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FRANCE, ALGERIA SIGN DECLARATION OF ‘IRREVERSIBLE PROGRESS’ IN TIES

French President Emmanuel Macron and his Algerian counterpart Abdelmadjid Tebboune declared on Saturday, August 27, a "new, irreversible dynamic of progress" in their nations' ties, concluding a visit by the French president aimed at ending months of tensions.The three-day visit comes less than two months after Algeria marked six decades of independence following 132 years… Continue reading FRANCE, ALGERIA SIGN DECLARATION OF ‘IRREVERSIBLE PROGRESS’ IN TIES

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EUROPE’S MILITARY AID TO UKRAINE DECREASING, FALLING BEHIND U.S. – REPORT

Major European powers are "not keeping up with" the military support for Ukraine coming from the U.S. and their military aid for Ukraine has been on a downward trend since April, POLITICO reported on Wednesday.Europe's six largest countries – the UK, Germany, Poland, France, Italy and Spain – offered "no new bilateral military commitments to… Continue reading EUROPE’S MILITARY AID TO UKRAINE DECREASING, FALLING BEHIND U.S. – REPORT

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MACRON’S OFFICE SAYS PUTIN AGREED TO AN IAEA MISSION TO NUCLEAR PLANT

Ukraine issued a warning about a frontline nuclear power station where it said it believed Moscow was planning a “large-scale provocation” as justification to decouple the plant from the Ukrainian power grid and connect it to Russia’s.Russia has submitted a letter to the United Nations Security Council warning of planned “provocations” by Ukraine at the… Continue reading MACRON’S OFFICE SAYS PUTIN AGREED TO AN IAEA MISSION TO NUCLEAR PLANT

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DROUGHT IN EUROPE LIMITS RIVER TRANSPORTATION OF GOODS

Droughts across Europe are causing some countries like Germany to prioritize rail transportation for materials and equipment that are essential to energy production, as shipping by river is becoming a challenge with the low water levels. Germany also referred gas and transformer equipment for power production and transmission to be given priority over passenger services… Continue reading DROUGHT IN EUROPE LIMITS RIVER TRANSPORTATION OF GOODS

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MALI DEMANDS EMERGENCY UN MEETING OVER FRENCH ‘AGGRESSION’

Mali has requested an emergency UN Security Council meeting to stop what it calls French "acts of aggression," including alleged espionage and violations of sovereignty, and accused France of supporting jihadists, AFP reported on Wednesday. In a letter seen Wednesday by AFP, Foreign Minister Abdoulaye Diop told the Chinese presidency of the Security Council that… Continue reading MALI DEMANDS EMERGENCY UN MEETING OVER FRENCH ‘AGGRESSION’