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China is cosying up to Taliban, but it’s a rocky road to romance

July 31, 2021

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https://article.wn.com/view/2021/07/31/China_is_cosying_up_to_Taliban_but_its_a_rocky_road_to_roman/ They say one is known by the company they keep. In that case, China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi doesn’t show up well, posing for a photograph with a group of Taliban leaders in Tianjin. This comes at a time when the United Nations is warning of unprecedented civilian casualties, deliberate destruction of schools and […]

US firms suspend investment plans in Kenya, await review of free trade deal team bilateral deal

July 31, 2021

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Saturday July 31 2021 By GERALD ANDAE https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/tea/business/us-firms-suspend-investment-plans-in-kenya-3493440 US firms have frozen investment plans in Kenya due to uncertainty about a new free trade deal between the two countries. Many American firms had already begun investing in Kenya, spurred by the prospects of a fresh bilateral trade and investment pact between Washington and Nairobi. Talks […]

Historic Vatican fraud trial to expose London secrets

July 31, 2021

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Sunday, July 25, 2021 https://nation.africa/kenya/news/world/vatican-fraud-trial-to-expose-london-secrets-3485314 A once-powerful Catholic cardinal and nine others stand trial at the Vatican this week in an embezzlement scandal that allegedly saw charity funds used in a ruinous London property venture. Ex-cardinal Angelo Becciu, who served as the equivalent of a papal chief of staff for Pope Francis before being fired […]

Joe Biden accuses Russia trying to disrupt 2022 elections

July 31, 2021

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By  AFP Joe Biden accuses Russia trying to disrupt 2022 elections Wednesday, July 28, 2021 By  AFP US President Joe Biden on Tuesday accused his Russian counterpart of seeking to disrupt the 2022 congressional elections by spreading “misinformation.” “Look at what Russia is doing already about the 2022 elections and misinformation,” Biden said during a […]

Body of Reuters photographer was mutilated in Taliban custody, officials say

July 31, 2021

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Published1 hour ago https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/body-of-reuters-photographer-was-mutilated-in-taleban-custody-officials-say NEW DELHI (NYTIMES) – The body of Danish Siddiqui, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters photojournalist who was killed in Afghanistan this month, was badly mutilated while in the custody of the Taleban, officials said this past week. The revelation comes amid concern that the fighting in Afghanistan, where the Taleban have carried […]

US using press freedom to ‘play double standards’: China hmmm?

July 31, 2021

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US biggest funder, doer of coronavirus research, alleges Beijing https://www.aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/us-using-press-freedom-to-play-double-standards-china/2319624 ANKARA China on Friday accused the US of “playing double standards” in the name of press freedom. “The US is just using press freedom as a cover to advance its real agenda of suppressing China. It is only trying to justify its open double standard, […]

South Africa objects to African Union granting Israel observer status ( giggle)

July 31, 2021

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https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/south-africa-objects-to-african-union-granting-israel-observer-status/2316651 The South African government said Wednesday it is “appalled at the unjust and unwarranted decision” of the African Union Commission to grant Israel an observer status at the continental body. “The African Union Commission has taken this decision unilaterally without consultations with its members,” South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) said […]

249 rhinos killed in South Africa in past 6 months: Minister

July 31, 2021

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https://www.aa.com.tr/en/p/subscription/1001 https://www.aa.com.tr/en/africa/249-rhinos-killed-in-south-africa-in-past-6-months-minister/2320752# Environment Minister Barbara Creecy makes statement on World Ranger Day 31.07.2021 A total of 249 rhinos were killed for their horns in South Africa in the first six months of 2021, Environment Minister Barbara Creecy disclosed on Saturday. She said this in a statement marking World Ranger Day, an annual day to commemorate […]

Trump due $1 mln tax refund for Chicago skyscraper, local officials try to block it

July 31, 2021

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Published: 31 July ,2021: 03:44 PM GST Updated: 31 July ,2021: 11:47 PM GST https://english.alarabiya.net/News/world/2021/07/31/Trump-due-1-mln-tax-refund-for-Chicago-skyscraper-local-officials-try-to-block-it An Illinois tax agency has ruled that former President Donald Trump is due a $1 million refund on the 2011 tax bill for his downtown Chicago skyscraper, but local officials are trying to block the refund. The Chicago Sun-Times reports […]

U.S Military Aids Israel-managed Tanker Attacked Off Oman

July 31, 2021

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August 01, 2021, 02:48 IST https://www.news18.com/news/world/u-s-military-aids-israel-managed-tanker-attacked-off-oman-4031546.html DUBAI:The U.S. Navy is assisting an Israeli-managed petroleum products tanker attacked off Oman with two crew members killed, the U.S. military said on Saturday, adding the ship was most likely hit by a drone strike. Mercer Street, a Liberian-flagged, Japanese-owned vessel that was attacked on Thursday, is being escorted […]