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G7 endorses global infrastructure plan to rival China’s Belt and Road | Source: TRT World

Italian PM Draghi, US President Biden, French President Macron and President European Commission von der Leyen speak, during the G7 Summit, in Cornwall, England, June 11, 2021. 

G7 leaders, who are meeting in England, have adopted a rival plan to oppose China’s Belt and Road Initiative by helping build infrastructure in poorer nations in a “values-driven, high-standard and transparent” partnership. The adoption of the US-inspired “Build Back Better World” (B3W) project came after President Joe Biden and leaders met to address “strategic competition with China “.

Source: TRT World


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Erdogan Says US Can Count on Turkey After Afghanistan Troop Pullout | Source: The Defense Post

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would be the “only reliable” country left to stabilize Afghanistan after the US pulls out its troops, indicating Washington could rely on its NATO ally. Turkey has made clear its intentions to stay in the war-torn country, but the details remain unclear.

Source: The Defense Post


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Russia FM warns US over supporting separatists in Syria | Source: Middle East Monitor

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, Russia on April 16. 2021.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the United States over backing Syrian separatists. Lavrov said: “We stress every time the illegality and illegitimacy of the American presence on Syrian territory, especially since this presence is accompanied by the looting of the natural resources of the Syrian Arab Republic.”

Source: Middle East Monitor


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US outlines increased missile defenses as North Korean threats ramp up | Source: NK News

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during the system’s first operational test at the Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii on Oct. 5, 2011.

The Pentagon will introduce better interceptors and bolster its missile defense posture to respond to challenges including North Korea’s continued development of intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBMs) and submarine-launched ballistic missiles (SLBMs). “Despite economic sanctions and the continued impact of COVID-19, North Korea continues to modernize and increase the survivability, lethality and diversification of its missile force,” Top U.S. defense official said.

Source: NK News


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In push for Israel-Arab ties, US to name normalisation coordinator | Source: The Arab Weekly

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Israel’s Defence Minister Benny Gantz, at the State Department in Washington, June 3, 2021.

The Biden administration is laying the groundwork for a renewed push to encourage more Arab countries to sign normalisation accords with Israel while working to strengthen existing deals after last month’s devastating war in the Gaza Strip interrupted those diplomatic efforts and threw a damper on any normalisation plans.

Source: The Arab Weekly


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China hits back at US and allies with anti-sanctions law | Source: Nikkei Asia

China retaliated against international sanctions, passing a law believed to provide legal tools for its officials and companies in responding to Western penalties. The law may be a “game-changer as it would provide a mechanism for targeted Chinese entities to file a lawsuit against a foreign company that is complying with foreign-imposed sanctions.

Source: Nikkei Asia


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Ethiopia deployed more troops on border with Sudan | Source: Sudan Tribune

Sudanese military sources said the Ethiopian army deployed extra troops along their common border with Sudan in the Amhara region as militiamen continue their regular attacks on Sudanese farmers. Relations between the Sudanese and Ethiopian government have deteriorated after the regime change in Sudan expelled the Ethiopian farmers and their militias from the Al-Fashaga area of Garadef State in November 2020.

Source: Sudan Tribune


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NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warns of ‘new dangers’ from Russia-China ties | Source: Economic Times

Growing political and military cooperation between Russia and China poses “new dangers” for NATO, the head of the military alliance said. “Moscow and Beijing are increasingly coordinating their respective positions in decisions taken in multilateral organisations like the UN, and  both countries conduct joint military exercises. “China is very active in Africa, in the Western Balkans and the Arctic. It makes massive investments in key infrastructure in Europe. In cyberspace, China is a key player. All this has a huge impact on our security.”

Source: Economic Times


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EU envoys extend sanctions against Crimea | Source: Tass

The European Union has extended restrictions against Crimea for another year. The EU introduced restrictions against Crimea in June 2014 in response to what Brussels calls “the illegal annexation of Crimea and Sevastopol by Russia.

Source: Tass


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Beijing ready to pass ‘anti-sanctions’ law against the US and the EU | Source: Asia News

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC) is preparing to pass a law to counter sanctions imposed by other countries on China. Beijing wants to give legal status to its countermeasures against the punitive actions taken against China by the United States, the European Union and their allies.

Source: Asia News


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