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US Sanctions Russian Wagner Group, Urges Others to Follow

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Jan,2023
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The White House on Friday announced it will designate the Wagner Group, the Russian private military company supporting Moscow’s war on Ukraine, as a Transnational Criminal Organization, hitting it with sanctions and limiting its ability to do business around the…

Q&A: US Urges Countries to Join Sanctions on Russian Paramilitary Group

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Jan,2023
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The White House announced Friday new sanctions to be put in place by the U.S. Treasury Department next week on the Wagner Group, designating the Russian private military company as a transnational criminal organization. The Biden administration urged other countries…

From Tanks to Subsidies: The Main Topics at Davos

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Jan,2023
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The World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos wrapped up Friday after a week that featured feverish discussion of the war in Ukraine, rifts over global trade, and Greta Thunberg crashing the party of the global elite. Here’s a summary of…

US, NATO Balk on Battle Tanks for Ukraine

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Jan,2023
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No Leopard tanks will be given to Ukraine by Germany at this time, U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Mark A. Milley said on Friday, at a briefing at Germany’s…

Google Parent Company To Lay Off 12,000 Workers Globally

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Jan,2023
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Alphabet Inc., the parent company of tech giant Google, announced Friday it is laying off 12,000 workers across the entire company — cuts reflecting six percent of the company’s total workforce. In an email to employees Friday, Chief Executive Officer…

Дослідження: менш як 9% західних компаній вийшли з Росії після вторгнення в Україну

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Jan,2023
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Дослідження показало, що американські компанії виявили більшу готовність залишити Росію, ніж інші західні фірми …

Dublin Doing ‘Everything’ to Free French-Irish Citizen Held in Iran

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Jan,2023
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Ireland’s foreign minister said Thursday the government was doing all it could to secure the release of a French-Irish citizen held in Iran after his family urged Dublin to intensify talks because of concerns for his health following a hunger…

Chad, Venezuela, Kashmir Activists Share Top Rights Prize

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Jan,2023
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Campaigners from troubled Kashmir, Chad and Venezuela on Thursday won the Martin Ennals Award, one of the world’s most prestigious human rights prizes, with the jury hailing their “courage.” The winners are Khurram Parvez, a prominent rights activist in restive…

France’s Pension Reform Plans Spark Protests  

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Jan,2023
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France was hit by massive walkouts and protests Thursday against a government plan to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64. The plan is shaping up as a test for French President Emmanuel Macron and for the labor unions…

FBI Chief Says He’s ‘Deeply Concerned’ by China’s AI Program

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Jan,2023
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FBI Director Christopher Wray said Thursday that he was “deeply concerned” about the Chinese government’s artificial intelligence program, asserting that it was “not constrained by the rule of law.” Speaking during a panel session at the World Economic Forum in…

Кулеба закликає переглянути стелю цін на нафту, аби скоротити доходи Росії

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Jan,2023
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«Настав час переглянути обмеження ціни на нафту, оскільки поточна ринкова ціна на Urals нижча за 50 доларів США за барель» …

Muzzled in Afghanistan, Activists Protest Abroad 

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Jan,2023
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From Lafayette Park in front of the White House to the streets of London, Toronto and many other cities around the world, activists have been staging small protests to condemn the Taliban’s repressive policies against women in Afghanistan and call…

France Faces Strikes Over Pension Overhaul

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Jan,2023
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Workers striking in protest of France’s proposed pension overhauls disrupted transportation, schools and electricity supplies Thursday. President Emmanuel Macron’s government has proposed raising the retirement age for a full pension from 62 to 64, saying the move is necessary to…

Turkey Places Enes Freedom on Terrorist Wanted List

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Jan,2023
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Turkey has placed basketball player Enes Freedom on its terrorist wanted list.  Freedom appears on what the Turkish Interior Ministry calls the “Grey List,” the lowest of its five-tier color-coded system, which offers a reward of up to about $26,600…

Tech Layoffs Mount as Microsoft, Amazon Shed Staff

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Jan,2023
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Software giant Microsoft on Wednesday became the latest major company in the tech sector to announce significant job cuts when it reported it would lay off 10,000 employees, or about 5% of its workforce. Microsoft’s job cuts come just as…

Activist Thunberg to Meet Energy Chief at Davos

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Jan,2023
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Environmental activist Greta Thunberg is set to meet International Energy Agency executive director Fatih Birol in Davos on Thursday, organizers of a fringe round-table event at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting told Reuters. Thunberg is to meet Birol along…

Україна експортувала 2,3 мільйона тонн харчів за перші два тижні року – уряд

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Jan,2023
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Від початку повномасштабної війни з України виїхало 41,3 мільйона тонн сільськогосподарської продукції …

Pentagon Looks to Give Ukraine Momentum in War, Without Tanks

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Jan,2023
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The United States aims to break the dynamic of grinding warfare and near-frozen front lines in Ukraine with newly announced military capabilities it hopes will create momentum for Kyiv’s battle against Russian forces, a senior Pentagon official said on Wednesday….

London Museum Withdraws ‘Irish Giant’ From Display

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Jan,2023
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Campaigners have welcomed a decision to remove the skeleton of an 18th century man with gigantism from public display at a London museum. The remains of Charles Byrne, who was 2.31 meters (7ft 7in), had been on show at the…

‘A Matter of Days’: Concern Grows Over French Irish Citizen Held in Iran

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Jan,2023
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A French Irish citizen held in Iran since October 2022 and now on a dry hunger strike to protest his detention will survive no more than a few days unless he is freed, his sister said on Wednesday.  Bernard Phelan,…