukrainian civilian sites with missiles on Tuesday, Ukrainian officials reported, a day after a deadly strike on a shopping center in the city of Kremenchuk that killed at least 18 people.

The new Russian attacks killed at least eight civilians, the officials said, in strikes on the southern Ukrainian port city of Mykolaiv and the northeastern reaches near Kharkiv, the country's second largest

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Sentencing of LeT's Sajid Mir Pak attempt to exit FATF grey list: expert

Big News Network - Mar, 28/06/2022 - 8:03pm
Islamabad [Pakistan], June 28 (ANI): After Pakistan quietly sentenced the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack mastermind Sajid Mir this month, questions are being raised about what prompted this sudden decision. Mir, a senior member of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), is among India's most wanted for his role in the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. He was awarded 15 years in jail term by a Pakistan court this month. Mir was LeT's operations ma
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Myanmar army kill eight PDF fighters, capture 3 after encounter in Magway

Big News Network - Mar, 28/06/2022 - 7:03pm

MAGWAY, Myanmar - At least eight resistance fighters were killed on Wednesday when junta troops intercepted a truck they were using to transport weapons in Magway Region's Pwintbyu Township.

According to Kyar Gyi, a member of the Pwintbyu People's Defence Force (PDF), the incident occurred early Wednesday morning near the Maezali bridge, located about 20 kilometers southwest of the town of Pwinbyu.

"They

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Nick Zano, Shelley Hennig to star in Netflix's 'Obliterated'

Big News Network - Mar, 28/06/2022 - 5:37pm
Washington [US], June 28 (ANI): Hollywood actors Nick Zano and Shelley Hennig are set to feature in Netflix's latest action-comedy series 'Obliterated'. According to Deadline, 'Obliterated' follows the story of an elite team of Special Forces who thinks that they have successfully managed to thwart a dangerous threat to Las Vegas. However, as the group celebrates their victory with alcoholic drinks, drugs, and sex, they d
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Iran, Argentina interested in joining BRICS: report

Big News Network - Mar, 28/06/2022 - 5:03pm
New Delhi [India], June 28 (ANI): Iran and Argentina have applied to join the BRICS grouping, that account for more than 40 per cent of the world's population and about 26 per cent of the global economy, media reports said. An Iranian official said on Monday said that country has submitted an application to become a member of the group of emerging economies known as the BRICS, Al Jazeera reported. Iran's Foreign Ministry
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Russia sanctions Biden's wife and daughter

Big News Network - Mar, 28/06/2022 - 4:21pm

Jill and Ashley Biden won?t be able to visit the country, along with 23 other US citizens, Russia's foreign ministry announced

Russia has imposed sanctions on US President Joe Biden's wife and daughter, along with 23 other individuals responsible for promoting a "Russophobic course." The people on the list are barred from entering the country.

In a statement published on Tuesday, Russia's f

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