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Nearly $100 billion worth of deals signed at SPIEF 2022

The 25th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2022), held from June 15 to 18 in Russia, resulted in 5.6 trillion rubles ($97 billion) worth of agreements, which is 30% more than last year (3.8 trillion rubles). Over 690 deals were signed during the four-day event. Despite the tense political …

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Ukraine not worth nuclear war – former Reagan adviser

The US has nothing to gain from a nuclear-armed Ukraine, and should work to bring the conflict there to a “speedy close,” Doug Bandow, a former assistant to President Ronald Reagan, wrote on Thursday. His warning came after a Polish MEP suggested the West should give Kiev nuclear weapons. Radoslaw …

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US greenlights $95 million-worth arms deal with Taiwan

The US State Department has greenlit a potential deal that would see the US providing Taiwan with equipment and relevant training to support its Patriot air defense systems, the Pentagon’s Defense Security Cooperation Agency told the media on Wednesday. According to the Pentagon, the total value of the deal might …

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EU unveils ‘aid & investment’ plan for Ukraine worth billions

The European Union will urgently provide Ukraine with assistance to “address its financing needs due to the conflict,” President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen told journalists on Monday. The Commission plans to allocate an initial €1.2 billion ($1.36 billion) as part of “an emergency macro-financial assistance package,” …

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Democrats celebrate Joe Biden’s victory worth 2 cents

“Thanks Joe Biden,” crowed the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) on Thursday afternoon, posting a chart showing a dramatic slide in the price of gas. That is, unless one took a look at the actual numbers on the left, which showed the drop going from $3.40 a gallon to… $3.38. In …

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Amnesty says US vows not to torture Assange ‘aren’t worth paper they’re written on’ due to Washington’s dismal human rights record

During the second day of Washington’s appeal in London’s High Court to extradite Assange, Crowther warned that the assurances made by lawyers representing the US should not be trusted, pointing out that the country has a problem with respecting basic human rights. Noting that Amnesty International considers prolonged solitary confinement …

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