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Italian parliament dissolved

Italy is facing a general election after President Sergio Mattarella dissolved parliament on Thursday. Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigned hours earlier, after three of his coalition partners boycotted a confidence vote. Mattarella did not set a date for elections, but said that a vote must take place within 70 days, …

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Biden tests positive for Covid-19

US President Joe Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 and is working remotely from the White House. Biden, who has received a total of four vaccine doses, is taking antiviral medication. The president tested positive for the disease on Thursday morning, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre announced, adding that he …

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Former Russian president lists ‘Western sins’

Former Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has compiled what he called a list of “their sins,” a reference to what he sees as the shortcomings of the US and Europe. The list was published on Medvedev’s Telegram channel on Thursday and comes a day after the former president outlined Russia’s ‘sins’, …

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Russia warns it could stop oil exports

Russia will stop global oil exports if the West’s price cap makes it unprofitable to continue production, Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak told Russia’s Channel One on Thursday. “If these prices which they are talking about are lower than the costs for oil production… naturally, Russia will not ensure the …

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Italian PM Draghi confirms resignation

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigned on Thursday after the ruling coalition collapsed. Draghi’s government will remain as a caretaker until a new one is formed, a statement from the president’s office says. Draghi met with President Sergio Mattarella to tender his resignation. The government will continue to work for …

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New UK nuclear power plant gets go-ahead

The UK government granted development consent to the Sizewell C nuclear power plant in Suffolk in the East of England on Wednesday, in a move that has drawn fierce opposition from eco-activists. According to the UK authorities, the NPP will produce “reliable, low-carbon electricity to help Britain achieve Net Zero,” …

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US general mulls ‘non-Russian’ jets for Ukraine

The United States and its allies are constantly looking for ways to bolster the Ukrainian air force, including possible pilot training before potentially supplying Kiev with Western-made fighter jets, two top US military officials announced at the annual Aspen Security Forum in Colorado on Wednesday.  “You want to build a …

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Biden unveils US military thoughts on Taiwan

Briefly addressing rumors about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, US President Joe Biden suggested on Wednesday that the military was opposed to it. His comments follow two days of stringent warnings from Beijing that the visit could irreparably damage Sino-American relations. “I think that the military thinks it’s …

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US admits debt problem hurts UN standing

The US being billions of dollars behind on its UN commitments is hurting Washington’s ability to influence the world organization, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday. While the American delegation has resisted attempts at shaming over the issue, it has created an opening for China, …

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