Beijing's ?friendship? with Moscow is a ?risk? for the bloc, according to Ursula von Der Leyen... "How China continues to interact with Putin's war will be a determining factor for EU-China relations going forward," she said. It marked the first time the EU chief has given a full speech on the bloc's relations with Beijing ... (RT.com) ....
More than 20 lawmakers from Austria’s pro-Russia Freedom Party (FPO) have walked out of the lower house of parliament during a speech by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The FPO politicians protested that Zelensky's speech on Thursday violated Austria's neutrality in the Ukraine-Russia conflict ... - Seat for Freedom. - Seat for Neutrality ... ....
Authorities have launched an investigation following the discovery of six bodies in a marshy area of Quebec near Canada’s border with New York state... They said they were still trying to identify the dead and their status in Canada ... “There is no threat to the public at this time.” ... .
Responding to Indigenous demands, the Vatican has formally repudiated the “Doctrine of Discovery” — papal documents from the 15th century that legitimized the colonial-era seizure of Native lands. The repudiation will have great symbolic importance ... Here’s a look at some of reaction to the Vatican statement and the background underlying it. __.
Turkey’s parliament has ratified Finland’s application to join Nato, lifting the last hurdle in the way of the Nordic country’s long-delayed accession into the western military alliance ... “I’m aware that there is a large number of people watching us from Finland. … We can say to them ... “There are certain things we expect of them ... .
Colombia said Wednesday it was making progress on the transfer of 70 hippos to overseas sanctuaries, but mitigating the havoc caused by this unusual legacy of deceased drug lord Pablo Escobar carries a hefty price tag. $3.5 million. The cocaine baron brought a small number of the African beasts to Colombia in the late 1980s...Fernando Vergara / AP ... .
Taipei, Taiwan – Asia must avoid “chaos and conflicts” or the region’s future will be lost, Chinese premierLi Qiang has said. Speaking to an international audience of political and business leaders on Thursday, Li said China can be an “anchor for world peace” and stability and will continue undertaking reforms and opening up ... .
Since Donald Trump left office, he has consistently maintained that he had a great relationship with several well-known dictators ... The former president reiterated his position on dictators in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity this past week on Hannity.