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Russia’s dramatic decision to cut direct diplomatic ties with NATO further proof that Moscow no longer cares what the West thinks

Two decades ago, President Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart, Bill Clinton, discussed Russia potentially joining NATO. Now, this week, Moscow has announced it is severing its last remaining diplomatic ties with the bloc. … Read More >Russia’s dramatic decision to cut direct diplomatic ties with NATO further proof that Moscow no longer cares what the West thinks

Rumors of Chinese ‘hypersonic missile test’ don’t worry Russia given ‘allied relations,’ Moscow says, as US warns of global threat

The first purported test of a Chinese missile that can fly faster than the speed of sound might be causing consternation in the West but, as a close partner of Beijing, Russia has no reason to be concerned, the Kremlin has said. … Read More >Rumors of Chinese ‘hypersonic missile test’ don’t worry Russia given ‘allied relations,’ Moscow says, as US warns of global threat

America’s obsession with divisive political sanctions is rapidly undermining the dollar’s position as the world’s reserve currency

Economists say among themselves, “Never hesitate to state the obvious.” Russian President Vladimir Putin has clearly taken that advice to heart by explaining to an American reporter that US sanctions are an act of self-harm. … Read More >America’s obsession with divisive political sanctions is rapidly undermining the dollar’s position as the world’s reserve currency

1 person died from Covid every 5 MINUTES in Romania in October, amid lagging vaccination campaign & hospital capacity crunch

Covid-19 has claimed one life every five minutes in Romania during October, official data indicates, as the country’s inoculation campaign lags and hospitals are inundated with coronavirus patients. … Read More >1 person died from Covid every 5 MINUTES in Romania in October, amid lagging vaccination campaign & hospital capacity crunch

Haitian gang demand $17 million for release of kidnapped US and Canadian Christian missionaries

An armed gang that kidnapped 17 members of a US missionary group in Haiti last week are demanding $1 million each for their release, the Haitian justice minister told US media, adding that five children were among those abducted. … Read More >Haitian gang demand $17 million for release of kidnapped US and Canadian Christian missionaries

Poland will bow to EU’s demands and dissolve Supreme Court disciplinary chamber, country’s prime minister announces

Poland’s prime minister has announced that his government will dissolve the disciplinary chamber of the country’s Supreme Court after the EU condemned the chamber for threatening the “unity of the European legal order.” … Read More >Poland will bow to EU’s demands and dissolve Supreme Court disciplinary chamber, country’s prime minister announces

Poland will be punished for challenging EU law primacy, European leader warns, as Warsaw claims Brussels is devoid of democracy

The European Commission president has warned that Poland will face penalties for its move to make EU law subordinate to national law, after a Warsaw court backed the government’s defiance of Brussels’ supremacy. … Read More >Poland will be punished for challenging EU law primacy, European leader warns, as Warsaw claims Brussels is devoid of democracy

Facebook attacks media over not-yet-published reports and accuses it of orchestrated ‘gotcha’ campaign

Spooked by impending reports of revelations from leaked papers, the embattled company has accused journalists of orchestrating a ‘gotcha’ campaign against it, and claims they are misrepresenting its actions. … Read More >Facebook attacks media over not-yet-published reports and accuses it of orchestrated ‘gotcha’ campaign

China registers most daily Covid cases since September, prompting soft lockdowns to contain virus spread

A fresh outbreak of Covid has been recorded in China. One new infected person has been found in Beijing, while the most recent cases, in an Inner Mongolia city, led authorities to impose a lockdown on its 76,000 residents. … Read More >China registers most daily Covid cases since September, prompting soft lockdowns to contain virus spread

New Zealand reports highest daily number of Covid-19 cases despite ramping up vaccination effort

New Zealand has recorded its highest-ever daily Covid-19 infection count with just shy of 100 new local cases, despite over 80% of citizens having had at least one vaccine dose. Officials have blamed the spike on rule-breakers. … Read More >New Zealand reports highest daily number of Covid-19 cases despite ramping up vaccination effort