West to hoard 1.2bn doses of spare vaccines by year’s end, analysis says, as pressure mounts to share with poor & outdo China

The supply of Covid-19 vaccines that rich Western countries have secured for themselves is so big that it can cover their possible needs by a large margin. So it’s time to share some with the poor and curb China’s diplomacy. … Read More >West to hoard 1.2bn doses of spare vaccines by year’s end, analysis says, as pressure mounts to share with poor & outdo China

‘No further powers to Brussels’: Hungary’s foreign minister calls for more sovereignty within the EU

Hungary’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto has called for limiting Brussels’ dominance over nations on the continent. Speaking to Swiss media, he accused the EU of “extortion” and questioned its authority. … Read More >‘No further powers to Brussels’: Hungary’s foreign minister calls for more sovereignty within the EU

Iran tells US to drop ‘addiction to sanctions’ after Iranians blacklisted over alleged kidnapping plot of journalist

Iran’s Foreign Ministry has said the US is resorting to “Hollywood scenarios” in order to justify new sanctions against Tehran. Washington blacklisted Iranians accused of planning to kidnap a journalist in New York. … Read More >Iran tells US to drop ‘addiction to sanctions’ after Iranians blacklisted over alleged kidnapping plot of journalist

Former Australian PM accuses Scott Morrison of leading country into ‘cold war’ with China to become US’ ‘fawning acolyte’

Former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating has accused current leader Scott Morrison of pushing the country into a “cold war” with China and damaging relations with Beijing in a “fawning” effort to please Washington. … Read More >Former Australian PM accuses Scott Morrison of leading country into ‘cold war’ with China to become US’ ‘fawning acolyte’

‘We want peace, but ready for war’: Panjshir resistance projects confidence as it braces for Taliban offensive (VIDEO)

A tribal militia in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley is preparing for major fighting with the new rulers of the country, the Taliban. The group says they want to be left alone, but will push back if attacked. … Read More >‘We want peace, but ready for war’: Panjshir resistance projects confidence as it braces for Taliban offensive (VIDEO)

Look who’s talking! Syria embraces Putin as US pulls out (Full show)

Russian President Vladimir Putin met his Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad on Monday in a surprise meeting in which both leaders criticized the US and Turkey for keeping forces deployed in Syria despite no approval from the internationally recognized Syrian government. Two decades were too much for Washington in its struggle to invade and reshape Afghanistan. So how has it managed to stay in Syria’s oil fields? … Read More >Look who’s talking! Syria embraces Putin as US pulls out (Full show)

UK govt’s plans for death of the Queen leaked, upsetting some Brits who protest Politico’s ‘bad taste’

The UK government’s secret plan for when Queen Elizabeth II dies was leaked by Politico on Friday – angering some Brits, but fascinating others who were amused by the intricate details. … Read More >UK govt’s plans for death of the Queen leaked, upsetting some Brits who protest Politico’s ‘bad taste’

EU will work with Taliban, but it does not mean Brussels recognizes their government – foreign policy chief

The European Union (EU) will engage with the Taliban subject to certain conditions, Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell has said, but he stressed that this does not mean Brussels will recognize the new government in Afghanistan. … Read More >EU will work with Taliban, but it does not mean Brussels recognizes their government – foreign policy chief