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US border and immigration chief impeached

The US House of Representatives has voted to impeach Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, accusing him of failing to deal with the influx of migrants illegally crossing the border with Mexico. The motion to bring impeachment charges against Mayorkas passed in a 214-213 vote on Tuesday, with only three …

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IMF issues warning about confiscating frozen Russian assets

Any steps towards seizing Russia’s frozen reserves should be backed by “sufficient legal support,” IMF First Deputy Managing Director Gita Gopinath has warned in an interview with Foreign Policy magazine published on Monday.  The US and the EU have blocked an estimated $300 billion in assets belonging to the Russian …

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EU might sanction Chinese and Indian firms – FT

The EU is seeking to include restrictions against Chinese and Indian companies in a 13th sanctions package against Russia over the Ukraine conflict, to be unveiled later this month, the Financial Times has reported. Two dozen firms, including three from China and one from India, could face trade penalties from …

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Putin wants to end Ukraine conflict – Tucker Carlson

Russian President Vladimir Putin is willing to engage in diplomacy to end the fighting in Ukraine, but the longer it continues the less likely he will be to compromise, US journalist Tucker Carlson warned on Monday. Carlson spoke at the World Government Summit in Dubai, where he flew after interviewing …

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Macron scraps Ukraine visit due to ‘security issues’ – media

French President Emmanuel Macron has postponed his planned visit to Ukraine due to security concerns, the French magazine Challenges reported on Sunday. According to the report, the trip was scheduled for February 13-14. Macron was expected to visit Odessa – Ukraine’s top Black Sea port – and later arrive in …

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Kremlin feared Carlson would face ‘persecution’

Moscow was concerned that US journalist Tucker Carlson could face “persecution” even before his interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has revealed. In an interview released by journalist Pavel Zarubin on Sunday, Peskov noted that it was Carlson who asked Putin for a sit-down, adding that …

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US senator blasts Ukraine aid for four hours straight

US Republican Senator Mike Lee has spent four hours on the floor of Congress denouncing a proposed funding bill for Ukraine, arguing that it does not do enough to address America’s mounting problems at home. The administration of US President Joe Biden has for months tried to secure additional funding …

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‘Terror tunnel’ found under UN agency HQ – Israel

The Israeli military says that it has discovered a Hamas tunnel and a secret data center underneath the evacuated headquarters of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) in Gaza City. According to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the shaft leading to the underground “terror tunnel” was located near a …

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