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EU agrees to impose price cap for Russian oil – Politico

The EU has reached a tentative deal to impose a price cap on the sale of Russian oil to third countries, Politico Europe reported on Tuesday citing diplomatic sources. Cyprus, Greece and Malta had concerns about the potential impact on their shipping industry, but were reportedly promised concessions.  The price …

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Kiev quietly asks Washington for high-end weapons – Politico

Ukraine is pursuing behind-the-scenes talks with the US to secure deliveries of advanced American-made weapons, including Patriot air defense systems, F-16 fighter jets, and MQ-1C Grey Eagle drones, Politico reported on Friday. According to the outlet, while Kiev has stopped publicly demanding these weapons, it still wants them in order …

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US to send GPS-guided munitions to Kiev – Politico

The US is planning to supply Ukraine with GPS-guided high-precision M982 Excalibur artillery shells, Politico reported on Friday, citing a person familiar with the matter. The shell is equipped with an armor-penetrating warhead and has a laser-guided version. The munitions can be fired using US-made M777 howitzers, which are already …

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US supports Ukraine attacking Crimea – Politico

The US regards Ukrainian strikes on Crimea as fair game for “self-defense purposes,” Politico reported on Thursday, citing an unnamed official in President Joe Biden’s administration. Washington won’t stand in the way of attacks on the peninsula “if Kiev deems them necessary,” the outlet reported. Historically Russian, Crimea was part …

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EU proposal to curb Iran sanctions revealed – Politico

The EU has proposed watering down the US sanctions on Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in a move to salvage the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran, Politico reported on Friday, citing a draft of the agreement. The text in question was submitted by the EU and negotiated in …

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China ignores phone calls from Pentagon – Politico

As China continues its snap military drills around Taiwan in retaliation to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s provocative visit to the island this week, top Chinese military officials are refusing to return calls from their counterparts at the Pentagon, according to Politico. Beijing allegedly rejected several calls from Defense Secretary …

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Pentagon to invest in deterrence against hypersonic weapons – Politico

The Pentagon is set to dramatically increase spending on stratospheric aerostats, which are now being touted as able to boost US capabilities against Chinese and Russian hypersonic missiles, Politico reported on Tuesday. The project, called Covert Long-Dwell Stratospheric Architecture (COLD STAR), was originally designed to spot drug traffickers. The Pentagon …

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Morale of Biden and his staff plummeting – Politico

Morale among US President Joe Biden and his White House staffers is plummeting as the administration seems unable to solve an onslaught of challenges that have gripped the country, according to an article in Politico. The outlet claims to have spoken to five White house officials and Democrats “close to …

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