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Dutch foreign minister Sigrid Kaag resigns over Afghan refugee crisis

Dutch foreign minister Sigrid Kaag resigns over Afghan refugee crisis

Issued on: 17/09/2021 – 02:54 Dutch Foreign Minister Sigrid Kaag resigned on Thursday after parliament formally condemned her handling of the Afghanistan evacuation crisis. Advertising Read more Lawmakers approved a motion criticising the government for failing to evacuate some Afghans, and for missing signs of an imminent Taliban takeover. Kaag’s resignation comes a day after Britain’s Dominic...

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France says Biden acted like Trump to sink Australia defence deal

France says Biden acted like Trump to sink Australia defence deal

France accused US President Joe Biden on Thursday of stabbing it in the back and acting like his predecessor Donald Trump after Paris was pushed aside from a lucrative defence deal that it had signed with Australia for submarines. The United States, Britain and Australia said they would establish a security partnership for the Indo-Pacific that will help Australia acquire US nuclear-powered submarines and scrap the $40 billion French-designed submarine deal. “This brutal, unilateral...

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ECOWAS says it will impose sanctions on Guinea coup leaders

ECOWAS says it will impose sanctions on Guinea coup leaders

Issued on: 17/09/2021 – 00:39 West Africa’s main regional bloc imposed sanctions against the junta in Guinea on Thursday and demanded they return the country to constitutional rule within six months, the president of the bloc’s commission said. Advertising Read more After an emergency summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Accra, Jean-Claude...

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Macron, Merkel vow to cooperate until new German government formation

Macron, Merkel vow to cooperate until new German government formation

Issued on: 16/09/2021 – 22:38 French President Emmanuel Macron met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Paris Thursday to discuss international crises and European issues, days before elections that will determine who succeeds her after 16 years in office.  Advertising Read more In 16 years in power, Merkel has known four French presidents and has...

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China denies German warship entry into harbour, Berlin says

China denies German warship entry into harbour, Berlin says

China has denied a German warship on a mission to the contested South China Sea entry into a harbour, a German foreign ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday. The ship involved is the frigate Bayern, the spokesperson told a news briefing, but did not identify the Chinese harbour. The vessel set sail from Germany last month for a six-month mission to the South China Sea. “China has decided that it does not...

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7 Pakistan Army soldiers, 5 terrorists killed in South Waziristan

7 Pakistan Army soldiers, 5 terrorists killed in South Waziristan

Seven Pakistan Army soldiers and five terrorists have been killed during an intelligence-based operation in the Asman Manza area of South Waziristan, the military’s media wing said on Wednesday.  Watch | Pakistan has a “multiplicity of interests” in Afghanistan: Antony Blinken Pakistani security forces cordoned off the area, and began a search operation “to eliminate any...