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IMF forcing privatization, land and resource grab on Sri Lanka

Asiatimes | 02 Dec 2022

On September 1, debt-trapped Sri Lanka reached a preliminary agreement with the International Monetary Fund for a 48-month extended fund facility of US$2.9 billion, which hardly covers the country’s outstanding debt, nor its immediate survival needs. Nevertheless, IMF structural adjustment requires the country to meet its familiar...

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Biden hosts Macron amid friction over US climate law

Rapid City Journal | 01 Dec 2022

By SYLVIE CORBET, MATTHEW DALY and AAMER MADHANI - Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents Joe Biden and Emmanuel Macron are celebrating the longstanding U.S.-French relationship — but these are friends with differences. The French president is using his visit to Washington to sharply criticize aspects of the U.S. president’s signature...

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Heaviest Ukraine fighting rages in east, NATO seeks to sustain support against Russia 

Hong Kong Standard | 01 Dec 2022

Russian forces tried to advance in eastern Ukraine and trained tank, mortar and artillery fire on Kherson in the south, the Ukrainian military said, as Western allies sought to buttress Ukraine and its neighbors against Moscow. In Washington, a US$1.2 billion contract for six National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile Systems (NASAMS)...

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Young Greek dentist commits suicide due to vaccine mandates - She handled this wrong - Bitchute | 30 Nov 2022

If I were her I would not have gone out alone. She should have taken as many of those jab pushing bastards with her as she could. It should have been a murder/suicide. I still believe it will take heads on poles to get this to stop if it ever does. On September 29, 2022, a young Greek dentist, Crysanthi, 36, took her own life, buckling under the...

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Emmanuel Macron: the man who would be king

New Statesman | 30 Nov 2022

As the former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger once apocryphally asked: “Who do I call if I want to call Europe?” Over the subsequent decades, the best available answer has, of course, varied. But today it is surely: Emmanuel Macron. He has occupied the Élysée Palace for five years and has big, deeply thought-through ideas about the future of...

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Egyptians call on British Museum to return Rosetta Stone

The News-Gazette | 30 Nov 2022

CAIRO (AP) — The debate over who owns ancient artifacts has been an increasing challenge to museums across Europe and America, and the spotlight has fallen on the most visited piece in the British Museum: The Rosetta Stone. The inscriptions on the dark grey granite slab became the seminal breakthrough in deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics...

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Ukraine urges allies to speed up support for winter of war

The Times of India | 30 Nov 2022

BUCHAREST: Ukraine urged Nato members Tuesday to speed up weapons deliveries and help restore its shattered power grid, as Western allies vowed to bolster support to aid Kyiv through winter in the face of Russia's attacks. Moscow has unleashed waves of strikes against Ukraine's energy infrastructure as its troops are pushed back on the...

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Biden’s Game-Changing Administrative Actions for Climate at COP27

The Sun Chronicle | 29 Nov 2022

With rising seas, fighting climate change is a participatory challenge of us against the elements. It is all hands-on deck reducing carbon emissions. President Biden stood by the Red Sea in Egypt on Nov. 11th before delegates from 197 nations at the UN Climate Conference COP27. With Congress hogtied on delivering on any climate change pledges...

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Abu Dhabi Airports set to welcome 15 million passengers this year

Khaleejtimes | 28 Nov 2022

Abu Dhabi Airports on Monday said it handled 4.7 million passengers during the third quarter of 2022, reflecting a year-on-year growth of 250 per cent. The airports authority, the operator of the five airports in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, welcomed 1.3 million passengers in the same quarter last year. It highlights impressive passenger traffic...

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Time Running Out to Save the Kurds in Syria

GlobalResearch | 28 Nov 2022

To receive Global Research’s Daily Newsletter (selected articles), click here. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter and subscribe to our Telegram Channel. Feel free to repost and share widely Global Research articles. *** The Kurds in northeastern Syria have established their semi-autonomous administration which they call “Rojava”. They are now under...

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Ukraine sees less than 3 mln tonnes of grain leaving in November - minister

Reuters | 28 Nov 2022

Nov 27 (Reuters) - Exports of Ukraine's grain will not reach 3 million tonnes in November as Russia tries to limit ship inspections at ports, Ukraine's Infrastructure Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov said late on Sunday. In October, some 4.2 million tonnes of grain left Ukrainian ports, Kubrakov said on his Facebook page. "It was the...

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Egypt calls for reducing antimicrobials in agrifood system by up to 59% by 2030

Egypt Today | 26 Nov 2022

CAIRO – 26 November 2022: Egypt’s Minister of Health Khaled Abdel Ghaffar has stressed the need to reduce the total amount of antimicrobials used in the agricultural food system by 39-59 percent from the current level by 2030. Abdel Ghaffar made the remarks during his participation in the closing session of...

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Pentagon condemns rocket attack near US base in Syria

The Hill | 26 Nov 2022

The Pentagon on Friday condemned a rocket attack that targeted a U.S. base in northeastern Syria, which resulted in no injuries or damage. Two rockets were fired at the base in al-Shaddadi, Syria, at 10:31 p.m. local time, while a third unfired rocket was found at the rockets’ origin site, U.S. Central Command said in a press release....

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India, Israel's 'Indo-Abrahamic Alliance' continues to gather pace

The Jerusalem Post | 25 Nov 2022

This week marks 14 years since the Mumbai terror attacks. Between November 26 and 29, 2008, operatives of the Islamist Lashkar a-Taiba organization struck at 12 sites across the city of Mumbai. Among the locations targeted was the Nariman House, host to a Chabad center. Rabbi Gabriel Holzberg and his wife Rivka, who was six months pregnant at the...

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Hungary to ratify NATO membership for Finland and Sweden, Prime Minister Orban says

Egypt Independent | 25 Nov 2022

Hungary’s Parliament will ratify Sweden and Finland’s NATO membership in its first session in 2023, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday, bringing an end to several weeks of speculation that he would further delay the move....

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Turkey’s Kizilelma stealth drone ready for game-changing take-off

Asiatimes | 25 Nov 2022

Turkey’s Kizilelma drone has just completed taxi and takeoff run tests in preparation for its first flight, a significant move in actualizing its drone carrier concept and possibly augmenting its indigenous 5th generation fighter program. Turkish drone maker Baykar unveiled a video of its Kizilelma drone performing taxi and takeoff run tests at the...

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Turkish central bank cuts rates again despite high inflation

The New Arab | 24 Nov 2022

Turkey’s central bank delivered another outsized interest rate cut Thursday despite inflation running at more than 85% and other countries moving the opposite way to ease the pain of soaring prices. The central bank said its Monetary Policy Committee decided to lower the benchmark policy rate by 1.5 percentage points to 9%, following a series of...

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Russians, Ukrainians met in UAE to discuss prisoner swap

The New Arab | 24 Nov 2022

Representatives from Russia and Ukraine met in the United Arab Emirates last week to discuss the possibility of a prisoner-of-war swap that would be linked to a resumption of Russian ammonia exports, which go to Asia and Africa, via a Ukrainian pipeline, three sources with knowledge of the meeting said. The sources said the talks were being...

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Editorial: Cheap oil talks louder than justice in Biden’s diplomacy with Saudi Arabia

West Hawaii Today | 24 Nov 2022

When President Joe Biden screws up, he deserves to be called out just like any other American president. He had already generated considerable controversy with his hat-in-hand visit to Saudi Arabia during the summer to plead for more oil production to ease pressure on oil prices. The valid question at the time was whether Biden was doing it in a...

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Erdogan says Syria ground offensive will be launched by Turkey when 'convenient', Kurds prepare response

The Arab Weekly | 24 Nov 2022

ANKARA,- President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday that Turkey’s air operations against a Kurdish militia in northern Syria were only the beginning and it would launch a land operation when convenient after an escalation in retaliatory strikes. He said Turkey was more determined than ever to secure its southern border with a “security...