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Trump Repeats Praise Of ‘Smart’ Putin Calls Ukraine Invasion A ‘Big Mistake’

Former President Donald Trump double down on his past praise of Vladimir Putin on Saturday, calling the Russian president “smart” but describing his invasion of Ukraine as “a big mistake.” “They ask me if Putin was smart. Yes, Putin was smart,” Trump said at a rally in Commerce, Georgia, before adding that he was surprised …

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Save us from ‘securo-feminism’ | Women’s Rights

Welcome to the brave new world of securo-feminism*. In the long tradition of systems of patriarchal violence representing themselves as the solution to patriarchal violence, the ongoing expansion of draconian “war on terror” measures is being advertised as an advance for women’s rights. For instance, countries like the United Kingdom have extended anti-terrorism provisions to …

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Reactions to Biden saying Putin ‘cannot remain in power’

LONDON (Reuters) – Following are reactions to US President Joe Biden’s remark on Saturday that Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power”. BIDEN “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power,” Biden told a crowd in Warsaw after condemning the Russian president’s month-long war in Ukraine. Biden cast Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as …

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Focus on the IRGC ‘terror’ designation in Iran nuclear talks | News

Iran and the US are negotiating IRGC designations with help from the European coordinator of the nuclear talks. Tehran, Iran – The issue of a “terror” designation on Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has taken center stage during the ongoing efforts to revive the country’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. As the European Union’s …

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Oscar-nominated Writing With Fire misses path to Dalit liberation | Cinema

As a Bahujan (representing the majority class) woman, and a filmmaker who comes from a legacy of the anti-caste movement in India, I watched the Academy Award-nominated documentary feature, Writing With Fire, with the gaze of a sceptic. The film documents the lives of three brave Dalit (a member of the lowest class in India’s …

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EU sender in Tehran amid hopes to restore nuclear agreement

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A leading European Union diplomat held talks in Tehran on Sunday, Iran’s state-run media reported, amid hopes that an agreement to restore Iran’s tattered nuclear deal with world powers could be completed. The meetings between the EU’s envoy, Enrique Mora, and Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Ali Bagheri Kani come at a …

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Turkey briefly stops traffic in Bosphorus Strait to defuse mine | News

The strait is opened after a stray mine has been removed from the key waterway linking the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. Turkey’s military has deactivated a mine that had drifted in from the Black Sea, setting off a loud explosion in the process, days after Russia warned several of them had washed away from …

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German state election offers 1st test since Scholz took over

BERLIN (AP) — The western German state of Saarland is holding an election Sunday that offers the country’s first test at the ballot box since Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s national government took office in December. Polls before the election for the state legislature point to a solid lead for Scholz’s center-left Social Democrats in a region …

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Transforming for a new era: Inside Doha Forum 2022 | News

The two-day meeting hosts a number of discussions on international relations, economic development, climate change, and security. Doha, Qatar – The 20th edition of the Doha Forumwhich kicked off at the Sheraton Hotel in the Qatari capital, is the biggest global platform that brings together policy leaders to discuss critical challenges facing the world, promote …

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