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Baltic states mull joint air defense procurement
Riga, Latvia | Xinhua | The Baltic states — Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania — are planning to organize joint procurement programs to beef up their air defense capabilities, the prime ministers of the three countries said following their meeting here on Friday. Estonia’s Prime Minis...
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EAC leaders agree to deploy regional forces in DRC to fight insecurity
Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Five African countries on Thursday resolved to deploy a regional force to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to fight a rebel insurgency in the country. The presidents from Kenya, Burundi, Uganda, DRC, and Rwanda who met in Nairobi, the capital o...
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UK PM to be probed over “Partygate”
London, UK | Xinhua | British lawmakers on Thursday approved an investigation into Prime Minister Boris Johnson over claims he misled the parliament about rules-busting parties in Downing Street during lockdown, casting further doubts on his political future. A Labour-led motion...
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British court approves extradition of Julian Assange to U.S.
London, UK | Xinhua | Britain’s Westminster Magistrate’s Court issued a formal order on Wednesday to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face espionage charges. The decision on whether to approve the extradition now rests with British Home Secretary...
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UN chief asks Putin, Zelensky to meet with him in Moscow, Kiev
United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has asked both the Russian and Ukrainian leaders to receive him to discuss steps to bring about peace following Russia’s special military operation in its neighbor. Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for the secretary-g...
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COVID: Finance to release Sh3Bn for clinical trials of Ivermectin
Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has directed the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development to release sh3.024 billion to facilitate research on the use of Ivermectin prophylaxis in the treatment of COVID-19 infection. Last year, the Pres...
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Behind the Russia-Ukraine conflict
Why the U.S should beware of the law of unintended consequences THE LAST WORD | ANDREW M MWENDA | There is a huge misunderstanding of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Many people see it as an unprovoked act of aggression by a megalomaniacal President Vladmir Putin against...
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