Friday , December 4 2020

US to draw down staff from Baghdad embassy amid ‘security concerns’ as anniversary of Soleimani assassination draws near – reports

The drawdown comes amid heightened security concerns in Iraq, namely fears of upcoming attacks from militant groups looking to avenge Soleimani’s assassination last year, AFP, CNN and the Washington Post reported independently on Wednesday, citing American and Iraqi officials familiar with the move. The officials offered few details about the …

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Britain’s Pfizer vaccine announcement gives anti-vaxxers an unlikely boost blamed on Russia without any evidence

Britain became the first nation in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for widespread use on Wednesday. The announcement was delivered in pompous style by the government, with business secretary Alok Sharma celebrating how “the UK led humanity’s charge against this disease,” and Health Secretary Matt Hancock volunteering …

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North Korea flashpoint could be on the cards for US under Biden

On Tuesday, the United States accused China of “flagrant violation” of sanctions on neighboring North Korea, offering rewards of up to $5 million for information about what has gone on.  Throughout his tenure as president, Donald Trump made the denuclearization of North Korean one of his key foreign policy priorities …

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