Azerbaijan has ‘handed over’ command of its Air Force ops in Nagorno-Karabakh to Turkey, Armenian defense ministry claims

The Azerbaijani military has passed control of its air force operations in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region to Turkey, Yerevan claims. Ankara insists no Turkish aircraft was used in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Turkey’s military command has allegedly been coordinating the Azerbaijani airstrikes against targets in Nagorno-Karabakh, the Armenian defense ministry’s spokeswoman, Shushan Stepanyan, […]

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Second thoughts? Americans fantasize about being able to vote for Bernie Sanders, following ‘chaos’ of first debate

After the first debate between President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden was negatively received both on the left and the right, some US voters regretted not having the primary runner-up Bernie Sanders on the stage. The Tuesday night debate has been described by American media as a “debacle” and even “pure chaos,” due to […]

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Kremlin Orders 2-Week Virus Quarantine for All Putin Visitors – Reports – The Moscow Times

The Kremlin has imposed a mandatory two-week quarantine for anyone scheduled to meet President Vladimir Putin in person, the Proekt investigative website reported Wednesday. Putin, 67, has held most of his meetings via videoconference since the start of the pandemic, which has affected several high-ranking government officials including his spokesman and prime minister. As restrictions […]

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No More ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ on Japan Airlines

Japan Airlines said it would retire the phrase “ladies and gentlemen” from in-flight announcements made in English, a symbolic step toward inclusivity in a country where activists have long fought to change entrenched gender traditions. Announcements in Japanese would remain unchanged because gender-specific greetings are not used in the first place. The announcement on Monday […]

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India, China remain touch for more talks on LAC | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After last week’s meeting of senior commanders on the LAC stand-off, India and China remain in touch to follow it up with the next round of diplomatic talks. Apart from six rounds of military talks, India and China have also held four meetings of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination (WMCC) on […]

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Head of Afghan peace process visits Pakistan as talks continue – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: The Afghan official overseeing Kabul’s efforts to forge a deal with the Taliban arrived Monday for a three-day visit to Pakistan, the influential neighbour considered vital to the peace process. Abdullah Abdullah, previously Afghanistan’s chief executive, was meeting senior officials in Islamabad for the first time as chair of his country’s High Council for […]

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Beijing to avoid frozen food from countries with major Covid-19 outbreaks

According to a statement from the Beijing Municipal Commerce Bureau, “customs and local governments have repeatedly detected the coronavirus in imported cold chain food, proving it risks contamination.” The bureau urged importers to closely monitor the pandemic situation around the world and “take the initiative to avoid importing cold chain foods from areas severely hit […]

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New York City protest demanding justice for Breonna Taylor ends with 12 arrests

Twelve people were arrested during a protest in the Greenwich Village neighborhood, New York Police Department spokeswoman Denise Moroney said. Eight of those arrested received summonses for disorderly conduct, Moroney said. The other four face charges including resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, pedestrian on roadway, and “violation of local law infraction” for using an “amplified […]

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‘Instead of nationalism, we need global cooperation’; Caribbean leaders call for united front against COVID-19 pandemic

Speakers also highlighted the importance of gender equality, improving access to technology and closing the digital divide, addressing inequalities within societies, strengthening climate action, and, in line with the Sustainable Development Goas (SDGs), ensuring no one is left behind.  Nations have to re-imagine the ways they cooperate as they respond to COVID-19, said Andrew Holness, […]

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