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US Boosting Domestic Solar Industry, Reducing Reliance on China

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Aug,2022
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China’s global dominance in the solar industry is a supply chain and national security risk, according to some industry observers, and one of the reasons that the United States has been trying to boost domestic solar manufacturing capacity. U.S. President…

NATO Says It Is Ready to Step Up Forces if Serbia-Kosovo Tensions Escalate

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Aug,2022
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NATO will increase its peacekeeping force in Kosovo if there is an escalation of tensions with neighboring Serbia, the alliance’s chief said on Wednesday on the eve of EU-facilitated talks between the estranged western Balkan neighbors. “We have now a…

Russian Police Search Homes of Journalists Contributing to RFE/RL Programs

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Aug,2022
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Russian police have searched the homes of several journalists contributing to programs of RFE/RL’s Russian Service and Idel.Realities, an online project that covers news and events in the Volga-Urals region. On August 17, police in the capital of Russia’s Tatarstan…

Scholz ‘Disgusted’ by Abbas Comments on Holocaust

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Aug,2022
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German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Wednesday rejected what he said were comments by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that diminished the Holocaust. Abbas was asked during a visit to Berlin on Tuesday about the upcoming 50th anniversary of an attack by…

India’s Vast Rural Areas Plug into Digital Economy  

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Aug,2022
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In the past year, there has seen a dramatic transformation in the way customers pay for their purchases in Banuri, a village in the Himachal Pradesh state of North India. Whether at a small grocery store or a street cart,…

India’s Vast Rural Areas Plug into Digital Economy

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Aug,2022
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In India, an initiative to bring internet access across the country has helped millions plug into new digital technologies. One of them is a payments system that is transforming the way business is being done in the vast rural areas…

Сполучені Штати виділять ООН 68 млн доларів на пшеницю з України – Блінкен

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Aug,2022
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Turkey, Israel to Re-Appoint Ambassadors after Four-Year Chill

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Aug,2022
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Turkey and Israel said on Wednesday they will re-appoint respective ambassadors more than four years after they were called back, marking another milestone after months of steady improvement in relations. The two regional powers had expelled ambassadors in 2018 over…

Ukraine Tells Civilians to Avoid Russian Ammo Depots After Blast

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Aug,2022
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Following massive explosions at a military depot in the Russian-occupied Crimean Peninsula, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told people there and in other parts of southern Ukraine to “be very careful” and avoid areas where Russian forces store ammunition and equipment. …

New Scottish Law Makes Period Products Free for All

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Aug,2022
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A law has taken effect in Scotland to ensure period products are available free of charge to anyone who needs them. The Scottish government said it became the first in the world to legally protect the right to access free…

Wolfgang Petersen, Blockbuster Filmmaker of ‘Das Boot,’ Dies

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Aug,2022
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Wolfgang Petersen, the German filmmaker whose World War II submarine epic “Das Boot” propelled him into a blockbuster Hollywood career that included the films “In the Line of Fire,” “Air Force One” and “The Perfect Storm,” has died. He was…

At Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant, Ukrainians Work Under Russian Guns, Technician Says

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Aug,2022
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Ukrainian technicians at the Russian-held nuclear power plant hit by shelling work under the barrels of Russian guns and face huge pressure, but they are staying on to make sure there is no Chernobyl-style disaster, one of them said. The…

UN Chief, Ukrainian and Turkish Presidents to Meet

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Aug,2022
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The United Nations said Tuesday that Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will meet Thursday in western Ukraine with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the invitation to the tripartite meeting was made by…

Greek Phone-Hacking Scandal: Investigative Media’s Key Role

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Aug,2022
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Investigative journalism has emerged as a powerful force during Greece’s phone-hacking scandal, rocking a government that tries to “control” the media landscape, experts say. The long-rumbling “Predatorgate” affair reignited at the end of July when Nikos Androulakis, leader of the…

CIA Sued Over Alleged Spying on Lawyers, Journalists Who Met Assange

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Aug,2022
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A group of journalists and lawyers sued the CIA and its former director Mike Pompeo over allegations the intelligence agency spied on them when they visited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during his stay in Ecuador’s embassy in London. The lawsuit…

Ukraine Urges New Sanctions Amid Power Plant Shelling Worries

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Aug,2022
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for fresh sanctions against Russia’s nuclear sector amid concerns about shelling at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine.  Zelenskyy, in an address late Monday, warned of a potential “catastrophe” that would threaten other…

Al-Qaida Affiliate Claims It Killed Four Russian Mercenaries in Mali

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Aug,2022
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Al-Qaida’s affiliate in Mali claimed Monday it had killed four mercenaries from Russia’s private military firm, the Wagner Group, in an ambush around Bandiagara in central Mali. The media unit for Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen (JNIM), said in a…

South Africa’s Defense Minister in Russia for Security Conference 

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Aug,2022
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South Africa’s Defense Minister Thandi Modise has arrived in Russia for a Moscow-hosted conference on international security. The visit comes amid Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine and as Russian forces there are occupying Europe’s largest nuclear power plant. It also…

Рада підтримала закон, необхідний для «митного безвізу» з ЄС

16
Aug,2022
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«Митний безвіз – це можливість швидкого переміщення товарів між 36-ма країнами Європейського регіону» …

Cameroon Blames War in Ukraine for Food Price Spikes

15
Aug,2022
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Officials in Cameroon are urging people to eat local foods instead of imports, following protests over shortages and price spikes caused in part by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.   President Paul Biya last week ordered ministers to explain to the…